AYSO’s Mission and Vision:
To Be the Nationally Recognized Youth Soccer Program of Choice
AYSO’s Vision is to provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.
AYSO’s Mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO’s Six Philosophies:
Everyone Plays®: We want kids to play soccer! So every player is ensured to plays at least half of every game.
Balanced Teams: Players are rated each season and teams are formed as evenly as possible talent wise. It is more fun for all when teams of similar ability play.
Open Registration: Our programs are open to all children ages 4-18 who want to play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only requirements for playing.
Positive Coaching: We train and encourage our coaches to make the extra effort to understand and offer positive help to our players. This approach builds a positive team spirit. P.I.E. = positive, instructional, encouraging.
Good Sportsmanship: We create a positive environment based upon mutual respect, rather than a win-at-all costs attitude. All of our programs are designed to instill good sportsmanship in our kids and our volunteers.
Player Development: We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.
AYSO’s Mission is accomplished by providing these essential services:
- Coaching and referee programs including quality delivery systems
- Quality administrative and operating systems with a support network
- Strong financial position
- Special network for volunteers, supported by a national staff
- Program research and development