The AYSO National Board of Directors (NBOD) a number of months ago approved some new flexibility in the AYSO National Uniform Specifications. The AYSO Traditional Logo continues to be on every AYSO uniform, but it also gives some allowances for adjustments that are often requested by Regions.
The new uniform specifications allow more flexibility on number placements, opportunities for local community markings on socks and an online system that offers a quick and easy review for other variance requests.
An online survey was sent to all Regional Commissioners last November at the request of the NBOD. It asked their opinions about the AYSO uniform guidelines and possible changes and flexibility. With one of the highest survey responses ever, there was overwhelming agreement confirming the importance of the AYSO Traditional Logo on every uniform. There was also a large majority who also agreed with offering flexibility in other areas and introducing a simple and consistent system to review requests.
Visit the new AYSO Uniform Specifications here.
Uniform manufacturers have also been notified of both the new flexibility and the requirement of formal written approval from the AYSO Marketing Dept. on any additional variances.
“Traditionally if the Rules & Regulations were silent on an element of the uniform rules, it was interpreted as being a flat ‘no’,” said AYSO National President Mark Stewart. “Our goal with this change is to give Regions more flexibility and a nimble review system that can be responsive to each Region’s local marketing needs rather than requiring the NBOD or the Executive Membership to vote on even the most minor uniform alteration.”
The rules now also address the new playing opportunities that are being developed in AYSO and will allow some additional branding flexibility for them. In addition, the FOX Sports 1 logo is now part of every AYSO uniform.
The online variance application process is available for requests here.