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Long Beach United

What is Long Beach United?

Long Beach United is the EXTRA program of AYSO Region 114. Long Beach United teams play soccer year-round. Teams are comprised of the most skilled and dedicated players in our region, seeking a more competitive environment. Long Beach United teams play at a Flight 1 or 2 level.

In the Fall, Long Beach United teams play against the best teams from AYSO Regions in Section 11 (Los Angeles and Orange Counties) in the AYSO EXTRA gaming circuit. Winter through Summer, Long Beach United teams typically play in multiple tournaments or leagues, spanning both club and AYSO.

Looking for recreation soccer instead? Then check out the Region 114 Core Soccer program.

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Region 114 EXTRA Try-Outs Complete

EXTRA™ try-outs have concluded for Fall 2023

Region 114 try-outs have concluded for this upcoming season. If your player tried out, you will hear from a coach by May 14th, even if not selected. If you have not heard, please reach out to our Region 114 EXTRA™ Coordinator, Jamie Lawendowski.

If you missed try-outs, we hope you will still play in Region 114's Fall Core program, which brings the opportunity to be chosen for All-Stars in the Winter, Core Select in the spring, and EXTRA™ in the Spring.


Year-round soccer. Lower fees. More playing time.

Long Beach United

Why Choose to Play at Long Beach United?

In a nutshell: Long Beach United costs less and guarantees more playing time than any club organization. Long Beach United teams play at Flight 1 or Flight 2 level. Long Beach United teams train with licensed, professional coaches. Because we are a part of AYSO, our focus is on player development, good sportsmanship, and positive coaching.

In the Fall, Long Beach United represents Region 114 in the AYSO EXTRA™ game-circuit, against other teams in AYSO Section 11. This means no travel greater than 30 - 45 minutes for away games. Home games are played on Region 114 fields.

In the Winter through Summer seasons, Long Beach United teams have the opportunity to play in any club league or tournament they want -- this can be against other AYSO teams, or against club teams.

What is AYSO EXTRA™?

AYSO 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, without the typical costs associated with higher-competition programs. It's a step above All-Stars. Though players are more advanced, the EXTRA™ program follows the same core values as AYSO’s other programs and embraces AYSO’s Six Philosophies, particularly EVERYONE PLAYS where all players are guaranteed to play 75% before anybody plays 100%. Playing time = development.

"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

I thought AYSO was just recreation soccer?

The most well-known product AYSO offers is Core soccer (recreation/grassroots), but AYSO offers many soccer programs that cover all levels and skills, from recreation all the way up to the most elite youth soccer level, ECNL. AYSO EXTRA™ teams are the equivalent of Flight 1 or 2 club teams.

How does Long Beach United compare to club soccer?

Long Beach United is essentially the club soccer program for Region 114. Long Beach United teams have the freedom to play against club teams in the Spring, or participate in any club tournament throughout the season. in the Fall season, Long Beach United teams participate in the AYSO EXTRA™ gaming circuit.

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. Because this is still AYSO, players are guaranteed to play at least 50% of the game. Unlike club teams, whose coaches earn more money every time they pack another player on their team, Long Beach United teams have a cap so that no player plays less than half a game (or usually 3/4 of a game for most players). Why spend $2,000 or more each year having your player play eight minutes each game?

In addition, all Long Beach United teams practice with a professional, licensed coach through our partnership with First Touch Soccer.

Our coaches are not paid. Our administrators are not paid. There is no incentive to grow more, watered-down teams, or pack as many kids as possible on a team. Fewer teams and fewer players that means better quality and more playing time -- and more development -- for all.

Believe it or not, it is harder to get on a Long Beach United team than a club team. Clubs will form as many teams as their space will allow-- this is how they make money. In Long Beach United program, we have one or at most two teams at that age division. This allows for our teams to play at a higher level, Flight 1 typically, but also means there are fewer roster spots. It is common for a player to not make it on a Long Beach United team, but then find a home on a lower flight club team.

Thanks to more playing time on the pitch and licensed coaching with our partners from First Touch Soccer, Long Beach United 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 Long Beach United teams against other Regions, and against club teams in tournaments.

How much does Long Beach United cost?

One of the most significant differences between Long Beach United and Club is the cost. A full year of Long Beach United practices, tournaments, gear, and games usually is under $800. Club teams, even those in lower flights, typically run from $2,000 - $2,500 per year.

  • Region 114 Long Beach United players register and pay for the normal Fall Core season. This includes the AYSO Region 114 Core program fees plus an additional fee (approximately $270) to cover the cost of an upgraded uniform, professional training, dedicated field space, 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 Long Beach United costs so low?

We run on parent power -- not money! All Long Beach United 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 Long Beach United Season Schedule?

  • Fall Season begins in July / August and continues through December/January.
  • Spring Season begins in February / March and continues through May / June.
  • Travel is required (approximately 50% of games). Travel is typically limited to about 30 minutes from our home fields at Heartwell.
  • Long Beach United teams compete against other EXTRA™ teams in AYSO Section 11 Areas Q, L, Z, K and E.
  • Long Beach United teams may participate in tournaments throughout the year -- these are optional and are up to each Coach/Team. EXTRA™ teams can participate in AYSO tournaments, or Club tournaments.

When are Long Beach United Try-outs?

  • Tryout dates are posted on this page and on the region calendar (Typically several try-outs are held December through March/April.)
  • 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 (usually by the end of April) 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 April.

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

Soccer Priority and Other Teams / Sports

AYSO does not allow EXTRA™ players to play on any other soccer team -- this is because we want players who are dedicated to the team and will attend all practices and games.

Long Beach United players are asked to make soccer their priority sport in the Fall. (This does not mean exclusive, but it does mean soccer comes first before any other sports/activities.) If you play other sports in the Spring, have a conversation with your coach, as Spring teams can be a little more flexible with other sports.

Registering for Long Beach United

You cannot register yourself for Long Beach United. During Open Registration you should register for the regular Fall Core program, even if you plan to play -- or think you may be invited -- on a Long Beach United team. Once you are officially invited and accept to play in Long Beach United, we will manually add your player to the Coach's team, and you will receive additional instructions to pay the additional Long Beach United program fees.

Upon successfully being added to a Long Beach United team, ALL participants (even if returning) must verify their date of birth by emailing la photo/scan of their birth certificate or passport to Region 114 Registrar, [email protected]


For more information, contact Long Beach United Program Coordinator Jamie Lawendowski.

2006 Girls (Valle)

2015 - Fall League Finalist
2016 - Fall league Finalist
2016 - Section 11 Champions Cup 3rd Place
2017 - League tournament champs
2017 - JUSA finalist
2017 - Copa Cabana finalist
2018 - FV Hi 5, 3rd place
2018 - HB 5v5 champions
2018 - Spring league Champions 1st
2018 - Copa Cabana Champions 1st
2018 - USA 5v5 finalist
2018 - JUSA champions 1st
2018 - OC kickoff classic champions 1st
2018 - Goals 5v5 champions 1st
2018 - Fall season Champions 1st
2019 - Copa cabana 5v5 champions 1st
2019 - Copa beach Finalist
2019 - Spring league champions 1st
2019 - CSL Finalist

2006 Girls Rollo

2018 - Flight 2, Fall League, 2nd Place
2018 - Mayors Cup, 3rd Place
2019 - Battle at the Beach, Finalist
2019 - AC Brea Thanksgiving Cup, Finalist

2007 Boys

2019 - Undefeated in regular season
2019 - Section 11 Champions Cup 1st place
2019 - Western State Championships (Mar 2020)
2019 - Cypress Memorial Day Classic 1st Place
2019 - Nike SoCal Winter Cup 2nd Place
2019 - Beach Classic 1st Place
2018 - Undefeated regular season
2018 - Section 11 Champions Cup 2nd Place
2018 - Beach Classic 1st Place
2018 - LBYSO Mayor's Cup 1st Place

2009 Boys

2018 - Section 11 Champions Cup 1st place
2019 - Section 11 Champions Cup 1st place
2019 - Battle at the Beach 1st place
2019 - Beach Classic 1st place
2018 - McMillan Tournament 1st place

2010 Boys

2018 - Regular Season 1st place
2018 - Section 11 Champions Cup 2nd Place

2011 Girls

2019 - Section 11 Champions Cup 1st Place

2011 Boys

2019 - Section 11 Champions Cup 2nd Place

2012 Girls

2021 - Section 11 Champions Cup 3rd Place
2022 - Beach Classic 2nd Place
2022 - Section 11 Spring Season 1st Place
2022 - Beach Bash 2nd Place

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