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VIP Program

VIP program

E-mail Ricardo Amon at [email protected] for questions regarding the VIP program. If you run into issues with registration please also email [email protected].

Fall 2022 Season Details

Starts: Sunday September 11, 2022
Ends: Sunday October 30, 2022
Time: 1-2pm each Sunday 

VIP players, their buddies, and coaches get together once per week on Sunday at 1pm at Walnut Park in Davis, CA. 

Cost: The total program cost is $20. This covers player insurance, fields, and equipment for players.

How to Register a player: to register your player please click on register now (if you are new to AYSO) or log-in (if you have played AYSO before) button at the upper portion of your screen at davisayso.org. More instructions are here. Please ensure you sign-up for the VIP program which is different from our spring  program.

How to Register as a volunteer or youth volunteer: please click on register now (if you are new to AYSO) or log-in (if you have played AYSO before) button at the upper portion of your screen at davisayso.org. Navigate to the volunteer tab and click on the blue "find volunteer roles". Anyone age 13 and up can be a youth volunteer buddy. New volunteers are required to attend one VIP Buddy training course on Saturday September 3 at 6pm.  Please send an email to [email protected] to register for the training course.

 

What is "VIP" Soccer?

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Very Important Player (VIP) program provides an inclusive, safe, and fun soccer experience for players with physical or neurodiverse special needs. VIP volunteers are trained to understand the needs and abilities of individual players, providing positive coaching to enhance player experience.

EVERYONE PLAYS!

All individuals aged four and older are welcomed to participate.

EVERYONE PARTICIPATES

The VIP experience is shared with players, parents, and volunteers. Creating a trusting environment, where trained volunteers dedicate time and effort to get to know the players and communicate with their parents. Providing guidance tailored to each player to advance physical activity with soccer skills, communicating encouragement and empathy. Players participate according to their needs and abilities, encouraged to engage in play, using the soccer ball as an instrument for physical and mental development. The parents of the players are engaged to observe and encourage the field activities, providing assurances and comfort while extending trust to volunteers with their children.  

What is a VIP Buddy?

• The buddy coordinates with the head coach about equipment needs for tailored activities, according to player needs and abilities.
• The buddy provides guidance to players in the field, using verbal and physical directions to encourage field activities. 
• The buddy is available to provide physical support according to the needs of the player. 
• The buddy monitors players for signs of fatigue, stress, overheating or conditions that compromise their safety.
• The buddy develops a personal relationship with the players, gaining trust and confidence.
• The buddy encourages player initiative while providing guidance and support.
• Davis AYSO provides Community Service credits for its volunteers.

Buddy training

New buddies will need to attend a virtual training course before the season starts. Please send an email to Ricardo Amon at [email protected] to register for a training course and receive a zoom invitation, and for other questions regarding the VIP program.

 


 

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Davis AYSO, Region 218

P.O. Box 1602 
Davis, California 95617

Email Us: [email protected]
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