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AYSO United Cedar Rapids FAQ


What age will the AYSO United program serve?

For the Fall 2024/Spring 2025 Season:
9U - 12U (Birth year 2013 - 2016):  Play in the EIYSL league plus tournaments
13U and older (Birth year 2006 - 2012):  Play in the ISL and/or CDL league plus tournaments

How much will the AYSO United program cost?

9U/10U:  Approximately:  $750 / year + travel expenses (possible hotel stays for tournaments)

4 Tournaments (2 Fall / 2 Spring)
League Fees (referee fees, field rental, national fee)
$200 Uniforms not included in cost

11U – 15U:  Approximately $900 / year + travel expenses (possible hotel stays for tournaments)

4 Tournaments (2 Fall / 2 Spring)
League Fees (referee fees, field rental, national fee)
$200 Uniforms not included in cost

High School age:  Approximately:  $750 / year + travel expenses (possible hotel stays for tournaments)

2 Tournaments – play Fall only
League Fees (referee fees, field rental, national fee)
Fees cover the Fall and Winter training
$200 Uniforms not included in cost

 When are fees due?

All or a portion of the fees are due at the time of accepting the roster spot, payment plans are available.  Fees are collected before the year is started so that we can pay for season fees and register for tournaments.

When will games be held?

League games are dependent on the league schedule, however all games will be on Saturdays and/or Sundays
Tournaments are typically 2-day events, so a hotel stay may be desired

Should I sign my child up for the core program if they plan on trying out for the United program?

No, if your son/daughter doesn’t make a team, there will be an email that will go out when you can sign up with the early bird discount.  This will be for a limited time after the teams have been filled out.

Are there winter / off-season obligations?

There will be indoor training sessions during the winter, they are recommended, but are optional

Where will practices be held?

Outdoor practices will be at Tuma
Indoor practices – we will have indoor training at our indoor facility during the winter months or during rainy weather

What will the typical weekly practices plan be?

Teams will practice 2 times each week
Advance individual skills
Goal keeper training

What if my child misses one of their normal weekly team practice sessions?

Attending practice is essential and required.  Your child will be expected to make up the missed practice session either by attending another team’s practice or by attending the Wednesday night technical session. 

What if my child misses a league game or tournament?

Unless an extenuating circumstance, your child is expected to attend all events (Note: the club can be fined for not fielding a team)

How many coaches will there be per team?

1 head coach and 1 assistant coach for every team

Will there be professional coaches?

Coaches will be required to take USSF coaching courses to receive their Grass Roots licensing

How many United teams will there be?

Undetermined at this time – It is dependent on how many kids try out and what the talent is

Will the United program hurt the existing AYSO core program?

NO! The United program is not competing against the core program, but is an extension of it.
Kids can play in both programs (United and core)
The United program will improve the core program:
United coaches can mentor the core program coaches
United players can come back and referee the core games

How will the AYSO philosophies be applied?

Balanced teams
Teams are balanced in the core program so that teams play “like” competition levels
United teams will be playing in leagues and entered into tournaments at the appropriate competition level
Everyone Plays
Players will play at least 50% of every game
Games are played in 2 halves with substitutions will be “on-the-fly”.

What if I have additional questions?

Send email to Todd Bell: [email protected]

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PO Box 11572 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52410

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