Programs & Registration
2022 Fall Soccer Programs
Palo Alto AYSO is now organizing teams for Fall Recreational play and taking registration for both Recreational and accepted Select player teams. We expect to also open up registration for VIP by August 8. Learn more about our programs below.
Select players, please follow normal registration along with Recreational and you will be placed on the team that you have been accepted onto. Coaches/Managers will reach out to you with more details about other program registrations and costs.
Here are key details and dates to note:
June: Registration Opens
July 2: Early Bird Discounts for U6 ($20) and U8-U19 ($25). Save if you register your player by July 2nd.
Registration will add on non-refundable $20 National and $2.75 Service fees.
Withdraws/Cancellations and Refunds:
Registration cancellation requests prior to 8/1 are eligible for refund minus National and service fees.
After 8/1, cancellation and withdrawal requests are eligible for future credit for a player on your account.
No refunds/credit for new registrations submitted after 8/1.
Week of Aug 28: For most U8 and up Recreational programs, first practice begins
Sept 10 (tent): First games for U8 and up
Sept 11 (tent): Start of U6, Schoolyard (U5), and Playground (U4) programs.
AYSO Soccer Programs
We provide a variety of soccer programs to meet different needs and experience levels for all ages of children. In keeping with the AYSO philosophy, everyone participates, and everyone plays; whether in a early training program or a competitive team, all players will find opportunities to play and be involved on the field. Volunteer driven, we encourage and provide training for everyone to have a role to support children's soccer as coaches, referees, or other areas of support.
Recreational Soccer (U6 through U19)
Designed for players of all abilities and experiences, recreational soccer strives to create balanced teams with opportunities for all players to develop and improve their experience on the soccer field. For U6 and U8 programs, games are typically local to Palo Alto while U10 and up may play neighboring regions.
Competitive (Select) Soccer (U10 though U19)
Palo Alto AYSO provides quality competitive opportunities for players who have proven experience or want to commit to a program that provides more opportunities to play at an Elite level. More tournaments and further travel may be involved.
Playground Soccer (U5 and U4)
For our newest players, we provide a fun filled games based experience that gets the kids started with kicking the ball and getting a feel for playincgsoccer.
The Palo Alto AYSO VIP Program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults, whose disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams.
Age Divisions for Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 seasons
AYSO age divisions are determined by birth year not school grade level. When making an inquiry about placement in a age division, please refer to the following chart and reference your child's birth year.
Fall 2022 Key Dates
June: Registration opens
Early/Mid August: Select Practices Begin
Mid-August: Coaches receive Team assignments
Mid-August: All Coaches meeting
Last Week August: Recreational Program practice
Sept 10 (tent): First games U8 and up
Sept 11 (tent): First games U6 and up
Mid-November- early Dec: Area tournaments (U10 and up)
Nov. 19/20 (tent): last games rec program.
Scholarships are available or players who's families meet demonstrable need. Parents will be asked to help volunteer where suitable.