| The AYSO VIP (Very Important Players) Program provides a quality soccer
experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities
make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams. VIP
teams may include:
While all special needs children possible should be placed on existing regional teams, VIP teams are created for the children whose challenges would prevent them from experiencing success in the regular program. These VIP players are integrated into the region through the assistance and encouragement of "buddies." Their needs are monitored closely by buddies, coaches, and parents who are present at every game and by the VIP Director who oversees the program, thereby ensuring safety and fun for all.