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Welcome

on Sat, 03/10/2012 - 11:20

Welcome to Mt. Diablo Soccer, or AYSO Region 223, serving Clayton, Concord, and the surrounding communities.  AYSO is a national organization dedicated to youth soccer.   Our Vision is to provide world-class soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.   We do so by developing and delivering quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based upon our six philosophies:

  • Everyone Plays - Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer.  AYSO National mandates that every player on every team must play at least 50% of every game.  MDSA has enhanced this philosophy to require that every player on every team plays 75% of every game.  It’s no fun to spend the game on the bench…and that’s no way to learn soccer! 
  • Balanced Teams - Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it’s more fun and a better learning experience when teams of similar ability play. It allows for each player to gain the experience of a wide variety of teammates of different skill levels. 
  • Open Registration - Our program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets cut.
  • Positive Coaching - Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players. A coach can be one of the most influential people in a child’s life, so AYSO requires they create a positive experience for every boy and girl. 
  • Good Sportsmanship - We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO. 
  • Player Development - We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.
We’ve created a top 10 list of reminders to help everyone enjoy the season. Whether you are new to our program or a returning veteran, please take a brief moment to look it over. View the top 10 list here.
 
If we all do our part, we are confident that as in years past, we will have a terrific soccer season and our children will once again have a great experience. Please join us in helping to provide our kids, our volunteers and parents with a fun, fair, safe and family friendly experience.