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SELECT Program

The SELECT program is an Area 5C secondary program for U-10 through U-19 players (boys and girls) currently being offered in Area C of Section 5. 

This program is designed to provide options for players to play soccer at a more challenging level and is designed for those players who possess the desire and appropriate skills and abilities.

The goal of the program is to strengthen AYSO by retaining players and volunteers in an additional program operated under the AYSO philosophies.

SELECT is not designed to overshadow or harm the standard primary program.

Because several Regions in Area 5/C are participating, the program is under the jurisdiction of the Area Director.  This program is offered to both boys and girls in the U10 – U19 divisions.

It is designed to provide a more challenging level of play for those players who possess the appropriate interest, skills and abilities.  It is designed to enhance each player's experience and individual growth through the game of soccer while retaining the spirit and organization of AYSO.

The SELECT Program incorporates the following basic parameters:

  • Everyone on a team plays. Where roster sizes allow, every player plays ¾ of each game but no less than ½.
  • The teams must be constituted with the goal of creating competitive balance.
  • Selection to the teams must be based on open and impartial evaluations.
  • Administration and coordination of the program must run through Area 5C.
  • The program must meet appropriate standards for coach and referee training and certification as established by AYSO.
  • The program is only offered in conjunction with the standard primary program.

All players registered for the spring season will be invited to a player evaluation.  Players must attend at least one player evaluation to be considered for a SELECT team.  SELECT players will be chosen based on their demonstrated skills.

It is extremely important to note that a high level of commitment is expected from the players, coaches and parents. SELECT is for motivated and enthusiastic volunteers, players and coaches.

In accordance with AYSO National’s rules and regulations, the SELECT Program shall be self funding. All expenses including tournament fees, advanced AYSO Camps, uniforms, sweatshirts, play in other leagues, lodging, transportation and such shall be paid for by the team.

For detailed information about the SELECT Program please reference our SELECT Program Guidelines posted on the Governing Documents page.