VERY IMPORTANT PLAYER (VIP) PROGRAM
AYSO Region 305 Very Important Player (VIP) program
provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental challenges prevent them from successful participation on mainstream teams.VIP teams may include individuals with down syndrome, developmental delays, mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, visual impairments, or other conditions that limit mobility, strength, and/or comprehension.
All individuals with challenges are welcome, starting at age six. Although the typical AYSO program ends at age 18, for VIP
players playing on VIP
teams there are no upper age limits. The focus is on participation and fun! VIP
coaches are flexible and positive, finding a way for all players to participate as fully as they are able. If you thought your son or daughter could not play soccer, think again! With VIP soccer, dreams become realities.
Through participation in VIP
soccer, individuals with disabilities experience the thrill of belonging to a team, wearing uniforms, and making new friends. They learn new skills and develop physical fitness while enjoying the game of soccer. VIP
benefits all participants, not just the players! Non-disabled players assist VIP players on the field as “buddies”. They learn to understand and appreciate people with special needs. For parents who thought they would never see their children having fun while playing a sport, VIP
gives them joy and hope.
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VIP Coach Roster 2014
TO REGISTER A VIP PLAYER, CLICK HERE
For More Information About the Concord AYSO Region 305 VIP Program, and to learn how you CAN HELP:
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