Palo Alto AYSO
Region 26

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 environment focused on development and teamwork.  The recreational program aims to create balanced teams and ensures that all players participate no less than 50% of each game.  For players in U10 and up, games will be a mix of local (Palo Alto) and travel to nearby regional partners.  

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.   Teams are encouraged to participate in both league and tournament opportunities.   Currently, AYSO in Palo Alto is offering Select as a tryout based program for only Spring 2025.  

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

Fall 2024 Recreational Soccer

Fall Recreational registration will be opened in May.  We expect to have programs for birth years 2019 and older.    If you are interested in helping to coordinate and lead the U6 or younger (2019 or younger) program, please contact Pete at to discuss. 

Please note that we place children on teams/programs based on their birth year, not their age, or school grade level. When sending inquiries about your child's program, please include the year that they were born.  

2024 Fall Registration is Open!

Fall registration is open!  $25 Early bird sign-up discount until June 21st. 

Currently we are offering programs for U8 and up.  Please see Programs and Registration for more info on age divisions and fees.  

U6 (BY 2019) Registration is now open!  More details about the U6 program.  

Key dates for fall season: 

June 21: Early Bird registration ends

July 14: Scholarship application deadline

July 31:  Last day to drop/cancel w/ credit

Aug 7:  Cancellation deadline

Aug 26: Practices begin (U8 and up)

~Sept 7: First league games

Sept 15:  U6 training/games begin

Do you have a question for us

Learn more about our Soccer Programs.

Volunteers Needed!

Not sure where but want to help? Please fill out our Volunteer interest form.

More information on volunteering

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