AYSO EXTRA, a progressive player program, is designed for players who have the interest, skills and abilities and want to enhance their experience and individual growth through soccer while retaining the spirit of and organization membership in AYSO. The EXTRA program embraces the Six Philosophies of AYSO.
EXTRA teams play a regular season schedule against other EXTRA teams from Region 104 and neighboring regions.
There is no extra cost to the EXTRA program, and no fundraising is necessary.
Tryouts are a month after the last game of the season and we don't want anyone to get rusty during that period. So we hold Skills Nights on three Mondays during that period. Skills Nights are a time to get together with friends and kick a ball around. It's a good time and a great way to keep your touch on the ball.
Skills Nights are at Manzano Mesa from 5:30 to 6:45.
Because we all love to play soccer, AYSO will be holding Jamborees on Mondays in June and July at Manzano Mesa. Jamborees are essentially a series of 4v4 pick up games. We will have players and pug goals and no coaching. It will be a fun way to kick the ball around.
If you are interested in trying out for the EXTRA program, you are encouraged to attend.
Bring cleats, shin guards, a soccer ball, water, and sunscreen.
EXTRA teams are chosen by tryouts at the end of the spring season for play in the following season. AYSO Region 104 forms EXTRA teams in the U9, U10 and U12 age groups, and will offer U13/U14 teams if the numbers allow.
Tryouts are held in May and are open to all players who would like to play in Region 104.
Tryouts for the 2013-2014 Season will be at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center (on the fields just west of the buildings) at Southern and Elizabeth (South/East of the Costco on Eubank).
- U9 and U10 Girls: Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
- U9 and U10 Boys: Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
- U12 and U14 Girls: Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
- U12 and U14 Boys: Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Sign in from 5:00 to 5:30. Tryouts are from 5:30 to 8:00. Be there promptly at 5:00; anyone not signed in by 5:30 will be ineligible to tryout.
Each Player trying out must come prepared with:
- A soccer ball.
- Shin guards.
- Soccer cleats.
- A white tee shirt.
- A good attitude.
During check in, before the tryouts, you will be asked to fill out some forms with information about the players trying out. Some of those forms are available in advance. If forms for your division are available, you will find them on the left side of this page. You can download them, fill them out, and bring them to tryouts. That will speed your way through check in.
EXTRA and AYSO Philosophies
The EXTRA Program adheres to the AYSO six philosophies:
Players who are selected for the team get to play at least half of each game; we don't have "starters" and "benchers."
The tryout and selection process is geared so that all teams in a division will be competitive.
Players are selected for the teams based on objective analysis of their ability by AYSO Advanced Coaches.
EXTRA Teams are coached by AYSO Intermediate and Advanced Coaches who adhere to our coaching philosophy.
EXTRA Teams represent AYSO and practice and play exhibiting the same great sportsmanship you find in the rest of the region.
EXTRA Teams support our philosophy of Player Devleopment by giving accomplished players a challenging environment in which to continue growing.
If you have questions or would like more information, you can contact Jerry Francis.