South Bay VIP Soccer is a program within the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and is run by volunteers. The program was started in the fall of 2003 and serves children with special needs who otherwise would not have the opportunity to play soccer. We have adapted the game of soccer so that every child can play regardless of their ability. For example, we use balls that beep for our visually impaired players.
The program operates in the fall and spring. We have served over 400 children since 2003. For children with special needs there are many barriers that they must overcome in their lives. South Bay VIP Soccer eliminates some of these barriers so that children with special needs can participate in soccer. Since its founding in 1964, AYSO's main philosophy has been "Everyone plays". This program makes this key philosophy a reality.
Soccer will begin on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Congress Springs Park in Saratoga from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ends at 2:30 p.m. for younger players).
To register your child, you will need to go to www.eayso.org, log in using your email address and password, fill out the application for your player, print the form, sign on page one and initial on page two, and mail the registration form, along with the registration fee ($50 payable to AYSO) to AYSO VIP Soccer, P.O. Box 1241, Cupertino, CA 95015.
If you have problems using the eAYSO website or your child is over 18 years old, you can use the paper registration form.
Please click on "Player Registration" for detailed information on how to register your child.
Youth Volunteer Information
We are in need of buddy volunteers. As a buddy, you will work with children, who have some sort of disability, enabling them an opportunity to play soccer.
The soccer season runs from September 11 to November 13, once a week for 10 sessions on Sundays from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. The soccer sessions will be held at Congress Springs Park in Saratoga on Glen Brae Drive.
Volunteer time is 1 1/2 hours per Sunday (total volunteer hours is 12 hours) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The dates are September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6 and 13. All sessions are on Sundays starting at 1:30 pm and ending at 3:00 pm.
Please consider volunteering by contacting Van Nelson at 408 832-6612 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on "Youth Volunteers" for detailed information about volunteering with South Bay VIP Soccer.