The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is a nationwide non-profit organization that develops and delivers quality youth soccer programs in a fun, family environment. The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) was first established in the Los Angeles area in 1964 with nine teams. Today, AYSO has more than 50,000 teams and more than 650,000 players. It also employs 50 people at its National Support and Training Center in Hawthorne, California.
Over the years, AYSO has created many valuable programs and concepts. Most notably, AYSO revolutionized youth sports with its “Everyone Plays” and “Balanced Teams” philosophies. In AYSO, each child who registers is guaranteed to play at least half of every game. To help create evenly matched games, all AYSO players are placed on new or “balanced” teams each year. These decisions are made based on each player’s skill level and the overall ability of the team. You can access more information about our National organization at www.soccer.org.
Region 43 delivers regional soccer to about 800 players primarily from the K-12 schools in north and central Los Altos but children from any area and school can register. Click here for a complete list of schools served. Boys and girls from ages 5 to 18 are welcome to join and our season runs from August to November every year. The Region’s efforts are supported by more than 400 volunteers who work throughout the year to bring AYSO soccer to our community. We are an All Volunteer organization so please consider volunteering!