American Youth Soccer Organization

AYSO's Six Philosophies

AYSO's Philosophies are living tenets that separate AYSO from other sports organizations. The Six Philosophies are Everyone Plays®. Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.

Everyone Plays®

Our goal is for kids to play soccer - so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game. 

Balanced Teams

Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible - because it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play.

Open Registration

Our program is open to all children who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing.

Positive Coaching

Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.

Good Sportsmanship

We strive to create a safe, fair, fun and positive environment based on mutual respect, rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.

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.

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American Youth Soccer Organization
American Youth Soccer Organization
19750 S. Vermont Ave., Suite 200
Torrance, California 90502