The family of each Extra Player is required (collectively) to provide support as Volunteers to the primary core (Fall) program of AYSO Region 76. The reason for this support back to the primary core program is to offset the volunteer resources being provided to the Extra program teams by the rest of Region 76.
Each family’s volunteer commitment back to the primary core program will be at least 13 hours, not including time spent at the Sportsmanship Cup. The primary core program runs for 13 weeks, so that works out to 1 hour per week, although the time need not be volunteered every week. The best way to provide that volunteer support will be by refereeing games in the primary core program. This will help offset the referee resources provided by the Region to the Extra program teams.
We recognize and expect that the families of Extra team players will also provide volunteer support to the Extra team itself, which also will need Parents to volunteer as Referees.
In exchange for the honor and privilege of playing on the Extra team, each player and their parents are expected to make the following commitments:
To make AYSO soccer your first priority over different sports programs or other after-school/ activities from the beginning until the end of the Extra season.
Your child has been selected on the basis that he or she will NOT participate in a Club program while playing in the Extra Fall Season, because the two programs require such high levels of commitment that a player on both a Club and an Extra team probably cannot satisfy his or her obligations to both teams. A player who joins a Club after being selected to participate on an Extra team should expect to lose his or her place on the Extra team. Exceptions may be made with the consent of the Regional Commissioner, which will be granted only in rare and unusual circumstances.
Participation in both the Extra Program during the Extra Spring Season and on a Club team will be decided on a case by case basis. The consent of the Regional Commissioner or the Extra Program coordinator will still be required before a Club player may be permitted to participate on an Extra team during the Extra Spring Season.
Failure to honor any of these commitments may, after consultation with the team coach and approval of the Regional Commissioner or his or her delegate, result in any or all of the following consequences: