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Very Important Player

Very Important Player (VIP)

The mission of the AYSO VIP Program is to provide a quality soccer experience for individuals whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult for them to successfully participate on maintstream soccer teams. 

AYSO Region 498 is proud to offer a very special program for children and adults with physical or mental disabilities. Our VIP 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 everyone can play the beautiful game. Join our mission today!

To register your player for VIP, click Register Now in the upper right corner of our Home Page. If you have an account, then click Login

For more information, please contact us at [email protected]
To become a volunteer for VIP, CLICK HERE.

VIP Volunteers

VIP Volunteers

We are in need of youth and adult volunteers to help out with the weekly VIP sessions. For those or 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. Mike Hannan and Craig Besaw are the coaches. 

Our VIP program is looking or 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 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.

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

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

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AYSO Madison Alabama Region 498

101 Danvers Dr 
Madison, Alabama 35758

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