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Claremont Adds AYSO Extra Teams for 2019-2020

EXTRA is a competitive year-long soccer program designed to challenge advanced players while maintaining AYSO’s core values: developing strong skills, good sportsmanship, teamwork and having fun!


Q: What’s different about Extra?

A: Extra teams represent regional AYSO programs and play against other Extra teams from nearby AYSO regions.  

Q: How will Extra teams be formed?

A: Extra teams will be formed by selecting players through open tryouts, with players rated by independent trainers and certified coach volunteers. Players are selected once each season for fall and spring competition and no spots are reserved from year to year. 

Q: What is the time commitment for Extra players?

A: Extra players are expected to participate in two practices per week of approximately 1.5 hours. Extra teams typically play a league game each Saturday starting in late August or early September and continuing to early January, with a break in December. Extra teams also play in tournaments, most from February through June. The coaches and parents on individual teams decide where and how many tournaments to play.

Q:What’s required for Extra coach volunteers?

A: Extra coaches must complete the coaching certification appropriate for their team's division, concussion training, and AYSO Safe Haven certification. Extra coaches are chosen from approved AYSO volunteers and are expected to be among the most qualified AYSO coaches. They are also committed to AYSO's 6 Philosophies - Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, and Player Development.

Q: How is Extra different than the primary AYSO program?

A: Extra is an extension of the primary AYSO program, intended to provide additional developmental opportunities for players interested in greater competition and more focused skill development and training. Participants should expect a competitive level of play in the Extra league, where all Extra teams represent the “All Star” players from each region. Extra teams also play in very competitive tournaments, representing Claremont against teams from all over Southern California.  

Q: How is Extra different from club programs?

A:  Like AYSO's primary program, all players play at least three quarters of every game. Players don't receive playing time based on performance. Everyone plays means just that. And though we take our soccer seriously, we also emphasize having fun and development.  AYSO Extra is also significantly less expensive than club teams.

Q: What age groups will have Extra teams?

A: For 2019-2020, Claremont is forming Extra girls teams for the U10, U11, U12, and U14 divisions and a boys team for the U14 division. 

U10 = birth year 2010
U11 = birth year 2009
U12 = birth year 2008
U14 = birth years 2006 & 2007

Players can "play up" a year if Claremont doesn't offer a team in the player's normal division.  For example, a player born in 2011 may try out for the U10 team.  Team availability depends on coach and player interest in the program.

Q: How much will Extra cost?

A: Extra registration costs $350 for the entire year. This fee will include two uniforms, practice jerseys, field fees, league fees, AYSO National fees, team pictures, and may include one or two tournaments. Teams may also collect team fees to pay to participate in additional tournaments, which cost about $50 to $90 dollars per player.  Teams may conduct their own fundraisers to cover those tournament expenses.  Like all AYSO programs, volunteer support is fun and expected with Extra. It is because AYSO is an all volunteer organization that we can offer such great value to our communities and spread the joy of soccer to so many. 

Please send any questions to [email protected]

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