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PLAYSOCCER Magazine Winter 2017Winter 2017 PLAYSOCCER Has Launched

Read the digital winter 2017 PLAYSOCCER magazine today!

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!
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!
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.
Spring 2017 PLAYSOCCERSpring 2017 PLAYSOCCER Magazine Out Now!

We’re very excited to announce that our spring issue of PLAYSOCCER Magazine has officially launched!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
AYSO kid photo4 Tips for AYSO National Games Fundraising Success

Entering the AYSO National Games 2016 lottery and being selected to go is the first exciting step in a local AYSO program’s journey to the National Games in 2016.
Exciting Soccer For Every Fan!

December has been an exciting time to be an American soccer fan. AYSO alum Landon Donovan ended his career on top by leading the LA Galaxy to a 2-1 victory against the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup.
Use Amazon Smile to Fund Scholarships

Everybody shops on Amazon, so why not use Amazon Smile and donate to the Hugo Bustamante AYSO Playership Fund? Amazon Smile lets you enjoy all of Amazon products with a portion of the purchase going back to the charity of your choice.
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.
Join in the AYSO Thank You Project

This landmark initiative gives AYSO alumni, like you, 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.
Donate to AYSO this #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is 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.
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'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.
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 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!
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.
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!"
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 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.
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