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Question: Looking for more competitive local soccer with AYSO Philosophies? 
Answer: Take a look at the EXTRA Program from AYSO

The EXTRA Program offers a more advanced level of competition for players who possess the appropriate skills, commitment and abilities. The program offers soccer development opportunities similar to club soccer but maintains the core AYSO philosophies –player development, positive coaching, good sportsmanship, and everyone plays at least 2 quarters. Players selected to the EXTRA Program will commit to their teams as their primary activity. It is expected that every player attends each practice and game.

Players must try out each year and are open to all 09U-16U Boys & Girls. Players should attend both tryouts. Qualified players should try out even if they are not 100% sure they want to play EXTRA. 

Teams are selected by a panel of experienced coaches. Tryouts are conducted utilizing the national standard for tryouts.Tryouts are impartial by assigning each player a number and not providing the names of the players until after tryouts have been completed and the players have been selected. All players will be notified if they have made a team or not.

The region will determine the number of EXTRA teams based upon the number of EXTRA caliber players identified during tryouts and the availability of qualified coaches. We will want to make sure we form a team that is competitive with other EXTRA teams in Orange County. We will not form a team if we do not think it will be competitive or if a qualified coach is not available. Teams will be made of players in a single age brackets. Individual players may be invited to “play up” into the next higher bracket.

Please request an application from Saleem Aaron, EXTRA Coordinator at [email protected].  Coaches are expected to be focused on positive coaching and player development.

Note: As of 2017, the AYSO EXTRA program has adopted the birth year age guide for the upcoming season which was mandated by US Soccer.

09U teams: up to 10 on roster, play 7v7
10U teams: up to 10 on roster, play 7v7
11U teams: up to 12 on roster, play 9v9
12U teams: up to 12 on roster, play 9v9
13U teams: up to 15 on roster, play 11v11
14U teams: up to 15 on roster, play 11v11

EXTRA Players pay the normal fall registration fee plus an additional EXTRA fee to cover the cost of a second uniform, professional coaching and Pre & Post Season tournaments, as well as some gear from the region.

The Region 117 EXTRA team will play other EXTRA teams from other AYSO regions such as Region 5 (Fountain Valley), Region 177 (Long Beach), Region 1398 (Yorba Linda), etc . There will be some travel involved, but the games are generally in Orange County and Long Beach. The games are usually on weekends and there may be games on Sundays. The season starts at the same time as the AYSO Region’s Fall season and usually ends a week after the end of the regular season (September to November). Many teams also participate in tournaments before and after the season. Teams are encouraged to continue to play in tournaments and as an EXTRA team in our Spring season.

If you have questions about the EXTRA program: Read the EXTRA Guidelines at AYSO Section 11  or contact Saleem Aaron, EXTRA Coordinator at [email protected].

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