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AYSO VIP 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 those who are:

  • blind or visually impaired
  • amputees or conditions that impair mobility
  • mentally or emotionally challenged
  • autistic
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy

These kids are Very Important Players (VIP) in AYSO. We recognize that all children need to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance. The VIP program offers that acceptance and carries our philosophy of Everyone PlaysŪ to new heights - giving everyone a chance to play.

PROGRAM GOALS
Kids with special needs are estimated to make up approximately 10% of the school-age population. Special schools and classrooms can isolate these children so the VIP Program has been structured to integrate our special kids into the rest of AYSO by using "buddies" from non-VIP teams to help these players both on - and off - the field.

Our goals for every participating player are:

  • have fun playing soccer
  • understand the fundamentals of the game
  • learn teamwork and fair play
  • increase positive self-esteem
  • become more physically fit
  • meet and be comfortable with new people
EVERYONE PLAYS
VIP helps more than just the players. Buddies and other volunteers increase their appreciation and understanding of individuals with special needs. They find their lives greatly enriched by their involvement with their new VIP friends.

For parents thinking they would never see their children playing a sport or making new friends, VIP gives them joy and hope. They are able to relax and enjoy watching their children having fun like other kids, perhaps for the first time.

Teams can have as few as five players, may be co-ed, and as with all AYSO teams, VIP teams are balanced with players rated by size and physical ability. Older and younger players form their own divisions, too, when numbers allow.

 

       

Tournament Results for Lompoc All-Star and Select Teams

         
Team Coach Nipomo Lompoc 5 Cities

Paso Robles

Santa Ynez SLO Area Q Playoffs Section 10 Playoffs State

All Star

U10 Boys Eddie Bolvito   3rd 1st            
U10 Girls Armando Pulido 2nd 3rd 3rd            
U12 Boys Edgardo Datuin 2nd 2nd 2nd
U12 Girls Anthony Nunez   3rd              
U14 Boys Carlos Pacheco 1st 3rd 1st
U14 Girls Danno Jacobson 1st 2nd 1st 1st          

Select

U10 Boys Dan McGahey   2nd   2nd          
U10 Girls Frank Cobian   3rd 4th            
U12 Boys Ernesto Ochoa       4th          
U12 Girls Cornelia Garcia   2nd   2nd          

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Last modified: Tuesday January 20, 2015