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Adult Soccer

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Looking for an alternative to happy hour? Look not further, AYSO Adult Soccer is here.

At AYSO, we are all about providing a safe, positive environment for players to play soccer and stay healthy. Many adult men and women have fond memories of growing up playing AYSO or can be seen at the fields on weekends for their own child's soccer games. Well, instead of reminiscing about childhood memories or watching from the sidelines, now is the time to get out on the field. 

AYSO Adult Soccer is designed to be flexible. Madison Region 498 accommodates the program to suit your needs. AYSO Adult Soccer is meant to encourage adults to be more active, both in the physical sense, but also in the community around them. 

We encourage people of all skills age 18 and older to get out and play. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.

Adult Soccer Advantages

Advantages of Playing Madison Adult Soccer

There are so many advantages physically, emotionally, and mentally that come with playing soccer in the AYSO Adult Soccer program. Your reap the benefits of playing soccer, while also being in a supportive program that allows to excel and grow as an individual. 

  • The AYSO Adult Soccer program is designed to allow adults of all ages and skill levels to come together and participate in soccer games in a safe, fun, and positive environment
  • The program allows adults to engage in a sport that we all love. It brings people together over their common interests and allows relationships to grow and flourish on and off the field
  • Our region creates teams that are equally matched and allows the games to be fair based on player pool and various skill levels. This allows for a more positive environment, more competition and a better overall experience. With more players and referees happy, it leads to a more beneficial environment for everyone
  • The AYSO Adult Soccer program is flexible, affordable and welcoming. Our costs are affordable and includes a non-refundable annual membership fee of $30. This membership will last annually from September 1 to August 31
  • The AYSO Adult Soccer program has successfully created an environment that allows people to grow on and off the field, while allowing them to also have fun and forget about some of the everyday stresses that many people have to deal with
  • By joining the program, you are improving your overall physical fitness, making lifelong friendships and memories, and getting into the great game we all know and love in a safe and positive way. What could be better than that? 

We encourage people of all skills age 18 and older to get out and play. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.

Adult Soccer Benefits

Benefits of Playing Madison Adult Soccer

As well as being lots of fun, playing soccer can provide a plethora of great benefits. Below are some examples:

  1. Increase Aerobic Capacity: Running at any intensity for up to 90 minutes at a time requires a high level of stamina. Therefore, soccer players often have a tremendous amount of aerobic capacity, being able to go from walking to sprinting and have a fast recovery to do it again and again for the duration of the game.
  2. Improves Cardiovascular Health: The average players runs 5 to 7 miles in a full game. The constant walking, jogging and running helps keep the players' heart rate up, providing excellent cardiovascular exercise. This constant movement helps players strengthen their hearts, resist plaque build-up in the coronary arteries, reduce their blood pressure and burn excess calories.
  3. Lowers Body Fat and Improves Muscle Tone: Soccer is a great sport for burning fat because it works the muscles and your heart in different ways. Soccer builds more muscle mass and burns more fat by recruiting both slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscle fibers. As a general workout, soccer playing burns more calories than typical workouts because players are forced to switch between using the aerobic and anaerobic energy pathways.
  4. Builds Muscle Strength: Lower body strength is required for kicking, jumping, tackling and twisting and turning. It also forms the foundation for explosive speed. Upper body strength is required for shielding the ball, holding off opponents, throw-ins and also contributes to overall power and explosiveness. Regular soccer playing builds strength by using the whole body.
  5. Increases Bone Strength: In general, bone density decreases and people get older. The intensity and repeated weight-bearing loads on the body during a soccer match are an excellent way to increase the strength of our skeletal frame. Maintaining fitness through soccer throughout a lifetime is a great way to keep bones strong.

Additional Benefits of Playing Madison Adult Soccer

We already know that playing soccer can help increase aerobic capacity and improve cardiovascular health, but what else can playing soccer every week do for you? Read below to find out: 

  1. Teaches Coordination: Due to shifts between walking, running, and sprinting, coordination is key to soccer. Body coordination is improved through the complex movements like dribbling, turning and passing, which are performed at varying rates of speed and direction. Hand-eye coordination is improved when players either kick the ball or receive a pass from someone. The better the coordination in a player, the greater their advantage in a match. 
  2. Promotes Teamwork and Sharing: While fitness goals are generally very personal, we can all benefit from sharing common goals with others who push us towards them. The lessons that players learn on the field translate to the rest or their lives and the camaraderie teammates share is unparalleled. The ability to work with others to reach a common goal is powerful when related to everyday life -- in other words, join a team!
  3. Increases Cognitive Brain Function: Soccer helps increase skills in concentration, persistence and self-discipline because it is a fast-paced game that requires quick decisions on the field. Even when the tempo appears to slow down, players are constantly looking for territorial advantages, trying to position themselves to receive a pass or defend an area. 
  4. Increases Confidence, Self-esteem and Helps to Reduce Anxiety: Building physical strength and endurance helps build confidence in a player both on and off the field. Confidence and self-esteem not only impact sports performance, but also performance in school, career, family life and friendships. Also, as will all forms of exercise, The feel-good endorphin released into the body after a match is a major stress and anxiety reducer. Several studies point to exercise as being a highly effective treatment for depression and anxiety. 
  5. Anyone Can Play, Anywhere: Soccer is not an expensive or prohibitive sport. All you need is space and a ball. 

We encourage people of all skills age 18 and older to get out and play. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.

How Adult Soccer Works

How Adult Soccer Works

AYSO Adult Soccer encourages everyone, no matter the number of players on a team or skill level, and age 18 and older, to get out and play. We may get a little creative with how you play -- whether it's a game of 3v3, pick-up soccer or futsal, but the intention is to get everyone out and having a good time on the field within the region. 

Here are some great examples of the type of soccer you might play:

  • Pick-Up Soccer: Players split up into teams and start playing. It's as easy as that! 
  • 3v3: A great way to place a fast paced, fun game of soccer. The beauty or this game is it requires very little space and a minimum number of players to play. Typical field sizes are around 30 x 20 yards. If we don't have the space available, we will work with what we have. 
  • 6v6 / 7v7: This is an extremely popular way for adults to play soccer in a fun, recreational way. Playing 6v6/7v7 is a great way to play while maximizing field space by playing across the width of a full-sized field. 
  • 11v11: Play the game in its purest form, full field, 11v11. 
  • Indoor Soccer / Futsal: We off Adult Indoor Soccer during our winter season. Playing indoors is certainly a great option for those dealings with extremes in weather and temperature. Futsal is FIFA's only recognized form on indoor soccer. Think of it as a scaled down version of outdoor soccer, but played indoors. Futsal is played with sideline and endline boundaries and without walls. Typically, the game is played with a smaller, heavier low-bounce ball to keep the ball on the ground and also to encourage fast passing and high scoring. Essentially, think soccer on a basketball court and you have futsal. 

We encourage people of all skills age 18 and older to get out and play. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.

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Madison, Alabama 35758

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Phone : 256-684-2959
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