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AYSO Voted No. 1 By Parenting OC

TORRANCE, Calif. (August 15, 2012) -- Parenting OC Magazine has selected the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) for the Parent’s Choice Award as the 2012 Best Sports Program in Orange County.

Over 63,800 readers voted in the 10th edition of the annual awards program which has readers write-in their choices in a wide variety of categories of services and organizations valued by families living in Orange County, Calif.

AYSO is a national organization operating across the U.S. but, it has 64 Regions (leagues) in Orange County, with over 58,000 players and 12,000 volunteer coaches, referees, administrators and helpers. For almost 50 years, it has been the choice of both parents and players as the premier soccer experience for young players.

In addition to its traditional soccer programs, AYSO now offers EXTRA™, a fast growing soccer brand that’s developing the skills, self confidence and overall playing time for more dedicated players. EXTRA™ follows the AYSO philosophies including Everyone Plays® with guaranteed playing time for at least half of every game. The program has taken off in AYSO communities and hundreds of teams are now competing in the EXTRA™ playing circuits of Orange County and across Southern California.

This would not be possible without all of our great players, parents, and volunteers!

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History Of AYSO

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) was established in the Los Angeles area in 1964 with nine teams. It was the dream of a group of devoted soccer enthusiasts who started the organization in a garage. Today, AYSO has more than 50,000 teams and more than 650,000 players.