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American Youth Soccer Organization Providing world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.

Home of Youth Soccer for the Prescott Area!


AYSO is the world's biggest soccer club. There are over 500,000 players in 850 community programs nationwide. AYSO was established in 1964 in Torrance CA. The founders wanted to bring the beautiful game of soccer to the youth of the U.S. AYSO is a non-profit organization led by volunteers. AYSO provides quality soccer programs that enrich children's lives.

AYSO in Prescott:  47 YEARS
Your local AYSO has been a part of your community for almost 5 decades.  June 20th 1977 we became a Pilot program testing if we could offer and sustain youth soccer in the Prescott area.  December 27th 1977 we became a Chartered Member of AYSO.  We have strived to offer the very best and largest youth soccer organization in the Prescott Area where we offer a Fun, Fair, and Safe; Developmental focused Program for children ages 4 - 18.

AYSO Vision Statement
To provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.

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

AYSO Six Philosophies
Everyone Plays
Balanced Teams
Open Registration
Positive Coaching
Good Sportsmanship
Player Development

AYSO Region 172 Services the Prescott Area and is open to the general public. Soccer teams are organized and games are played following AYSO 6 philosophies. Fun, fairness, and player development are the ultimate goals.

Nationally Certified Coaches -
Every volunteer coach is nationally certified in age appropriate training.  From Playground all the way to 19U, we make sure that our coaches have resources and training available to make them the best they can be.  It's more than just a parent volunteer, it's a trained and supported position.

World Class Soccer - Our program has something for everyone.
• Even the little ones can play! Our Playground division gives a fun soccer experience that develops fundamental motor skills. 
• Our recreational league in the Fall season brings players together, and develops a positive soccer attitude.
• The Spring Academy is a skills specific program that produces great individual benefits.
• After the Fall Season ends, our  try-out based, Tournament teams that travel in and outside Arizona to compete at a higher level of play.

Focus on Player Development - Winning isn't everything, and it shouldn't be. On any given set of games, only half or less will walk away with a win.  So we focus on the more important aspect of the beautiful game... Player Development.  Every AYSO player plays at least 1/2 of a game, usually 3 quarters.  This means that your child won't be riding the bench and never getting touches on the ball.  It also means we encourage each player to explore the various positions of a soccer team.  In AYSO we build fully rounded soccer players, not Left Defensive Backs or Right Midfielders.

Volunteer Screening - Every volunteer within AYSO, from Team Manager to Regional Commissioner is background checked against a national database.  We take the safety of our children seriously.  AYSO's Safe Haven program outlines procedures that are taken on the field to prevent physical injuries, and precautions that are taken off the field to ensure children and volunteers are safe in their interactions with each other.   Safe Haven is a program that has been put in place to protect AYSO players and the volunteers who serve them. It requires that each AYSO volunteer agree to a background check and take in-person or online training that’s focused on the best ways to work with children and important safety protocols.

Kids Zone - In AYSO, we want all players, coaches, families and volunteers to have fun. That’s where Kids Zone comes in. Kids Zone is a program that encourages fans on the sidelines, and anyone else near the play, to use positive language, show sportsmanship in their attitude and behavior, and create a great experience for every player. It’s a reminder that the soccer fields are a kid’s zone – a friendly, happy, wholesome place for children to play.

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AYSO Region 172

PO Box 11452 
Prescott, Arizona 86304

Email Us: [email protected]
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