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2024 EXTRA Play Tryout Status Update:

Thanks to everyone that came to one of the tryouts this year; they were very competitive.  Note that some divisions have been finalized; others are still pending. We are contacting parents one way or the other as teams finalize.

The region is forming a new team for girls born in 2011 as its current team is moving on to club.  If you have an interest in learning more or tryout out for the new team, please contact the EXTRA Play Program Manager at [email protected]. Girls born in 2012 will also be considered for the team.


What is the EXTRA Play Program (EPP)?

The EXTRA Play program (formally referred to as "Plus") was developed for 9U through 14U players with advanced soccer skills who wish to develop their skills on a more competitive level. Recognizing the need to offer an AYSO based program for higher caliber players, and to help develop players for high school and college competition, AYSO is providing a program that will provide a higher level of training from more experienced coaches and a higher level of competition for those involved. Players participating in this program will compete against EXTRA Play teams from other regions and local areas during a season lasting from September to December.  In addition to the fall season, many teams may continue into the Spring Season as a Competitive team.

The EXTRA Play program requires more travel and commitment than a regular recreational team, so it may not be right for everyone. This program was designed for serious soccer players and their families and may not be appropriate for strong athletes who compete in many sports. Our recreational program still provides many opportunities for competitive soccer with fewer demands for time and travel.

2023 Extra Play Program (EPP) Coaches

Division  Boys  Girls
9U: Born in 2015 Tore Dietrich Brett Hickman
10U: Born in 2014  Phillip Patterson Brian Richey / Cory Eustice
11U: Born in 2013 Juan Araiza IV Dante Bonano
12U: Born in 2012 Patrick Maxon Ashley Alduenda
13U: Born in 2011 Jimmy Puccini Jose Gonzalez
14U: Born in 2010 Hector Lavenant  Kevin Krasner

2024 Extra Play Program (EPP) Coaches


9U: Born in 2016Raul NavarroLiza Gant
10U: Born in 2015Tore DietrichBrett Hickman
11U: Born in 2014Mike VernoticoBrian Richey /Shane Bliss
12U: Born in 2013Juan Araiza IVDante Bonano
13U: Born in 2012Alex ManzoAshley Alduenda
14U: Born in 2011Jimmy PucciniRyan DuBose

If you have additional questions, please contact the EXTRA Play Program Manager at [email protected].


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