The American Youth Soccer Organization is supported by a staff of professionals that support the membership. With over 50,000 teams and 400,000 players nationwide, AYSO has continued to grow and offer its membership relevant programs and resources.
The Support Team of the AYSO Membership
The AYSO National Office located in Torrance, California. provides a professional staff able to provide members with answers and solutions. We are here to assist you in managing your AYSO program at many levels.
The National Office provides:
- Educational resources
- Centralized accounting and registration functions
- Marketing and fundraising assistance
- Communications resources
- Development support
NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AYSO's Board of Directors is continually working to improve the education of its Volunteers in the fields of child development, human behavior, and sports psychology, with a strong emphasis placed on sportsmanship.
NATIONAL OFFICE EXECUTIVE TEAM
The Executive Team of the AYSO National Office includes top professionals in all functions and disciplines of the organization including Programs, Membership Services, Business Operations, Marketing, Events, Development, Human Resources, and more.
AYSO HALL OF FAME
The AYSO Hall of Fame was established in 1996 to identify and acknowledge those extraordinary individuals who have made a historic contribution to the foundation, growth, enrichment and positive reputation of AYSO and the sport of soccer for children.
Criteria for Selection to the AYSO Hall of Fame
AYSO has many ways in which persons who make a significant contribution to the organization at a local level are recognized and commended. The Hall of Fame is unique. Accordingly, selection to the AYSO Hall of Fame shall be focused on individuals who have impacted or benefited AYSO and its members on a national basis. There shall be three categories for candidacy:
An individual must have made an exceptional contribution at or near the inception of our organization (circa 1964 – 1970) or forged into new territory to bring AYSO beyond its original boundaries.
A Promoter of AYSO dedicated to the organization as a volunteer in any discipline, whose deeds and words made a truly extraordinary contribution to AYSO which should inspire AYSO’s youth and preserve its legacy; or
A Player in AYSO for at least two seasons who achieved enormous distinction by the level of his or her contribution to the sport of soccer and made a long-term impact on AYSO, with additional consideration given to integrity, sportsmanship and character.
An individual must have made a major, sustained impact that strengthened the organization, or enabled AYSO to achieve significant growth, a material increase in the potency of its programs or a greatly heightened reputation.
Note: Current AYSO Executive Members and AYSO National Office staff will not be eligible to be nominated.