The American Youth Soccer Organization was founded in 1964 in California. Danville AYSO began in 1981 under the leadership of Dr. Mike Ryan. Our philosophies of Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Positive Coaching, Open Registration, Good Sportsmanship, and Player Development are the basis for our success. In AYSO programs, children learn more than just soccer skills. They learn how to work as a team, to enjoy winning and deal with defeat, all while becoming physically fit and healthy. They develop a positive self-image and make lasting friendships.
Our success is also due to you, the parents. You contribute greatly to the enjoyment experienced by your child and the team. You serve as role models for the players. Your attitude and behavior is an example to your child, who looks to you for approval and advice. Thus, it is most important for you to be POSITIVE ROLE MODELS. That means to encourage your child and the other players. Avoid yelling and comments about mistakes. Point out the good things they do. Every child needs to feel like a winner!
All of us in AYSO are volunteering for the benefit of the children. Please help out by having your child at their practices on time, by being a positive role model, by helping the coach when needed, and by being supportive so your child and all the kids have a GREAT SEASON!