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AYSO VIP is now EPIC!

AYSO has just rebranded its renowned VIP Program to EPIC, standing for Everyone Plays In our Community.

Launched in 1991, AYSO’s VIP Program was established to give players with intellectual and physical challenges, the opportunity to play and enjoy the beautiful game. The EPIC rebrand is designed to remind AYSO members and the surrounding community that AYSO is a place that everyone can play, no matter your ability. 

 

What is AYSO EPIC?

The mission of the AYSO EPIC Program is to provide athletes with disabilities the additional support they need to fully participate in a quality soccer experience.  The ultimate goal of the AYSO EPIC Program is to provide a holistic AYSO experience for players, families, and volunteers, from team uniforms, to playing on a team, to cheering from the sidelines, for all participants.

What is an EPIC Buddy?

EPIC Buddies assist during the games in which players learn soccer while meeting new friends, having fun and increasing skills and self-esteem. Players and their families, along with our volunteers, enjoy the complete AYSO experience – team uniforms, scoring goals, cheering from the sidelines, and beyond! The vision of the AYSO EPIC Program is to create teams in every AYSO Region to maximize opportunities for EPIC player participation.

EPIC & How it Relates to AYSO’s Six Philosophies

The AYSO EPIC Program is designed to give children and adults a soccer experience that incorporates the six AYSO Philosophies:

Everyone Plays: In EPIC, Everyone Plays without regard for their disability.

Balanced Teams: Teams are created to maximize opportunities for player participation in age-appropriate groups for maximum player safety and experience.

Open Registration: The EPIC Program is open for all athletes with disabilities from ages 4-99. There are no try-outs, and all players are welcome.

Positive Coaching: Players’ efforts are recognized and encouraged toward achieving their personal goals. The use of EPIC Buddies may support players during the game and create an additional element of positive coaching and support.

Player Development: Players are afforded opportunities to play the ball helping them to build on previously learned skills. Family members are involved in learning soccer fundamentals to support the development of their players. Players are encouraged to participate in physical movement at their individual level to help them maximize their physicality.

Good Sportsmanship: Players learn the importance of teamwork and fair play by recognizing and celebrating the efforts of all team members. Family members are also encouraged to model good sportsmanship by cheering from the sidelines for all players.

REGION 37 EPIC INFORMATION

EPIC ADMINISTRATOR AND COACH-
  TRISH MULARI  [email protected]

To play soccer, the player must have a birthyear of 2019. There is no cap out age!

2.    What is the cost?

The cost is $60. This includes uniform, pictures, and trophy.

3.    What day is practice? What days are games?
EPIC Soccer plays on Saturdays at the same time and on the same field. Our practice and games are combined in the same hour. On a perfect Saturday, we spend the first part of the hour doing a warm-up and drills. The latter part of the hour is game time! EPIC is flexible and will always adjust accordingly.

4.    What time is practice/games?

EPIC is split into two teams.

Team A 9-10am: Geared for younger less experienced players.

Team B 10:15-11:15am: Geared for older more experienced players.

Players are placed on the team we believe they will be most successful on. New players will start on team A and move to team B by week two of practice if needed.

5.    What do players need at practice/game?

Each player is required to wear shin guards and cleats or closed toed tennis shoes. Players also need a size 5 soccer ball and water!

6.    Can nonambulatory players play VIP soccer?

YES! EPIC soccer is open to all players with a special need. EPIC administration strives to make any adjustments needed for all players to have a successful-enjoyable soccer experience.

7.    What are Buddies?

Buddies are trained peer one-on-ones. Our goal is to provide each player with a Buddy. EPIC also welcomes ABA assistants on the field.

Please email the VIP Administrator with any other questions.

Patricia Mulari [email protected]

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