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What is EXTRA™?

EXTRA™ is a competitive, game-circuit program that offers players a higher-level opportunity to refine their skills in a more competitive, tryout based environment. Though players are more advanced, the EXTRA™ program follows the same core values as AYSO’s other programs and embraces AYSO’s Six Philosophies.

How does AYSO EXTRA™ differ from Core?

Core is AYSO's recreational level program -- it is the beginning of the AYSO Player Pathway. Core is the most common soccer program that in Region 114 is played in the Fall. EXTRA™ is for players looking to progress to the next level along the AYSO Player Pathway.

At the Core recreational level, any player who registers gets to play -- that's part of the AYSO Philosophy. However, EXTRA™ teams are formed only by try-outs -- think of it like AYSO club soccer, without the substantial increase in cost, time commitment, and travel that is typically required of club soccer. EXTRA has a higher cost than Core.

Just like in Core, EXTRA has games on Saturdays. Unlike Core, EXTRA teams travel 50% of the time to compete against EXTRA™ teams from other Divisions. (In Core you only compete against other teams in your region.) Region 114 EXTRA™ teams travel no more than 30 minutes in any direction.

Another difference is that EXTRA™ teams also have a Spring season -- whereas the Region 114 Core program is Fall only (except for some Core players who are invited to play All-Stars or Spring Select).

Is EXTRA™ different than Spring Select and All-Stars?

Yes. Core soccer is the first stop on the Player Pathway -- after that, some Core players progress to Core All-Stars and/or Spring Select (through coach invitation). EXTRA™ is the next level up on the AYSO Player Pathway.

EXTRA™ players cannot participate in Core All-Stars or Spring Select, because they are not part of the Fall Core player pool. EXTRA players are part of a different league, so to speak.

Is EXTRA™ different than AYSO United?

Yes. AYSO United is the final stop on the Player Pathway -- it is AYSO's answer to Club, and is the next step up from EXTRA. This can be particularly confusing in Region 114 where our EXTRA teams are called "Long Beach United" -- which is different than AYSO United. Clear as mud?

Region 114 does not have an AYSO United program. EXTRA™ is the most competitive program offered in Region 114.

How does EXTRA™ compare to club?

Both AYSO EXTRA™ and Club are competitive soccer programs targeting players that have a stronger desire and ability to play soccer. However, EXTRA™ focuses on the development of players in a competitive (but not a cut-throat) environment. All players in the EXTRA™ program play at least half of every game. The game is the best teacher.

"The best teacher of the game of soccer is the game itself; guaranteed playing time is what makes AYSO EXTRA such a great program for young soccer players."
— Tim Ward – Head Coach, Pepperdine University Women’s Soccer Team

In addition, all Region 114 teams practice with a professional, licensed coach through our partnership with First Touch Soccer.

Thanks to more playing time on the pitch and licensed coaching with our partners from First Touch Soccer, EXTRA™ players in Region 114 receive as much -- or more -- development than many club soccer teams, without the substantial increase in cost, time commitment, and travel that is typically required of club soccer. The proof is in the success of our EXTRA™ teams against other Regions, and against club teams in tournaments.

How much does EXTRA™ cost?

One of the most significant differences between EXTRA™ and Club is the cost. A full year of EXTRA™ and tournaments can range from $600 - $800 (depending on how many tournaments in which a team chooses to participate, and additional equipment purchases). Club program costs typically run from $1,500 - $3,000 per year.

  • Region 114 EXTRA™ players register and pay for the normal Fall Core season. This includes the AYSO Region 114 Core program fees plus an additional fee (approximately $250) to cover the cost of an upgraded uniform, professional training and the EXTRA™ Program participation fee.
  • Teams sometimes choose to buy balls, bags, warm-up suits or other items, these costs are covered by players.
  • There may also be fees for any optional tournaments in which the team participates.

How are Region 114 EXTRA™ costs so low?

We run on parent power -- not money! All EXTRA™ teams are expected to volunteer during the season -- most often as referees or working the Info tents, lining fields, etc. When your child participates in Region 114, so do you. Your volunteer spirit keeps our costs low. Often the roster decision between two like players comes down to whose parent/guardian is willing to volunteer referee! Let the prospective coach know your interest in becoming a referee, and then visit our Referee Sign-Up page to get started.

What is the EXTRA™ Schedule?

  • EXTRA™ Fall Season begins in July / August and continues through Winter.
  • Fall EXTRA™ teams also participate in the following Spring EXTRA™ season which runs February through June.
  • Travel is required (approximately 50% of games). Travel is typically limited to about 30 minutes from our home fields at Heartwell.
  • AYSO Region 114 teams compete against other EXTRA™ teams in AYSO Section 11 Areas Q, L, Z, K and E.
  • Teams may participate in tournaments before or after the season.

When are EXTRA™ Try-outs?

  • Tryout dates are posted below and on the region calendar (Typically several try-outs are held in Fall and Winter)
  • New and returning players must try out each year to be eligible for selection.
  • We encourage players to try out multiple times, as many times as they wish, but at a minimum one is required.
  • All players interested in trying out must RSVP when try-out sign-ups are open.
  • All players who try-out will receive email confirmation indicating if they were selected or not, using the email address provided when signing up for try-outs. For Fall seasons, teams are selected by the end of March. For Spring season, this occurs by February.

IMPORTANT: If you intent to play in Region 114 in the fall, regardless of whether chosen for EXTRA™, you must still register when Fall Core registration opens (March), and pay the AYSO 114 Registration Fee. If your player is selected for the EXTRA™ team, there will be additional fees but those will be discussed if/when you are presented with the offer to join the team.

EXTRA™ players are asked to make soccer their exclusive/priority sport.

  • Players may not play on both a Fall EXTRA™ team and a Fall Core team.
  • Players may not play on both an EXTRA™ team and a Club team.

Questions?

For more information, contact EXTRA Coordinator Pablo Jimenez.

2018-2019 EXTRA Program Guidelines http://section11extra.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/EXTRA-Program-Guidelines-MY18.pdf

2018-2019 EXTRA Program Addendum http://section11extra.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/EXTRA-Program-Addendum-MY18.pdf

Spring and Fall EXTRA™ Try-Outs

EXTRA™ Try-Outs for 2020 Fall

Below please find dates for the final two try-outs for the Fall 2020 EXTRA™ season. Note: current EXTRA™ players must try-out for each Fall season. We encourage all players (whether currently EXTRA or not) to attend as many try-outs as they wish, but at a minimum one try-out is required. If you tried out in December, that satisfies your one try-out requirement, but you are strongly encouraged to attend multiple.

When will I hear from a coach?

Coaches are asked to begin the team selection process after the final try-outs, in March, and submit final rosters by April. This season Region 114 is making a concerted effort to notify all families who tried out, whether they were selected or not. You may not hear from a coach until the first week of April. If you have not after the first week of April, please notify EXTRA Coordinator, Pablo Jimenez at [email protected].

Note: All participants must register. Socks over shin guards are required.

Saturday, February 1st, 2020 - Boys & Girls Born 2010, 2011, 2012

Location: Heartwell Park Field 8

Times: Check-in at 8:30am, Try-outs 9am-10:15am.

Registration closes Wednesday, January 29th.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST TRY-OUTS

Saturday, February 1st, 2020 - Boys & Girls Born 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Location: Heartwell Park Field 8

Times: Check-in at 10:00am, Try-outs 10:30am-11:45am.

Registration closes Wednesday, January 29th.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST TRY-OUTS

Sunday, March 1st, 2020 - Boys & Girls Born 2010, 2011, 2012

Location: Heartwell Park Field 8

Times: Check-in at 8:30am, Try-outs 9am-10:15am.

Registration closes Wednesday, January 26th.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST TRY-OUTS

Sunday, March 1st, 2020 - Boys & Girls Born 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Location: Heartwell Park Field 8

Times: Check-in at 10:00am, Try-outs 10:30am-11:45am.

Registration closes Wednesday, January 26th.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST TRY-OUTS

Questions? Email Region 114 EXTRA™ Coordinator Pablo Jimenez.

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