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AYSOAYSO United Welcomes Paul Bright to Leadership Team

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and AYSO United are pleased to announce that Paul Bright has joined the organization as the National Director of Coaching for AYSO United.
AYSOAYSO Welcomes Three New Members to Its Leadership Team

TORRANCE, Calif. – Jan. 11, 2018 – American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is pleased to announce the addition of three new team members to our Organization: Scott Snyder, Yvonne Lara and Al Prado.
PLAYSOCCER Magazine Winter 2017Winter 2017 PLAYSOCCER Has Launched

Read the digital winter 2017 PLAYSOCCER magazine today!
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!

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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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!
EXPO 2016v2EXPO Season Wrap Up!

That’s a wrap! The 2016 AYSO EXPO season concluded this past weekend and was a huge success. From Kailua-Kona, Hawaii to Philadelphia, Pa., roughly 3,000 AYSO volunteers came out to their respective EXPOs for training, networking and a firsthand look at products that fill the needs of their Region.
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.
Last Day to Enter the Kerrygold Mac and Cheese Contest!

Tell all of your Region's families that today is the last day to enter and vote in the Kerrygold Mac and Cheese Contest! We've already received 28 entries and have a combined 1,640 votes on entries submitted.
4 Tips for National Games Fundraising Success

Entering the AYSO National Games 2016 lottery and being selected to go is the first exciting step in your Region's journey to the National Games in 2016.
Smart GoalsUse SMART Goals to Achieve Marketing Success

In soccer, you can’t score without aiming the ball toward the goal. Marketing for a local AYSO program is a lot like marketing for a small business. Setting concrete goals gives you a clear plan for success. Setting goals can be tricky, so you must be SMART.
Thanks to You, #WearYourAYSO Was a HUGE Success!

Thanks to our AYSO families, volunteers, sponsors and fans throughout the country, AYSO’s #WearYourAYSO campaign was an enormous success!
Universities Team Up with AYSO Regions

Several university sport’s programs throughout the U.S. are teaming up with AYSO Regions to host events ranging from skills training and ball boy programs, to coaching clinics and large community get-togethers.
#WearYourAYSO: Award-Winning Campaign Brings Fantastic Branding Opportunity

#WearYourAYSO was such a big hit last year that we decided to bring it back again for round two! On Sept. 15, AYSO families, sponsors, alumni and anyone who’s been involved with AYSO are invited to wear their AYSO gear to school, work and all activities.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Restaurants 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.
AYSO Announces Partnership with NESTLÉ® NESQUIK®

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), the oldest and best-known national youth soccer organization in the U.S., today announced NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® as the official “Chocolate Milk” of AYSO.
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.
Kerrygold Debuts as AYSO's Newest Sponsor

Kerrygold, the premium brand of cheeses and butters made with milk of Ireland's grass-fed cows, has signed a one-year sponsorship with AYSO. The sponsorship was implemented through Kerrygold's marketing organization, the Irish Dairy Board.
Region Wellness Challenge Winner Announced

AYSO is excited to announce that Region 1368 in Morgan, Utah, is the winner of Herbalife's Region Wellness Challenge and the recipient of $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii's Rainbow Tournament for a team representing the Region!
AYSO Welcomes Three New Names to Hall of Fame

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) has announced Ron Littlefair, Michael Michalski and John Ouellette as the 2012 class of the AYSO National Hall of Fame. The three legendary volunteers of the organization will be inducted during the AYSO National Annual General Meeting on May 24-28 in Seattle, Wash.
UC Irvine's Kuntz Joins AYSO; Ouellette to Lead Instruction

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) announced today that George Kuntz—17-year head men's soccer coach at the University of California, Irvine and long-time AYSO volunteer—has joined the organization as Player Development Technical Advisor. Kuntz joins the AYSO staff in this newly created position while maintaining his head coaching position at UC Irvine.
Paula Berriz Elected New AYSO National President

Paula Berriz has been elected the new National President of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), making her the first woman president in AYSO's 47 year history. The vote took place on Sunday by the organization's Executive Members during its National Annual General Meeting(NAGM) in Traverse City, Mich. Berriz succeeds Mike Wade, who stepped down at the conclusion of his term after serving four years as National President.
AYSO and FOX Soccer Announce Multi-Year Agreement

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) announced today a multiyear sponsor agreement with FOX Soccer. The alliance spotlights the young parent demographic of both AYSO and FOX Soccer.
AYSO Alum Cobi Jones Elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

AYSO alum Cobi Jones has been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2011 on the Player ballot. Jones is the U.S. Men's National Team's all-time leading cap winner and was a long-time member of the Major League Soccer's (MLS) Los Angeles Galaxy.
AYSO Alumni Lead U.S. Women to Championship

AYSO alum Alex Morgan helped lead the U.S. Women's National Team to a 4-2 victory in the Algarve Cup's championship match against Iceland in Portugal on Wednesday, March 9. Alex scored the final goal, her third in the Cup - making her the 12-nation tournament's top scorer and winner of the Algarve Cup Golden Boot award.
AYSO Team Wins National Kellogg's Contest

Team Frosted Flakes - an AYSO U-8 girls squad from Region 31 in Diamond Bar, Calif., won a "Grrr-reat" prize from Kellogg's "Share What You Love" contest and earned a visit from Tony the Tiger and future baseball Hall of Famer Tino Martinez on Monday, Jan. 24.
Famous AYSO Alumni Sparkle in New Campaign

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) alumni grow up to become teachers, doctors, truck drivers, lawyers, artists, plumbers and…professional soccer players. So the organization is kicking off 2011 with some of its most famous soccer playing alumni joining with AYSO kids to deliver the message "Great Soccer Starts Here!"
Region 1163 Receives $180,000 Field Grant

AYSO Region 1163 in Ithaca, Mich. has received an $180,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The grant will allow the Region to expand McNabb Park - their current soccer complex - to fit their growing number of players and volunteers.
AYSO Alum Sigi Schmid Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

AYSO alum Sigi Schmid is this year's recipient of the Walt Chyzowych/National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Schmid is currently the coach of Major League Soccer's (MLS) Seattle Sounders and was on the very first AYSO team 47 years ago in Torrance, Calif.
AYSO Region 76 Shows Support for Public Library

AYSO Region 76 in Beverly Hills, Calif., gave a surprising holiday present to the citizens of the city. With their generous donation of $14,500, Region 76 kept the public library from closing during the holidays.
AYSO Hall of Famer Referee Appointed To CONCACAF

Congratulations to AYSO Hall of Fame member, Brian Hall, for receiving his appointment as The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football's (CONCACAF) Director of Referee Administration.
AYSO Shutterfly Sweepstakes Winners Announced!

Coach James Marden, of Madison, Ala., is the lucky grand prize winning coach of the AYSO Shutterfly Team Website Sweepstakes! Marden has won a four day cruise for four on the Carnival Cruise line. Although he hasn't decided where he will be cruising to as of yet, Marden is definitely looking forward to cashing in his grand prize. "I am overwhelmed and excited!" said Marden.
AYSO National President Announces New Development Commission

AYSO National President Mike Wade has announced a newly appointed chair and members of the organization's volunteer Development Commission, representing volunteers from the East to West Coast.
Herbalife Super Soccer Shake Wins Contest

Dimitris Buterakos , 11, from Torrance, Calif., won the Herbalife Shake It Up contest with his "Herbalife Super Soccer Shake" during the 2010 AYSO National Games player celebration carnival yesterday in West Palm Beach, Fla. Buterakos, along with the two other finalists, Aiden Camisa, 6, and Brady McDougal, 12, were flown to West Palm Beach by Herbalife and made their shakes on stage. A panel of five judges did a "blind" taste test to pick the winner.
Shutterfly Sponsors Free AYSO Team Websites

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) has announced Shutterfly, the No 1 online photo sharing company in the U.S., as its newest national sponsor. Shutterfly will be the Official Provider of Online Photos and Communications for AYSO.
AYSO Alum Landon Donovan Scores Game Winner

AYSO alumni and U.S. National team star Landon Donovan propelled the U.S. into the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 with the late game-winning goal in the waning minutes (90' +1) of the game against Algeria in Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.
AYSO Scores at World Cup 2010

Former AYSO players led the attack for the USA's 2-2 comeback on Friday, June 18 against Slovenia in Johannesburg, South Africa. Landon Donovan scored the first U.S. goal in the World Cup and second half substitutions, Maurice Edu and Benny Feilhaber, added some much needed attack and pace. Edu even found the back of the net, but unfortunately the referee disallowed the goal.
AYSO Players In TIME Photoshoot

The Hollywood Hurricanes, an AYSO U-12 girl's team out of Los Angeles, Calif., were the stars in a World Cup-related photo shoot with TIME Magazine earlier this month. TIME sent out a photographer to the girls practice to catch them training, practicing and having an all around good time. The Hurricanes made the cut and their photo is featured in the June 14 issue. The photo was a part of a bigger piece on the state of youth soccer in the U.S. Look for the AYSO logos on their uniforms!
Herbalife to Sponsor Barcelona Lionel Messi

AYSO sponsor Herbalife, which includes the LA Galaxy, Inter Milan and a number of other international teams in its sponsor family, has announced a new addition: FC Barcelona and its star player, Lionel Messi. Herbalife will be the club's Official Nutrition Sponsor.
AYSO AND NRPA Launch Soccer Partnership

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) have announced a national partnership to focus public awareness on the importance of play and its impact on health, wellness, environmental stewardship and youth development.
AYSO National Coach John Ouellette Receives NSCAA Honor

AYSO National Coach John Ouellette has received a Letter of Commendation from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's (NSCAA) 2011 convention in Baltimore, Md., in recognition of his service to the Association and his contributions and achievements in soccer.
AYSO Renews Partnership With Cuties

"Cuties is thrilled to partner with AYSO for the second year - and bring two members to the 'team' this season - Olympic soccer player Joy Fawcett and non-profit advocate Positive Coaching Alliance," said Ashley Martorana, Director of Marketing for Paramount Citrus. "As Cuties meets moms at the AYSO events, we'll bring more than simply deliciously healthy snacks, but rich food for thought about how to extend the life lessons sports can teach beyond the soccer field."
Sony Offers a Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip

On Monday August 24, Sony improved your chances of attending a 2010 World Cup match in South Africa by launching the Shoot for FIFA World Cup™ photo and video contest (
heading-buttonNational Soccer Coaches Association Takes Concussion Safety Head On

AYSOAYSO Welcomes Three New Members to Its Leadership Team
TORRANCE, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2018 – American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is pleased to announce the addition of three new team members to our Organization: Scott Snyder, Yvonne Lara and Al Prado.
PLAYSOCCER Magazine Winter 2017Winter 2017 PLAYSOCCER Has Launched
Read our digital version of winter 2017 PLAYSOCCER!
National Soccer Coaches Association Takes Concussion Safety Head On

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