Extra Soccer

Extra is a program within AYSO geared for kids who play at a relatively high level; who love the sport; and who want the opportunity to grow as players and as teammates in a more challenging environment – while staying true to the core AYSO principles. We accomplish this in four ways:

    • Each year, we evaluate every player in the AYSO system and invite to Extra teams kids who have demonstrated the highest performance.
    • We select coaches who bring not just formal training, but also considerable experience and talent. They are among our best.
    • Teams practice twice a week, rather than once, allowing time for more instruction and “touches.”
    • Extra teams play teams of comparable caliber from across Westchester County, rather than limiting their schedule to other Ossining teams. Games are Saturday afternoons in the spring and fall. Teams may also participate in weekend tournaments.

All of this depends on the shared commitment of players and their families. We expect that Extra players will attend all scheduled practices and games. When players don’t show up, it disrupts their coach’s training plans and/or game strategies. More important, it is demoralizing for their teammates.

Therefore: In the event of a conflict, you must let your coach know at least a day in advance that your son or daughter will miss the practice or game. If another activity causes your child to repeatedly miss practices and/or games, we will ask that he or she move to an AYSO primary team, where the demand for commitment is lower.

For more information on AYSO Extra, contact Keith Hammonds, khammonds@gmail.com.


Ossining AYSO Extra teams: 2013-14

U9 Girls (Lightning)
Coach: Sharon Edmonds (shars@yahoo.com)
Practice: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm, & Sunday afternoons
U9 Boys (United)
Coach: Marc Wittekind (wittys71@gmail.com)
Practice: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm
U10 Girls (Fire)
Coach: Farai Nyoni (farvan@me.com)
Practice: Tuesdays & Fridays, 6:30-7:45 pm
U10 Boys (Tornadoes)
Coach: John DeAngelis (deangelis12345@yahoo.com)
Practice: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45, & Saturdays
U11 Girls (Rockets)
Coach: Coleen Petrullo (cpetrullo@optonline.net)
Practice: Mondays & Thursdays 5-6:30 pm

The game schedule for the Extra teams is available here.