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AYSO Region 922 Oro Valley, Arizona


Welcome to Oro Valley Region 922 American Youth Soccer Organization!  

We are currently running 2 Soccer Seasons:
FALL season runs from August to early December - registration starts in May.
SPRING season runs from February to April/May - registration starts in November. 

Friday Night Soccer during the summer is a Free bonus for Fall & Spring players!
Summer Soccer Camps are run by Challenger Sports - See more at
Alliance is our "Club" program for more advanced players and runs year round, please see the tab called "AYSO Alliance Club Soccer."

After the 6U Division, AYSO form teams in each Division (Age Group) consisting of 2 birth years - the Divisions are 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U.  There is no 7U, 9U, 11U, etc...  the 7U division is part of 8U, 9U is part of 10U, and so on.  

The Soccer "Year" starts August 1st and ends July 31st every year, so the Fall 2022 and the Spring 2023 seasons are in the same year.  Your child will not change Divisions in the middle of the year.  The system auto assigns your kids to the division based on birth year so you can't pick the wrong one.  You need to know your correct division so you don't show up at the wrong place!  You will be asked to show proof of age so bring a Birth Certificate.  Players can "play up" an age group beneficial (2009 player playing in 2008/2007 division), but need special permission to play down. Email [email protected] for questions.  

Please scroll down to the "AGE GROUPS" content below before REGISTERING ("Register Now" link at the very top of the screen.)   You may be surprised to learn your 9 year old actually is in 12U and not 10U.

Starting at 10U or 12U, you are in the "Area" league which plays other AYSO Regions around Tucson requiring travel.  

Registration Website Instructions


The effective date of age determination for registration shall be the player's age as of December 31 looking ahead of the Membership Year.
For example: For 2017 the division the child will be placed in will be determined based on their age as of December 31, 2018. This age determination does not apply to Playground or Schoolyard division. 

Soccer  year is from August 1st to July 31st. 
For example: the 2018 - 2019 season starts 8/1/18 and runs to 7/31/19.  

There are no Odd number divisions, they will be played in the older even number division.  
For example: 7U will be grouped with 8U.  9U will be grouped with 10U. 
11U thru 18U play in Area Interplay and the divisions could be changed based on the number of participants.

** Playground is a program specially designed for 3 to 4 year old to develop Fundamental Motor Skills that will prepare the child for soccer and other sports. The player must be 3 years old by the date of the first Region activity. The Region must set the registration minimum age date to the day and month of first activity minus three years.
For example: if the first activity is 9/2/2017, your minimum age date will be 9/2/2014 so that the child can be three years old by that date.

*** Schoolyard is a program designed for 4 year olds that continues the learning of fundamental motor skills and introduces soccer skills. The player must be 4 years old by the date of the first Region activity. The Region must set the registration minimum age date to the day and month of first activity minus four years.
For example: if the first activity is 9/2/2017 your minimum age date will be 9/2/2013 so that the child can be four years old by that date.

Both Programs align with US Soccer's Player Development Initiatives.

Why AYSO and Why Soccer?

What is AYSO?

The American Youth Soccer Organization is the largest national youth soccer league.  AYSO is divided up into Sections, Areas, and Regions across the country.  Tucson and Southern AZ is Area 12A.  Area 12A is divided into multiple Regions.  Oro Valley is Region 922.  AYSO is a volunteer-run organization. Coaches, referees and administrators are ALL volunteers. Every single last person you see helping is a volunteer from the top to the bottom.  Nationwide, over 220,000 parents, neighbors, relatives and friends lend their time and talents so that each child gets a terrific AYSO experience.  AYSO's volunteer foundation ensures that it's all about what's good for kids. It also makes AYSO very affordable. AYSO operates in a business manner, but volunteers ensure its "profits" are happy, healthy kids playing a sport they can enjoy for life.  AYSO has developed special training that helps parents who may have little or no soccer experience quickly gain the age-appropriate knowledge and skills they need to be effective coaches and referees. It also has unique administrative and management training. This ensures that each community program:  

  • Abides by the AYSO philosophies: Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, Open Registration and Player Development.
  • Offers a great AYSO experience
  • Continues to grow, offering the AYSO opportunity to more children

It only takes a few hours to become qualified as an introductory-level coach or referee. But if you're not able to commit even that much time, there are many small jobs you can help with. Even a couple of hours each season are an important contribution to your team and Region!  AYSO training doesn't stop as long as you're having fun. Referees, coaches and administrators have clinics, workshops and other advanced training available to advance their skills. 

Want to know more about AYSO?  Check out the National AYSO website at:

A Game For Kids And A Game For Life!

AYSO is child-first and child focused. We are a soccer organization with happy, healthy kids as our passion.

Every decision, every rule and every program has "what's good for kids" as its basis. Every girl and boy stepping on a soccer field for the first time can have fun. AYSO's child-first approach also makes it one of the finest player development programs. Everybody likes to win, but developing successful players and people is what's fundamental in AYSO.

You can set a soccer ball down on any corner in the world and have friends. It is a global sport that Americans have embraced in record numbers... because it's fun even with a beginner's skill. It's also a game you can play and enjoy for the rest of your life (U-5 soccer is one of the fastest growing levels in the U.S.!)

With children's natural joy in running and kicking, soccer builds on these two skills and adds in techniques to control the ball and work as a team. It also encourages creative decision making and strategic thinking. And it's a fast game that keeps each player moving the entire time. In AYSO there's no spending the game on the bench!

AYSO has age appropriate small-sided games. A full size soccer team has 11 players on the field. But smaller-sided teams for younger children allow more touches on the ball and a more successful soccer learning environment.

AYSO small-sided games emulate classic "street soccer" where children of many skill levels choose up teams and play together for a fun neighborhood game. This is a similar environment to where many of the greatest soccer players in the world developed their skills. Small-sided games continue as excellent development

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Contact Us

AYSO Region 922 Oro Valley

Oro Valley, Arizona 85737

Email Us: [email protected]
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