There will be a maximum of one Extra team per age group per gender for the upcoming season.
A "Move-up" in AYSO occurs when a player who is age eligible for a Division is given permission by Region 76 to play "up" a Division with older children. This typically occurs when a child wishes to play "up" in the next highest Division to be with his or her classmates or because they have demonstrated particular advanced development with skills and emotional maturity.
Move-ups in the Extra program will be considered on a case by case basis. Allowing a player to "move-up" will be determined by the Region 76 Board or those designated by the Region 76 Board to make the decision. By its very nature, the decision to allow a child to move up or not is subjective. Therefore, Region 76 will utilize the expertise of its most experienced coaches in making this decision for any child whose parents wish to have play up a division. The decision will be made solely by the Region 76 Board or those members of the board appointed by our Regional Commissioner to make the decision. Once a decision has been made, it will not be subject to appeal.
Players who wish to play up and try out for an Extra team will be subjected to the same tryout process as the older players. They will be required to attend both the tryouts for their birth year AS WELL AS the tryouts for the Division they are trying to move up in to.
Please be aware that it may work better for your child to have him or her play in their proper age group even though other players in the same grade are playing in the older one (and may increase your child's chances of being selected to an Extra team. Most Move Up requests are not approved as the Region believes strongly in giving players the opportunity to grow and lead in their own age group.
Your child will be selected with the expectation 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 Post-Season and on a Club team will be decided on a case by case basis, but is highly unlikely. The consent of the Extra Program coordinator or the Regional Commissioner will still be required before a Club player may be permitted to participate on an Extra team during the Extra Spring season.