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Are you interested in coaching at a more competitive level of play?  Check out our EXTRA Program!

APPLICATIONS FOR Fall 2024 YEAR ARE DUE October 22nd, 2023!  
All coaches must reapply every year.  Any person is welcome to apply.

Applications for Extra Coaches are now being accepted for Boys and Girls Divisions.  Please complete the attached Application Form and return your signed copy to the AYSO Extra Program Coordinator, via email to [email protected].    To download application CLICK HERE.  


What is AYSO “EXTRA”

The EXTRA program in Laguna Niguel is one of the premiere competitive programs in youth soccer.  The objective of the AYSO “EXTRA” program is to provide top players within each region a more competitive playing experience than traditionally offered through the recreational primary program alone.  Players participating in this program will compete against EXTRA Play teams from other regions and local area’s during the primary “Extra” season.  Team formations start at 9U-14U for boys and girls.

How Can I Participate on an AYSO “EXTRA” Team?

Selection onto an AYSO “EXTRA” team is through an evaluation process that is open to everyone registered as a player with AYSO. The assessemnt will evaluate players on the basis of their complete skill set, including but not limited to defending, attacking, speed, ball control, game knowledge, attitude, and effort exhibited through drills and small-sided scrimmages.  If the EXTRA program sounds like the right program for your player and family, please contact our Extra coordinator.  The EXTRA program is a full-year program which means teams formed after the Winter Assessment will play during the Spring season in order to prepare for the primary Fall EXTRA season.

How is AYSO “EXTRA” different from Club soccer?

Both AYSO EXTRA soccer and Club soccer are competitive soccer programs targeting players that have a stronger desire and ability to play the great game of soccer. AYSO EXTRA focuses on the development of players in a competitive environment.  Coaches are hand selected and are coaching certified above and beyond their age group.  Professional trainers also work with teams/players in order to further develop and enhance their skills.

AYSO “EXTRA” is an AYSO program, thus, everyone plays means that every player will play a minimum of one-half the game. Club soccer teams do not guarantee playing time therefore limiting the individual player development at the youth levels.

  • Club soccer costs can vary between $2,500 - $4,000, depending upon the club and the number of tournaments that the team enters.  Coaching fees, player fees, club fees, ref fees, and travel costs can all add to the total individual player Club costs therefore making the “Extra” program an ideal option when looking for a youth program that offers a more competitive player experience.
  • Travel is increased in the Club environment due to the amount of tournaments Club teams will be required to participate in and those weekend tournaments may require overnight stay adding to the overall Club costs.
  • Many Club programs will use their bottom tier teams to carry their top tier teams by helping with the overall Club costs where in the EXTRA program all EXTRA teams are considered top tier teams.
  • Most all Club coaches are paid coaches therefore in order to increase their pay they may take on more teams during a single season which could impact the dedication available to your child’s team.  Many EXTRA coaches carry the same level or higher of coaching certification than some Club coaches and their coaching is on a volunteer basis.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Extra Play Coordinator Dinny at [email protected].

2024 EXTRA Play Program Evaluations

Is your player interested in playing more competitive soccer?

Is your player ready for a high level of play?

The EXTRA Play program was developed for 9U (Birth Year 2016) through 14U (Birth Year 2011) players with advanced soccer skills who wish to develop their skills on a more competitive level. Recognizing the need to offer an AYSO based program for higher caliber players, and to help develop players for high school and college competition, AYSO is providing a program that will provide a higher level of training from more experienced coaches and a higher level of competition for those involved. Players participating in this program will compete against EXTRA Play teams from other regions and local area's during a season lasting from September to December. In addition to the fall season, many teams may continue into the spring season as a Spring Select Competitive team.

Please Pre-Register at the following link -

Also, Please Print and Fill Out the Waiver (clink this link) and Bring to the Assesement


Chapparosa Park Soccer Field
25191 Chapparosa Park Rd
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Please arrive 15 min early to allow for check in. Players MUST attend at least one of the Evaluation dates/times to be eligible to be selected. Please wear soccer attire, shin guards and cleats and bring water and a soccer ball if you have one. (size 4 ball for 9U-12U and Size 5 for 13U-14U)

For questions please email [email protected]

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