All of our programs serve one common mission: to empower students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression and service-learning. With teamwork as the unifying value, we inspire youths to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students and become agents of change in their communities. For more information visit www.americascores.org.
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.
Over the years, AYSO has created many valuable programs and concepts. Most notably, AYSO revolutionized youth sports with its "Everyone Plays®" and "Balanced Teams" philosophies. In AYSO, each child who registers is guaranteed to play at least half of every game. To help create evenly matched games, all AYSO players are placed on new or "balanced" teams each year. These decisions are made based on each player's skill level and the overall ability of the team. For more information visit www.soccer.org.
Based in Kansas City, Kan., the NSCAA is the largest coaches' organization in the United States. Since its founding in 1941, it has grown to include more than 28,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. It fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 4,000 soccer coaches each year. For more information visit www.nscaa.com.
The Soccer Association for Youth, USA (SAY Soccer) was founded in 1967 in Cincinnati, Ohio where it remains nationally based today. SAY provides a wide array of services and support to our members including but not limited to insurance, coaching and referee support, legal and administrative support, US Soccer Affiliation,publications for all members, Online Store, and an opportunity for children to experience the game of soccer in fun safe environment. SAY Soccer is "The" Leader in Recreational Soccer Support. For more information visit www.saysoccer.com.
US Club Soccer is a non-profit organization with a mission is to develop club soccer in the United States. Founded in 2000 on the belief that soccer clubs are the primary vehicle through which players are developed, US Club Soccer is structured to assist clubs in fostering growth, addressing concerns, and sanctioning and providing programs with a minimum of rules and restrictions in order to improve the player development experience. US Club Soccer is a National Association member of U.S. Soccer. For more information visit http://www.usclubsoccer.org.
US Youth Soccer is non-profit and educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition. Our job is also to make it fun and instill in young players a lifelong passion for the sport. For more information visit www.usyouthsoccer.org.