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EXTRA is a program that offers organized soccer for players who want to play at a more competitive level, a club like experience and still be a part of AYSO.

EXTRA is for athletes whose interests and abilities lead them to a more progressive soccer experience. You can feel secure knowing your child is part of a trusted organization and will be given fair playing time. EXTRA doesn’t take away from the regular program, but adds to the strength of the organization by keeping players and their families in AYSO.

AYSO Region 97 determines the organization of EXTRA play to suit the needs and numbers of our players, but AYSO’s core philosophies are still in place: everyone on the team plays at least 50 percent of each game; selection to teams is based on open and fair evaluations; and the teams are chosen to create a competitive balance.

An EXTRA player may not play on any other AYSO team during the same season, nor will they be eligible for All Star play.

'Players selected to the EXTRA Program will commit to their teams as their priority non-school activity. It is expected that every player attends each practice and game at the agreed upon times.

To satisfy the commitment required by the EXTRA Program, players may not be enrolled and participate in other Club or non-AYSO soccer programs during the EXTRA Program primary season.

Each EXTRA Team must provide have two volunteer coaches and volunteer two referees and earn sufficient referee points to participate in post-season play.

The EXTRA program uses single birth years to define age brackets, with the Fall season making that determination.  For example, a 2015 birth year player will be considered U9 for the Spring 2024 season, but U10 for the Fall 2024 season. 

Use the following chart for the upcoming calendar year:
FALL 2024FALL 2024 
 Birth Year Age Bracket  
 2015 10U
 2014 11U
 2013 12U 
 2012 13U
 2011 14U

EXTRA Tryouts


All tryouts for the Fall 2024 EXTRA season will be at Bonita Creek Park. See below time slots for each birth year and gender:

Monday, May 20
4:00 - 5:30pm: 2016 Girls
5:30 - 7:00pm: 2016 Boys

Tuesday, May 21
4:00 - 5:00pm: 2014 Girls
5:00 - 6:00pm: 2013 Girls
6:00 - 7:00pm: Makeup Try Outs

Interested in signing up for Fall 2024 EXTRA Tryouts?

Click here to apply for EXTRA tryouts

Some additional details:
  • The EXTRA try-out is free, and whether your child makes the team or not, is a great way to introduce your child to the EXTRA coaches, and the top skill and competitiveness level our region has to offer.
  • Registration cost for the Fall EXTRA season has not yet been finalized but will likely be around $300 per player.
  • If you’re new to our EXTRA program you’ll also need a uniform, which will be an additional charge. More to come on pricing details for the uniform.
  • Season length is still being worked on but will likely run from August until the end of December.
  • Note that only the 2016 teams have a full team try out, the remaining mentioned teams only have 2–3 spots available on the roster (and any team not listed does not have any spots available).
  • Please sign up your child today to reserve their spot!
If you have any questions, please reach out to our EXTRA Regional Director Jeff Kenney at [email protected] or 805-630-3347.

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