Elite is part of AYSO's EXTRA program - an "extended play" opportunity created to provide a more challenging soccer experience for players who have the desire and skills needed, and to enhance their experience and individual growth while retaining the spirit and organization of AYSO. This program is designed for those players and families that seek a more competitive environment with a longer playing cycle. The program will follow the six principles of AYSO (including playing time) while competing at higher levels. This is a program that will provide the best of AYSO with the competitive environment of club while being more supportive of the players and far less cost prohibitive.
It’s competitive soccer the “AYSO Way!”
The Elite season begins July 1, 2014 and runs side-by-side with the AYSO standard fall soccer program and AYSO Select –– you do not do both. In conjunction with other AYSO regions, we have created the Greater Bay Area Elite soccer league. The season includes fall league matches as well as summer 2014 tournament and spring 2015 tournament play.
Players attend tryouts and are selected based on open and impartial evaluations. Tryouts will be held between June 9 and June 22 (see details below) for the upcoming season and teams are re-formed every year. Players will be notified by June 30, 2014, whether they have been selected or not. Players can attend tryouts even if they have not registered for AYSO, by paying a $20 tryout insurance fee at tryouts.
If a player is not selected, he or she can still play AYSO fall and try out for AYSO Select. If a player is selected and has already registered for the AYSO fall season, that fee will be transferred to the Elite team.
Every player plays at least 50% of each game.
Coaches are selected by the Davis AYSO Board after careful evaluations and will have strong experience and a commitment to player development.
Costs are similar to what families experience in Select soccer –– registration, uniforms (included in registration costs), and the cost to play in tournaments (tournament fees and travel costs).
This season we are forming teams for U10 girls (born 8/1/04–7/31/06), U12 boys/girls (born 8/1/02-7/31/04) and U14 boys (born 8/1/00–7/31/02
Tryouts will be held between June 18 - July 2 at Walnut Park (next to Montgomery Elementary) in Davis. It is highly recommended, but not required, that players attend all tryouts for their division. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign in. Wear soccer cleats, shin guards, and a white t-shirt with no league or club logos. Bring water!
For questions, email the Elite Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.