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EXTRA Program Overview

AYSO EXTRA is a PROGRESSIVE PLAYER PROGRAM designed to provide a more challenging level of soccer for AYSO players who have the interest, skills and abilities. It enhances that player's experience and individual growth through soccer while retaining the spirit of and organization membership in AYSO. EXTRA is not designed to overshadow or harm the standard primary program - rather the goal is to strengthen AYSO by recruiting and retaining players and volunteers through providing more competitive play the AYSO way - all EXTRA programs embrace the Six Philosophies of AYSO.

Section One has two playing circuits designated by East & West. Each circuit will play within their circuit and maintain separate standings. Cross circuit play may be necessary in some divisions in order to give every team a competitive playing season.

AYSO EXTRA Tools and Resources

These documents and tools have been developed for use by approved AYSO EXTRA programs.  They are designed to assist Regions/Areas/Sections in building strong EXTRA programs and ensuring their success under the national guidelines. Honest, objective feedback will also be gathered to improve programs and to ensure continuation of excellent programming for our players.

No heading in division 12U and under
If 4 teams or less in a division then West and East will inter-play with home and away games.

Copies of tryout records and game cards will be collected by the EXTRA Coordinator.  Regions are advised to maintain records.

Section 1-10-11 Extra Program
Section 1-10-11 Extra Guidelines
National Extra Rules and Guidelines
Open Tryout Handbook

Players eligible to participate in match play must be currently registered in AYSO and have  participated in a scheduled player evaluation at dates and times determined by the Region. Volunteers participating in the EXTRA program must be currently registered and accepted volunteers.

EXTRA Team Sizes:

DivisionNumber of PlayersMax Players
 14U 11 15
 13U 11 15
 12U 9 12
 11U 9 12
 10U 7 10

Coaches that are approved by their Regions must meet the required training and certification standards of the Section 1 EXTRA guidelines which state that a current volunteer application is on file with National, have taken/passed AYSO’s Safe Haven and completed the CDC Concussion Awareness training. Coaches must have the following training to coach a specific division:
a. 10U  - 10U Coach Certified
b. 11U/12U - 12U Coach Certified
c. 13U/14U - Intermediate and Advanced Coach Certified
d. Training requirements address the age appropriate training environment in conjunction with more advanced training session plans and activities aligned with technical and tactical awareness of the player.

Referees participating in the EXTRA Program should (strongly encouraged) have the following training to referee a specific division:
a. 10U  - Regional Badge and minimum of two years of officiating and Intermediate course
b. 11U/12U - Intermediate and Advanced
c. 13U/14U - Advanced and National
d. Youth Referees shall be a minimum of two years older than the oldest players in the gender/age bracket to which they have been assigned with appropriate badge level.

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