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Chappaqua AYSO

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Mission & Vision

Vision Statement American Youth Soccer Organization: The nationally recognized premier youth development organization providing quality youth soccer programs. 

AYSO Mission Statement American Youth Soccer Organization's mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs where everyone builds positive character through participation in a fun, family environment based on the AYSO philosophies:


Everyone Plays Our goal is for kids to play soccer. So we mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game.
Balanced Teams We require every region at the start of each season to set up teams as evenly balanced as possible - because it's more fun when teams of equal ability play.
Positive Coaching The way to make winning kids is by building them up, not down. We train and encourage our coaches to make the extra effort to understand and offer positive help to our players, rather than negative criticism.
Open Registration Our programs are open to all children between the ages of 4 1/2 and 18 who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing.
Good Sportsmanship We desire to create a positive environment based on mutual respect, rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude. All our programs must be designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.

The core values which guide the American Youth Soccer Organization are: 

Fun for all
Education for all
Ethics for all
Accessible to all 

The mission is accomplished by providing these essential services: 

  • Coaching and referee programs including quality delivery systems 
  • Quality administrative and operating systems with a support network 
  • Strong financial position 
  • Special network for volunteers, supported by a national staff 
  • Program research and development 

Character Counts!

AYSO is a coalition member of the Josephson Institute of Ethics, and is committed to supporting the Character Counts program. 

Its Six Pillars of Character are: 



 Page revised: June 23, 1997

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American Youth Soccer Organization
Chappaqua-AYSO Region 139

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