1/26/2015 — North Park Takes All-Stars Championship in 5 out of 6 Age Divisions!!!

The Area 11 All-Stars Championships concluded on Saturday 1/24/2015 in San Marcos.  Going into the semi-final rounds, all 6 North Park Teams (U10B, U10G, U12B, U12G, U14B, and u14G) were seeded as #1.

Congratulations to all our coaches for leading the charge and dominating the Pool-Play rounds to earn the #1 seed:

U10B – Jesus Flores
U10G – Toni Young-Pen
U12B – Jose Portillo
U12G – Chhem Young-Pen
U14B – Julio Hernandez
U14G – Aldo Estrada

After the semi-final rounds, all 6 NP teams were thru to the Championship Rounds.  Here’s the breakdown:

The U10B defeated Mira Mesa 4-1.
The U10G defeated San Elijo (Wild Card) 3-1.
The U12B defeated San Elijo 8-1.
The U12G defeated Tierrasanta 3-1.
The U14B defeated Mira Mesa 10-0.
The U14G defeated Tierrasanta 5-0.

The Championship rounds concluded with 5 of our 6 North Park Teams taking home the Championship trophy!  All games were hard-fought and some went down to the wire with Penalty Kicks.  Here’s the breakdown:

The U10B defeated Kearny Mesa 5-0.
The U10G defeated Mira Mesa 2-1 (Penalty Kicks – 3-2 on the 7th kicker).
The U12B loss to Kearny Mesa 0-1.
The U12G defeated Kearny Mesa 1-0.
The U14B defeated San Marcos 2-1.
The U14G defeated San Marcos 4-2.

Congratulations to all our North Park teams for representing our Region!  It is a testament to the quality of our youth soccer development program which is shown by the results from the All-Stars tournament.

Now the teams will travel to Garden Grove, CA on February 21-22, 2015, to represent Area 11R at Sectionals Tournament.  Good luck to all our teams!

- NP AYSO Regional Board



Why AYSO and Why Soccer

AYSO is child-first and child focused. We are a soccer organization with happy, healthy kids as our passion.

Every decision, every rule and every program has “what’s good for kids” as its basis. Every girl and boy stepping on a soccer field for the first time can have fun. AYSO’s child-first approach also makes it one of the finest player development programs. Everybody likes to win, but developing successful players and people is what’s fundamental in AYSO.

You can set a soccer ball down on any corner in the world and have friends. It is a global sport that Americans have embraced in record numbers… because it’s fun even with a beginner’s skill. It’s also a game you can play and enjoy for the rest of your life (U-5 soccer is one of the fastest growing levels in the U.S.!)

With children’s natural joy in running and kicking, soccer builds on these two skills and adds in techniques to control the ball and work as a team. It also encourages creative decision making and strategic thinking. And it’s a fast game that keeps each player moving the entire time. In AYSO there’s no spending the game on the bench!

AYSO has age appropriate small-sided games. A full size soccer team has 11 players on the field. But smaller-sided teams for younger children allow more touches on the ball and a more successful soccer learning environment.

AYSO small-sided games emulate classic “street soccer” where children of many skill levels choose up teams and play together for a fun neighborhood game. This is a similar environment to where many of the greatest soccer players in the world developed their skills. Small-sided games continue as excellent development.



How AYSO Works

Local programs supported by geographic areas all functioning together to make the best possible youth soccer program for your community!

Regions: The local community soccer programs and the most important part of AYSO. Where kids, coaches, and parents smile and have the most fun… by playing AYSO soccer on their neighborhood fields!

Areas: Comprised of multiple Regions, AYSO has close to 100 Areas nationwide. Area Directors are trained to create staffs that support and mentor each of its Regions.

Sections: Comprised of multiple Areas, AYSO has 14 Sections nationwide. Sections provide volunteer training and support at the highest level to all of its local Areas and Regions.

Special Directors: The chairpersons of AYSO’s Referee, Coaching, Management and Tournament National Advisory Commissions help provide discipline specific advice to the National Board of Directors and the National President.

National Board of Directors: Eleven elected volunteers, plus two independent board members who are appointed, are the leaders of the largest single nonprofit youth sports organization in the United States of America!

National Support & Training Center (NSTC): Home to AYSO’s national staff, the NSTC hosts training, offers professional assistance, organizational tools and support to every volunteer at all levels of the organization!


AYSO’s Mission & Vision

To Be The Nationally Recognized Youth Soccer Program Of Choice
AYSO’s Vision is to provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.

AYSO’s Mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO’s Six Philosophies:

  • Everyone Plays ®
  • Balanced Teams
  • Open Registration
  • Positive Coaching
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Player Development

The mission is accomplished by providing these essential services:

  • Coaching and referee programs including quality delivery systems
  • Quality administrative and operating systems with a support network
  • Strong financial position
  • Special network for volunteers, supported by a national staff
  • Program research and development