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Concord AYSO Region 305

EPIC (Special Needs Players) Program Information

EPIC - Everyone Plays in Our Community  
(Program for Players with Special Needs Players)

Concord AYSO Region 305's EPIC (formally VIP) program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental challenges prevent them from successful participation on mainstream teams. EPIC (Special Needs) 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 four. Although the typical AYSO program ends at age 18, for EPIC players playing on DPIC teams there are no upper age limits. The focus is on participation and fun! EPIC 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 couldn't play soccer, think again! With VIP soccer, dreams become realities.


Through participation in EPIC 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. EPIC 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, EPIC gives them joy and hope.

EPIC Registration Information


EPIC Player Fees

  • Beginning MY20 - the local regions will be subsidizing the EPIC program so the players will only have to pay the $20.00 AYSO Annual Membership Fee
  • Players will still receive a uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks) and a ball. 

Registration Process

  • Returning Players:  Click the Login button above, then click on EPIC Player.  
  • New Players:  An adult/guardian needs to create an account by clicking the Register button above.
    • Once the adult/guardian has created an account, the participant portion needs to be filled out, then click on EPIC Player.

EPIC players do not age out and may continue to register through the Youth Registration portal.

For more information about the Concord AYSO Region 305's EPIC Program and to learn how you CAN HELP, email our EPIC Coordinator at: [email protected]

New for 2019 - VIP Soccer Camp

Concord AYSO is offering a free soccer camp for any players who played in VIP Division in 2018. Come to Baldwin Park, July 8, July 15, and July 22, 10 am-1 pm for some extra training before the 2019 season kicks off in August.

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Concord AYSO Region 305

PO Box 1061 
Concord, California 94522

Email Us: [email protected]
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