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Player Development

AYSO United is Truly a Player Development Club

AYSO is renowned for its commitment to child development and putting the player before game results. AYSO United continues this commitment as we value the growth of the individual player. Our focus is on skill acquisition for the individual player and the team for technical and tactical capabilities.

AYSO United flips the soccer building blocks upside down by prioritizing psychosocial development as the starting point to technical, tactical and physical advancement.


50 Percent Playing time

We ensure every AYSO United player will get to play at least 50 percent of each match. This is promised at clubs all over the country, but rarely is accounted for. AYSO has delivered on this commitment since 1964. All players need to play to learn, develop and get better!


Quality Coaching From Appropriately Licensed Coaches

All players will receive training from a trained and certified (AYSO, U.S. Soccer and/or NSCAA) coach, highlighting our commitment to education. Each coach is fully supported by our National Coaching program. We believe that supporting coach education enhances the players’ experiences and the training environment.


Follow our U.S. Soccer Approved AYSO National Curriculum

Our National Curriculum was developed in complete alignment with U.S. Soccer’s Zone 1 Player Development Initiatives, including the cornerstone: “Development over Winning.” All players will be taught age-appropriate techniques, allowing them the best opportunity to succeed on the field of play.

Our curriculum carefully scaffolds for each age group to have appropriate methodology and technical and tactical development. All content and methodology is current with a global representation of today’s game.


Roster Sizes Not Driven by Financial Needs

Our teams are not formed with financial objectives, rather we embrace U.S. Soccer’s short-sided model as we feel that a focus on technique and skills will serve the player in the long run. Our coaches are encouraged to select players who demonstrate the qualities to develop in the AYSO United model.

Players are to play as part of the team, not simply be a squad number. Our roster sizes are limited to ensure maximum playing time for each and every player. For the good of the child. For the good of the game.