The EXTRA™ Program is back. As the County, City, and School District continue to change their return to play requirements and lift their restrictions on competitive youth sports, Region 20 has decided to plan for the upcoming Fall EXTRA™ Season. We will begin to hold competitive tryouts to help us decide; 1) Which Divisions will be eligible to form teams, and 2) The amount of field space to allocate. Due to the current field restrictions, this year’s tryouts may look and feel different than previous years. Tryouts will be limited to the dates above. Call-backs and make-up dates have been eliminated.
AYSO EXTRA™ provides players a more progressive soccer experience that offers a competitive, game-circuit program. Our Santa Monica EXTRA teams will play the EXTRA teams from other local AYSO Regions (such as Palisades, Beverly Hills, Torrance, Culver City, etc). Teams are formed based on tryouts. This year the program will be open to players for the following birth years: 2013-2009. EXTRA is a great fit for players who want a more competitive environment than the AYSO Core program but are not seeking to move to Club soccer. With the right balance of competition and inclusion, you can feel secure knowing your child is part of a trusted organization and will be given fair playing time.
In coordinating with other local AYSO Regions, it has been confirmed that Regions like Beverly Hills, Culver City & Pacific Palisades will participate in the EXTRA™ circuit. The Section 1 Director and Coordinator for the EXTRA™ program has confirmed that Regions like West Torrance, Palos Verdes and South Pasadena have committed to participate in the program. However, the number of teams and which age Divisions from the various Regions will be participating is to be determined and cannot be anticipated. Region 20 hopes to create a team for each age group, but this will depend on the number of players who will be available to compete at the expected level of play.
EXTRA fees are $365 for the fall. This includes the uniform.