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Region 1678 - Rancho Mission Viejo

EXTRA Program

AYSO Extra is an advanced play program for U8 thru U16 players. Recognizing the need to offer an AYSO based program for higher caliber players, and to help develop players for high school, AYSO is providing a program that offers a higher level of training from more experienced coaches and a higher level of competition for those involved.

The Extra Program requires more travel and commitment, 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. Extra Team players may not participate in Club Soccer. All players will be asked to declare their commitment level to the program and that will also be a factor in the final player selection.  You can feel secure knowing your child is part of a trusted organization and will be given fair playing time.

With EXTRA, AYSO’s core philosophies are still in place: everyone on the team plays at least 50 percent of each game; selection to teams is based on open and fair evaluations; and the teams are chosen to create a competitive balance. AYSO Extra is played in one year age brackets, as opposed to the recreational program (Core) that has two year age brackets. Players are never allowed to play down in age bracket, and only with rare exceptions requiring Regional Board evaluation are they allowed to play up in age.

Region 1678 Extra Teams are expected to play in the Spring Program to prepare them for the Southern CA EXTRA Development Soccer League (SCEDSL).  This league is comprised of teams from AYSO Sections 1, 10, and 11. More information can be found here: 

Players who are not selected for the Extra team will be notified and are encouraged to register for our Spring or Fall Program. Our recreational program still provides many opportunities for competitive soccer with fewer demands for time and travel.

If the Extra program sounds like the right program for your player and family, watch our calendar for try-out information. Contact the Regional Commissioner at [email protected] if you have any questions.

There will be an additional cost to Extra Players to participate on an Extra Team for items such as uniforms, gear, tournaments, etc.

2024 EXTRA Program TryOut Dates

Region 1678 has cancelled 2024 Tryouts due to lack of interest. We will build the program in 2025
Thank you

EXTRA Program Tryout Waiver

EXTRA Program Tryout Waiver

Please ensure this is filled out, signed, and brought to tryouts

EXTRA Program Age Matrix

Fall 2024
Birth Year
Match Min
Half Ball
# of
Build Out
2016 10 7v7 5 25 min 4 3 35x60 6x18 NoNoYes
2015 10 7v7 5 25 min 4 3 35x60 6x18 NoNoYes
2014 12 9v9 6 30 min 4 3 45x70 7x21 NoOkn/a
2013 12 9v9 6 30 min 4 3 45x70 7x21 NoOkn/a
2012 15 11v11 7 35 min 5 3 50x100 8x24 AllowedOkn/a
2011 15 11v11 7 35 min 5 3 50x100 8x24 AllowedOkn/a
2010/20091811v11740 min5360x1108x24AllowedOkn/a

* Field size and goal size may vary due to available space/resources.

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