The AYSO National Games
Let the Games Begin! That’s the traditional phrase that has proclaimed the start of the AYSO National Games since its first venue in Irvine, in 1988. Those words will start off a week-long celebration that brings together AYSO players, volunteers and parents from across the USA. The Games are modeled on the Olympics, with an opening ceremony, parade, and medal presentations.
Torrance and Riverside, CA
A full week of great fun and soccer, Olympic Games style. Enjoy the opening ceremonies, the parade of teams, and the great fun events.
Palo Alto AYSO is invited to send the following teams.
The list appears to be lopsided towards the Elite teams. This is due to the number of Instructional teams in AYSO being in the thousands, while the number of Elite teams in AYSO is only in the hundreds. The result is that there are more openings available in Elite, than in Instructional.
U10G, U10B Elite
U12G, U12B Elite
U14G, U14B Elite
2012 National Games July 1-July 8 Knoxville, TN
U10 - U19 & VIP
Final games will be at the University of Tennessee fields
3300 players, 220 teams, 6500 family & friends,
1000 local volunteers, including 300 referees
Palo Alto at the 2010 National Games
The 2010 National Games were held July 4-11 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Palo Alto
sent a U19 Boys team led by Dejan Milojicic and a U14 Girls team (Apocalypse), led by Craig Williams.
Everyone reports having had a great time, and loved the competition. The U19 Boys team won the coveted Sportsmanship Award.
A Chronology of the AYSO National Games