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Algarve CupUSWNT Wins First Match of the Algarve Cup

The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) defeated Norway 2-1 victory today in the kick off game of the Algarve Cup, the most prestigious and longest-running women’s international tournament in the world.
Miguel photoInspirational Story of Exceptional Sportsmanship

In AYSO, good sportsmanship is expected, but exceptional sportsmanship is to be rewarded. That’s what Tim Orosz, Section 6 Referee Administrator and founder of the “Good Sportsmanship – It Starts with Me” Program believes.
kid photoGet the Spring Registration Info You Need

Families all around the country are signing up (or are getting ready to!) for another great season of AYSO Soccer. For some, it may be for the spring soccer season that still has sign-ups available and for others, it may for the fall season. If you haven’t already heard from your local AYSO community soccer program or are unsure how to reach them, visit the Find an AYSO Program Near You page.
AYSO LogoRound Logos are “In”

When you see the AYSO Traditional Logo with its long history, you may think “Cool! That stands for world class soccer programs and enriching children’s lives for over 50 years!” The AYSO logo certainly stands for that but also shares its round shape with some of the best organizations out there.
mark stewart, national presidentPresident’s Circle to Honor Region Growth

For the fourth year, the President’s Circle will recognize and salute AYSO Regions that have not only met, but exceeded the AYSO commitment of Bringing More Soccer to More Kids™.
AYSO LogoUpdated eAYSO Call Center Hours

Starting Saturday, Mar. 7, the eAYSO Call Center will begin its 2015 registration extended hour schedule; the extended coverage will be available until Aug. 29 (unless otherwise noted).
Facebook/Twitter punchLearn How Social Media Can Increase Registration

If your Region is interested in using Facebook and/or Twitter to help growth, we are hosting a "Social Media 101" webinar this Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5:00 p.m., PST.
Fox Sports 1Make Good? FIFA Gives U.S. TV Rights to FOX Sports Through 2026 World Cup

Editor's Note: Paul Kennedy of discusses FOX Sport's being awarded the TV rights to all FIFA World Cups through 2026. AYSO is the Exclusive Youth Soccer Partner of FOX Sports. FOX Sports and its regional networks will be airing AYSO sign-up commercials this spring and early summer leading up to and including the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup played June 6-July 5 in Canada.
kid photoLast Chance for an AYSO Playership Grant!

Does your Region need extra money for scholarships? AYSO awards Playership grants so you could help families in need with the cost of registration. Fill out the Hugo Bustamante Playership Grants application to be considered!
AYSO Cares badgeTwo Regions Added to AYSO Cares

AYSO Cares™ honors AYSO Regions who make a positive impact in their communities.
Alex MorganAYSO Alum Alex Morgan's Nutmeg Leaves Crowd Stunned!

Editor's Note: In soccer, there's a move called a "nutmeg" which is kicking the ball through the opponent's legs. Few dare to attempt it, but when pulled off, it'll leave the victim stuck in their place and cause pure bliss in the audience.
NSCAA logoAYSO Educates NSCAA Coaches at Annual Convention

AYSO joined 4,000 soccer coaches and 10,000 attendees at the annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention Jan. 14-18 in Philadelphia, Pa. The convention is the largest annual gathering of soccer coaches in the world and featured live field demonstrations, lecture sessions, networking opportunities and much more.
NSCAA logoAYSO Will Attend the NSCAA Convention

AYSO will join 4000 soccer coaches and 10,000 attendees at the annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention Jan. 14-18 in Philadelphia, PA. The convention is the largest annual gathering of soccer coaches in the world and will feature live field demonstrations, lecture sessions, networking opportunities and much more.
canadaFOX Sports to Give Women’s Cup Unprecedented Coverage

The 2015 Women's World Cup will receive unprecedented coverage on Fox as it will air 16 games from Canada next year, including one semifinal and the final.
snow gloveNational Office Holiday Hours

The AYSO National Office will close Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 1:30 p.m., PT, and will resume normal business hours Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 in observance of the holiday break.
50th A Fox Logo V. 2TV Report: Fox plans unprecedented coverage

The 2015 Women's World Cup will receive unprecedented coverage on Fox as it will air 16 games from Canada next year, including one semifinal and the final. The 16 games are more than any network has ever committed to coverage of a men's World Cup and are double the number of games that have appeared on network television in the first six editions of the women's tournament.
Giving TuesdayAYSO Raises $33,629 on #GivingTuesday

Seven articles, 46 social media posts and 24 hours of #GivingTuesday resulted in $33,629 raised to ensure every child gets the chance to play AYSO soccer. The donations received this #GivingTuesday will help ensure that any child can play AYSO soccer.
FOX Sports, AYSO, FOX Soccer, FOXThank You Project Video to Air on FOX Sports 1

FOX Sports 1 - the presenting sponsor of AYSO's 50th Anniversary – has unveiled a new AYSO Thank You Project TV commercial featuring AYSO players, parents and volunteers thanking those who have made a difference in their AYSO experience and their lives. It will air on FOX Sports 1 through the end of the year.
Giving TuesdayDonate to AYSO Today For #GivingTuesday

Join us today for #GivingTuesday and help ensure every kid has the opportunity to play AYSO soccer. You can do this by making a donation on this very special day.
Giving TuesdayDonate to AYSO this #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow, Dec. 2, and we need your help! In the days following Thanksgiving, Americans will spend millions of dollars in the shopping frenzies around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a day to remind us all that giving means much more than the exchange of material goods—it means volunteering at a local shelter, helping out a friend in need and, of course, donating to worthy causes…such as helping a child play AYSO soccer.
jeffAYSO's Found the Next Great Grilled Cheese

It's official! The Grand Prize Winner of AYSO's Kerrygold Grilled Cheese Recipe contest is Jeff from Region 85 in Silverado, Calif.
AYSO EXPO 2015Registration Now Open for AYSO EXPO 2015

Early bird registration and discounted hotel reservations are now available for all AYSO EXPO venues! Sign up for your local AYSO EXPO today. There will be 11 separate EXPO events across the U.S.
AYSO FOX logoLA Times Column: Remembering AYSO's humble beginnings in Torrance

AYSO was born 50 years ago this fall, in a little garage on Talisman Street in Torrance, in one of those "The Wonder Years" neighborhoods where the dads all arrived home at 5 p.m. and the houses were so close you could smell if someone's mom had just baked a pie.
Thank You Project CarouselJoin AYSO's Thank You Project Today

Last week the AYSO Thank You Project launched and we need your help in spreading the message to your community. This landmark initiative gives AYSO players, parents, volunteers, alumni and fans the chance to say “Thanks!” via social media to that special AYSO coach, important referee, dedicated Regional Commissioner or just that unique AYSO mom or dad who made a difference in their life.
wearyourayso#WearYourAYSO Was A Success

AYSO celebrated its official 50th birthday on Sept. 15 with #WearYourAYSO. Thousands of parents, players, fans and volunteers showed their AYSO colors by posting photos of themselves as they wore their favorite AYSO gear to school, work and play. There were hourly prizes from 7 a.m. Eastern Time to 7 p.m. Hawaii Time (AYSO spans the nation, so we wanted to make sure everyone got the chance to be a winner!) as photos were posted by the dozens.
fran fit sidelinesAYSO Mom Is a Fitness Role Model for Her Kids

Between her job at a local school and the busyness of soccer practices and games, Fran McKinsey of Region 168 in El Cajon, Calif., was “having a hard time finding the time and energy to exercise.”
ian mcmahonAYSO Hires New National Executive Director

National President Mark Stewart has announced Ian McMahon as AYSO’s new National Executive Director. Most recently, Ian served as CEO of Hong Kong Sevens/Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU), the National Governing Body of Hong Kong rugby. The Hong Kong Sevens is the largest tournament of its kind in the world. Prior to embracing the challenge of working in rugby, Ian spent more than 20 years as a successful CEO, president and general manager of various soccer organizations in Europe and the U.S., each of which he led to record growth.
palm beachPalm Beach County Will Host National Games in 2016

With the excitement of AYSO National Games 2014 just ending last month, AYSO is pleased to announce that Palm Beach County, Fla. will be the destination for the next biennial National Games in 2016.
scoresportsAYSO, SCORE Renew Long-Standing Partnership

AYSO is proud to announce the continuation of a nearly four-decade partnership with SCORE as the Official Uniform & Apparel of AYSO. The landmark renewal celebrates 34 years, making it one of the longest serving sponsor relationships in American soccer.
NSCAA logoNSCAA, AYSO Renew Long-Standing Partnership

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has renewed its partnership with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO).
soccer campsFind an AYSO Summer Camp Today!

Looking for additional opportunities for your young soccer player? AYSO Soccer Camps offers full-day, half-day and mini camps that focus on player development and fun for all ages.
GalaxyLA Galaxy Donates $10,000 to Playership Fund

AYSO would like to thank the Los Angeles Galaxy for their generous $10,000 donation to the Hugo Bustamante AYSO Playership Fund.
ChastainBrandi Chastain and AYSO on Good Day LA

AYSO Hall of Famer and Dole Fruit Squish'ems brand ambassador Brandi Chastain stopped by Good Day LA last week during AYSO's National Games.
Ovensire Family National GamesThe Largest National Games in AYSO History

The AYSO National Games 2014 has come and gone, but the memories that were created for the 7,000 players on nearly 500 teams who participated will last a lifetime.
Let the AYSO National Games Begin!

The AYSO National Games 2014 is officially underway. This past weekend, hundreds of AYSO families from all across the country traveled to Southern California to check in for the games.
Road to National Games-kerrygoldGo Behind the Scenes of AYSO's Biggest National Event

To give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to participate in AYSO’s biggest event, we’re happy to announce: Road to the National Games, Presented by Kerrygold.
Team USA Advances to Round of 16

After a good showing in the "Group of Death," the U.S. Men's National team will advance out of the group stage and into the round of 16.
It’s Almost Time for AYSO’s Biggest National Event!

As a part of our yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration, the AYSO National Games 2014 is returning to Southern California, the birthplace of AYSO. The National Games will be twice its typical size, hosting more than 7,000 players on nearly 500 teams.
U.S. and Portugal Draw 2-2

After a late equalizer in stoppage time, the U.S. tied Portugal in their second World Cup 2014 showing.
Who Will Win the U.S. vs. Portugal Game?

This Sunday is a big day for Team USA. They'll be facing off against Portugal for their second game in the 2014 World Cup.
Parental Spending on Kids' Sports May Be Misguided

Today, sports is big business, and moms and dads act accordingly. There are travel teams for their kids to play on, club memberships, clinics, individual coaching, expensive equipment.
Head to Head: AYSO's World Cup Showdown

The World Cup is off to an exciting start! Time for you to join in on the fun.
Alex MorganFOX Sports Unveils Alex Morgan AYSO Commercial

FOX Sports - the presenting sponsor of AYSO's 50th Anniversary - will debut a new AYSO commercial this week, featuring AYSO alum and U.S. Women's National team star Alex Morgan.
AYSO Volunteer carries the Olympic TorchTake a Look Back at AYSO History

In 1984, AYSO volunteer Dale McCallon won an AYSO contest that earned him the opportunity to carry the torch in the 1984 Olympic Torch relay tour.
AYSO, Facebook, Fan ZoneJoin the AYSO Fan Zone

Want to access exclusive content and learn about our contests before all other AYSO Facebook fans? Join the AYSO Fan Zone!
AYSO Alumni Listed on World Cup Roster

mark stewart, national presidentAYSO Executive Members Elect New National President

AYSO Executive Members elected Mark Stewart as the new National President today during the final day of the NAGM business session.
cobiAYSO Celebrates 50 Years in Anniversary Gala

AYSO's Executive Members, national sponsors, staff and special guests gathered tonight for "Once in a Lifetime," a 50th Anniversary Gala.
AYSO Inducts New Members to Hall of Fame

AYSO inducted six new members to the Hall of Fame today at the Hall of Fame luncheon: John Cooper, Stephen Erdos, Bill Finkel, Harry Johnson, Deuk Perrin and Dick Robson.
DebbieNational Office Employee of the Year: Debbie Dakouzlian

Debbie Dakouzlian was honored tonight for being selected as the AYSO National Office Employee of the Year.
AYSO Alum Julie Foudy Kicks Off NAGM

Julie Foudy, AYSO alum and former member of the U.S. Women's National team, was a surprise guest at today's NAGM Opening Business Session.
DOLE Fruit Squish'ems Gets Game Day Great with Brandi Chastain

DOLE Fruit Squish’ems, the official snack of AYSO and professional soccer player and mom Brandi Chastain, are helping soccer families across the country gear up for game days with their “Game Day Great” contest.
Times square, new york, ayso, advertisingAYSO Ad Featured in Times Square

AYSO currently has an ad running on the CBS Super Screen in the heart of New York's Times Square Plaza, which is located on 42nd St.
AYSO Teams Up with World Soccer Legends

AYSO is endorsing an exciting new book series from Abbeville Press: World Soccer Legends.
AYSO Sets Record for the Biggest Pick-Up Game on Earth

We did it! The first world record for the Biggest Pick-Up Game on Earth was set on Saturday, May 3, as 14,628 soccer players in 136 communities across the U.S. joined together to celebrate AYSO's landmark 50th Anniversary.
2 Famous AYSO Fans

#SoccerFEST14 is two days away! We’re counting down the days here on, and today we’re featuring two famous AYSO fans.
3 Fun Moments in AYSO's History

#SoccerFEST14 is three days away! We’re counting down the days here on, and today we’re honoring the three remaining days by remembering three historical AYSO moments:
FOX Sports, AYSO, FOX Soccer, FOXAYSO and FOX Sports Announce New Partnership

AYSO and FOX Sports announced a wide-ranging partnership today, making FOX Sports and its family of networks the premier sponsor of AYSO and presenting partner of AYSO’s 50th Anniversary.
#SoccerFEST14 is Only a Month Away

On May 3, 2014, thousands of children of all ages will set a world record in a one-day soccer pick-up event in over 100 communities, from New York to Hawaii.
Hedgpeth Steps Down as NED

AYSO has announced that Kim Roberts Hedgpeth has stepped down as National Executive Director (NED).
DOLE Teams Up With AYSO for 50th Anniversary

As soccer heats up nationwide, DOLE Fruit Squish’ems is kicking off a partnership with AYSO and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner and mom, Brandi Chastain, to help soccer families across the country gear up for game days.
AYSO Announces BJ's as Official Dining Sponsor

AYSO is excited to announce BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse as an Official Dining Sponsor of its 50th Anniversary, which is being celebrated nationwide in 2014. BJ’s owns and operates 147 restaurants in 17 states.
AYSO Brings The Regan Group on Board

AYSO is excited to announce that The Regan Group (TRG) has come on board as the organization's 50th Anniversary Public Relations firm.
AYSO, VIP, special need, special needs programAYSO's VIP Program Attending Abilities Expo

AYSO's VIP (Very Important Player) Program is a proud sponsor of the Abilities Expo and will be joining the exhibitor group in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 28 - March 2.
"AYSO EXPO: The 50th Anniversary Tour" Stops in Lincolnshire

About 200 Area Directors, Regional Board Members, coaches and referees gathered at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort and enjoyed a wide selection of workshops, visited a bustling vendor area and took time to network with their fellow volunteers.
Updated eAYSO Call Center Hours

Starting Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, the eAYSO Call Center will start its 2014 registration extended hour schedule; the extended coverage will be available until Aug. 23, 2014 (unless otherwise noted).
AYSO EXPO, Nashville, Section 5 EXPOAYSO EXPO Takes on Nashville

"AYSO EXPO: The 50th Anniversary Tour" made its third stop Feb. 7, in Nashville, Tenn.
AYSO Announces Partnership with NESTLÉ® NESQUIK®

AYSO is excited to announce our partnership with Nestle® NESQUIK® as the official “Chocolate Milk” of AYSO. The new partnership will highlight the benefits of drinking NESQUIK® low-fat chocolate milk after games and practices.
Timeline, AYSO, HistoryAYSO Debuts 50th Anniversary Timeline

AYSO has a rich history, and because we're celebrating 50 years of youth soccer this year, we thought it would be a good time to look back on our history and appreciate how far we've come.
AYSO Rose ParadeAYSO Celebrates New Year with Rose Parade Float

AYSO, in a joint effort with the city of Torrance, had a float in the 2014 Rose Parade on Wednesday, Jan. 1. The parade was a blast!
AYSO News logoBidding Open for National Games 2016

Bidding is now open for National Games 2016! The AYSO National Games Request for Bid is designed to provide guidance for solicitation.
AYSO Mother Daughter Duo Will Ride AYSO Float

After hundreds of caption submissions and thousands of votes, AYSO has named a winner in the Ride the Float Caption Contest!
National Office dresses up for HalloweenAYSO National Office Halloween Fun

Last week, the AYSO National Office got in the Halloween spirit and had a good 'ol fashioned costume contest.
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.
AYSO Region Aiming for $5,000 Grant

AYSO Region 669 in South Haven, Mich., is in the running for a $5,000 grant, and you can help them earn it!
AYSO Expo logoAYSO EXPO: Section Meetings Reinvented

Celebrating both AYSO’s 50th anniversary and its exhilarating future, AYSO EXPO is the new name that will unveil in 2014 for the events formerly known as “Section Meetings." AYSO EXPO is open to all AYSO volunteers at every level of the organization.
AYSO's NED to Receive Faith Award

Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, National Executive Director of AYSO, will be one of five honorees for the 2013 Faith Awards at a breakfast event taking place Oct. 19 in Marina Del Rey, Calif.
AYSO FloatAYSO Rose Float Test Drive

The AYSO-Torrance Rose Parade® float went on its first test drive Saturday, Oct. 5.
Updated eAYSO Call Center Hours

The eAYSO Call Center is now open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., PT.
Enter AYSO's Ride the Float Contest

AYSO is so excited to have a float in the 2014 Rose Parade®!
AYSO Alums Lead US to Seventh World Cup Appearance

Goals by AYSO alumni Landon Donovan and Eddie Johnson help book the U.S. Men's National team to 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
A Letter from AYSO Alum Serving in Afghanistan

AYSO alum Cole Koeppen played his last AYSO game for Region 112 in East Central Iowa on Oct. 14, 2012. A few days later, he was deployed to Afghanistan to serve on his first tour in the U.S. Army.
AYSO Joins the NSCAA Experience

AYSO attended the annual convention for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). AYSO had a great presence at the event, here are some of the highlights.
Alex Morgan Joins AYSO's National Campaign

AYSO is pleased to announce that U.S. Soccer star and AYSO alum Alex Morgan is the new face of AYSO's Great Soccer Starts Here campaign!
AYSO Alum Alex Morgan Named Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to U.S. Soccer star and AYSO alum Alex Morgan for being named U.S. Soccer’s Female Athlete of the Year!
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