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What is the Area 2D AYSO Alliance program?

What is AYSO Alliance?

Our AYSO Area, which includes the Regions of Antelope, Capay, Colusa County, Davis, Rio Linda and Winters, will be one of the first locations in the United States to offer the AYSO Alliance Program. 

Over the last two years, we offered the AYSO Extra Program in a few of our Regions, allowing experienced players the chance to play on more competitive, tryout-based soccer teams that competed across a longer season.  We will build upon this success and offer the nationally-approved AYSO Alliance Program next season. 

The Area 2D AYSO Alliance program is a competitive, tryout-based soccer program for experienced players with the commitment, desire, and appropriate skills and abilities to play in a challenging environment for a ten-month season. The program complements the other AYSO programs by giving players whose families want to remain an active part of AYSO the opportunity to play at a different level and in different leagues.

As a program, the Area 2D AYSO Alliance program represents the most competitive AYSO program in our community. It will field teams that are competitive with many teams fielded by other local clubs. These teams will generally compete at the Bronze or Silver levels. It does not seek to field teams that compete at a national level. It is a community-based program with players who mostly live in or close to our communities.

The AYSO Alliance program is special for the following reasons:
• Club bylaws require that “Everyone Plays” (50%+) every game.
• Teams are made up mostly of classmates and neighbors 
• Teams play home games and practice on local fields.
• Teams depend on volunteers, creating a special team community that extends beyond the field.
• A Director of Coaching will support certified, high quality, volunteer coaches. 
• Club and coaches recognize “whole person development” includes other equally important extracurricular activities.
• Club expects players and families to give back to the larger AYSO program and community as volunteers.

In addition, many teams participate in a team camp run by the Director of Coaching for a few weeks in the summer. Players work on soccer in the mornings and then do volunteer and other activities organized by parents in the afternoons.

Can I sign up for updates on the AYSO Alliance program?

Please click on this link ( if you are interested in receiving more information. We will send out periodic updates on coach selection, player tryouts and general information.

When and where do the AYSO Alliance teams play?

The season for AYSO Alliance teams generally lasts about ten months from August to May, with reduced intensity in the winter months. Teams generally play between 40 and 50 games across the season. The number of games played and the length of the season vary by the team. 
Teams in the AYSO Alliance Program will play in 6-10 tournaments each year, as well as in the CalNorth District 6 League, generally at the Bronze to Silver levels.  Families and coaches collaborative determine the tournaments in which each team participates. 

How will players be chosen for AYSO Alliance teams?

Players who are interested in playing on an AYSO Alliance team will need to attend tryouts for the respective age divisions. The team will be selected by the coaches with support from trained evaluators.

Please click on this link ( if you are interested in receiving more information -- and being contacted when teams, coaches, tryout dates / times for next season's teams are finalized. 

Who is eligible to participate in AYSO Alliance team tryouts?

Any player can participate in the AYSO Alliance tryouts as long as they are of the appropriate age for the team. Players will need to sign up beforehand for tryouts and have a parent or guardian sign the necessary forms. There is NO FEE to tryout for an AYSO Alliance team.

How much does it cost to play for an AYSO Alliance team?

We are currently finalizing the cost to play for an AYSO Alliance team and will update this website before the end of March with the cost. The fee will include AYSO player and league registration, a uniform kit, individual and team photo package, game and practice field permits, registrar and administrative fees, referee costs, player insurance and league fees. In addition, there will be annual team fees (which cover lit training fields in the winter and tournaments but not travel costs) which vary based on the number and location of tournaments in which teams choose to participate. 

Who are the AYSO Alliance coaches? 

We are very excited to announce the first set of coaches for Area 2D AYSO Alliance teams. We are starting with the Davis-based coaches. They are a spectacular group of coaches, representing the best of the AYSO philosophies and committed to contributing both to their individual teams and the overall AYSO program. We will be providing more information about each of the coaching teams in the coming week on the AYSO Alliance Facebook page.

13UB – Pete Scully, Assistant coaches to be determined.
13UG – Jonah Frohlich, Assistant coach application currently under review.
14UB – Adie Whitaker, Kate Watson and Curtis Mann
14UG – Mike Deas, Andy Reising, Eric Berland, Maria Clayton
16UB – Eric Moody, Philip Toy
16UG – Mike Clayton and Eric Hewitt with Cassie Hartzog as team manager

We are accepting applications for coaches that would be based in Davis for 19UG and 19UB teams, in Antelope for 10UB, 11UB, 12UB, 13UB and 14UB teams, and Winters for 12UB and 14UB teams.*

* 10U=2011 birth year, 11U=2010, 12U=2009, 13U=2008, 14U=2007, 16U=2005-2006, 19U=2002-2004. More information about applying to be an AYSO Alliance coach is available on the Area 2D website at:

What if I am interested in applying to be an AYSO Alliance coach?

Coaches interested in applying for the teams listed above are invited to submit applications online at the following link:

The coaching teams will be considered based on: (a) the merits of the coaches’ applications; (b) on-field evaluations of coaching of current teams; (c) surveys / evaluations completed by parents of previous teams; (d) reference checks with other AYSO coaches. 

Each Region’s Board will work the Area 2D Alliance Director to recommend coaching teams for each age / gender division to the Area 2D Alliance Director. Coaching teams will for the 2020-2021 seasons will be announced on a rolling basis starting on March 15, 2020.


Area 2D AYSO Alliance coaches (head and assistants) must:
• Adhere to the AYSO philosophies and values
• Be an AYSO trained coach to the age level you are applying for
• Have a current Volunteer Application on file with your AYSO Region
• Be in good standing with the Region, Area, Section, and AYSO National 
• Be an active volunteer in your Region's AYSO primary program
• Be willing to continue ongoing coach training, development, and assessment
• Complete a coach application
• Be selected and approved by the Region’s AYSO Board and the Area 2D Alliance Director

Coaches desiring to coach must have completed age specific training/certification levels as listed below: 
• 12U: AYSO U12 Coach Certificate
• 13U and 14U: AYSO Intermediate Coach Certificate
• 15U-19U: AYSO Advanced Coach Certificate.

All certification requirements relate to the most recent National Coaching Program course:
• 10U and 12U must have completed the course after January 2013
• Intermediate must have completed the course after January 2015
• Advanced must have completed the course after January 2018

It is strongly recommended that coaches have continuing education each year. 

When will AYSO Alliance teams for Area 2D be formed and started for next year?

Tryouts generally occur in May – and teams announced within a few weeks of tryouts. Area 2D will announce details of tryouts for AYSO Alliance teams, as soon as practical based on health and safety guidance from the county related to COVID-19.

Summer team camps will be scheduled based on coach and player availability. First games will begin in August 2020 and the team will continue to play through May 2021.

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