Byron Center AYSO
National American Youth Soccer Organization

AYSO is a nationwide non-profit organization founded in 1964 that develops and delivers
quality youth soccer programs in a fun, family environment based on
Six Philosophies:

  • Everyone Plays - AYSO's goal is for kids to play soccer.  So, it mandates that
    every player on every team must play at least half of every game, regardless of skill

  • Balanced Teams - Each year a computer program selects new teams based on
    coach evaluations from the previous year, age, and number of years played.

  • Positive Coaching - This builds a positive team spirit. AYSO trains and
    encourages the coaches to make the extra effort to understand and offer positive
    help to the players, rather than negative criticism.

  • Open Registration - There are no try-outs for AYSO.  All children, ages 4-18 who
    register and want to play soccer are welcomed.

  • Good Sportsmanship - AYSO creates a positive environment based on mutual
    respect, rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude.

  • Player Development - Coaches, referees and parents working together to
    develop all level of a player's development.

Visit the national AYSO website at
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