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EXTRA Tryout Information

Extra Tryout Information

Extra tryouts for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons will be on 12/18/2021 and 1/8/2022 at Monte Vista Park.

2021/2022 Region 630 Rancho Santa Margarita Extra Tryout Schedule

** Please arrive 15-20 minutes early for player check in **

**Bring Player Application and Play Up Request form if trying out for an age group other than your birth year **

Saturday, 12/18/21 and/or 1/8/2022

Monte Vista Park


Boys and Girls Age Group

Start Time

End Time

Birthyear 2012/2013

9:00 am

10:00 am

Birthyear 2010/2011

10:15 am

11:15 am

Birthyear 2008/2009

11:30 am

12:30 pm

Birthyear 2006/2007

12:45 pm1:45 pm

All players must attend at least one tryout in order to be considered for an Extra team. It is recommended that a player attend any tryouts offered in order to improve their chances of being selected for an Extra team.

Players must attend their birth year tryout on either date.  A player wishing to play up, must submit a play up request email before the Dec 18th tryouts so that the request can be reviewed by the appropriate regional staff and decided upon, based on numerous considerations.  Please email the request to [email protected]

What to Wear and Bring to the Extra Tryout:

  • Comfortable Shorts and AYSO or White Shirt with NO MARKINGS ASSOCIATED WITH ANOTHER CLUB TEAM
  • Shin Guards
  • Cleats
  • Appropriate Size Ball
  • Water

**Parents are to stay off the field during the tryout process and please do not instruct, or talk with your children as they participate in the tryout process.**

Once the entire tryout process has been completed, parents will be notified (late Jan/early Feb) as to whether or not their child was accepted on to an Extra team. The approved Extra Coaches may request a separate team tryout as well. 



            AYSO EXTRA is a soccer program geared toward providing an affordable and competitive soccer experience aimed at developing players for high school and/or silver level club competition. EXTRA is designed to provide a more challenging level of play for those players who possess the appropriate interest, skills and abilities and to enhance each player's experience and individual growth through the game of soccer while retaining the spirit and organization of AYSO. 

Our local EXTRA program is considered a “Side-by-Side” program, meaning that if you participate in EXTRA, you may not play on an AYSO recreational team at the same time. Our EXTRA program is administered at the AREA level with a gaming circuit that includes various Regions in AYSO Section 11 (Long Beach to San Clemente).

The benefits of the Extra program include:

- Advanced competition of play amongst teams in Orange County

- Lower cost compared to Club programs (Additional Extra registration fees include upgraded uniforms and professional trainers throughout the season)

- Coaching certification equivalent to Club

- Fall and Spring season of play 

- Coaching and team continuity

- Tournaments, camps, and clinics

- Local neighborhood/community field use


Team Formation:

  • Teams formed through a tryout process geared toward the top 15% - 20% of players within a single year age bracket.
  •  Age Levels U9 through U16 in Region 630.
  • Player Ages 9 -15 based on their birth year.
  • Open tryouts are conducted during the AYSO Spring soccer season with dates, times, location posted on the AYSO Region 630 website.
  • Interested players must register for Fall AYSO season as normal. If selected they will automatically be transferred from the recreational program into the EXTRA program. Additional EXTRA fee will be required to be paid upon acceptance to EXTRA team.

Coach Selection:

  • AYSO EXTRA team coaches are selected by the AYSO EXTRA Coach Selection Committee on the basis of evaluations of candidate coaches during practices and games.
  • All selected coaches will have achieved at a minimum one coach certification higher than the level they are coaching, with advance coach certification, the highest level provided.
If you want to apply to be a coach for the Extra program, click here for more information.

Focus On Player Development:

  • AYSO EXTRA soccer program focuses on player development through training with comparably skilled players and competitive matches against neighboring AYSO Region teams.
  • Optional soccer camp(s), player and goal keeper skills training are offered.
  • Many teams participate in AYSO and/or Club tournaments.
  • Program targets providing around 12 competitive games per Fall season with understanding that ball touches under pressure is the best ‘classroom’ for player development.

Other Notes:

  • EXTRA players are highly encouraged to maintain their roster status and sign up and play both Fall and Spring AYSO EXTRA soccer.
  • Games can be on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Half of a teams’ games will be home and half in neighboring communities.  

For additional information or questions, please contact Region 630 Extra Program Director at [email protected]

EXTRA Coach Eligibility


Benefits of Coaching an AYSO Extra Team:

1.   Professional Trainers and Player Development: Each Extra team’s registration fees include access to professional trainers during the regular season to help our players develop technical skills, tactical abilities and fitness levels that set a clear path toward achieving realistic goals and realizing potential, while having fun and learning the game of soccer.

2.   Year-Round Play:  Coach your Extra team throughout the calendar year.  In addition to competing in the Spring season, Extra teams will continue training / competing in the Fall season and summer tournaments as desired.

3.    Coach Mentoring:  Extra Coaches have access to coordinate practice-session plans with Professional Trainers.

4.    Everyone Plays:  All players are guaranteed to play 1/2 of the game.

5.    Positive Coaching:  All coaches must be certified and experienced, as well as positive, instructive and encouraging with the players.

6.    Well-Trained, Quality Referees:  Referee teams are mindful of player safety and love of the game.

7.    Committed Players: Players are selected through a tryout process to ensure that the skill and level of commitment is at a competitive level.


REQUIRED COACHING CERTIFICATIONS: Clear Background check, Safe Haven, CDC Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Division Specific Coaching Certification (one additional level) and Regional Referee Certification.


Please complete the EXTRA Coach Application Form and return your signed copy to the AYSO Extra Program Director at [email protected]

Applications must be submitted by January 8th 2022.  All existing EXTRA coaches are required to reapply each year.

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