About AYSO

 

Welcome to AYSO Region 515 Los Lunas serving the youth of  Valencia County, New Mexico since 1986 when our initial pilot began. The Los Lunas AYSO Region officially chartered in 1987 continues to grow steadily and we expect continued growth as our community develops. We are not only growing in numbers, but in the level of soccer. We hope to be able to promote a better program for all the kids. As you may or may not know, AYSO is completely powered by VOLUNTEERS. AYSO cannot operate in our community without us as volunteers to help put it all together. So many kids depend on us. It takes just a little of your time to make a big impact in their lives.

Contact the Regional Commissioner to find out about open volunteer positions.

AYSO is child-first and child focused. We are a soccer organization with happy, healthy kids as our passion. Every decision, every rule and every program has “what’s good for kids” as its basis. Every girl and boy stepping on a soccer field for the first time can have fun. AYSO’s child-first approach also makes it one of the finest player development programs. Everybody likes to win, but developing successful players and people is what’s fundamental in AYSO.

Los Lunas Parks and Recreation Department has enacted a mandatory program for all Youth Sports Programs. As per the policy, a child may not use Parks and Recreation Facilities as part of an organized Sports Program until a parent has been certified through the Parents Association for Youth Sports (PAYS) Program. You will need to show your child’s coach proof of certification. Certification is available online.

Vision Statement

To provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.

Mission Statement

To develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs, which promote a fun, family environment based on the AYSO Philosophies.

AYSO’s Six Philosophies

AYSO’s philosophies are living tenets that separate it from other sports organizations. They are Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development.

Everyone Plays® - Our program’s goal is for kids to play soccer so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least 50% of every game. It’s no fun to spend the game on the bench…and that’s no way to learn soccer!

Balanced Teams - Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it’s more fun and a better learning experience when teams of similar ability play. It allows for each player to gain the experience of a wide variety of teammates of different skill levels.

Open Registration - Our program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets cut.

Positive Coaching - Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players. A coach can be one of the most influential people in a child’s life, so AYSO requires they create a positive experience for every boy and girl.

Good Sportsmanship - We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.

Player Development - We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.