The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is the oldest national youth soccer program in the United States. AYSO was established with only nine teams by a handful of soccer enthusiasts in 1964 out of a garage in Torrance, Calif. They wanted to make sure American kids were introduced to the beautiful game. Five decades later, AYSO has thriving programs in nearly 900 communities all over the country, over six million AYSO alumni and a logo that's recognized nationwide.
AYSO is a non-profit organization that provides youth soccer programs for participants all over the United States. Consisting of over 50,000 teams and 500,000 players nationwide, AYSO is one of the leading youth soccer organizations in the world. It is often called "The Biggest Soccer Club in the World."
Our Vision is to provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.
Our Mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on our Six Philosophies.
The AYSO National Office is located in Torrance, California, and is home to the appoximately 50 Staff Members who support the delivery of the Vision and Mission through our volunteer community.