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.