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Morton Grove AYSO Region 794

EXTRA Program (10U & 12U)

 

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Introduction 

EXTRA is a program that offers organized soccer for 10U & 12U players who want to play at a more competitive level. Club soccer teams are place in many parts of the country, but for those who want to play harder and still be a part of AYSO, EXTRA is perfect.

EXTRA gives 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’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. 

Key Details about the AYSO EXTRA program

  • A travel-style soccer program, with AYSO-trained volunteer coaches, that is played against other AYSO Regions in the Chicago area.
  • Players are rostered on the EXTRA team AND the primary core team (i.e. house team) and participate fully with both teams for games and practices in the Fall and Spring 
  • The program records team records, tracks divisional standings and has a playoff format and tournament in the Spring
  • Player tryouts are free but, if selected for a team, you'll be required to register and pay for the upcoming season to lock in a spot.
  • The tryout schedule is listed below
For the 2017-2018 Season, MG AYSO Region 794 will partner with the Skokie AYSO Region 568 (Eagles) in order to ensure both organizations have enough players to participate in the Regional EXTRA Program and to put together a competitive team.

Cost:
$350 - The fees for EXTRA are in addition to the fees for the Core AYSO 10U & 12U Programs and are only paid if the player makes the EXTRA team.

What's included:
  • Home and Away Uniforms - 2 jerseys, 1 pair of shorts, and 2 pairs of socks (The EXTRA uniforms will be distributed to players that make the team)
  • Fall and Sping season (16 weeks of Soccer)!
  • Plus all of the benefits of the standard AYSO Core Program
Location
EXTRA home games are held at Skokie Eagles home fields and away games are held at various AYSO fields in the Chicago area. Practice location will vary by team. 

Day & Time
EXTRA games are held on Sundays in the late afternoon during the fall and spring seasons.  Practice days will vary by team.

Player Equipment

Players will need the following:

  • Home and Away Uniforms - 2 jerseys, 1 pair of shorts, and 2 pairs of socks (The EXTRA uniforms will be distributed to players that make the team)
  • Soccer shoes and shinguards, covered by the socks are mandatory at all practice and game activities. Baseball shoes with a toe cleat are not permitted.  The type and condition of cleated shoes must be inspected for safety before each game.
  • Soccer Ball - Ball size 4
  • Water bottle
  • No jewelry may be worn for practices or games (this includes earrings), unless they are required religious or medical items. The official at the game will determine the safety of these items.
Parent Participation
All parents are encouraged to cheer positively and refrain from "coaching" (giving directions) from the sideline. 

The Season

The EXTRA team plays a fall season and a spring season, each consisting of eight weeks.  This program is focused on more competitive play with scores and standings tracked and posted. The EXTRA team will play other teams in the AYSO Region and may involve tournament play (additional fees may apply for tournaments).

Games
Each game is slotted for one hour.  Games are made up of four quarters, with a halftime, with a running clock which is kept by the referee on the field.  Each player should arrive early in order to warm up and go through a safety review before the start of the game in order to start the game on time.

Practices
Players who register assume an obligation to attend all EXTRA games each season and also to attend at least EXTRA practices each week, the time and location of which is to be determined by the EXTRA coach. The EXTRA team may practice over the summer in preparation for the fall season. Players who cannot make this commitment will miss out on advanced skill development, team strategies, and the enjoyment of playing soccer with their teammates. Each player should arrive on time, and be picked up on time. 

EXTRA Coordinator:
If there are additional questions then please contact the MG AYSO Region 794 EXTRA Coordinator, Sharon Smith, at [email protected].

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Morton Grove AYSO Region 794

P.O. Box 64 
Morton Grove, Illinois 60053

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 847-470-8654
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