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The VIP Program provides a quality soccer experience for 4-year-old children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams.  All VIP Players have the opportunity to play a minimum of one-half of each game. 
 
Click here for the 2016 Game Schedule
 
VIP teams may include:
 
Players who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Amputees or players with conditions that impair their Mobility
Players who are Mentally or Emotionally challenged
Players with Autism
Players with Down syndrome
Players with Cerebral Palsy
 
Our VIP Program will be held during our regular fall season.  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.
 
 
WATCH THIS AYSO VIP VIDEO
 
 
The goal for VIP players is to:
 
Have fun playing soccer
Understand the fundamentals of the game
Learn teamwork and fair play
Increase positive self-esteem
Become more physically fit
Meet and be comfortable with new people
 
 
Coaches and Buddies are needed!  Anyone age 12 and up can be a VIP Buddy.
 
 
What is a VIP Buddy?  A Buddy is a helper on the field who assists the VIP player whose mobility is impaired.
 
A buddy can encourage a player and “feed” the ball to him/her
A buddy must accompany a player in a wheelchair – can propel the player safely and watch for other player
A buddy can help to monitor players for signs of fatigue, stress, overheating or conditions that compromise their safety
A buddy can make friends with the players and gain their confidence
A buddy can help to make players independent and also become supporters and friends.
 
 
AYSO provides Community Service credits for its volunteers!
 
 
We are looking for volunteers, buddies, and coaches to help run this program.
 
 
For more information, including registration information, please contact V.I.P. Regional Administrator Anand Rao at vip@ayso889.net.

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Aliso Viejo, California 92656

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