plAYSOccer in Palo Alto!    We are one of the American Youth Soccer Organization's (AYSO)  oldest regional programs, as well as the oldest soccer program in Palo Alto, and still kicking it!  Our volunteer based non-profit organization provides quality youth soccer programs that focus that puts the emphasis on fun!  Boys and Girls in preK-12  are placed on teams organized by birth year.  

The length and demands of each program we provide vary by age division and program category but generally we offer a Fall Season that runs from August through Nov/Dec, and a Spring Season that runs from February to May/June.

Our programs include: 

Recreational (Rec) SoccerAny level of experience is welcome, from beginners at any age to experienced players looking for a fun developing environment.  The recreational program seeks to create balanced teams and ensures that all players participate no less than 50% of each game.

Select Soccer For experienced competitive players, AYSO Palo Alto offers tryout based teams with opportunities to play against other competitive teams from U10 and older.  We offer both Spring and Fall admission to the Select soccer.  Participation in the program requires a higher level of commitment as well as extra costs to cover tournament fees.

VIP  For those whose abilities prevent them from being part of mainstream teams


We need parent volunteers for coach, assistant coach, team parent, and board/program management roles. Please contact if you are interested in helping out. 

AYSO Calendar

Need Sports Connect/Blue Sombrero help?  

Help line for parents: 866.264.2048

2022 Spring Select Tryouts begin November 30th!

Teams will be forming for boys and girls in the following age divisions:

  • Boys U19 (2003-2005)

  • Boys U13 (2009-2010)

  • Boys U10 (2012-2013)

  • Girls U19 (2003-2005)

  • Girls U12 (2010-2011)

  • Girls U10 (2012-2013)

See Calendar below for schedule. Please fill in the Select Tryout form/waiver before coming to tryouts

If your age division is unavailable, please contact as you may be able to 'play up' or place you with a nearby Select team.

Fall 2021 Recreational and Select Soccer

Seasons are winding down with U10 and U12 Rec programs participating in Area 2J tournaments this month and December.  U8 and younger programs wrap up by Nov. 13/20th

Spring 2021 Programs

Registration will open for Recreational and Select program signups  in early December.  Dates TBD. 

Air Quality Information
In response to recent years'  problems with California wildfires leading to health related Air Quality concerns,  Region 26 has adopted a safety policy this year to notify teams on practice and game days if the Air Quality is deemed unsafe for high exertion activities (AQI over 100).  

The City of Palo Alto Rain Policy

The city makes the call whether the fields are open early in the morning, usually before 7AM. They leave a recording on this rain hotline:  650 329 2697


If you are a coach seeking equipment for your team, please contact to arrange a set. 

Uniform Swap Requests: 

If you are in need of a Uniform swap/exchange after having picked up your uniform, please fill in the following form and we will contact you asap.