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VIP (Very Important Player) Program

VIP Mission Statement 
The mission of the AYSO VIP Program is to provide a quality soccer experience for individuals whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult for them to successfully participate on mainstream soccer teams.  What is successful participation?  It should be defined by the player’s enjoyment and the safety of all team members.

VIP Vision Statement 
The vision of the AYSO VIP Program is to create VIP teams in every AYSO Region wherever possible and to maximize opportunities for VIP player participation where VIP teams are not available.

Region 873 started our VIP program Fall 2015.  With only a handful of players registered to start with, word of mouth spread quickly and we doubled our numbers during the season. 

Watch this video to see some VIP players in action.

AYSO is proud to offer a very special program for children and adults with physical or mental disabilities.  Our VIP (Very Important Player) program provides a safe, fun environment with trained coaches and volunteers who facilitate an enriching experience that the players and their families will cherish forever.

Buddies, when needed, assist during the games in which players learn soccer while meeting new friends, having fun and increasing skills and self-esteem.  Players and their families, along with the volunteers, enjoy the complete AYSO experience – team uniforms, scoring goals, cheering from the sidelines, and the list goes on!

Our goal is to make sure that everyone can play the beautiful game. Join our mission today! 

Goal: Players will have fun playing soccer

  • To introduce all skills by using games 
  • To allow players to set the pace 
  • To relax and be flexible 
  • To keep everything positive 

Goal: Players will understand the fundamentals of the game

  • To give each player plenty of opportunities to play the ball 
  • To build skills on the success of previously learned skills 
  • To involve family members in learning soccer fundamentals 

Goals: Players will learn teamwork and fair play

  • To build teamwork and fair play into practice sessions 
  • To encourage team identity by wearing uniforms and participating in team get-togethers 
  • To reward positive effort when teamwork and fair play are observed 

Goal: Players will increase their self-esteem

  • To establish individual, realistic goals with players 
  • To encourage effort toward goals, no matter how small 
  • To recognize player effort and achievement 

Goal: Players will become more physically fit

  • To encourage maximum participation in physical movement for each player at his or her level 
  • To facilitate player participation in off-season physical activities or sports 

Goal: Players will meet and be comfortable with new people

  • To encourage parents to play a supportive, not active, role during games 
  • To facilitate the development of positive player relationships with buddies and other volunteers 
  • To utilize community helpers


Contact Us

Iron County AYSO Region 873

attn: Regional Commissioner, PO Box 311
Cedar City, Utah 84721

Email Us: [email protected]