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Extra Program FAQs

Q- When does the EXTRA Season Start?

A- Teams are formed in Spring at the tryouts, but the regular season does not start until August 1.
EXTRA teams are not permitted to practice in July.

Q- What does the EXTRA Program Cost?
A- The 2018-19 EXTRA Program registration player fees were $500 per player.  Fees for the next season have not yet been set.

Q- What do the registration fees include? 

A- Uniforms, external trainer during the fall season, post-season EXTRA Championship (for teams in good standing), two tournaments.

Q- What is not included in the registration fees?

A- Any additional tournaments the team decides to play in, and individual player equipment. 

Q- When are the registration fees due?

A- Initial payment is due at time of player registration on ($125 - $150 depending on when you sign up).  A payment schedule will be provided for the remaining balance.

Q- Who coaches EXTRA Teams?

A- Highly trained volunteer coaches apply and are selected to coach EXTRA teams. They typically have 5 or more years of coaching experience, and more training credentials than are required to coach a core season AYSO team. All volunteers have taken AYSO Safe Haven training. Each team will have a head coach and an assistant coach.

Q- How Does EXTRA Compare to Club Soccer programs?

A- Both AYSO EXTRA and Club are competitive soccer programs targeting players that have a stronger desire and ability to play soccer. However, AYSO EXTRA focuses on the development of players in a competitive (but not a cut-throat) environment.  All players in the AYSO EXTRA program will play at least 3/4 of every game.

Q- Can an EXTRA player also play on a Fall or Spring Core Team or a Club Team?

A- No. EXTRA teams stay together for Fall and Spring. Players will only play on their EXTRA team and will not conflict with other programs. Club players are not permitted to play on Extra teams as both teams are competitive and require significant practice and game commitments. 

Q- Is there a volunteer requirement for families of EXTRA players?

A- Yes, just like in the AYSO core program, the families of EXTRA players are expected to volunteer in some capacity. Options include; referee, team parent, field set-up/take down, team snacks, and more. AYSO is a volunteer driven organization and it needs all the help from player families it can get.

Q- What is the weekly time commitment for EXTRA players?

A- Teams practice twice a week for 90 minutes each session. Regular season games are typically on Saturdays, with half of the games at the Liberty Park home fields, and half at other region's fields. Teams can also elect to play in tournaments which usually take place on a Saturday and Sunday out of town. 

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AYSO Region 359 Bakersfield Liberty Park

PO Box 22378 
Bakersfield, California 93390

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