Spring 2018 PLAYSOCCER Magazine

We are very excited to announce that our digital version of the spring 2018 PLAYSOCCER magazine has officially launched!

In this edition of PLAYSOCCER, read all about Veterans of AYSO, how a AYSO Player became an MLS Coach and much more!

This is a new digital format for PLAYSOCCER that gives you the opportunity to share these stories individually. We encourage you to share on your social platforms and feel free to add to your own newsletters or local Regional websites.



Veterans of AYSO
In honor of Memorial Day, we’d like to showcase some of AYSO’s amazing veterans that continue to serve their community through volunteering.

My First Hero
Children’s book author and AYSO alumnus Quentin Holmes had one main influence as he was growing up: his dad.

Growing From Within
Learn how AYSO United Hawaii was able to grow its club program through the help of AYSO volunteers.   

Refereeing at 90
Can you picture yourself refereeing and working full-time at 90? This long-time AYSO volunteer can.   

AYSO United Los Angeles 11U Girls Become Champions
This is the first AYSO United team to become champions in Cal South’s State Cup tournament, Mayors Division. Read about who influenced them to reach their title.

From AYSO Player to MLS Coach
We talked with LA Galaxy Coach and AYSO alumnus Sigi Schmid about his unsung heroes that helped him on his coaching journey.

Nutritionist Tara Collingwood has some suggestions for what to eat on game day and post practice

Four Ways to Punch Up the Protein for Your Young Athlete
Pediatric dietitian and nutritionist Jill Castle has four simple tips to help young athletes reap the rewards from protein.

On The Pitch With Rob Stone


Letter from the National Executive Director


Parent’s Corner- 5 Ways to Stay Active as A Family

You can read past editions of PLAYSOCCER here.

PLAYSOCCER is published by the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) as a benefit of AYSO membership. Subscriptions are free to AYSO families. Editorial contributions are always welcome, but PLAYSOCCER assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen manuscripts, photographs, or other materials.

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Dear Members: All photographs, stories, and other materials are welcome and will be considered for publication in PLAYSOCCER. PLAYSOCCER reserves the right to editorial comment on unsolicited materials. If you wish submitted materials be returned, please indicate and send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with original correspondence. Please do not send one-of-a-kind photos, irreplaceable artwork, or other such materials as it is possible these items might be lost, damaged, or destroyed during the magazine’s lengthy production cycle. Unless otherwise requested, PLAYSOCCER reserves the right to list any contributor’s name, age, Region, and/or hometown.