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About AYSO 41

Welcome to AYSO Soccer.  Laguna Niguel Region 41 has been a part of AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) since 1973 and has included such soccer greats at Julie Foudy.  We partner with 9 other cities in the Saddleback Valley to form gaming circuits and host tournaments for some 22,000 AYSO players! 

We offer fall and spring seasons to the children in and around Laguna Niguel.  Children 4 - 18 are learning to play soccer with trained volunteer coaches.

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AYSO is child-first and child focused. We are a soccer organization with happy, healthy kids as our passion.

Every decision, every rule and every program has "what's good for kids" as its basis. Every girl and boy stepping on a soccer field for the first time can have fun. AYSO's child-first approach also makes it one of the finest player development programs. Everybody likes to win, but developing successful players and people is what's fundamental in AYSO.

With children's natural joy in running and kicking, soccer builds on these two skills and adds in techniques to control the ball and work as a team. It also encourages creative decision making and strategic thinking. And it's a fast game that keeps each player moving the entire time. In AYSO there's no spending the game on the bench!

AYSO has age appropriate small-sided games. A full size soccer team has 11 players on the field. But smaller-sided teams for younger children allow more touches on the ball and a more successful soccer learning environment.

We have Six Philosophies that guide our program and make it unique.  AYSO's philosophies are living tenets that separate it from other sports organizations. They are Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.

We also offer a program for the Special Needs Community called VIP

We look forward to registering your child in AYSO.  Plan to register as a volunteer as this is an all-volunteer region.  You'll receive free training and make some wonderful friends in the process.  You can serve as a coach, assistant coach, team parent, board member or project volunteer.  For more information on volunteering, please contact our Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate -

AYSO is continually working to improve the education of its volunteers in the fields of child development, human behavior, and sports psychology. A strong emphasis is placed on ethics and sportsmanship and the development of the whole child.

Welcome to AYSO in Laguna Niguel.

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.