Monthly Archives: August 2018

VIP Program

Dear Region 174 families,

AYSO’s goal is for every child to have the opportunity to play soccer. One of our core philosophies is “Everyone Plays” and the VIP (Very Important Player) program plays an important role in fulfilling that philosophy.

The mission of the AYSO VIP program is to provide a quality soccer experience for individuals whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult for them to participate on mainstream soccer teams.

VIP teams may include, but are not limited to children or adults who are:

  • Blind or visually impaired
  • Amputees or conditions that impair mobility
  • Autistic
  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Mental or emotionally challenged

The VIP program benefits all participants involved, not just the players. Buddies and other volunteers find their lives are greatly enriched by their involvement with their new VIP friends as they increase their understanding and appreciation of people with special needs.

For parents and caregivers who may have thought they would never see their children playing a sport and belonging to a group, VIP renews hope and gives them joy. They are able to relax and enjoy watching their VIP players having fun like everyone else.

See the attached flyer for registration information and to pass along to anyone who might be interested in participating. For more information regarding our VIP program, please contact Kay Holmen at (818) 547-5040; kch@kpclegal.com.

Yours in soccer,
Morgan Saffari,
Regional Commissioner, AYSO Region 174

VIP reg flyer 2018