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AYSO Region 153 Tucson, Arizona

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Cleat Recycling Program

Cleats too small?  Bring your gently used cleats to Registration and donate them to our Cleat Recycle Program.  For $5, anyone may purchase from the Cleat Recycle Bin.

You save money on cleats while raising money for our region!

Contact rc@ayso153.com if you have questions.


OUR PROGRAMS:

CORE

Our core program is the foundation for all the fun, excitement and learning that happens on the fields. AYSO is best known for our core program – it’s where the large majority of kids fall in love with soccer and make memories that will last a lifetime.

There are six core values – or what we call AYSO’s Six Philosophies – that are the foundation of our core program, and all others: Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development. These are the essence of AYSO and it all starts with Everyone Plays.

Here in AYSO, Everyone Plays means that no kid spends their soccer experience sitting on the bench. Every kid plays at least half of every game. Learn more about AYSO’s Six Philosophies here.

Also, teams are put together in a way that makes playing soccer about the experience, not wins or losses. It’s not about blowing out another team with an unbelievable score; it’s about sportsmanship and learning to be the best possible team mate and opponent. Developing players is what we’re about, because soccer skills and life skills go hand in hand. AYSO’s main purpose is to get kids on the field, provide them with good coaches, and teach them to play soccer.

SCHOOLYARD/PLAYGROUND (Formerly Jamboree, now for three and four year-olds)
Soccer is for people of all ages – even the little ones!  Several years ago, we created Schoolyard, or the U-5 program, and Playground or the U-4 program. In Schoolyard & Playground, children get to play soccer in an age-specific program, and you, the parents, get to participate with them. 
In Schoolyard & Playground, each team is made up of three players and each player will have a parent (or other adult) with them on the field. The children learn soccer skills like kicking, dribbling, and throwing in the ball, but in a low-pressure setting. Schoolyard & Playground is about exposing children to soccer, not grooming them for college scholarships. 
Parents help take turns organizing the teams, setting up fields and supervising the program. While their children are playing, parent volunteers keep time, but interfere with play as little as possible. There are only a few reasons to stop play in Schoolyard or Playground games. If a child is not playing well with others, or if play must pause for injury, substitution, confusion, or to watch a flock or birds fly by, parents can quickly direct attention back to the game. 
In Schoolyard & Jamboree, goals are not counted to determine who wins - every player is a winner. Young players need to get a feel for the ball and the field, so even though there are adults all around and many opportunities to offer instruction, the emphasis is on fun and play. It’s a different kind of game in U-4 & U-5, but the children still wear jerseys or pinnies, cleats and shin guards. Best of all, they find out that soccer is something they can do. 

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Region 153

120 S Houghton, 138
Tucson, Arizona 85748

Email Us: [email protected]
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