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Extra Program

Purpose: AYSO EXTRA is designed to provide  more challenging level of play for those players who  possess the appropriate interest, skills and abilities and to enhance each player's experience and individual growth through the game of soccer. The goal of EXTRA is to strengthen AYSO by retaining players and volunteers in additional primary programs operated under the AYSO philosophies.

About the Program: EXTRA is committed to developing a world-class competitive soccer program that is focused on providing a more challenging environment and enhancing  the training and development for our more dedicated soccer enthusiast. All interested players will attend a try-out in the Fall and/or Spring each year, where they will be evaluated by an assessment team. Players who are chosen to participate, will be notified shortly after tryouts. Players who are not chosen, will be place on a core team in the Fall season. EXTRA teams compete against other EXTRA teams throughout Q, L, Z, K  and E as well as tournament play.

Parents and Players: Participation in the EXTRA program requires higher level of commitment from both parents and players. The EXTRA program demands more time and commitment and needs to be the player's primary sport commitment. Players who participate in the EXTRA program cannot play in another competitive soccer program (i.e. Club) or Core. Your attendance at all team functions (practices, games, tournament, and other events) is not only expected, but it is critical to a successful season.

Fall 2020 Age Matrix

Birth Year Division Roster Match
2012 U9 10 7v7
2011 U10 10 7v7
2010 U11 12 9v9
2009 U12 12 9v9
2008 U13 15 11v11

Spring 2020 Player Development Index (PDI)

This is an exciting new program that our region is offering to selected players in the following age divisions: GU9, BU9, GU10, BU10, GU11 and BU11.

What is PDI?

It stands for Player Development Index.  This program in conjunction with First Touch Soccer will focus on enhancing individual player skills thru high level activities and small sided scrimmages.

Who is First Touch Soccer?

They will provide the trainers for the entire duration of the PDI. All the training curriculum will be executed by First Touch Soccer. Region 54 Extra team coaches will also be attending the PDI to observe and learn activities being taught by the First Touch trainers.

Location, dates and times?

The Spring PDI will take place at Oak Middle School, 10821 Oak Street, Los Alamitos, CA 90720.  Practices begin on March 9th twice a week on Monday and Wednesday Times To Be Determined.  Saturday scrimmages begin on March 14th from 9-10:30am for Boys and 10:30-12:00pm for Girls.

Player Selection Process:

U9 divisions a combination of player observation, previous coach recommendation and player evaluations scores/notes. U10 thru U11 divisions current All-Star selection and player observation.

Region 54 Extra Team Open Tryouts

Our Region will have two tryouts for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.  Location, dates and times are To Be Determined.

2020 Spring PDI registration fees:

$200.00 per player

The cost not only includes the Spring PDI but also the following: Practice locations/dates before and after the PDI are To Be Determined.


2020/2021 Extra Player Tryout

Extra Player Requirements

  • New and returning players must tryout each year to be eligible for selection.
  • Players must attend at least one of the scheduled tryouts to be eligible, players are encouraged to attend both tryouts. Player evaluations are conducted by committee: First Touch Soccer, Region Extra Coordinator and Coaches.
  • If you are a returning U09 (2011), U10 (2010), U11(2009) Extra player from the 2019/2020 season, participation in 2020 spring Player Development Initiative is required.
  • Player commitment is 1-year (if selected), August 2020 thru July 2021.

Extra Player Fall 2020 Fees
Extra player fees are paid twice a year and coincide with Fall and Spring registration.

Fall 2020 Extra player fees cover the following:

  • home and away uniforms and two practice jerseys
  • practice fields
  • fall NORCRA referee fees
  • team trainer provided by First Touch Coaching 
  • AYSO Section Extra Fee/playoff fee

Spring 2021 Extra Player Fees cover the following:
Spring Extra Fees TBD + Spring 2021 Player Registration TBD

  • practice fields
  • spring NORCRA referee fees OR Player Development Initiative (PDI)
  • NOTE: Extra fees are in addition to fall and spring player registration fees.

    Extra Tryouts for the 2020/2021 Season dates and location are TBD

How to become a Extra Coach

Coach eligibility (coach and assistant coach)
Coaches participating in EXTRA should be of excellent character. At a minimum, EXTRA Coaches and Assistant Coaches must:

  1. Have a current volunteer application and background eligible on file at the National Office
  2. At least 3 years coaching experience with AYSO, preferably in Region 54
  3. Be Safe Haven and concussion certified
  4. Must have completed the AYSO coaching certification equal to the age group you are applying for
  5. Must have at least a Regional Referee Certification
  6. Provide at least a 1-year commitment to the program (Aug 20-July 21)
  7. Attend required coaches meetings and evaluation events
  8. Be in good standing with the Region, Area, Section and AYSO
  9. Be approved by the Region Board of Directors
  10. Be evaluated and renewed each membership year 

Required coaching certifications

Coaches must have completed the minimum training levels below:

  1. U-9/10: U-12 Coach Certified
  2. U-11/12: Intermediate Coach Certified
  3. U-13/14: Advanced Coach Certified
  4.  U-16: National Coach Certified (Recommended) 


Fernando DeLaTorre: [email protected]
Herbert Becerra: [email protected]

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