Spring 2019 PLAYSOCCER Magazine

We are very excited to announce that our digital version of the Spring 2019 PLAYSOCCER magazine has officially launched!

This digital format for PLAYSOCCER 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.






AYSO Team Holds 35 Year Anniversary Reunion
AYSO Alum Ken Dean shares the story of how his old AYSO team stayed so close and reunited 35 years later.

The Coaching Manual: Coaching Your Own Child
Read about the great ways to ensure a great coaching experience with your own child.

Chiara: Calcio Femminile & AYSO United
Chiara talks about how much the program has impacted her game and how it is helping her follow her dreams of playing professional soccer.

AYSO Alum Jimmy Conrad is on a Mission to Help Soccer in America
USMNT & MLS legend Jimmy Conrad talked to us about his recent appointment as San Francisco Glens SC Technical Director/Associate Head Coach and hopes to improve the game of soccer in the US.

DJ Kai Song: Taking the Field of DJ’ing
We talked to up and coming DJ and AYSO player Kai Song about his special talents and goals for his future.

Big Wins On & Off the Field for Bradley
This amazing AYSO player not only wins with a great attitude on the field but has a win off the field that is life-changing.

Growing the Game with Nathaniel Lepani
Nathaniel Lepani shares his AYSO story and how he is working hard to grow the beautiful game in Papa New Guinea.

Katie McKee: How to Deal with Stress in Youth Sports
Esteemed Mental Performance Consultant and AYSO coach Katie McKee shares her tips for reducing stress in youth sports.

Countdown to the Cup
With the World Cup just a month away it is the perfect time highlight our current champions of the tournament, USWNT!

Coloring Contest
Color the picture and enter to receive an AYSO prize pack! All entries must be received by July 5, 2019.

You can read past editions of PLAYSOCCER here.

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