What is Croton AYSO

CROTON AYSO (Region 455)

Croton AYSO is a local soccer program based in Croton on Hudson, New York.  Started in 1986, the 100% volunteer run and operated program works to provide a player development-based soccer program.  Croton AYSO operates within the AYSO National Guidelines and participates in the Area 3T soccer league.  Why AYSO?

Croton AYSO CORE program supports boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 14.  It begins with exposure to the principles of soccer with parent participation all the way to full 11v11 games against other Westchester towns.  No try-out is required.

Croton AYSO club (Croton United) is a separate, try-out program designed for players looking to dedicate more time to soccer.

For both programs, the 2019/2020 registration period follows the academic year and includes both Fall ’19 and Spring ’20 seasons.

Divisional summary information:

VIP –   The AYSO Very Important Players (VIP) Program provides a quality soccer experience for children whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams.  This program trains once a week on Saturdays. More details can be found on https://crotonsoccer.org/information/vip-program/

U5/Jamboree Coed – This program trains once a week (Saturday) and is designed to offer rudimentary soccer to pre-schoolers.  The parent-assisted program is directed by a Master Coach. There are no dedicated teams and small-sided pick up games are played each session.

U6/Kindergarten Coed – (NEW) This program trains once a week (Saturday) and is designed to offer Kindergartners more soccer experience and an understanding of team play. There are dedicated teams and small-sided games each session. Note that this program is not drop-off/parents should remain at the field.

U7/1st Grade Coed – (NEW) This program is designed to offer 1st graders the opportunity for greater player development and team play.  No travel as team play occurs in-program (within Croton) and is 5v5 with no goalies (smaller field).  Training is on Saturday mornings and games are on Sunday afternoons.

U8/2nd Grade Coed – (NEW) This program is designed to give 2nd graders an opportunity to develop their skills and fosters team play.  Most team play occurs in-program (no travel) and pending skill level, the use of goalies may be introduced. Training is on Saturday mornings and games are on Sunday afternoons.

U10-U14 Boys & Girls – Welcome to the big time – bigger fields, goalies, off-sides and more!  This program is designed to provide more training and ball-touching opportunities for players. Training is on Saturday mornings and games are on Sunday afternoons. Games are against Croton and other Westchester teams. Field size/number of players steadily increases as players get older.

U19 Coed – Croton AYSO is exploring fielding a coed U19 team.

Croton FC (club):  This program is available to U9 and older players and requires an evaluation conducted by a professional Trainer.  Croton FC is designed for players looking to dedicate more effort to soccer.  Games are extremely competitive.  Travel is generally within one hour.  The cost of participating in this program is materially more as teams receive weekly sessions with a trainer and play in at least 2 tournaments each season.

AYSO NATIONAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

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