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Welcome to Madison, AL AYSO Region 498

VIP (Very Important Player)

         

VIP
(Very Important Player)

AYSO Region 498 is proud to offer a very special program for children and adults with physical or mental disabilities. Our VIP (Very Important Player) program provides a safe, fun environment with trained coaches and volunteers who facilitate and enriching experience that the players and their families will cherish forever. 

Buddies assist during the games in which players learn soccer while meeting new friends, having fun and increasing skills and self-esteem. Players and their families, along with the volunteers, enjoy the complete AYSO experience -- team uniforms, scoring goals, cheering from the sidelines, and the list goes on!

Our goal is to make sure that everyone can play the beautiful game. Join our mission today!

To register your player for VIP, click Register Now from our Home Page. If you have an account, then click Login. Or, you can click HERE

Please contact us at [email protected] for more information. 

For more information on becoming a VIP Volunteer, CLICK HERE

VIP Soccer

VIP Schedule

For Spring 2018, VIP will meet on Saturdays at Palmer 1 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Younger players will meet separately on the same field from 12:30 to 1:15 PM, but are welcome to stay with the older group until 2:00 PM. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] and [email protected]

VIP Volunteers

VIP Volunteers

We are in need of youth volunteers to to help out with the weekly VIP sessions. For those of you that aren't familiar with the VIP Program, it is a nationwide program to provide the AYSO soccer experience for special needs players who otherwise would never get a chance to play soccer. Our Region has had a VIP program for over 10 years. Craig Besaw and Mike Hannan are the coaches. 

Our VIP Program is looking for a few volunteers to support the VIP players for about an hour during our Saturday games. Many VIP players function independently and need only encouragement and an occasional kind word. Other players need one-to-one attention to get the most out of soccer. In all cases, the objective is to provide all of the players with a fun, safe and rewarding experience. This objective of having fun, safe and rewarding experience applies to the volunteers as well -- anyone who is not having fun as a VIP volunteer should find another way to contribute to the community. 

The ideal volunteer for these sessions is someone who has fun with the players, is patient and kind, flexible, and shows up most of the time. The coaches are happy to write a letter crediting volunteers for their community service. 

This Spring, VIP plays every Saturday from 12:30 to 2:00 PM at Palmer 1.

Please consider volunteering. If you are interested, contact Coach Craig or Coach Mike. You can also just come on Saturday and talk to the coaches to see if this is for you. 

Coach Mike Hannan: [email protected]
Coach Craig Besaw: [email protected]

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AYSO Madison AL, Region 498

P.O. Box 182 
Madison, Alabama 35758

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 256-684-2959
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