The AYSO EXTRA program is a continuing pilot program entering its 5th season designed for skilled players who want more competitive play and increased training inside the parameters of the AYSO philosophies.
The AYSO Region 70 EXTRA Program resembles our traditional tournament team structure: Players must try out to make a team, and the teams will compete against other competitive EXTRA teams in AYSO Section 1 West (the playing circuit includes teams from our neighboring Regions and as far south as Palos Verdes). Accordingly, some travel in the local area may be required for games.
The EXTRA competition is side-by-side with our regular AYSO program; hence, players who participate in EXTRA will not participate in the regular program (including playoffs and All Star competition). The EXTRA teams have their own Section-wide playoff tournament, and will enter competitive tournaments of their own choosing. EXTRA teams are coached by AYSO volunteer coaches, as well as professional trainers supplied by UK International Soccer Camps.
Tryouts for the 2015 EXTRA season will be held in April for the U9, U10, U11, and U12 ages (incoming players to those age groups) for both boys and girls. All players are welcome to try out who meet the age requirement — there is no requirement to have played in Region 70 last season. It is important to emphasize that holding a tryout does not guarantee that a team may be formed in a specific age group — factors such as the number of available players, sufficient qualified coach and referee volunteers, and overall division registration numbers will impact the decision to form teams. In the event that EXTRA teams cannot be formed in specific age groups, all registered players will be placed in the regular program for the upcoming season.
Jeff Creech is our EXTRA Program Coordinator for this season and can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2015 EXTRA Tryout Schedule
All tryouts will be held on the turf field at Westwood Park
1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
|Divisions||Tryout #1||Tryout #2|
|BU9 and BU10||Tues April 7, 5:00-6:30||Thurs April 16, 5:00-6:30|
|BU11 and BU12||Tues April 7, 6:30-8:00||Thurs April 16, 6:30-8:00|
|GU9 and GU10||Fri April 10, 5:30-7:00||Mon April 13, 5:00-6:30|
|GU11 and GU12||Wed April 8, 5:30-7:00||Mon April 13, 6:30-8:00|
Interested players must attend at least one tryout and are welcome to attend both.
Sunday April 19th and/or Sunday April 26th may be used to conduct scrimmages to finalize teams.
Age groups are:
U9 (born between 8/1/06 and 7/31/07)
U10 (born between 8/1/05 and 7/31/06)
U11 (born between 8/1/04 and 7/31/05)
U12 (born between 8/1/03 and 7/31/04)
Please have the players wear soccer attire including shin guards, and bring a ball.