has a unique national structure. Its almost 1,000 Regions (community leagues) have two more local levels of the organization that help ensure Regions can deliver programs of a consistent high quality nationwide. The Areas and Sections work together on training, competitions and events to help Regions deliver an excellent soccer experience. They oversee compliance with AYSO fundamentals and focus on helping Regions grow so they can offer the AYSO experience to every child possible.
A group of AYSO Regions is combined to form an Area. AYSO has close to 100 Areas nationwide. Area Directors are trained to create staffs that support and mentor each of its Regions, and they are responsible for activities within their Regions, ensuring that they comply with all AYSO fundamentals and deliver the consistent quality of programs that AYSO players, parents and volunteers expect.