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AYSO Region 922 Oro Valley, Arizona

AYSO Alliance Club Soccer

We are pleased to announce the formation of a local AYSO Alliance Program. Our AYSO Area, which includes the Regions of Oro Valley and surrounding areas will be one of the first location in Tucson to offer the AYSO Alliance Program. This new program will complement the other AYSO programs by giving players, families and volunteers who want to remain within AYSO the opportunity to play at a different level and in different leagues.

What is AYSO Alliance?                                                                                                                                                        
AYSO Alliance is a new part of the AYSO Player Development program, Alliance is a highly 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. Alliance teams will be competing against local clubs in a more competitive environment.  

The AYSO Alliance program is special for the following reasons:

• Club bylaws require that “Everyone Plays”.• Teams are made up mostly of classmates and neighbors • Teams play home games and practice on local fields.• Teams depend on volunteers, creating a special team community that extends beyond the field.• A Director of Coaching will support certified, high quality, volunteer coaches. • Club and coaches recognize “whole person development” includes other equally important extracurricular activities.• Club expects players and families to give back to the larger AYSO program and community as volunteers.


Who are the Alliance coaches?
Our coaches are a spectacular group, representing the best of AYSO philosophies and committed to developing their players and teams, each region will work independently in forming Alliance teams as well as coaches.

When and where do the AYSO Alliance teams play?                                                                                                             

The season for AYSO Alliance teams normally lasts about ten months from August to May. Teams generally play between 40 and 50 games across the season. The number of games played and the length of the season vary by the team. Teams in the AYSO Alliance Program will play in 6-10 tournaments each year.  Families and coaches collaborate to determine the tournaments in which each team participates.

How are players chosen for AYSO Alliance teams?                                                                                                              
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.
Players on AYSO Alliance teams participate in tryouts for the respective age divisions. Tryouts will align with the timing of tryouts for other local clubs.

For questions, Please email us at :
[email protected]


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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AYSO Region 922 Oro Valley

Oro Valley, Arizona 85737

Email Us: [email protected]
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