AYSO Region 37: EXTRA & Spring Select

Extra Coach Application

Extra Standings/Schedules

What is EXTRA?
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 the Fall and Spring for ages divisions U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14. EXTRA players may not play concurrently on a standard primary team.

How to play on an EXTRA team: Attend the tryouts in the Fall and Spring. Each child 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.  Club soccer players active on a club team are not allowed to participate in this program.  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. An Advanced Coaching Certification is required  to be an EXTRA coach.

Each team will need to have referees to officiate the games during the season.

If you have any questions about the EXTRA program, please email the EXTRA Administrator at extra.administrator@ayso37.org


What is EXTRA?
AYSO EXTRA is a competitive soccer program designed to provide a more challenging level of play for those players who possess the appropriate interest, skills and abilities and to enhance each player's experience and individual growth through the game of soccer while retaining the spirit and organization of AYSO. Teams in the EXTRA program compete against teams from Regions throughout the Inland Empire, and through tournaments, compete against teams throughout Southern California and neighboring states.

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 3/4 of every game. We believe the game is the best teacher, and no child should have to earn playing time.  

“The best teacher of the game of soccer is the game itself; guaranteed playing time is what makes AYSO EXTRA such a great program for young soccer players.”
               – Tim Ward – Head Coach, Pepperdine University Women’s Soccer Team

What is the Quality of Coaching/Training in the EXTRA Program?
All EXTRA coaches possess either an AYSO Advanced or National 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.  

What are the Costs Associated with EXTRA?
Registration fees for the full year for AYSO EXTRA are approximately $250. This includes all league games in the Fall and Spring seasons, professional skills training, play-off tournament, and a free tournament in January. Typically, Club programs cost between $800 - $3,000 per year.


How are Costs so Low?
Each Extra team will be responsible for volunteering a few times for the region during the year to earn money to pay for tournaments or anything else the team might need.  In addition, referees are all in house and so refs are needed for home games and tournaments.


How Many Tournaments do Extra Teams Participate In?
There is no limit but most teams play between 4-6 tournaments  in Spring and 1-3 tournaments in Fall. 


What is the Season Game Schedule Like for Extra?
The game schedule is very similar to that of the regular Fall and Spring seasons with around 10 games per season usually on Saturdays.  The only difference is that Extra plays half of their games in other regions around the Inland Empire and the other half at Santana.


Will Extra Team Players Have Fall or Spring Team Conflicts?
No. Extra teams are formed after the Fall or Spring team seasons are over.  Players will never have to choose between the two.


Can an Extra player play on a Fall or Spring Core Team?
Unfortunately not.  Extra teams require a higher level of commitment that is difficult to maintain if a player is on multiple teams.


When are Tryouts for Extra?
There are 2 tryouts per year for Extra, one in late April and one in early November.   Teams are formed just a few weeks after tryouts.  Check this website for the latest tryout dates.

Championship Court Spring 2014


Spring 2014 




U10G (Abandonato) 2014 SEASON AREA 1-R **CHAMPIONS**

U10G (Abandonato) Arrowhead Cup **3rd Place** 


U10G (Abandonato) Mission Viejo Classic **CHAMPIONS**

U10G (Abandonato) Pony Express **3rd Place**

U10G (Abandonato) Top Gun **3rd Place** 



If you would like to post a Championship pic, team picture, or team top 4 accomplishment, please send info to web@ayso37.org along with coach name, division, standing and tournament name.

Team Accomplishments Spring 2014

U10G (Abandonato) Champions Area 1-R
U10G (Abandonato) 3rd Place Pony Express
U10G (Abandonato) 3rd Place Arrowhead Cup
U10G (Abandonato) 3rd Place Top Gun 
U10G (Abandonato) Champions Mission Viejo Classic

U10B (Budd) 4th Place Pony Express
 U10B (Fields) 4th Place Locomotion
U10B (Fields) 4th Place Sectionals

U11B (Thomas) 2nd Place Pony Express

U12B (Thompson) Spring Select Champions Area 1R

U14G (Stillwell) 3rd Place Pony Express

Team Accounting Templates

Extra Guidelines

Spring Select Coaching Application
Team Accounting Templates

What is Spring Select?

The spring select season involves ages U10/12/14/16/19 and runs from March to May. This is a select league where teams are formed by the coaches and compete at a level considered to be of higher skilled teams. Each coach must first be approved to have a spring select team by the Coaching Committee.

How to play on a Spring Select team: These teams are formed by coaches and player selection is done through a “Player Draft”, a process done through the Coaching Committee. Generally, the coach wants to scout players and identify highly skilled players by watching games and tournaments in the Region.

How to coach a Spring Select team: Contact the Regional Coach Administrator. A secondary coaching application will need to be filled out. To coach at this level, an Intermediate Coaching Certification is required along with an interview by the Coaching Committee. A couple years of coaching experience is required.

How to referee for your team: Each team will need to have referees to officiate the games during the season. In Spring Select, referee points are earned to qualify for the post-season tournament.

If you have any questions about the Spring Select program, please email coaches@ayso37.org