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Schoolyard Jamboree

AYSO Playground Soccer is designed for 3-5-year-olds. This innovative FMS (fundamental motor skills) based program features Activity Leaders, certified through the AYSO National Coaching Program, who understand the needs and capabilities of this age group and are sensitive to the needs and bonding experience of the parent.

In AYSO Schoolyard Jamboree, 4-5-year-olds get to play soccer in a developmentally-appropriate program. The children learn soccer skills like kicking, dribbling, and throw-ins in a low-pressure and fun setting, while still perfecting FMS. The program transitions into 3v3 game play to gradually expose children to the game without the pressure to win.

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What is AYSO Playground?

AYSO Playground is a child development program. The objective of this program is to help develop, in collaboration with the parent or guardian, the child’s fundamental motor skills using soccer as a common thread.

Where will my child play?

Field space is never a concern for AYSO Playground Soccer! In fact, you really don’t need a soccer field at all. Many Regions successfully run their programs in a gym, a tennis court or multi-purpose room. The playing area is based on small “activity grids.” Just a part of a playing field is all you’ll ever need.

How long are AYSO Playground sessions?

The sessions should be no more than 60 minutes at a time (including rests and breaks). Time and dates vary by Region, contact yours to find out more!

Is there competition in AYSO Playground?

There is no competition in AYSO Playground Soccer! The goal of AYSO Playground is to allow kids to develop fundamental motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and social interaction in a fun and safe AYSO environment. Children get to gradually discover the game for themselves while bonding with parents or guardians.


What is AYSO Schoolyard Jamboree?

In Jamboree, each team is comprised of three players and each player has a parent (or other adult) with them on the field. The children learn soccer skills like kicking, dribbling, and throwing in the ball, but in a low-pressure setting. Jamboree is about exposing children to soccer as a game, without the pressure to win. 

How do parents participate?

Parents help take turns organizing the teams, setting up fields and supervising the program. While their children are playing, parent volunteers keep time, but interfere with play as little as possible. There are only a few reasons to stop play in Jamboree games. If a child is not playing well with others, or if play must pause for injury, substitution, confusion, or to watch a flock of birds fly by, parents can quickly direct attention back to the game.

Is there competition in AYSO Schoolyard Jamboree?

In Jamboree, goals are not counted to determine who wins – every player is a winner. Young players need to get a feel for the ball and the field, so even though there are adults all around and many opportunities to offer instruction, the emphasis is on fun and play. It’s a different kind of game in 5U, but the children still wear jerseys or pinnies, cleats and shin guards. Best of all, they find out that soccer is something they can do!


Registration Listing

AYSO Spring 24 Rec

U6-U19

SchoolYard Coed

Registration closes on 04/13/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/21/2024 to 07/31/2024
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$75.00

Playground Coed

Registration closes on 04/13/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/21/2024 to 07/31/2024
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$75.00

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AYSO Region 158

P.O. Box 806095 
St Clair Shores, Michigan 48080

Email Us: [email protected]

Phone: 586-335-2229