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AYSOHow to Help More Kids Play Soccer

A message from AYSO President Matt Winegar.

We are very excited to announce that our digital version of PLAYSOCCER Magazine has officially launched!
AlexisWhy Do You Support AYSO?

Why do you choose to volunteer every year? Why do you support the AYSO Mission and Vision? Share it with us in the "unselfie" campaign!
Wear Your AYSO 2017Join Us for #WearYourAYSO 2017!

Each year, we encourage our AYSO membership to wear their favorite AYSO gear and join us for #WearYourAYSO to celebrate the AYSO community.
AYSOAYSO's Summer Writing Contest Winner's Announced!

There were so many exciting entries for AYSO's 2017 summer writing contest and we were thrilled to know that our AYSO players were making good use of their summer!
AYSOBe Sure to Check Out Healthy Soccer Kids!

Recipes for healthy meals, tips for a nutritious diet and guides for getting the entire family active await on!

TORRANCE, Calif. – Aug. 9, 2017 – Just in time for summer, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and International E-Z UP, Inc. (E-Z UP) have partnered up to enhance the fun family experience during outdoor soccer activities.
Daly City DonationHow a Local Community Pulled Together to Help AYSO Region 146

Two weeks ago, Region 146's equipment shed was broken into. With the fall season looming near, the Daly City Region requested donations from their local community.

TORRANCE, Calif. – August 3, 2017 –The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and Bownet Sports have partnered together for a three-year agreement. Bownet Sports is now a National level sponsor of AYSO.
AYSOAttention: Dropped Players' Deadline is July 31st!

Lancaster Soccer CenterThe Lancaster National Soccer Center Welcomes AYSO’s National Open Cup 2017

The City of Lancaster will soon host the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) National Open Cup 2017.
Show Your Team Spirit at the National Open Cup with Chipotle

Help support AYSO by dining at Chipotle with this flyer during the National Open Cup!
kid photo4 Safety Tips for the 4th of July

The fourth of July is one of the most exciting holidays of the summer. However, as one of the busiest weekends in the year, there are several factors that can lead to accidents.

American Youth Soccer Organization’s (AYSO) is excited to announce a new Learning Management System, AYSO U, as a way to train volunteer coaches, referees and administrators online. 
happy kid3 Tips to Staying Safe this Memorial Day

As one of the busiest weekends in the year, there are several factors that can lead to accidents.
player and coachHow to Register as a Volunteer if You Already Have an Account

For all parents that would like to volunteer for multiple positions, AYSO National Office is aware of the problems within the current registration process. Directions on how to alleviate this problem can be found...
Spring 2017 PLAYSOCCERSpring 2017 PLAYSOCCER Magazine Out Now!

We’re very excited to announce that our spring issue of PLAYSOCCER Magazine has officially launched!

With 16 locations nationwide and over 2,500 players in its first year, AYSO United is quickly establishing itself as an authentic, premiere club program.
aysoParents Are Advised Not to Post Identifiable Information of Players on Social Media

In accordance to AYSO's Safe Haven Electronic Communication and Social Media Policy, inappropriate postings that divulge the identity of minors are not permitted
Residential Camps 2016 3Save $100 When You Register For the National Open Cup Before the May 15!

If you register your youth soccer team for the AYSO National Open Cup tournament this summer in Lancaster, Calif. by May 15*, you'll receive $100 off your registration fee!
Nat. Volunteer Month_pic_peterAYSO Celebrates National Volunteer Month

As an organization built upon the dedication and hard work of volunteers across the country, AYSO is very proud of our volunteer-based roots.
AYSOAYSO is Still in San Pedro, CA.

Many of you may have seen or heard about an article run by local papers and news sites this past Sunday. We take this opportunity to clarify and to correct the articles and the circumstances.
aysoHugo Bustamante Playership Recipients 2017

Congratulations to the following AYSO Regions for being selected as recipients for this year's Playership Grant.
aysoAmerican Youth Soccer Organization's Coach Education Program Achieves Second Re-Accreditation through NCACE

The American Youth Soccer Organization’s (AYSO) Coach Education Program was recently re-accredited by the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE).
player and coachCelebrate National Volunteer Month with AYSO!

Join us in celebrating National Volunteer Month this April by nominating outstanding volunteers in your AYSO Region.

Robbie Earle, a former international soccer player, has taken on the role as technical director for American Youth Soccer Organization’s (AYSO) official club program – AYSO United.
AYSO LogoOfficial Statement Regarding Lakeside 234

At AYSO, we take the conduct of our players, parents and volunteers very seriously. Our goal is to provide a safe and positive environment for all those participating.
aysoAttention all Southern California Regions

Due to the extreme amount of rain and flooding in Southern California, we are advising Regions to cancel games, tournaments or practices until the flooding goes down.
AYSO Region 397 Will Host 121 Teams in Tournament!

Check out this article about AYSO Region 397 in Bullhead City hosting a tournament that will include 121 teams. The 19th annual Colorado River Open Invitational Tournament will have a significant impact on the local community.
player and coachDrop Off vs. Hand Off

AYSO encourages a “hand off” to occur between the parent and the coach so that the child is always under the supervision of an adult.
spring soccer3 Spring Registration Tips to Keep in Mind

Three tips to keep in mind when registering your AYSO player for spring (or fall) soccer.
AYSO LogoOfficial Statement Regarding Jason Niemasz

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) learned of allegations against former volunteer, Jason Niemasz of Roseville, Mich., in the fall of 2015. He was suspended from all AYSO activities in November 2015, prior to his arrest and first trial in September 2016
aysoImportant: New California State Law on Concussions in Affect

Effective January 1, 2017, California joins 25 other states that require youth sports organizations to establish concussion protocols for dealing with suspected concussions...
NSCAA logoAYSO to Attend the NSCAA Convention this Weekend in Los Angeles!

Are you looking to sharpen your coaching chops this winter? Look no further than the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 11-15, 2017.
Holidays 2016National Office Holiday Hours

The AYSO National Office will close on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. If you have any questions, please email us and we will return your email as soon as we can. AYSO wishes you and your family a warm holiday season and a happy New Year!
AYSO Food Drive5 Ways to Give Back to Your Community on #GivingTuesday

Here are five easy ways you can give back to your community on the nation-wide day of giving, #GivingTuesday!
Playsoccer Winter 2016 CoverPLAYSOCCER Magazine Winter 2016 Out Now!

Fresh off the press! Read about our amazing volunteers, tips to staying healthy this winter, #GivingTuesday and more in our latest issue of PLAYSOCCER.
Paola Kuri visits AYSO#FutsinGenero Founder Paola Kuri Visits AYSO National Office

AYSO welcomed Paola Kuri, founder of #FutsinGenero and member of the Global Sports Mentorship Program, to the National Office to discuss empowering women through soccer.
AYSO #GivingTuesday Campaign Save the Date#GiveAYSO on #GivingTuesday 2016

Save the date for #GivingTuesday on Nov. 29, 2016!
AYSO National OfficeSafety is Our First Priority

Torrance, Calif. (October 14, 2016)—The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), in light of a recent article by and other news outlets, would like to address the recent discrimination claims made against the organization.
For Player Safety, AYSO Invokes Law Four

As stated in Law Four of FIFA Laws of the Game and in section VI of AYSO Laws and Regulations, players are not allowed in wear any type of jewelry on his or her body, including in the hair.
sportmanshipawardCongratulations Region 644 U-10 Girls and Families for Winning the Most Important Award of All

We were clearly the youngest and smallest team. However, we had the biggest hearts and best attitude of all.
heading-buttonNational Soccer Coaches Association Takes Concussion Safety Head On

New Instructional Online Course, Featuring an Introduction by Abby Wambach, Educates Soccer Coaches on Safer Heading Techniques.
Blue Sombrero Updates and Further Integration Information

Starting this month, AYSO Regions, Areas and Sections are now able to begin registering players and volunteers for the 2017 Membership Year (MY2017) using the free Blue Sombrero website.
Join the NAGM or EXPO Task Force

The National Office is putting together an two separate task forces to review activities at EXPOs and NAGM that are not part of the EXPO/NAGM's business meeting requirements.
wear your ayso 2Wear Your AYSO Fall 2016

Get your engines started, #WearYourAYSO is coming back on our birthday, Sept.15 and this year is going to the biggest year yet!
Have a Fun Opening Day This Fall Season

With fall soccer right around the corner, many of your Regions will be holding (or have held) an opening ceremony to kick off the new season.
Rio OlympicsAYSO Alums in the Olympics!

As you're watching the Olympics this summer root for the below 39 athletes that got their athletic start at AYSO. Together these athletes represent the USA in 15 sports and are from 11 states.
Collage of AYSO alumAYSO Alums Already Making their Marks at the Olympics

It's not even been a full week and AYSO alums are already achieving great things at the Olympics.
National Games 2016 v2Another Successful National Games in the Books!

Last week the AYSO National Games traveled to Section 14 in sunny Palm Beach County, Fla., for the biennial event. Over 3,000 AYSO players and thousands of families came out to participate. Check out all of our photos from the event that were posted on our Facebook account.
Gyasi Zardes CommercialGyasi Zardes Stars in Latest AYSO Commercial!

In case you missed it, FOX Sports 1 debuted a new commercial featuring ‪‎AYSO‬ alum and U.S. Men's National team star Gyasi Zardes during the ‪U.S. Men's National team‬ pregame show against Ecuador!
FutboleroAYSO Player and Volunteer Becomes Futbolero!

Lance Ward is not your typical AYSO soccer player. When he’s not playing with his U-14 team in Region 779 in Chino Hills, Calif., he’s either volunteering with his Region, helping out in the community or showing off his superior soccer skills as a Futbolero!
Mike HoyerAYSO Welcomes New National Executive Director!

After dedicating years to AYSO in many different volunteer positions and most recently as the Deputy Executive Director and Acting National Executive Director, we are proud to announce Michael Hoyer as the official National Executive Director.
2014 National Games logoOnly 15 Spots Remaining in the National Games!

After conducting six rounds of the National Games Lottery Draw and extending close to 600 invitations, there are still 15 playing spots available for the National Games 2016 in Palm Beach County, Fla.
AYSO UnitedAYSO United Unveiled!

AYSO unveiled AYSO United this week, our official approved club program that allows AYSO players to develop and excel in a challenging environment, while remaining in the AYSO family under our Six Philosophies.
Dave ThomasAYSO Exclusive Unveiling Today!

Don’t miss out on an exclusive unveiling taking place today. AYSO is very excited about this sneak peek so the details are super confidential!
Fit From the SidelinesTake the 30 Day Step Challenge with AYSO's Fit From The Sidelines

Last year, over 1,000 AYSO parents and volunteers participated in the Fit From The Sidelines 30 Day Step Challenge, walking nearly 25,000 miles in 30 days and inspiring their friends and family to get active.
Playsoccer Spring 2016PLAYSOCCER Magazine is Here!

The spring issue of PLAYSOCCER Magazine- AYSO's National Magazine is here! Simply click here to read the fully interactive issue! This issue, PLAYSOCCER is going green and is full of great stories, including a Q&A with AYSO alum and Women’s National team star Julie Johnston, how to keep your kids healthy, a volunteer of the year contest and so much more!
Seeking Smiles LogoAYSO Partners with Seeking Smiles Photography for National Games

Torrance, Calif. - Seeking Smiles Photography based out of Orlando, Fla., has officially been named the exclusive photographer of the AYSO National Games 2016. The Seeking Smiles staff will be in charge of taking action shots, individual photos and potential team photos throughout the duration of the Games.
Volunteer of the YearNominate Someone Special for Volunteer of the Year!

Do you know a fantastic AYSO volunteer that makes a difference in a local AYSO program? Now here’s your chance to have the most helpful AYSO volunteer in a local Region shine in the spotlight!
Playsoccer Spring 2016PLAYSOCCER Is Coming Your Way!

The spring issue of PLAYSOCCER - AYSO's national magazine - is coming to your inbox soon! This latest issue is going green and is full of great stories, including a Q&A with AYSO alum and Women’s National team star Julie Johnston, how to keep your kids healthy, a volunteer of the year contest and so much more!
President's CirclePresident's Circle: Honoring Region Growth

Each year, the President’s Circle recognizes AYSO Regions that haven’t only met, but have also exceeded the AYSO commitment of Bringing More Soccer to More Kids™. The President’s Circle honors those Regions that have grown their player registration over two consecutive years (through April 30, 2016) with a minimum of 25 percent or 75 players in cumulative growth. Regions that play only spring/summer seasons are included with their May 1-June 30 registrations from the previous Membership Year added in to give a full two years.
advantageAYSO Teams Up with Advantage Rent-A-Car for National Games 2016 Torrance, Calif. - AYSO is proud to announce Advantage Rent A Car as its “Official Rent-A-Car” of the AYSO National Games 2016. Advantage will provide a 10% discount off its already low internet rates. National Games attendees will get to choose from a wide variety of vehicles from a new fleet of vehicles – compact to luxury cars and SUVs. Go to and enter promo code CD050DB260 in the promo box.
AYSO LogoAYSO Announces New Heading Rules

Torrance, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2016)—The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) announced today that its National Board of Directors has passed a change to AYSO’s rules and regulations related to heading in accordance with the U.S. Soccer Federation’s (USSF) Return 2 Recover program.
cute kidsWhy Kids Hate Soccer!

Well not hate, necessarily, but according to a survey reported in the Wall Street Journal, what kids dislike the most about soccer is the car ride home. Too often, the first thing a parent may say after a game is a critical remark, an accusatory question or offer “you should haves!” to their kids. This can cause any player to lose interest in playing and start to dread anything to do with participating in sports.
coach manualsBest Coaching Experience for Your Child!

With help from a wide variety of experts in soccer coaching, the AYSO National Coaching Program manuals are powerful guides that make practices fun, safe and foster soccer skills development. They also help coaches be well prepared for the task of teaching your child.
David ThomasDavid Thomas Joins AYSO as Academy Director

AYSO is excited to announce that David Thomas will be accepting the position of AYSO Academy Director. Most recently, David served as UK International’s (AYSO Soccer Camps) Regional Director. UK International is a licensee of AYSO. While there, he ran all of the soccer business in Los Angeles and New Mexico, including sales, marketing, customer service and staff management.
National Games 2016Volunteer Referee Contest at the National Games

Are you already attending the National Games with your family or team? You can still volunteer to be a referee and we’ll make sure that you are not scheduled during your child’s or team's games.
The Promotions DepartmentAYSO Kicks Off Partnership With The Promotions Dept.

January 18, 2016, Torrance, Calif. – American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) has entered into a national partnership with The Promotions Dept., a company that offers promotional items, apparel, banners/displays, custom soccer scarves, balls and other creative imprinted items for bulk purchase.
happy kidGet 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.
Positive Coaching AllianceAmerican Youth Soccer Organization Partners With Positive Coaching Alliance

AYSO has entered into a national partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing Better Athletes, Better People through resources for youth and high school sports.
Dick's Sporting GoodsAYSO Kicks Off Partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods

AYSO is excited to announce official sponsorship deals with DICK’S Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Blue Sombrero. DICK’S Sporting Goods will be the “Official Sporting Goods Retailer of AYSO” and Blue Sombrero will be the “Official Membership Registration System” for AYSO.
NSCAA logo 16AYSO Will Attend the NSCAA Convention

AYSO will join 5,000 soccer coaches and 10,500 attendees at the annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention Jan. 13-17 in Baltimore, Md. 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.
JJ AbramsJ.J. Abrams and Sam Rubin Talk Soccer

Star Wars: ‪The Force Awakens‬ director J.J. Abrams may be at the center of the biggest movie of all time, but did you know that he's refereed with ‪‎AYSO‬?
Julie JohnstonJulie Johnston and AYSO Team up to Provide World Class Soccer to Young Girls

In case you missed it, FOX Sports 1 debuted a new commercial featuring ‪‎AYSO‬ alum and Women's World Cup star Julie Johnston during the ‪US Women's National team‬’s game against China!
Stay in Shape this Winter5 Tips To Help Your Kid (and you!) Stay Active This Winter!

Inactivity in kids is a global problem. This is just one reason why AYSO became an Advocate for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. This partnership is to help encourage kids everywhere to get regular physical activity, participate in sports and adopt healthy eating habits.
snow gloveAYSO National Office's Holiday Hours

National Office Hours AYSO will close on Dec. 24 at 12:00 p.m., PT and will resume normal business hours on Monday, Jan. 4. Thank you and happy holidays!
#GivingTuesday#GivingTuesday Was A Success!

Due to all of your help in spreading the message about #GiveAYSO on #GivingTuesday, AYSO was able to raise $23,723 from over 200 donors! The funds raised will help ensure that every child gets the chance to play AYSO soccer, regardless of financial limitations.
snow gloveNational Office Holiday Hours

The AYSO National Office will close Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 2:00 p.m., PT and will resume normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 30 in observance of Thanksgiving holiday.
#GivingTuesdayWin Prizes this #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is about a week away and we've got several ways for you to get involved in very special ways.
#GivingTuesday#​GiveAYSO on #GivingTuesday

​#​GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back to worthy nonprofits. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, charities, families, organizations and many others around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. This year, we want you to join us in our mission of making sure every child can play AYSO soccer, regardless of financial restrictions.
Ken AstonKen Aston Learning Center Rededicated!

Some very special guests helped AYSO rededicate the Ken Aston Learning Center last Friday. AYSO Hall of Fame members Bill Mason and Brian Davies were on hand, along with former AYSO National Executive Director Tom Tobin, AYSO National President Mark Stewart and AYSO National Executive Director Ian McMahon, to cut the ribbon.
EXPO 16Mark Your Calendars for AYSO EXPO 2016!

Join the World’s Biggest Soccer Club for AYSO EXPO 2016 as it kicks off in January.
social mediaSocial Media: Don't Lose A $140k Scholarship for a 140-Character Tweet

Casey Miller (@4caseymiller) is Positive Coaching Alliance's Program Manager, Movement Builder. She previously played two years of professional basketball in Oviedo, Spain, coaching youth girls basketball during her time there. Casey attended Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. where she was a four-year starter for the NCAA Division II women's basketball team.
Mayor of TorranceAYSO Player and Life Scout Builds Shed for Region

Christian Song is a U-19 AYSO player, Life Scout and volunteer with a heart of gold. When he knew that he had to complete a service project to benefit a non-profit, AYSO was the obvious choice for him.
cheeseAYSO Families Battle in Macaroni and Cheese Contest

AYSO is teaming up with Kerrygold, the Official Cheese and Butter of AYSO, to bring your Region the Kerrygold Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Contest!
WearYourAYSO collage#WearYourAYSO Was a Success on AYSO’s Birthday!

Thanks to our AYSO families, volunteers and fans throughout the country, AYSO’s #WearYourAYSO campaign was an enormous success!
wearyourayso#WearYourAYSO Is Today!

The big day has finally arrived! Today is AYSO’s official birthday and we want you and your family to join in on all of the fun!
SSK kidSafe Driving Pledge Winners Announced!

In August, AYSO partnered with Continental Tire to create a safe driving pledge in an effort to remind our soccer moms and dads of some important safe driving rules before they head out on the road this fall season. Over 3,500 AYSO parents and volunteers stepped up and took the pledge.
wearyourayso#WearYourAYSO and Win Prizes!

Tuesday, Sept. 15 is AYSO’s official birthday. We have some big plans for it and want all AYSO players, volunteers, fans, families and alumni to join in on the fun!
worlds finest chocolate logoAYSO Kicks Off Partnership with World’s Finest® Chocolate

August 26, 2015 (Torrance, CA) – AYSO is excited to announce an official sponsorship with World’s Finest® Chocolate (WFC). For the duration of this sponsorship...
news imageHaven't Heard from Your AYSO Coach? Here's What to Do

This is a busy time of year for everyone in AYSO. Regions are balancing and assigning teams, coaches are receiving their rosters and everyone is preparing for another great season of AYSO soccer.
SSK kidTake the Safe Driving Pledge!

AYSO wants you to have a safe and enjoyable soccer season. To help deliver this experience to your children, take the Safe Driving Pledge.
CG LetterNBA Legend Sends His AYSO Team Beautiful Letter

One of the hardest parts about coaching is saying goodbye at the end of the season to the kids and families you’ve spent so much time with.
morganAlex Morgan on FIFA 2016 Cover

EA Sports has announced that AYSO alum Alex Morgan will be the first female to be on the cover of the U.S. version of the world’s bestselling sports video game. Canada’s version will feature Canadian captain Christine Sinclair.
Fit From The SidelinesBe a Role Model for Your Kids with Fit From The Sidelines

The Fit from the Sidelines Six Week Fitness Program is a fun, simple way to fit exercise into your daily routine, while getting your whole family involved.
AYSO“AYSO: The World’s Biggest Soccer Club” Video Now Available!

At the 2015 NAGM, Executive Members got the chance to see a sneak peek of the FOX Sports produced “AYSO: The World’s Biggest Soccer Club” video.
Coloring ContestPLAYSOCCER Coloring Contest Voting Now

We received over 600 submissions and narrowing it down to the top 10 per age group was very hard. As always, we had so much fun going through the submissions and looking at all of the wonderful artwork. AYSO players are so talented!
cute kidsGet the Registration Info You Need!

Families all around the country are signing up (or are getting ready to!) for another great season of AYSO soccer. If you haven’t already heard from your local AYSO soccer program or are unsure how to reach them, visit the Find an AYSO Program Near You page.
Mike HoyerAYSO Announces New Deputy Executive Director

AYSO is excited to announce that Mike Hoyer has been named as the new Deputy Executive Director. In this role, Hoyer will run the day-to-day business operations of AYSO.
scott gimple on today showAYSO on Today Show to Discuss Appropriate Sideline Behavior

With Sean "Diddy" Comb's alleged kettleball throwing incident making headline news throughout the world, the Today Show invited Scott Gimple, AYSO's deputy executive director, to discuss the AYSO Kids Zone program and the role of parents in sports.
AYSO Cont.AYSO and Continental Tire Team Up!

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) announced today that they have signed a deal with Continental Tire to become the official tire of the organization.
National Games 2016Don’t Miss Out on the AYSO National Games 2016

The National Games is a week-long festival of soccer competition, making new friends and fun in the sun that will be taking place in beautiful Palm Beach County, Fla., from July 5-10, 2016.
AYSO Soccer Camps logoFind 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.
USA v ColombiaTeam USA Plays Colombia in Round of 16

After a good showing in the "Group of Death," the U.S. Women's National team (USWNT) advanced to the Round of 16.
New NBOD 2015Executive Members Elect New National Board of Directors

During the final day of NAGM, AYSO Executive Members elected Bob Daniel, Janet Braun and Aaron Luce to serve on the National Board of Directors.
mark stewart, national presidentMark Stewart Reelected as National President

AYSO Executive Members have reelected Mark Stewart as AYSO's National President during the National Annual General Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
section award nagm 2015Volunteers Honored at NAGM Business Session

AYSO volunteers were honored during the Annual Business Meeting of the NAGM.
nagm slidePresident's Circle Honorees Recognized

President's Circle honorees were recognized on the final day of the NAGM at the annual Business Session.
amendments nagmVoting Results on Proposed Amendments

Executive Members voted on two proposed Bylaw Amendments at the NAGM.
Play of the Week5 Ways to Shoot Amazing Videos for the Play of the Week Contest

Every parent wants to catch that amazing goal, super save or great dribble of their child, but sometimes your cell phone’s video function doesn’t capture the same heart-pumping action you want to cherish and save. With the AYSO Play of the Week contest in full swing, catching that great play is even more important.
Get the Fall Registration Information You Need!

Families all around the country are signing up (or are getting ready to!) for another great fall season of AYSO Soccer. 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.
Play of the WeekYour AYSO Soccer Player Could be On TV!

Does your child and his team daydream of playing soccer in front of thousands of people? It doesn’t have to be just a daydream, it can happen now!
aAYSO National Games 2016 Lottery Bid Now Open!

This year, the Lottery Draw to determine which AYSO Regions will have teams in the National Games will take place on July 4, 2015, one year out from the kickoff of the Games.
parent5 Insider Tips Every Soccer Parent Should Know

It may be a simple “I love seeing you play!” but a parent has the power to create lasting memories in a child’s soccer experience. In addition to bringing your kids to practice and cheering them on at games, you can be the difference between a great experience and a not-so-good one.
ayso unveilAYSO and FOX Sports Announce Jersey Sponsorship

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and FOX Sports today announced a jersey sponsorship as part of the five-year partnership between the two organizations. Starting this spring, it’s expected that 500,000 AYSO players will wear the new official AYSO-FOX Sports 1 jersey. FOX Sports 1 is prominently displayed on the right chest of all AYSO jerseys. The AYSO logo has been displayed on the left chest of all AYSO jerseys for 50 years.
AYSO Alum Landon Donovan Gets Award Presented by Pelé

At the Awards Banquet, AYSO was honored that AYSO alum Landon Donovan received the “Presidential Recognition Award” from none other than Pelé.
Algarve CupMorgan leads USA to convincing Algarve Cup win over Switzerland

It was a good night at the Algarve Cup for the United States women's national team, who scored their second straight victory of the tournament by beating Switzerland 3-0.
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.
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.
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 TuesdayAYSO Raises $36,335 on #GivingTuesday

Seven articles, 46 social media posts and 24 hours of #GivingTuesday resulted in $36,335 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Enter AYSO's Ride the Float Contest

AYSO is so excited to have a float in the 2014 Rose Parade®!
Updated eAYSO Call Center Hours

The eAYSO Call Center is now open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., PT.
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.
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 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.
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!
heading-buttonNational Soccer Coaches Association Takes Concussion Safety Head On

AYSOA Message From AYSO President, Matt Winegar
How to Help More Kids Play Soccer
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