AYSO EXTRA Soccer Tryouts Will Be Held This Week April 26-30

Everyone plays with AYSO. No child sits on the bench during games.
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Do you want your child to have fun playing soccer, while obtaining the necessary skills to advance to the next level?

Consider AYSO EXTRA, which gives more training, but still allows all kids to play, unlike club soccer, when many players sit on the bench during games. The best way to learn how to do something is by doing it, and not by watching others play.

AYSO EXTRA is a tryout based competitive game-circuit program that offers players a more challenging, higher level of soccer for AYSO players who possess the appropriate skills, abilities and drive.   The season will run from mid-August 2022 to early June 2023.  Tryouts for boys and girls will be held this week, April 26 to April 30. If callbacks are needed they will be held May 3, 4 and 5.

Players participate in a fall league made up of EXTRA teams from other AYSO regions like Pasadena, Palos Verdes and Culver City. Teams practice twice a week; one of the practices is run by a professional trainer and the other is run by a parent coach. In the winter and spring, teams participate in tournaments around the southland.

Families in the EXTRA program volunteer just as they do in the regular AYSO Core program and “give back” to the Core program in a variety of ways including refereeing games, helping at special events such as uniform distribution, picture day and tournaments.

To register for tryouts, visit: www.ayso69.org and go to the “Our Programs” tab.  Complete the registration, by selecting the 2022 EXTRA Program.

Registration must be complete prior to attending and those trying out, should arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

For girls born in 2012 and 2013, the tryouts will be held at Paul Revere Middle School from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 and on Saturday, April 30 from 1:15 to 2:45. Callbacks, if are needed will be held 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3.

Boys, who are born in 2010, will tryout from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, at the Palisades High School baseball field. A second tryout time may be, Saturday, April 30, from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. at Revere.

Boys born in 2011, will tryout at Paul Revere from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 and on Saturday, April 30 from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Boys born in 2012, with tryout at Paul Revere from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 and from 2:45 to 4:15 on Saturday, April 30.

Boys born in 2013, will also tryout at Revere from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 and from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

Players not selected for EXTRA will be invited to join the Player Development Program in the fall, which provides the opportunity for an additional practice per week,  and  monthly weekend scrimmages.

AYSO is also looking for coaches.  Please email Corinne if you are interested. Corinne@aspiresoccercoaching.com

Other questions can be answered by emailing: registration69@aol.com.

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