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In AYSO Region 517 most games are played on the best fields in South Orange County. In addition all players play a minmum of three quarters of a game. This gives every player a chance to improve without the threat of being pulled out of the game for making a mistake. All divisions focus on Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, and Player Development, all while having FUN!!!

The 5U-Schoolyard program allows players to discover the game for themselves, while also giving the parents a foundation to build and grow into future AYSO coaches, referees, and administrators. The objective of the AYSO 5U-Schoolyard program is to provide young players and their parents with a "pressure free" introduction to the game of soccer. This is not to be considered a coaching program but is designed to expose kids to soccer. The two goals of this program are to allow the players to enjoy the activities and to let the game be the teacher. There is no post season at this age level; however, each player receives a participation trophy at the end of the season. The program is run with the assistance of UK International.

Season LengthThe season runs for 6 to 8 weeks.
Time CommitmentWeekly time commitment is approximately 60 minutes, including 30 Minutes of group warmup followed by a 30 minute game supervised by a team coach. Held on Saturdays.
EquipmentEach player will be given a uniform which consists of a jersey, shorts and socks. The player must provide soccer cleats, shin-guards and a size 3 soccer ball.
Certification RequirementAll volunteers must be registered AYSO Volunteers.
  • Coach - Safe Haven Certified
Game FormatThe game is played on a small field in a 3 vs. 3 format with no goal keeper. The team coaches act as the referee to keep the game safe and fun. Parents are encouraged to cheer and not coach; let the game be the coach.
Team FormationThe teams are formed with the intent of allowing the children to play with their friends and other children from their school. Please place special requests on the registration form. We try very hard to meet all requests.

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AYSO Region 517

P.O. Box 26701 
Santa Ana, California 92799

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