AYSO EXTRA is a travel soccer program providing progressive player development, designed for players who have the interest, skills and abilities and want to enhance their experience and individual growth through soccer while retaining the spirit of and organization membership in AYSO.
The AYSO EXTRA Program (the “EXTRA Program”) offers soccer players the opportunity to play at the highest level of AYSO soccer. Training is conducted by highly trained coaches to develop soccer skills to the best of the player’s abilities, while still retaining the spirit of AYSO. The EXTRA Program is not intended to overshadow the primary program of Region 12 – instead the goal is to strengthen AYSO by recruiting AND retaining players and volunteers by providing a more competitive level of play – the AYSO way. The EXTRA Program embraces the Six Philosophies of AYSO and must comply with AYSO Rules & Regulations, Bylaws and National Policies, as well as AYSO EXTRA Program Guidelines.
Anyone can try out and trying out is free.
Coach Tony Masciotti would like to invite any player that is interested in trying out for the U11 EXTRA Girls Team. Majority of the roster is filled and only a few spots are available based on our last 2 assessments.
The EXTRA teams requires a high level of talent and based on our assessors we feel that an additional tryout is necessary to put the team together.
GU11 Thursday May 26th 5:30 to 7pm at Arnold Field
Players will need to have soccer cleats and shin guards to be able to participate in these tryouts.
EXTRA Team Information
- Participation in our EXTRA Program will be by invitation and will be sent following the completion of tryouts.
- Players that are selected for the EXTRA Program are not eligible to play in the primary Fall Season.
- Each EXTRA team will be required to have a minimum of three referees who are certified for that age division.
- Teams will train twice a week and will play one or two games each weekend against similar teams mostly from AYSO Area 1D, 1F, & 1P. Half the games will be in Torrance, the other half on other teams’ home fields.
The EXTRA Program begins practice in August and starts play in early September with weekly games played against other Extra teams from other Regions. The program will continue through the middle of December, with playoffs taking place in January and February. It will extend during the Select season as well.
EXTRA programs are primary programs, and therefore, Region funds may be used to support EXTRA activities, but only to the extent that they are consistent with the funds expended for the standard primary program. Each player will register and pay as part of the standard AYSO season. If selected for the EXTRA team, the player will need to make a choice to accept that commitment and be responsible to pay an additional charge of approx. $240 due 30 days after player accepts the offer to join the EXTRA team. This fee will include a second uniform, practice t-shirts, and advanced trainers. Please note that additional items like backpacks, sweatsuits, spring tournaments, etc. would be additional costs and it will be up to each team to decide on these items.