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Program Description

AYSO’S Playground program is a unique development program designed to introduce 3-year-olds to soccer in a fun, pressure-free environment while focusing on improving children’s Fundamental Motor Skills (FMS) utilizing age-appropriate activities. The program is designed by child development and soccer experts, giving children a foundation for success in any sport.

Playground uses group activities that are soccer theme-related. Players participate on a weekly basis with their parent/guardian working with them on the field. The program uses soccer as the “teaching thread” to develop fundamental motor skills. Players will hop, skip, jump, run, throw, balance, kick and play. However, this is not the standard game format implemented in other divisions.

Program Highlights

  • Choose one of two sessions on Saturday for six (6) weeks typically on the Lower field at Rosemont Middle School
  • There are no sessions on Sundays and no practices
  • Motor skills that will lead into moves fundamental to the game of soccer. Kids see it as fun play!
  • Parent/guardian participation is requested. (You will have fun!)

Playground Objectives

  • Develop child’s fundamental motor skills (FMS)
  • Use soccer as the teaching thread
  • Allow young players to enjoy the activities freely
  • Application of the six AYSO philosophies

Avoid the Wait List

Please consider volunteering to guarantee your child a place on a team. Team placement is based on the number of head coaches who volunteer. Anyone (age 18 or over) can be a coach and no past experience is needed. Please see our Volunteer Page for details or email [email protected] for more information. You can also call us at (818) 208-1947 if you wish to speak with us.

U4 Playground

PROGRAM FOCUS: WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
It is very important to understand that this program is a developmental program. The children will not be playing actual soccer games, as this puts too much pressure on 3-year-olds. What we will be doing is providing them with soccer skills disguised as play. Each week our Playground will have a different theme. Some examples are as follows:

Week 1: The AYSO Zoo
Week 2: An AYSO Fairytale
Week 3: The AYSO Circus
Week 4: Under the Sea
Week 5: AYSO in Space
Week 6: The AYSO Games

There will be 2 sessions every Saturday. Your child will either be in the "older" session or the "younger" session. You will get your specific assigned session when teams are announced.

TEAMS
Your child will be on a team with 2 certified coaches/playground leaders assigned to them. Those teams will be formed in the week before we start. If there are any children that would like to play on the same team, please reply to this email and give us the name of both children. We will always place buddies and family together because it's just more fun that way.

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Contact Information

Please email our U4 Coordinator or [email protected] for more information or call us at (818) 208-1947.

Contact Us

We are here to help, but please consider we are all volunteers and do our best to answer in a timely manner.

Regional Commissioner
Aldo Mascheroni: [email protected]

Registration
Registrar at [email protected]

Child/Volunteer Protection Advocate
CVPA Scott Nord: [email protected]

Coach Administrator
Iain Blackwood: [email protected]

Referee Administrator
Craig Dunkin: [email protected]

Safety Coordinator
Ross Paulson: [email protected]

Questions / Additional Information
Please email [email protected] and your question will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

U4 Enrollment Requirements

The registration fee does not include a $20.00 AYSO National Player Fee which is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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AYSO Region 88

2515 Canada Blvd 
Glendale, California 91208

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 818-208-1947
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