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How To Add More Play To Playing Soccer
Soccer doesn't need to stop when the AYSO season ends. In fact, it's one of the best times for parents and kids to play together!

Former AYSO player Paul Caligiuri is best known for his long-range left-footed goal in 1989 against Trinidad & Tobago that was dubbed, "The Shot Heard Round the World," because it sent the U.S. to the World Cup for the first time in four decades. What is not so well known is that Caligiuri isn't naturally left-footed.

Very Grown-Up Benefits From Youth Soccer
There are so many benefits to signing up for AYSO. Like teamwork. Bonding. Community-building. Improved communication. Oh, and the kids enjoy it as well.

A new study out of Purdue University illustrates how parents involved in youth sports end up experiencing many of the same social benefits that they are seeking for their children.

3 Tips for Dealing with Concussions
A concussion is caused by bump, blow or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity.
Tip From Jim Lison
How to deal with parents yelling from the sidelines.
The Value of People to People
Each summer, People to People Ambassador Programs sends an invitation to all AYSO players between the ages of 10-17 years old. People to People Ambassador Programs provides our players the opportunity to explore different cultures around the world.
How To Watch Soccer With Your Children
Soccer broadcaster Allen Hopkins has been announcing games since 2006 and has managed to bring his children Sydney, 6, and Santiago, 5, along for the wonderful ride. First, they saw him on Fox Soccer Channel as he did the play-by- play for Major League Soccer (MLS) and German Bundesliga (top division) games. Then they watched him cover the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and report on the sidelines at MLS games on ESPN.
5 Reasons AYSO Parents are Awesome
AYSO is famous not only for our great volunteer coaches and referees, but also our supportive and positive parents. As the fall season approaches, we wanted to remind you all of why you're special!
5 Easy Tips for All AYSO Parents
As a parent, you play a special role in contributing to the needs and development of youngsters.Through your encouragement and good example, you can help all the boys and girls learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline. In AYSO, young people learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and deal appropriately with defeat - all while becoming physically fit and healthy. Best of all, they have fun.
Special Time With Your Child
"Every kid should have their parent as their first soccer coach," is the important advice offered by soccer dad Tim Vom Steeg, who also happens to be the Head Men's Soccer Coach of UC Santa Barbara (two-time NCAA Division I Soccer Coach of the Year and 2006 National Champion.) But it's his role as a dad who coached his own children in AYSO, not his experience as a college coach, that he points to as his qualifications.
Cheering On Your Child - On and Off the Field
While winning the game is the end-goal of playing sports, parents can easily lose sight of the important steps to success that make that finish possible. Have you noticed that your kids perform better when they receive positive reinforcement and praise? The Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) highlights this method of encouragement as filling up your child's "Emotional Tank" (E-Tank).
Shannon Boxx's Message to AYSO Parents
Shannon recently spoke with AYSO about her favorite memories from her AYSO days and the advice she would give to AYSO parents who've just signed their young kids up for soccer.
Important Information about Online Safety
The safety of our children is a priority for all of us. AYSO takes online security and data privacy very seriously - both in terms of physical data and digital information.
Scott Gimple on Hallmark TVScott Gimple Featured on Hallmark's "Home & Family"
Scott discussed positive sideline behavior in youth sports and AYSO's innovative "Silent Saturday" idea.
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