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

AYSO Region 837 Sahuarita, Arizona

Why AYSO & Why Soccer?

A Game For Kids And A Game For Life!

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.

You can set a soccer ball down on any corner in the world and have friends. It is a global sport that Americans have embraced in record numbers... because it's fun even with a beginner's skill. It's also a game you can play and enjoy for the rest of your life.

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.

What makes us different?

AYSO is a soccer program for the entire family.  AYSO’s goal is for every girl and boy stepping on a soccer field to learn soccer and have a fun, fair and safe experience.  But it’s also to ensure that the whole family can be involved creating memories that last a lifetime.  AYSO's kid-first approach makes us a leader in player development.  Everybody likes to win, but developing successful players and people is what's fundamental. We also create a terrific experience for parents who can be involved with their child as a coach or referee. Training is important to ensure that excellent experience, but it’s easy and usually free.  We want to make sure it’s as much fun for mom and dad as it is for your players!  With player development in mind, AYSO makes sure that no kid signs up to play soccer and ends up only riding the bench!  That’s not how you learn the game.  In AYSO, every player on every team plays at least 50 percent of every game. 

Volunteer Power

AYSO runs on volunteer power.  Nearly 150,000 registered volunteers run the local AYSO programs all over the country.  Every coach, referee, Regional Commissioner – the list goes on – is a volunteer. 

AYSO is structured by Regions, Areas and Sections: 

Region:  AYSO’s grassroots programs begin with community-based leagues, called Regions.  A Region can range in size from less than a hundred players to several thousand.  We are Region 837 and we serve the Sahuarita/Green Valley area.

Area:  A group of AYSO Regions combine to form an Area.  AYSO has close to 100 Areas nationwide.  Region 837 is part of Area 12A which extends from Oro Valley to Nogales and east including Benson, Douglas, and Safford.

Section:  AYSO divides the country into 14 geographic Sections based on player population.  Area 12A is part of Section 12 which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Southern Colorado.

National Office:  The AYSO National Office, located in Torrance, Calif., provides support to Regions, Areas, Sections and the National Board of Directors.

Mission & Vision

AYSO's Vision is to provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.

AYSO's Mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO's Six Philosophies:

  • Everyone Plays

  • Balanced Teams

  • Open Registration

  • Positive Coaching

  • Good Sportsmanship

  • Player Development

National Partners

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Contact Us

AYSO Region 837

Call or Text : 202-656-AYSO (2976) for additional information or questions. 
Sahuarita, Arizona 85629

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 202-656-2976
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