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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.

Tryouts for Area 2D AYSO Alliance teams

If you are interested in being considered for one of the AYSO Alliance (formerly AYSO Extra) teams for next season, please sign-up to participate in tryouts at the following link: Teams are holding tryout sessions from June 20 - July 20, in compliance with local health and safety guidance. All tryout sessions will follow the COVID-19 Health and Safety protocols, found here.

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 coaches that will be based in Davis. 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, Gregory Dobbins
13UG – Jonah Frohlich, David Fabionar
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, Eric Hewitt and Samantha Conselman

We are still accepting applications for coaches that would be based in Antelope for 10UB, 11UB, 12UB, 13UB and 14UB teams.* Coaches interested in applying for these teams are invited to submit applications online at the following link:

* 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:

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.

The season and types of competitions for 2020 and 2021 will follow local health and safety guidance.

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.

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?

The annual registration fee for an AYSO Alliance team is approximately $550. The registration fee includes 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, families will be responsible for annual team fees (which cover lit training fields in the winter and tournaments) which vary based on the number and location of tournaments in which teams choose to participate. 

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

The rosters of AYSO Alliance teams for Area 2D will be finalized on July 20. Teams may choose to participate in summer team camps in August, based on local health and safety guidance. The teams will continue to play through May 2021.

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