Are You Interested In An Opportunity To Play A Higher Level Of AYSO Soccer?
What is AYSO “EXTRA”?
The AYSO “EXTRA” Program is a select program under the AYSO Flex umbrella which we anticipate will be implemented by AYSO Section 11 (Southern California) that is a level above traditional recreational soccer programs. 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 primary program alone. Region 56 Extra Teams play other Extra teams outside of Region 56.
AYSO “EXTRA”, teams are anticipated to be formed in April through a tryout process that is anticipated to run during the last two weeks of March and the first two weeks of April. Players should be informed of teams during the month of May. The AYSO “EXTRA” program is played during the same time frame as the fall recreational AYSO program (e.g. August thru December). Games are usually played on Saturdays but Sunday and weeknight games are scheduled too. Team formation may be considered for girls and boys in the 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 and Under age brackets.
How is AYSO “EXTRA” Different from Club Soccer?
AYSO “EXTRA” is an AYSO program. Thus, everyone plays means that every player will play a minimum of one-half the game. Club soccer teams often do not offer any playing time guarantee.
The estimated cost of the AYSO “EXTRA” program is slightly more than recreational the Primary soccer season. Club soccer costs between $1,500 - $2,000, depending upon the club and the number of tournaments that the team enters. *This fee may vary as actual costs are determined, however at this time we believe the Extra costs will likely be $160 plus Region 56 registration fees. Tournaments are an additional cost and are encouraged. The extra unifroms are included in the $160 extra fee.
How Can I Participate on an AYSO “EXTRA” Team?
Selection onto an AYSO “EXTRA” team is through a tryout process that is open to everyone registered as a player with AYSO. The tryout process will evaluate players on the basis of their complete skill set, including but not limited to defending, attacking, speed, ball control, game knowledge, attitude, and effort exhibited through drills and small-sided scrimmages.
Extra Team Player Tryout Guidelines
Each EXTRA team must have a minimum of 2 tryout dates.
Each player should bring a water, a ball and wear shin guards. Please do not wear soccer attire from All Star or Extra Programs. Earings may not be worn during tryouts.
All players must be signed in at the sign-in table which is located near the AYSO bins at BC. To tryout, player must turn in a signed release form or a copy of their fall registration form. A copy of the players release form can be obtained by going to the AYSO Region 56 Website. Select register now, login, print player form.
Prior to tryouts, please print, read carefully and fill out Player Interview/Parent & Player Agreement. Player Interview/Parent & Player Agreement can be found on the AYSO Region 56 website on the Extra Page. To tryout, all players must turn in Player Interview/Parent & Player Agreement.
All players must tryout during at least one tryout date to be considered for an EXTRA Team. It is recommended that players attend both tryouts but it is not mandatory. During tryouts, parents who stay and watch need to stay near the sign in table. Please follow Brethren Christian parking rules as stated on the AYSO Region 56 homepage.
Players may not play up or down.
Players must tryout in their age division.
Players may tryout and play in an age division above their age division if their age division is not offered.
Extra Tryouts do not guarantee an Extra Team.
*The EXTRA Program is subjected to Area K, Section 11 and AYSO National Approval. Guidelines are subject to change.