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AYSO United - West Michigan

Frequently Asked Question's


WHAT BENEFITS WILL AYSO UNITED MEMBERS RECEIVE?

Being part of the official AYSO United club means you’re a member of “The World’s Biggest Soccer Club.” As a member of AYSO United you are part of a program that is committed to Player Development, Coaching Education and is an affiliate member of U.S. Soccer.  

HOW IS AYSO UNITED DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CLUB SOCCER PROGRAMS?

What makes AYSO United different from other clubs is our Six Philosophies and the integrity of staying within those Philosophies.
Our teams have limited roster sizes, so if a player is selected to play for AYSO United, the coach will ensure that every player receives 50 percent playing time. AYSO United Coaches will focus on developmental training philosophies which fall in line with our U.S. Soccer approved curriculum. At AYSO United we believe in Player Development first and foremost.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT IN THE FUTURE FROM AYSO UNITED?

AYSO United has already seen tremendous growth as a program while developing some of the top players and teams in its respective locations. Our coaches will be tremendous role models and teachers to our players and our Directors of Coaching will foster a community experience to ensure everyone associated with AYSO is proud of the United program. We will continually strive to show why “A Better Club Awaits.”

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AYSO CORE, AYSO UNITED GVSA SELECT, AYSO UNITED GVSA ELITE AND AYSO UNITED PREMIER TEAMS?
 
For most players, their first exposure to soccer begins with AYSO and/or YMCA recreational leagues. This a great way to learn about soccer, and for a number of players, all the soccer they need.  For those players that need ‘more’ than what AYSO can offer, that’s where Travel or Select soccer comes in.

AYSO United is a travel soccer club that offers several levels of competition. Select is our first level. Teams practice twice a week, with 8 games in the fall and 8 in the spring. Both Select and Select ELITE level teams play with the Grand Valley Soccer Association league. Full year teams will play at least one tournament during their season. ELITE level teams may be required to play additional tournaments throughout the fall and spring seasons.

Premier is the next level possible within AYSO United. It begins at a minimum age of U13. Premier is similar to Select or Select ELITE, but also potentially includes out of state tournaments and State Cup participation. Not all teams will progress into the State of Michigan Premier level competitions. At AYSO United teams will not be pushed into Premier without successfully showing they will compete and continue to develop at that level.

WHO ARE OUT COACHES?

Coaches are qualified staff members, selected by our Director of Coaching. These coaches have the necessary level of experience and licensing to coach teams of this level. All AYSO United coaches are required to attend continuing education programs offered by our National Training staff and US Soccer. Every Head Coach is a US Soccer licensed coach and pass all state and national background check requirements and are CDC and SafeSport trained. AYSO United is a true club program with coaches working together to ensure all players are being challenged, and that they are successful and they are meeting their potential.

HOW MUCH DOES AYSO UNITED COST?

There are additional costs associated with the club experience (league, tournament, referee, coaching, fields, uniform fees); however, as a National Organization our goal is to make the club experience cost effective for our families. AYSO United strives to be the absolute best value in any soccer club experience. For more information please see our fees information or reach out to our Club Staff.

WHAT DOES MY AYSO UNITED WEST MICHIGAN REGISTRATION FEE COVER?
 
The registration fee covers the cost of all of the player’s games for both the Fall and Spring seasons. Depending on the age of the team, the registration may include a tournament. Winter trainings are at an additional cost as well as possible winter training camps.

DOES THE REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDE THE COST OF THE UNIFORM KITS?

See our Fees page under the Recourses located on our homepage.

WHAT ARE THE PLAYING TIME EXPECTATIONS?

Playing time is a very important for all players in order for them to develop and improve. As a club, we feel it is very important for our players to be on the field in order to improve. We will be looking to give players as much playing time as possible, their development takes priority over winning. At AYSO United we give players at least 50% playing time on average. In order to achieve this, players need to be at practices and team events.

ARE THERE WINTER AND/OR OFF-SEASON OBLIGATIONS?

There will likely be indoor training sessions during the winter at an additional fee.  Details to be determined by each team and the Director of Coaching. At AYSO United we feel it is important that athletes are able to play multiple sports if they choose to. We do encourage players to maintain their time on the ball, and offer the flexibility to do both. Winter and Off-Season training is highly encouraged but will not impact an athletes standing on the team from occasionally missing off season obligations.

CAN MY CHILD PLAY ON AN OLDER AGE TEAM?

All players must try-out for their own birth year. All players will be registered for a team in their own birth year (if applicable). Players will then be “invited” to practice and guest play with the older team upon confirmation from both coaches. The decision to have players play up will determined by the head coach, with final approval from the Director of Coaching. (DoC) At AYSO United we do keep an athletes individual player development in the forefront and will access if playing up an age bracket is best for the athlete.


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AYSO United West Michigan

P.O. Box 161 
Hudsonville, Michigan 49426

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 616-528-0880
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