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VIP Program

The AYSO VIP (Very Important Players) program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults having physical or mental impairments that make it difficult to participate successfully on standard teams.  The AYSO VIP program has over 3,700 players nationally.

Players on VIP teams may have:

  • Blindness or visual impairments
  • Amputations or conditions that impair mobility
  • Mental or emotional challenges
  • Autism
  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy

Please contact the VIP Program Administrator for program and registration details.

Frequency: Twice a week
Location: Bud Beasley Elementary School

The AYSO VIP Program was officially launched in 1991 for players with physical and/or mental disabilities.  Several years later the ambulatory restriction was removed and the age limit extended to the length of time the player remained in school, which varied from state to state.

In 1999, recognizing a VIP player’s need for ongoing fitness and leisure activities into adulthood, the AYSO National Board of Directors removed the upper age limit for VIP players entirely. You must be 4 years old (or older) prior to the start of the playing season or, in some Regions with permission of the Section Director, by the date of the Region’s first organized activity-camp, practice, or match.