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AYSO Region 359 Bakersfield Liberty Park



Playground Program Parent Meeting: TBA
- This meeting will go over the program, provide the schedule of play and pass out uniforms for the program. This is not a game session.

Our Playground Program is for very small children and loved by everyone!  It’s the first year of introductory soccer for children who are approximately 3 years old during the Fall season.  The Schoolyard Program was developed with the assistance of child psychologists and US Soccer.  The objective of the program is to provide young players and their parents with a “pressure free” introduction to the beautiful and simple game of soccer.  At this age, players should be exposed to soccer by playing simple, fun activities and games that require little or no practice and a minimal time commitment.

The Playground Program is a unique program designed to develop children by focusing on improving a child’s fundamental motor skills in a fun, parent participatory atmosphere utilizing age appropriate activities and storybook adventures.  It is a 7-week Soccer-based skills Development Program for players age 3 who would like to have fun in a soccer environment.  Players meet only ONE time per week for 1 hour. This program was designed by child development and soccer experts to give your child a foundation for sports success.  Your player will hop, skip, jump, run, throw, balance, kick…and play.

Key Points

  • No practices during the week
  • Time: 1 hour (6 or 7pm on Friday nights) (Will possibly change to Saturday)
  • Location: Liberty Park (field 3; directly south of the AYSO concession stand)
  • Program start: TBA
  • Children aren’t assigned to a “team” but instead focus on individual and limited group activities.
  • A Master Coach will lead the Playground sessions.
  • A Parent or Guardian is expected to play alongside their player for each session.
  • Each player will receive a medal at the end of the season.


Each player receives a uniform (jersey, shorts & socks), since it is part of the fun to get dressed up for “the game”. Each player should have their own ball (size 3), shin guards and a water bottle. Shin guards are mandatory. Soccer cleats are recommended, but not required.

Note:  Playground is NOT a mini World Cup experience.   Your child will not be playing actual soccer games. This program is heavy on motor skills development and not on competitive soccer.  Come enjoy helping your little one learn to play.

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AYSO Region 359 Bakersfield Liberty Park

PO Box 20907 
Bakersfield, California 93390

Email Us: [email protected]
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