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NAASA Congratulates Our AYSO Alumni

AYSO and NAASA would like to congratulate the AYSO Alumni and the rest of the U.S. Men’s National Team on winning the Gold Cup! The U.S. Men’s National team won their fifth Gold Cup this afternoon at Soldier’s Field in Chicago, Ill., beating Panama 1-0. Brek Shea scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute. […]

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Adult Soccer Included in National Games 2014

For the first time in the history of the National Games, adult players from the North American Adult Soccer Association (NAASA) are being invited to participate in the National Games. Adults will join players from the Core, EXTRA and VIP Programs to partake in the National Games tradition and help celebrate AYSO’s 50th Anniversary in 2014. The Games […]

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Adult Soccer Becomes a Division of AYSO

The North American Adult Soccer Association (NAASA) has become a division of AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization).  NAASA, made up of the numerous adult leagues associated with AYSO Regions, was originally spun off in 2010 as a separate subsidiary that was wholly owned by AYSO. According to National President Paula Berriz, the change in structure, approved by the […]

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AYSO Announces New National Executive Director

TORRANCE, Calif. (March 25, 2013) –AYSO National President Paula Berriz  announced today that Kim Roberts Hedgpeth has been named the American Youth Soccer Organization’s new National Executive Director. Hedgpeth brings a strong background of non-profit leadership and strategic management, including seven years as National Executive Director of the Los Angeles-based American Federation of Television and […]

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The Health Benefits of Playing Adult Soccer

Adult soccer is not only a way to reconnect with friends and indulge in your favorite sport, but it’s also a fantastic way to stay healthy while getting older. TheNYTimes.com reported several health benefits specific to adult soccer – especially in women – and found that those benefits were long term. “Playing soccer not only […]

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Featured NAASA League of the Month

Annette Klein and her fellow AYSO Region Board Members – from Region 688 in Gilbert, Ariz. – first decided to start an adult soccer league because they were tired of letting the kids have all the fun. “Our Board thought it would be a great opportunity for volunteers to enjoy the game of their youth,” […]