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AYSO 544 Extra Program


The EXTRA program is designed for players with the ability, desire and dedication to play at a higher competitive level. These teams are formed through a tryout process  in late Spring and will then play during the upcoming fall and spring seasons. This team requires a one year commitment as well as an increased commitment from coaches, parents and players.  This is a travel team; meaning the teams play games throughout AYSO Sections 1, 10 and 11; which are LA, Orange County and the Inland Empire regions.  League Games will be on Saturdays and Sundays.  Tournaments may be over 3 day holiday weekends or possibly out of state.
The goal is to have teams for age divisions 10U, 11U,12U,13U and 14U, but will only be formed if enough highly skilled players tryout and if a qualified coach is selected. 

How to play on an EXTRA team: 

Attend the tryouts in the Spring-this is MANDATORY for being eligible to join to the team.  Each player will be evaluated on their ball handling skills, offensive and defensive ability, game sense, speed, endurance and attitude. All players will be asked to declare their commitment level to the program and that will also be a factor in final player selection.  Player commitment is for 1 year.  Players, if selected, will be notified within a few weeks of the tryout.

How to coach an EXTRA team: 

Complete the EXTRA coach application, submit it before the deadline and interview with the Coaching Committee. Coaches are appointed based on many factors, both objective and subjective, and a variety of factors, including experience, player retention and coach certifications held.  Qualified candidates are those that have been a head coach for several seasons.  Referee certification is strongly recommended.  Age appropriate Coaching Certification is required  to be an EXTRA coach.

Q: Who is eligible to tryout for EXTRA?

Any player is able to tryout as long as their age group is listed on the tryout form.  We are only able to form teams for an age group if we have an experienced and qualified coach.

Q: How are player's selected for EXTRA?

Players are required to attend a tryout. Coaches will run their age specific tryout and players will be evaluated by skilled player evaluators. Evaluators are looking for player skill, speed, effort, sportsmanship and understanding of the game. Volunteer referee commitment and family volunteer commitment also play a role in the selection of a player due to the extra level of volunteerism required to successfully run the EXTRA program.  In the weeks following the tryouts the coaches and evaluators will will form what they see is the best team to ensure growth and success for the players.

Q: What is the Season Game Schedule Like for Extra?

A: Games may start in August and run through December.  Teams that qualify for playoffs for Area, Section and Western States will continue to compete through early spring. Most games are on Saturdays but sometimes games may need to be played on Sundays as well.  Extra plays approximately half of their games in other regions around the Inland Empire, Orange County and LA and the other half in Corona.  Tournaments can be played in the fall but typically the majority of the tournaments are in the spring and early summer.

Q: How Does EXTRA Compare to Club? 

 Both AYSO EXTRA and Club are competitive soccer programs targeting players that have a stronger desire and ability to play the great game of soccer. However, AYSO EXTRA focuses on the development of players in a competitive (but not a cut-throat) environment. All players in the AYSO EXTRA program will play at least 1/2 of every game. We believe the game is the best teacher, and no child should have to earn playing time.  EXTRA costs $500-$800 per year.  Typically, Club programs cost between $1,000 - $3,000 per year.

Q: What is the Quality of Coaching/Training in the EXTRA Program? 

 All EXTRA coaches possess the required Certification, and several of our coaches (like Club coaches) also hold the USSF E-Licenses or NSCAA equivalents. All of our coaches go through additional training and education to keep their skills and knowledge of the game up to date. As well, professional trainers also work with the teams/players to further develop and enhance their skills. These sessions focus on technical and tactical development of all players, as well as keeper training for those players who play that position.   

Q: What are the Costs Associated with EXTRA? 

A: The Registration fee for the full year for AYSO EXTRA is approximately $275 which is due at the start of the season. This includes all league games in the Fall season, professional skills training, play-off tournament, and a free tournament in January hosted by Region 37.  Uniforms, tournament fees and team apparel/gear are not included in the registration fees and will be the responsibility of each player to purchase or contribute.  Expect total costs for the year to be $500-$800.  Costs vary depending on the amount of tournaments the team plays in.  Teams are encouraged to fundraise to offset the cost.

QAs a parent, coach, referee and team manager on the team what is the level of commitment?

A: Each Extra team will be required to have several certified referees on their team.  All Extra teams will be required to volunteer for the region during the year, this includes field duty, tent duty, referee assignments and snack bar assignments. Coaches will be asked to help with coach recruitment for the core program.  

Q: How Many Tournaments do Extra Teams Participate In?

A: There is no limit but on average most teams play between 4-6 tournaments  in Spring and 1-3 tournaments in Fall/Winter. Some teams may play in out of town tournaments that require hotel stays. Each family is responsible for the cost.

Q: Can a player play on a core team as well? What about on a club soccer team or participate in another sport?

A player is only allowed to play in one program with AYSO.  As for playing another sport, Extra teams require a higher level of commitment that is difficult to maintain if a player is involved with another soccer club or sport. Again, this is a one year commitment.

Extra Coordinator

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Extra Coordinator:

Leanna Milano - [email protected]

Extra Try-Outs

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Looking for a higher, more competitive level of play?


EXTRA Tryouts will be scheduled for May 2023!

Please click below to register for tryouts!

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You will receive an email to confirm your tryout date and time.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.


Latest Quick Updates


  • Tryouts are scheduled to take place in May 2023 (Exact Dates: TBA)  
  • Tryout sessions are run by the Extra Coordinator and Coach Administrator
  • A Team of AYSO Evaluators will assess players. Assuming the numbers and quality of players is sufficient the evaluators will submit a team for approval.
  • All players attending tryouts will be notified via mail within 2 weeks of the last day of tryouts regarding the potential status for the team.
  • Those offered positions must accept or decline the invitation within 48 hours or risk not being placed on the team.
  • Players may not play down a division.
  • Players must tryout in their age division.
  • Players may tryout and play in an age division above their age division if their age division is not offered. (Player must still be approved by the Regional Commissioner to play an age division above )
  • Extra Tryouts do not guarantee that the team will be formed. 

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