AYSO Philosophy

Vision Statement:

Springfield AYSO is the very best youth athletic program offered in Spingfield

Mission Statement

To develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs, which promote a fun, family environment based on the AYSO Philosophies.

1. Everyone Plays

Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer - so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game.

2. Balanced Teams

Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible - because it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play.

3. Open Registration

Our program is open to all children between 4 1/2 and 13 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing.

4. Positive Coaching

Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.

5. Good Sportsmanship

We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win at all costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.

6. Player Development