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VIP Program

VIP: Special Needs Soccer


Everyone Plays!

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) VIP (Very Important Player) program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities prevent them from successful participation on mainstream teams.

VIP teams may include individuals with Down syndrome, mentally or emotionally challenged, autistic, Cerebral Palsy, visually impaired or other conditions that limit mobility.

All individuals with disabilities are welcome, starting at age four. Although the typical AYSO program ends at age 18, for VIP players playing on VIP teams there are no upper age limits.

The focus is on participation and fun! VIP coaches are flexible and positive, finding a way for all players to participate as fully as they are able.

VIP Session Details

The program runs for 6-8 weeks each Spring and Fall.

4-12 years old

  • Saturdays, 11:00–12:00
  • St. Joan of Arc School (Church St., west of Central Park Avenue)

12+ years old

  • Sundays, 1:40pm
  • Mason Park

Want to play?

Go to during our registration period to complete the registration forms and submit payment. Financial aid is available.

Want to help?

Youth volunteers, a.k.a. “Buddies”, are needed to assist on Saturdays from 11:00am-12:00pm each Spring and Fall season. To become an AYSO VIP Buddy, contact Brian King, Region #735 VIP Coordinator at [email protected]. This is a fun way to complete your school’s service hour requirement!

Have questions?

Contact Brian King, Region #735 VIP Coordinator at [email protected].

National Partners

Contact Us

Evanston AYSO

848 Dodge Ave PMB 392 
Evanston, Illinois 60202

Email Us: [email protected]
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