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Davis AYSO, Region 218

Fall 2023 Season Updates

 Due to heat the the EPIC practice on 9/10 is cancelled. Buddy trainings on 9/8 or 9/9 are also cancelled and will be rescheduled to 9/15 or 9/16. 

Please email [email protected] for more information 

See you on 9/17 for our first practice at Walnut Park!

Program Details

EPIC (formerly VIP) program

In 2022, AYSO on a national level rebranded the VIP program to be EPIC (Everyone Plays In our Community). In Davis, the program will continue to operate as usual under this new branding. VIP players and buddies can expect the same great inclusive experience that enriches lives within our community! Learn more about the EPIC rebranding here.

EPIC seasons typically run in the Fall and Spring with similar dates to the core program dates. E-mail Ricardo Amon at [email protected] for questions regarding the EPIC program. If you run into issues with registration please also email [email protected].


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 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 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  EPIC Soccer?

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


All individuals aged four and older are welcomed to participate.


The EPIC 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 an EPIC 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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