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 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

Spring 2024 Recreational Soccer

Information on Spring Recreational Programs as well as registration will be opened around mid December.  We expect to have U8 (2016-2017) and U10 (2014-2015) programs for boys and girls.    If you are intersted in helping to coordinate and lead the U6 or younger (2018 or younger) program, please contact Pete at to discuss. 

For U12 (2013) and above aged Recreational players, please contact Pete at to discuss options.  

The Spring Recreational season for U8 and U10 will begin practices the first full week of March and be expected to run through mid May.   A U6 program will  be expected to begin in mid March and run through mid May.

Spring Select Tryouts

Competitive AYSO is happening this Spring for U10 and U12 divisions (see age division guide).  Tryouts are appening in the first week of December.  Please visit the Select info page for more details and pre-registration (required to be invited).  

Pre-regisistraton must be completed by Dec. 4 to be invited to Tryouts.

Coaches and other Volunteers needed!

 AYSO runs on families participating in the lives of children to make soccer work.  Interested in helping to coach, referee or be involved in your child's soccer experience?  We would love to talk with you!  Please fill in the form below:

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

Region 26 Calendar