AYSO Region 7 is one of the oldest AYSO regions formed in America. Our region includes the beautiful southern California coastal communities of Westchester, Inglewood, Playa del Rey, Marina del Ray, Ladera Heights, and Playa Vista. We are located adjacent to the Los Angeles International Airport. Our premier facility is the Carl Nielsen Youth Park located at 6000 Will Rogers Ave. in Westchester.
AYSO’s Six Philosophies
Everyone Plays – Our program’s goal is for kids to play soccer so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least 50% 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.
AYSO Region 7 is an all-volunteer organization. Each year volunteers register over 1,500 soccer players, form over 130 teams, coach and manage and referee those teams, distribute enough uniforms to clothe a small army; the volunteers prepare and maintain Nielsen Field, organize events like picture day and “Character Counts” and the Coaches picnic. The number of volunteer activities are too many to list here. AYSO Region 7 happens because of volunteers. Please consider volunteering a little of your time to help make this season the best ever.