Winter 2018 PLAYSOCCER Magazine

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

In this edition of PLAYSOCCER, read about the 7 tips to reduce injury, the evolution of National Women’s Soccer League star Beverly Yanez, what it takes to be a great coach with University of California Irvine men’s soccer coach Yossi Raz and much more!

If you would like physical prints of the Winter 2018 PLAYSOCCER magazine for your region, team or friends, email us at for information on how to receive some copies!



Brent Reis: Goalkeeper of a Different Breed
Former professional indoor soccer goalkeeper Brent Reis embraces the trials, mentorship and growth of being a goalkeeper from AYSO.

7 Tips to Reduce Injury
Learn about the 7 easy ways you can stay clear of injury and stay on the field. 

AYSO United Bring Home the Gold in 2018
Catch up with AYSO United as they redefine and dominate the competitive club soccer circuit across the nation. 

Player Development: The Evolution of Beverly Yanez
We talked with Seattle Reign FC Forward Beverly Yanez about her trials and development that helped her on her professional journey.

The Makings of a Great Coach: Yossi Raz
University of California Irvine Men’s Soccer Coach and AYSO Residential Camp speaker tells us about his coaching objectives and what he looks for in a player.

5 Faves: Possession Games By Vince Ganzberg
United Soccer Coaches Education Content Coordinator and renown US Soccer Coaching Instructor, Vince Ganzberg compiles his five favorite possession drills.

Dedicated AYSO alumni, volunteers and players share their stories of the beautiful game of soccer and how it has affected their lives.

Coloring Contest
Color the picture and enter to receive an AYSO prize pack! All entries must be received by January 11, 2019.

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.

© 2018  American Youth Soccer Organization, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form, in whole or in part, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Nonprofit postage paid at Main U.S. Post Office, Torrance, CA. EDITORIAL OFFICES PLAYSOCCER, 19750 S. Vermont Ave., Suite 200, Torrance, CA 90502

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.