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About the Ossining AYSO Core Program

What is AYSO Core? (Age Group 6 - 19)
Our Grassroots program is the foundation for all the fun, excitement, and learning that happens on the fields! We have developed our soccer program to be age-appropriate and developmentally challenging based on our Six Philosophies, which are the essence of AYSO’s Mission and Vision and guide all that we do.

  • Everyone Plays(R)
  • Balanced Teams
  • Open Registration
  • Positive Coaching
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Player Development

 What does “Everyone Plays®” mean?
In AYSO, Everyone Plays(R) means that no child spends their soccer experience sitting on the bench. Every child plays at least half of every game.

What are “Balanced Teams”?
In AYSO, teams are balanced to make playing soccer about the experience, not wins or losses. This way, we teach children about good sportsmanship and learning to be the best possible teammate and opponent. By focusing on player development over winning, AYSO is truly child-first and child-focused. This approach makes AYSO one of the finest player development programs dedicated to youth athletics and creating happy, healthy kids.

Can older kids still enjoy AYSO?
The fun doesn’t have to stop when you’re young! As players get older, AYSO’s 16U-19U Program gives your teenage athletes another choice for more advanced play. The program is organized under the rules and bylaws of AYSO philosophies and policies, with a few adjustments to make it more enjoyable and accessible for teenagers. Coed teams are allowed and more flexible guidelines for player substitution as well as travel team options. 16U-19U teams can also play against local high schools, participate in select teams, and enjoy more competition.

When are practices and games for AYSO Core?
Games are played on Sundays, with practices at the discretion of the coach. The most common practice times are Saturday morning.

Are all games played in Ossining or do AYSO Core teams travel?
Because of the size of our program, we are generally able to provide in-town programs with only our own players from the Clinic through 8U. As the kids get older and the teams get bigger it becomes necessary to play against other Westchester AYSO regions like Armonk, Briarcliff, Croton-on-Hudson, Chappaqua, Mt. Pleasant, Pleasantville, Tarrytown.

About Core Registration

The registration includes BOTH Fall & Spring seasons:

     - Fall runs from September – November
     - Spring runs from April – June.
     - We host registration in the spring and summer for both the Fall and Spring seasons
     - Teams are formed for an 8-game Fall and an 8-game Spring season.


Each team has a registered volunteer coach(es), generally parents who are appropriately trained and certified for a specific age group. Training required to obtain certification is provided at no cost.

Benefits of Core

  • Safe, Fair, Fun
  • Child First – Child Focused
  • Child / Player Development as a person and soccer player
  • Local Ossining fields (5U, 6U & 8U) – No traveling required to play
  • Westchester County Fields (10U, 12U, 14U & 16U/18U) – Play home and away against other Westchester towns
  • Coaches are age specific trained & certified 
  • No cost for training
  • No referee fees for the games
  • Fall and Spring seasons
  • Emphasis on AYSO’s six philosophies
  • General liability insurance for volunteers
  • Accident insurance for players and volunteers
  • Established infrastructure already in place

Contact Us

Ossining, New York AYSO Soccer (Region 201)

PO Box 1920 
Ossining, New York 10562

Email Us: [email protected]

Phone: 914-944-0063