AYSO Area 11R VIP Program

What Is VIP?

AYSO VIP Program Ensures Everyone Plays®

The AYSO VIP (Very Important Players) Program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams. VIP teams may include:
  • Blind or visually impaired
  • Amputees or with conditions that impair mobility
  • Mentally or emotionally challenged
  • Autistic
  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
Everyone Plays®

VIP helps more than just the players. Buddies and other volunteers increase their appreciation and understanding of individuals with special needs. They find their lives greatly enriched by their involvement with their new VIP friends. For parents thinking they would never see their children playing a sport or making new friends, VIP gives them joy and hope. They are able to relax and enjoy watching their children having fun like other kids, perhaps for the first time.

Teams can have as few as three players and may be co-ed. VIP teams can be put together with players who register based on mobility or ability. Older and younger players can also be separated onto different teams when numbers allow.

The VIP program is offered in the following regions in Area R:

Region 127 - San Marcos
Region 152 - Tierrasanta
Region 1505 - San Elijo

Visit the region web sites for details.

The Area 11R VIP program is operated under the direction of the Area R VIP Coordinator and the Area R Director in accordance with the AYSO National VIP programs.

For information regarding the Section 11, Area R VIP program, please contact the Area R VIP Coordinator -- Irma Graffman.