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AYSO Region 599 - San Luis Obispo, CA

VIP Soccer

599 Very Important Player (VIP) Program

VIP stands for Very Important Player. VIP teams consist of players with mental and/or physical challenges that would make it difficult to play on a mainstream soccer team. VIP teams are non-competitive and are all about having a great time. AYSO believes that all people need opportunities to enjoy the benefit of playing sports. 

The program goal is to get players on the soccer field laughing, playing, bonding, accomplishing goals and feeling like they are part of a team. We encourage parents, siblings, family and friends to watch as these players enjoy soccer. VIP is completely flexible and tailored to the needs of each individual player. If a player wants to pick flowers on the sideline instead of playing the game, that's ok. If a player wants to stand on the field or just sit and watch, that's ok. If a player wants to do that at every single game and practice, that's ok! We don't keep score even though the players might. 

In the spirit of the AYSO Core Value of Open Registration, players from San Luis Obispo and any neighboring community are welcome to join the Region 599 VIP program. Additionally, all assistive devices are welcome on the field. All players in wheelchairs or using walkers must be accompanied by a Buddy. Wheelchairs and walkers will receive special bumpers that will allow them on the field. Soccer balls with bells inside them can be provided for blind players. If a special piece of equipment is necessary for a player to participate, we will figure out how to make it work. 


REGISTRATION:
To register, create an account through this website and fill out the VIP Player Information Form, located here:  VIP Player Form 

FEES: 
It is the goal of Region 599 to provide the VIP Program free of charge for players, with funding provided by our Surf-n-Turf tournament and various other sources. If you are interested in sponsoring our program, please contact our VIP Administrator, Jamie Pereira ([email protected]).

SCHEDULE:
The VIP season runs concurrently to the mainstream Fall season. Teams will play one game a week on Saturday at 10am on field B1 for 1 hour beginning in October - November at Damon Garcia Sports Complex in SLO with one hour practice each week. Games will be played against mainstream 12U and 14U teams. We will also feature Home and Home games with other local AYSO VIP Programs in Paso Robles, Atascadero and Santa Ynez when possible. 

VOLUNTEERS:
We always need Coaches, Referees and VIP Buddies. Buddies are people who get out on the field with VIP players and help facilitate the games. They encourage players and work towards the goal of player independence. Buddies are patient, open minded, understand soccer and have a huge heart. Buddies are required to fill out a registration form and become certified and trained. Certification and training classes are free and only take a couple of hours. Buddies must be at least 10 years old and will be chosen based on personality, ambition and maturity level. 

If you see us on the field, please come and watch our game! 


VIP Administrator:  Jamie Pereira E-mail: 

More Information:  VIP Flyer


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AYSO Region 599 - San Luis Obispo, CA

PO Box 368 
San Luis Obispo, California 93406

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 805-720-4477
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