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AYSO EXTRA

What is AYSO EXTRA?

For those who want to play harder and still be a part of AYSO, EXTRA is perfect! This program gives AYSO athletes a more progressive soccer experience. With the right balance of competition and inclusion, you can feel secure knowing your child is part of a trusted organization and will be given fair playing time.

 

How are AYSO EXTRA games organized?

Your Region determines the organization of EXTRA play to suit its needs and numbers, but AYSO’s core philosophies are still in place: everyone on the team plays at least 50 percent of each game; selection to teams is based on open and fair evaluations, and the teams are chosen to create a competitive balance.

 

Can my AYSO EXTRA child also participate in AYSO Core?

EXTRA players that also participate in the primary program at the same time can participate fully with both teams as well as All Star, tournaments, National Open Cup, National Games, and travel teams. Players playing only on an EXTRA team are eligible for tournament, travel or other secondary program teams.

 

Where can I find an AYSO EXTRA program?

EXTRA can only be offered in areas with a regular AYSO program and is coordinated with the support of local leadership. No paid coaches or referees are allowed. All AYSO standards for training and certification for coaches and referees are in place. Click here to find an AYSO EXTRA program near you!

 

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FAQ's EXTRA Play

FAQ's EXTRA Play

The AYSO EXTRA Play program was developed for U10 through U18 players with advanced soccer skills who wish to develop their skills on a more competitive level. Recognizing the need to offer an AYSO based program for higher caliber players, and to help develop players for high school and college competition, AYSO is providing a program that will provide a higher level of training from more experienced coaches and a higher level of competition for those involved.  The AYSO EXTRA program is designed to enhance each player's experience and individual growth through the game of soccer while retaining the spirit, organization and six philosophies of AYSO:

  • Everyone Players  
  • Balanced Teams
  • Open Registration
  • Positive Coaching
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Player Development 
The AYSO EXTRA Play program requires more travel and commitment than a regular fall season team, so it may not be right for everyone. This program was designed for serious soccer players and their families and may not be appropriate for strong athletes who compete in many sports. Our regular spring/fall season program still provides many opportunities for competitive soccer with fewer demands for time and travel.  Players who are not selected for an AYSO EXTRA Play team will be notified and will have to tryout for the next year seasons. 

Who do the teams play?

Players participating in this program will compete against other AYSO EXTRA Play teams within the Wasatch Front Area (Brigham City to Fruit Heights). 

How long is the season?

The AYSO EXTRA program will begin and follow closely to the primary season of play.  Depending on the number of teams playing in the program will determine how many games are played (16 to 24 games per year).  

Who is coaching?

The volunteer coaches for this program have been selected based on their training, experience and other qualifications.  Professional Trainers are used when requested by team.

How are teams selected?

Participation in the AYSO EXTRA program will be determined by tryouts.  A selection committee will choose players.  The coach is a member of the advisory council to the selection committee.  Potential players must tryout and be selected to play on an AYSO EXTRA play soccer team each year. These teams stay together for the entire year.  We will form at least one team per division and gender, depending on the number of players that tryout.  

Tryout information?

Players are required to be registered for EXTRA programs in order to participate in tryouts. Some Regions may require enrollment in the AYSO CORE program in order to participate in the EXTRA program.  At tryouts please wear soccer attire, shin guards and bring the appropriate size soccer ball and water.

Number of players per team?

The AYSO EXTRA Play program allows each region to provide a team for each age level.   Same rules for playing up a division will apply as the regular primary seasons.  Roster size and number of players on the field will be the same as the AYSO core program.  All players will have to have player cards signed by the Regional Commissioner in order to participate.

THERE ARE NO SUBSTITUTIONS TO THOSE ON THE ROSTER...

Volunteers?

Yes!  This AYSO EXTRA program is part of the core AYSO Region 286 program.  As such, each team will be responsible to provide at least the same volunteers as the core teams.  Volunteers keep our program alive and healthy! 

HEADING THE BALL

Consistent with the U.S. Soccer mandates on heading the ball, heading is banned for all division players U-11 (U-12 and below for programs without single age divisions) and below in both practices and games.

Heading for players in U-14 is limited to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes per week with no more than 15-20 headers, per player. There is no restriction on heading in matches.

An indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team if a player age 10 or younger, deliberately touches the ball with his/her head during a game.

a. The indirect free kick is to be taken from the place where the player touched the ball with his/her head.

b. An indirect free kick awarded to the attacking team inside the opposing team’s penalty area, must be taken on the penalty area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the player touched the ball with his/her head.

Neither cautions nor send offs shall be issued for persistent infringement or denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity related to the heading infraction.

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