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How AYSO Works

How AYSO Works

AYSO is child-first and child focused. We are a soccer organization with happy, healthy kids as our passion.

Every decision, every rule and every program has "what's good for kids" as its basis. Every girl and boy stepping on a soccer field for the first time can have fun. AYSO's child-first approach also makes it one of the finest player development programs. Everybody likes to win, but developing successful players and people is what's fundamental in AYSO.

Local programs supported by geographic areas all functioning together to make the best possible youth soccer program for your community!

Regions: The local community soccer programs and the most important part of AYSO. Where kids, coaches, and parents smile and have the most fun... by playing AYSO soccer on their neighborhood fields!

Areas: Comprised of multiple Regions, AYSO has close to 100 Areas nationwide. Area Directors are trained to create staffs that support and mentor each of its Regions.

Sections: Comprised of multiple Areas, AYSO has 14 Sections nationwide. Sections provide volunteer training and support at the highest level to all of its local Areas and Regions.

Special Directors: The chairpersons of AYSO's Referee, Coaching, Management and Tournament National Advisory Commissions help provide discipline specific advice to the National Board of Directors and the National President.

National Board of Directors: Eleven elected volunteers, plus two independent board members who are appointed, are the leaders of the largest single nonprofit youth sports organization in the United States of America!

National Support & Training Center (NSTC): Home to AYSO's national staff, the NSTC hosts training, offers professional assistance, organizational tools and support to every volunteer at all levels of the organization!