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AYSO Carson City Region 140

Northern Nevada AYSO Interplay

Northern Nevada AYSO Interplay
!!! New Competitive Program !!!

What is AYSO Interplay (Ai)?

AYSO is committed to player development - for brand new players as well as highly experienced, skilled players.  Ai is meant to complement our core program by giving our better players a higher level of competition to learn and test their skills.  In turn, our Ai teams are then expected to assist our core teams in practices and scrimmages.

Ai is a new premier competitive program developed in Northern Nevada for AYSO's highly skilled, dedicated players.  Players and parents must understand that Ai requires a higher level of commitment including potential volunteer requirements, travel and other commitments.  Players are expected to attend all practices and games and hold themselves to the highest standards of sportsmanship at all times.  They will represent the best of AYSO and youth sports.  
Ai teams from Carson City will play other competitive teams (mostly club teams) in Carson City, Reno, Sparks and other surrounding areas.

How is Ai different from other competitive club programs?

Ai is built on AYSO's six philosophies: Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, Player Development.  On a club team, if your player isn't one of the core players, it is likely your player will sit out most of the game.  In Ai, Every player present at the time of game kickoff is required to play a minimum of one half of the game unless injured.  Additionally, our coaches are handpicked to ensure your player enjoys their soccer experience through positive coaching.

How are players selected?

Players must be 9U or older to be eligible to play in Ai.  Players will be selected by a coach based on their performance in previous seasons and in tryouts that will be held in late spring (for the fall season) and winter (for the spring season).  Players that are not selected in the fall will have the opportunity to play in AYSO's core fall program and could be selected for the All Stars team, Toiyabe team and a future Ai team.

How are teams selected?

Typically, players from the fall All-Star teams form a semi-competitive team in the spring that we call Toiyabe. The spring coach-select Toiyabe team plays other Toiyabe teams throughout the area. Sometimes those teams do well and want to stay together. Those teams are then invited to play on AYSO Interplay (Ai). Additionally, talented coaches and players that live AYSO's six philosophies may be identified and invited by the board and Ai program to form an Ai team at other times.

Coaches must receive an invitation to coach in Ai from the Carson City AYSO Region 140 Board.  Ai coaches are the best coaches in the region, with a history of technical proficiency, appropriate certification and positive encouragement.  Generally, but not always, Ai coaches were the All Star and Toiyabe coaches from previous years.

What are the commitments?

Players and Parents

Players are expected to attend all practices and games and hold themselves to the highest standards of sportsmanship at all times. They will represent the best of AYSO and youth sports.

In addition to attending practices and games, players are expected to be an AYSO ambassador at the fall opening ceremonies, be available during the two week All Stars training period in November to assist/scrimmage the All Stars teams and be available to play in both the fall and spring.  Additionally, players can expect to attend three tournaments each season which may require travel.

Parents are expected to volunteer at least two hours - one hour at the Comstock Tournament in April and one hour at either the Kit Carson All Stars tournament or Cookie's Best Area 2F Championship tournament in November.


Coaches

Coaching directives from the sideline should be positive and encouraging.  Ai coaches are responsible for ensuring that their players, parents and fans behave in a respectful manner. 

Ai coaches should be mentors in the Participating Region.  Ai coaches should expect to be available and have their teams available at fall opening ceremonies and to assist Fall Core All Star teams and spring Select/Toiyabe teams through joint practices and scrimmages.  Ai coaches are expected to assist the region by building up the Ai program and other AYSO programs.

All head coaches and assistant coaches must be properly registered for the current AYSO membership year through their Participating Region, AYSO Safe Haven Certified, Concussion Awareness Certified and certified at or above the division of their team.

How do I register?

Once selected for a team, you will be asked to sign up for the wait list for the Ai program at AYSOCarsonCity.org.  When we activate your player, you will receive an email requesting that you complete the registration and payment process.  Your player will not be allowed to participate in practices until you have paid on line.

Additionally, you may be required to create a profile in Gotsoccer or another registration system TBD.

How much does Ai cost?

Registration fees for the Ai program is $280 per player per season plus the annual $20 national fee.  This is approximately the cost of competitive club soccer in Carson City and about one-fourth of the cost of competitive soccer in Reno.

Please note that, unlike many of the other clubs which must request additional funds from parents for tournaments, Carson City AYSO Region 140 will pay the entry fee for three tournaments each season at no additional cost.

Scholarships are available for our players in need.  Please see our Fees and Refunds page for more details.

Content

Northern Nevada AYSO Interplay
Bylaws and Rules of Play

Northern Nevada AYSO Interplay (NNAi) is hereby created to provide competitive opportunities for advanced AYSO teams, improve the brand and image of AYSO in northern Nevada and to promote interplay and cooperation between members of AYSO and other club Playing Circuits, while maintaining focus on AYSO’s six philosophies.

  • Everyone Plays. Every player present at the time of game kickoff is required to play a minimum of one half of the game unless injured or ejected.
  • Balanced Teams. Participating Regions should only approve teams that are anticipated to be competitive in the applicable division of the Playing Circuit.
  • Open Registration. Any player may try out for an NNAi Team. Players that are not selected for the NNAi Team shall be placed on a core team.
  • Positive Coaching. NNAi coaches shall be the best coaches in each Participating Region, with a history of technical proficiency, appropriate certification and positive encouragement. NNAi coaches should be mentors in the Participating Region.
  • Good Sportsmanship. NNAi coaches, players and spectators shall hold themselves to the highest standards of sportsmanship at all times and will represent the best of AYSO and youth sports.
  • Player Development. NNAi will provide players advanced, competitive play that will push their technical expertise, level of understanding and the love of soccer to the next level.
See the complete Northern Nevada AYSO Interplay (Ai) Bylaws and Rules of Play for more details!

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