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EXTRA Tryouts


EXTRA Tryouts for 2019-2020 Season Teams are complete and teams are forming.


If you tried out but have not received word or results email EXTRA Program Coordinator John Hanson
[email protected]

Age rages for the divisions are as follows for 2019-20 Season:

U10 (aka 10U) = born in 2010-2011

12U (aka 12U) = born in 2008-2009


AYSO plays in two year divisions - 10U and 12U - no 9U, 11U, etc.. 

EXTRA is not presently available for 8U or 14U (born later than 2011 = too young / born before 2008 = too old).


How to signup for tryouts 

You must login to your account on “Blue Sombrero” (the AYSO registration system) via  www.evanstonsoccer.org 

Go to the home page for your account and find the relevant player. Locate programs available for your player (need to click on a blue button). Find the available programs – which should include Core AYSO and EXTRA, and sign up for EXTRA. That will register you for tryouts. You should get a confirmation e-mail from Region 0735.  If you don’t, something went awry. While you are there, feel free to sign up for Core AYSO and get the early bird discount.

If you are not a current AYSO player, sign up for an account on this website, add your player, and follow instructions above.



What is the AYSO EXTRA Program?

In short, it is competitive travel soccer within AYSO, conducted in accordance with AYSO’s six core philosophies, and offered at a more affordable price than club soccer.  For more information click here

Basic information for the EXTRA Program

  • Players in the EXTRA Program play on two teams - their Core (house league) AYSO team as well as the EXTRA (travel) team.
  • EXTRA teams play in a league against other AYSO EXTRA teams in the area.  In EXTRA we keep score and standings; and hold a season ending tournament.
  • EXTRA adheres to the same principles as the Core AYSO program, including Everyone Plays, but offers greater competition and additional opportunities for player development.  All EXTRA players play at least half of all EXTRA games – not “starters” and “subs”.  We emphasize Positive Coaching and good sportsmanship. 
  • EXTRA is led by dedicated volunteers doing it for love of the game and love of their kids, but also utilizes paid professional soccer trainers.
  • EXTRA Teams have 1-2 additional practices per week and play one additional game each Sunday at 5:30 PM. Practices are scheduled at the Coach’s discretion, and are led by paid professional trainers.   

A player in AYSO EXTRA thus has 2 soccer games a week (both Sunday) and 2-3 practices – a comparable amount of soccer as joining a club team.

We will have at least one boys and one girls team at U10 and at U12. If we have sufficient qualified, interested players we may add a second team in one or more division. If we do add a second team, the two teams will be balanced – not an “A” team and a “B” team.

EXTRA is a try out based program – meaning that no player is guaranteed to make the squad. Even current players have to try out again each year.

There is an additional fee for EXTRA - $395 – in addition to the Core AYSO fee of $200. Scholarship funds are available, and payments plans can be offered.

For more information on the Evanston AYSO EXTRA™ Program, please check out our page on www.evanstonsoccer.org – find us under “Programs”


Want to see EXTRA in action?

Come see an Evanston AYSO EXTRA game, view EXTRA game schedule » When viewing the schedule, scroll down to get to Spring dates - our teams go by code such as “EVG1” – within age divisions – look for games at James Park or Leahy Park.

Questions?

EXTRA Program Coordinator John Hanson
[email protected]


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