What is AYSO EXTRA?
The AYSO EXTRA program is a competitive program designed for players with advanced skills. Players participating in this program will compete against other EXTRA teams from different regions within Section 10. The objective of the AYSO EXTRA program is to provide top players within each region a more competitive playing experience than traditionally offered through the recreational program alone.
Why is AYSO EXTRA a better option than club soccer for competitive players?
The EXTRA program provides for a team at each age level. As an example, the recreational program combines the ten year old division and eleven year old division into one division U12. The EXTRA program has a U10 division and U11 division.
- Low cost - Club soccer can cost between $1,000 & $2,000 depending on the club and the number of tournaments that the team enters. In addition to the AYSO registration fee, additional expenses incurred through the EXTRA program would be travel costs and any extra uniforms, warm ups, etc the team would purchase.
- Every player plays at least 3/4 of the game. In club soccer, there is no guarantee how much playing time a player get.
- Best of breed professional paid trainers - To help players better develop their technical skills, tactical abilities and fitness.
When does AYSO EXTRA Start?
The AYSO EXTRA program for our region is a stand alone program that will run side-by-side with the Fall program. There will be home games and away games. Most likely, there will both Saturday and Sunday games within the season. Depending on the number of teams participating, the season will be between 10 and 14 games.
How are players selected?
Players must tryout and be selected to play in the EXTRA program. Player evaluations are made by a committee of three who look at the player's soccer skills, competitiveness, commitment to the team, availability and attitude.
AYSO Extra players do not play in the regular recreational program and therefore are not eligible for All-Stars.
There is a Spring season at which time the EXTRA team would participate in tournaments if they so desire.
AYSO Extra advantages over other highly competitive programs:
•Low Cost -Less than half the cost of a club program
•Everyone Plays 3/4 -No one sits the bench, everyone plays at least 3/4 of the game
•Best of Breed Trainers -For players to better develop technical skills, tactical abilities and fitness
•Player Development -Setting a clear path to help player achieve realistic goals and
realize their potential while having fun learning the game of soccer.
•Positive Coaching -Certified, experienced and knowledgeable coaches who
are positive instructive and encouraging with the players.
•Trained Quality Refs -Game Officials who are mindful of player safety and who
referee for the love of the game and not a paycheck.