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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.

2014 National Games     June 29 - July 7
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:
U14G Instructional, U10G Elite, U10B Elite, U12G Elite, U12B Elite, U14G Elite, U14B Elite, U19B Elite

2014 National Games Event Schedule

 Sunday  June 29  noon - 7pm  Team, Referee and Soccerfest Checkin
 Monday      June 30  8am - 7pm  Team, Referee and Soccerfest Checkin
 Tuesday  July 1  8am - 2pm  Team, Referee and Soccerfest Checkin
     5pm - 8pm  Opening Ceremonies
     9pm - 10pm  Activity Coach and Referee Meetings & Reception
 Wednesday  July 2  8am - 4:30pm  Soccerfest
     5:30pm- 10pm  Youth Event
 Thursday  July 3  8am - 6:30pm  Pool Play
     8am - 12pm  AYSO Camps & Volunteer Thank You
 Friday  July 4  8am-6:30pm  Pool Play 
     8am-12pm  AYSO Camps
       Galaxy Game - Home Depot
 Saturday  July 5  8am-12pm  Pool Play
     8am-12pm  AYSO Camps
       Sportsmanship Awards
     2pm-6:30pm  Quarter Finals
 Sunday  July 6  8am-5pm  Semi Final and Final Games
       Champion and Consolation Awards Ceremonies

  • Soccerfest mixes the players from all over the USA onto teams for great, fun games. 
  • Followed by several days of pool play.
  • Weekend tournament with quarter finals on Saturday.
  • Semi final and final games on Sunday.

Players have an opportunity to earn medals and trade pins.

Photos courtesy of 
Annah Turner
U14 Girls Elite
Coach Mark Andrews

National Games medals

Pins obtained from trading during the Soccerfest

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2014 Riverside, CA  AYSO Extra Chairperson 
2014 Torrance, CA  Venue Chariperson 
2012 Knoxville, TN Dianne Stratton Venue Chairperson 
2010 Wellington, FL Wendy Smith / Irwin Kavy Venue Chairpersons 
2008 Oahu, HI Alan Heu / Maynard Pang Co-Chairpersons 
2006 Chicago, IL David Keller Venue Chairperson 
2004 Lancaster, CA Charlie Johnson Venue Chairperson 
2002 Oahu, HI Max Sword Venue Chairperson 
2001 West Point, NY Irwin Kavy Venue Chairperson 
2000 Albuquerque, NM Kaitlyn McCarthy Venue Chairperson 
1998 Ontario, CA Jodi Gmeiner Venue Chairperson 
1996 Kalamazoo, MI Nancy Hinga Venue Chairperson 
1994 Oahu, HI Harry Lee Venue Chairperson 
1994 San Jose, CA Gopala Krishnan Venue Chairperson 
1994 Kalamazoo, MI Sheppy Douma Venue Chairperson 
1994  Gert Jensen World Games Director 
1994 Irvine, CA Gert Jensen Venue Chairperson 
1992 Torrance, CA Mike Michalski Founder & Chairperson 
1990 Torrance, CA Mike Michalski Founder & Chairperson 
1989 Irvine, CA Mike Michalski Founder & Chairperson 
1988 Irvine, CA Mike Michalski Founder & Chairperson 
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