AYSO Alliance is a new part of the AYSO Player Development Pathway. Much like EXTRA™, Alliance is a competitive, tryout based program for players/teams who want to play in both internal and external gaming circuits as members of both AYSO and US Youth Soccer or US Club Soccer.
What is the AYSO Alliance Program?
The purpose of the AYSO ALLIANCE program is to support the AYSO player development pathway to the highest levels of play. It is an integral part of the AYSO Club program potential progression to AYSO United.
How are AYSO Alliance teams formed and games organized?
AYSO ALLIANCE teams consist of players who are selected through open tryouts and who want to play at a more competitive level within AYSO. AYSO ALLIANCE teams represent the National Program in their local ALLIANCE circuit as well as in inter-state tournaments. This opportunity to play may require team fundraising, and will likely involve team travel.
Each AYSO ALLIANCE program will operate in the best interest of the local Area and Regions with an emphasis on the player pathway and creating a positive learning environment for our players and coaches. The program will serve as an entry point for players into external competition circuits.
AYSO ALLIANCE teams are composed of players registered within AYSO, while also registered with US Youth Soccer or US Club Soccer. AYSO ALLIANCE teams, coaches and players have all the advantages of being part of AYSO and playing in external gaming circuits.
Can my AYSO Alliance child also participate in AYSO Core?
Alliance players that also participate in the primary program at the same time can participate fully with both teams as well as All Star, tournaments, National Open Cup, National Games, and travel teams.
Where can I find an AYSO Alliance program?
The AYSO Alliance program is offered in areas with a regular AYSO program and coordinated with the support of local leadership. All AYSO standards for training and certification for coaches and referees are in place. Check with your local Region to see if there is an Alliance program in your community.