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AYSO Region 143

EXTRA BASICS

The EXTRA Program offers a more advanced level of competition for players who possess the appropriate skills, commitment and abilities. The program offers soccer development opportunities similar to club soccer but maintains the core AYSO philosophies – including a guarantee that they will play at least half of every game. Players are selected through a competitive tryout process.


TRYOUTS

  • All players must register for the tryout in advance.
  • The tryout is open to ALL players based on the birth year of each division.
  • ALL players (previous EXTRA players included) MUST attend at least one tryout to be considered for a team; attendance at both tryouts is encouraged.
  • There is no fee to try out.
  • Please read the "TRYOUT INFORMATION PAGE for important details and how to register for the tryout.

COSTS

  • EXTRA program registration is a flat fee (there is no discounted, or early bird, pricing), which includes custom home/away jerseys, a practice jersey, special training opportunities, and the EXTRA Program participation fee.
  • Players who tryout and are offered a position on an EXTRA team, will be required to make a $100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit within seven (7) calendar days to hold their place on the team. The deposit will be deducted from the amount of the registration fee. The balance of the registration fee will be due approx 30 days after the deposit due date (the exact date will be stated in the registration email parents receive).
  • ALL players participating in any AYSO program must also pay the AYSO Annual Membership Fee ($20), which covers insurance and other resources provided by the national AYSO office. It goes directly to AYSO and is non-refundable, even in the event of a player dropping due to injury. This membership fee applies for ANY/ALL AYSO programs during the membership year, which runs 8/1 - 7/31.
  • Teams sometimes elect to buy balls, bags or warm up apparel or other items at the players’ expense.
  • Many teams also choose to participate in local tournaments before and after the season. All fees associated with these optional tournaments are paid for by the team.

SCHEDULE
  • EXTRA teams will not play other Region 143 teams during the Fall season or participate in All Stars.
  • There will be some travel involved, but the games are generally in Orange County and Long Beach.
  • Games are usually on weekends and there may be games on Sundays.
  • The EXTRA season may begin and end a week before/after the Region’s Core Fall season.
  • Teams will only be eligible for official post-season play if they meet the minimum number of volunteer/referee points during the regular season.

EXTRA PROGRAM COMMITMENT

  • Every EXTRA team shall provide a minimum of three (3) unique certified referees that are active in any of the Region’s AYSO primary programs
  • Player Commitment: Players accepting positions on a Region 143 EXTRA team are selected to that team for the duration of the Membership Year (Aug 1  - July 31), unless a situation arises that results in a tryout being held for the spring soccer season. Players will commit to their teams as their priority non-school activity. It is expected that every player attends each practice and game at the agreed upon times.
  • To satisfy the commitment required by the EXTRA Program, players may not be enrolled and participate in other Club or non-AYSO soccer programs during the EXTRA Program primary season (Aug 1 – Dec 31).
  • A commitment letter will be signed by all EXTRA players and parents each season. 

TEAM FORMATION

SELECTION OF PLAYERS
  • Teams are selected by a panel of board members and experienced coaches.
  • All players will be notified if they have made a team or not.
TEAMS
  • The region will determine the number of EXTRA teams based upon the number of EXTRA caliber players identified during tryouts and the availability of qualified coaches.
  • We will not form a team if we do not think it will be competitive
  • We will not form a team if a qualified coach is not available

FALL 2024 TRYOUTS

Tryouts usually take place in the early part of the year; dates for the Fall 2024 season will be posted here once scheduled. 


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Coaching in EXTRA

If you're interested in coaching in the EXTRA Program in Region 143, please complete the EXTRA Coach Application below and email to the Coach Admin and Extra Coordinator.

Each EXTRA Program team shall have a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach. Coaches in the EXTRA program must meet all the same requirements as all other volunteer Coaches:

  • Annual volunteer registration and background screening 
  • Live Scan fingerprinting (one time only)
  • Safe Haven, CDC Concussion Awareness, Sudden Cardiac Arrest online training (one time)
  • SafeSport training - full 90 min course every three years, with an annual refresher course on the in between years
  • Coach certification in the division they are coaching (9U/10U - 10U Coach Cert, 11U/12U - 12U Coach Cert, 13U/14U - Intermediate Coach Cert)
  • Also, ALL EXTRA coaches are REQUIRED to hold an AYSO Regional Referee certification

 

 Additionally, EXTRA Program Coaches will:

  • Be of excellent character
  • Be an active participant in the Region’s standard primary program as an instructor, coach, referee mentor, or other volunteer service the Region determines adequate to fulfill this requirement
  • Be in good standing with the Region, Area, Section, and AYSO
  • Be approved by the Regional Commissioner (RC) or the Extra Committee chartered by the RC
  • Be evaluated and renewed each membership year
extra coach application fall 2023.pdf
Email your completed application to:
[email protected]
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5312 Sisson Dr 
Huntington Beach, California 92649

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 714-794-5043
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