The mission of AYSO Region 96 is to develop and to deliver quality youth soccer programs where everyone builds positive character through participation in a fun, family environment based on the American Youth Soccer Organization philosophies.
To provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.
To develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs, which promote a fun, family environment based on our philosophies.
Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer - so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game.
Tustin AYSO, like most regions, enforces that players play three-quarters of every game, if possible.
Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible - because it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play.
Team balancing can be somewhat complicated, especially in a region like ours where one division can have 28 teams. When it doesn't work, it is not by design. But, the original intent and the ultimate results always have the same goal. Balanced teams mean more competitive, interesting games for all who play and watch.
Our program is open to all children between 4 and 18 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing.
Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.
We strive to create a safe, fair, fun and positive environment based on mutual respect, rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.
We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.