Are you already a volunteer within an AYSO Region and would like to start an AYSO Adult Soccer Program in your local Region? Look no further, here’s how:
- Identify your AYSO Adult Soccer support team
While there may not be a need for coaches, you will need to appoint a program coordinator, a registrar and a treasurer to start your AYSO Adult Soccer program within your Region.
- Complete Application process
Fill out the AYSO Adult Soccer application form and the online banking form.
- Talk to volunteers and parents in your Region
Talk to coaches, referees and parents to gauge interest in playing AYSO Adult Soccer in your Region. Create an interest list. Maybe put together a flyer to distribute during youth game days. Post on the Region website and social media accounts.
- Space and Time
Field space can be a concern for some Regions, so think about where and when you can play. get creative with field sizing, or look at options for indoor play. Remember, this is your program.
Depending on your numbers and what type of soccer you’ll be playing, your equipment needs may vary. Small goals, cones and pennies can be found through many of AYSO’s national partners.
Keep in mind that you need to promote your program. Reach out to parents whose children are already involved in AYSO, chances are they would be interested in getting out on the field and playing as well. Other places to reach out include: local businesses, hospitals, gyms and schools. Use social media to your advantage and promote on popular social media platforms as well. You can even hold a special registration event so those interested can come and learn about the new Adult Soccer program. People want to play, they just need to know about their local opportunities.
Adult Soccer Membership Fees
The AYSO Adult Soccer membership is $30 per player, per year. The membership year runs from September 1st through August 31st.
This fee takes care of your registration costs, fees to both U.S. Soccer and United States Adult Soccer Organization (U.S.A.S.A.) and also your player accident insurance (PAI), which will cover you in case of injury, for up to $25,000.
Please note that this fee cannot be pro-rated if players join midway through a membership year.
How to Structure Your Adult Soccer Program
You set your own registration fees. Take a look at your fixed costs to determine your price point. Are you going to run a year-round adult program? Maybe it will be two seasons? Or maybe three or four? Talk to your player base to see what the interest level is and structure your seasons and player fees accordingly.
Look at your fixed costs. A lot will depend on where and when you play your games. Consider these questions:
- Will you incur additional field permit costs?
- If you’re playing at night, what are the fees for using the lights?
- Are you playing indoors at a facility or a local gymnasium?
- Are you going to be paying for referees?
- Do you need to buy any equipment to get set up?
- Will you need new soccer balls, pop up goals, pennies etc?
- Maybe you want to offer a BBQ at the beginning or the end of each season as a social event to help promote your new league?
You have the ability to build all of these costs into your program to determine your Adult Soccer fee. We leave this entirely up to you because we know that costs will vary from Region to Region depending upon the scale and structure of your program.