About AYSO

Rich Heritage in Youth Soccer

Started in 1964 out of a garage in California, AYSO is the Nation's oldest youth soccer organization. Children in over 900 communities enjoy playing youth soccer!

Who Are They?

AYSO is a non-profit organization that provides youth soccer programs for participants all over the United States and internationally in the Virgin Islands and Trinidad and Tobago. Consisting of over 50,000 teams and 500,000 players nationwide, AYSO is one of the leading youth soccer organizations in the world. It is often called “the biggest soccer club in the world.”

Their Vision

To provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.

Their Mission

To develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on these philosophies:

  • Everyone Plays ®
  • Balanced Teams
  • Open Registration
  • Positive Coaching
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Player Development

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