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AYSO EXTRA Program Information


AYSO EXTRA is Competitive Travel Soccer within AYSO – at a modest price in comparison to club soccer.  EXTRA Program Players are on a regular Core AYSO Team and the EXTRA Team.  EXTRA adheres to the same principles as the Core (standard) AYSO program, plus offers greater competition and additional opportunities for player development.  EXTRA teams have well trained, experienced volunteer coaches, and practices are led by paid professional trainers, and a year-long program (Fall and Spring). Tryouts for EXTRA are held each Spring for the following Fall-Spring season.
 

Overview

  • EXTRA is a tryout-based program and no player is guaranteed to make the squad. Even current players have to try out again each year.
    Players in the AYSO EXTRA Program play on two teams - their Core AYSO team as well as the EXTRA (travel) team.
  • EXTRA teams play in a league against other AYSO EXTRA teams in the northern Chicagoland area. In EXTRA we keep score and standings; and hold a season ending tournament.
  • EXTRA games are held in Skokie or other nearby locations such as Glenview, Highland Park, North Chicago, or Winnetka.
  • EXTRA adheres to the same principles as the Core AYSO program, including Everyone Plays, plus offers greater competition and additional opportunities for player development.  All EXTRA players play at least half of all EXTRA games – not “starters” and “subs”. 
  • EXTRA is led by dedicated volunteers doing it for love of the game and love of their kids, but also utilizes paid professional soccer trainers.
  • We will field boys and girls teams at 10U and 12U as long as we have sufficient qualified, interested players in the program.

Eligibility

AYSO EXTRA plays in two year divisions - 10U (9U and 10U combined) and 12U (11U and 12U combined). There is a boys team and a girls team for each age division.  Age ranges for the divisions are as follows for 2023-24 Season:

  • 10U  = born in 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2015
  •  12U  = born in 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013

 

Time Commitment

  • The EXTRA schedule includes Fall and Spring seasons. The Fall and Spring schedule mostly follows the Core schedule. 
  • During Fall and Spring, EXTRA Teams have 2 practices per week and play one game each Sunday. Practices are scheduled based on coach and field availability. A professional trainer will be present in at least one practice session. 
  • EXTRA players are expected to attend practices and games with their Core AYSO team. Players are required to make at least 50% of their Core AYSO team games.
  • In total, a player in AYSO EXTRA has 2 soccer games a week (both on Sunday) and 2-3 practices – a comparable amount of soccer as joining a club team.
    At the end of the Spring season there is an end-of-year tournament. 

Cost

The estimated fee for 2023-2024 is $300 inclusive of uniform costs. Scholarship funds are available, and payments plans can be offered.

The fee covers Fall and Spring and includes:

  • Weekly games on Sundays (Fall & Spring)
  • Twice-weekly practice sessions with the Coach (Fall & Spring)
  • Weekly practice sessions with the professional trainers (Fall & Spring)
  • End-of-year tournament.

 EXTRA players must also be registered for the Core program and pay the Core fee. 

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P.O. Box 827 
Skokie, Illinois 60076

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Phone : 847-676-2976
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