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VIP Program - Soccer programming for children with different physical and mental abilities

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The AYSO VIP Program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental abilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams.

These players are Very Important Players (VIP) in AYSO. We recognize that all people need to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance. The VIP Program offers that acceptance and carries the philosophy Everyone Plays to a new heights - giving everyone a chance to play.

The VIP Program has been structured to integrate our players into the rest of AYSO by providing a soccer season and in some cases, using “buddies”-able bodied helpers- to assist the players who need assistance both on and off the field. Our goals for every participating player are:

  • Have fun with soccer
  • Understand the fundamentals of the game
  • Learn teamwork and sportsmanship
  • Increase positive self-esteem
  • Become more physically fit
  • Meet and be comfortable with new people

Who is eligible?

Any child whose physical or mental abilities make it difficult to successfully participate on a mainstream team. VIP teams may include blind or visually-impaired players, amputees or with conditions that impair mobility, mentally- or emotionally-challenged players, and players with Autism, Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy. 

How do I register my player?

Unfortunately, Region 214 does not have a volunteer to run this program for our region.  We are open to applicants who would like to reinstate this program in our region.   Neighboring regions do have the program at varying costs.  Alhambra (www.ayso60.org), Pasadena (www.ayso13.org), Glendale has both Spring and Fall programs (www.ayso88.org)

 

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AYSO Region 214 South Pasadena and San Marino

PO Box 214 
South Pasadena, California 91030

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