AYSO has 5 Philosophies including:
· Positive Coaching
· Good Sportsmanship
· Balanced Team
· Everyone Plays
· Open Registration
Unique advantages AYSO Region 74 has over other clubs in our area:
· The registration cost for the AYSO Region 74 2011-2012 season is $80 per player. This includes approximately 14 games (7 Fall / 7 Spring) and a uniform.
· We offer a multiplayer discount to families.
· Other clubs start at approximately $275 for the season and go much higher.
· There are additional costs to playing with other clubs including the cost of travel around West Michigan and beyond. With gas at $4 per gallon this can become significant.
· With very few exceptions, all of our AYSO Region 74 games are played at PSC (Portage Soccer Complex) PSC
· PSC is considered by many to be the finest facility in the area and indeed the State of Michigan. Other clubs play games at a variety of venues.
· AYSO games for each division are generally scheduled for the same day and time for the entire season, making scheduling easier for families. Other clubs play most of their games on Saturday and Sunday but the time will vary each week.
· AYSO teams practice once a week during the season. This allows kids to participate in multiple activities. Most club teams practice at least twice a week.
· AYSO is a recreational, no pressure environment for your child to play soccer.
· Many experts agree that kids eventually quit playing sports because "it's not fun anymore."
AYSO Region 74
Portage, Schoolcraft, Vicksburg