Talk:American Youth Soccer Organization
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AYSO Talk Begins!
Since no one else has done so, I thought I'd start up a talk page.
So far, I've made a few minor edits to the article, but I'd like to expand the Philosophy section to explain each of the principles in more detail, as well as rearrange some of the sections into a more logical sequence--Structure first, then Philosophy and Programs, followed by History (which should be expanded, as well).
What do y'all think?
Chris Allen 04:43, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
There were blatant commercial sponsor references and articles added to the article, including references to the announcements of the sponsorship. This is clearly not in the interest of the community as it has nothing to do with soccer, youth or the organization as a whole -- the external links, the facts introduced, or the information. The material was removed and the existing 'sponsor' section at the bottom was updated to the current sponsors including the one referenced as one of many.
As part of this sponsor reference and addition, someone incorrectly added that the organization has a million children playing. This is an error as the unique player registration number has been stable at around 600,000 to 650,000 for many years now.
There was an incorrect reference to "Silent Saturday" which is not a nationally recognized program although part of some regions.
The national program "Extended Play" was incorrectly listed as "Advanced" play. It is currently the subject of a board of directors task force.
There is still a lot that could be done with the page, but the blatant errors and misrepresentations were simply corrected.
Tone of article
Just because players began their recreational soccer career with AYSO does not make them "alumni." That word suggests that the named players played their entire youth careers with AYSO and graduated from AYSO to play directly in college or professionally. Nearly all the players mentioned as alumni left AYSO at an early age to play competitively for youth soccer clubs: Donovan played with Cal Heat; Foudy played for the Mission Viejo Soccerettes; Boxx played for Torrance United Waves Soccer Club; Ching played for the Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club; Morgan played for Cypress Elite. Not sure about the others. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 14:21, 30 June 2015 (UTC)