Ladera Ranch AYSO is proud to announce the formation of quite possibly the most exciting league for youth soccer we have seen in Ladera Ranch. This Fall season we will field our first team in our new Unlimited division. Unlimited has been specifically designed to provide a soccer program for our players with special mental and/or physical challenges. And as the name implies, we aim to offer unlimited opportunities for our friends to enjoy the game of soccer.
Unlimited will run under the guidelines of AYSO's well-known and respected VIP program. Unlimited has special rule allowances so more children can enjoy the benefits of AYSO soccer. Unlimited may include children who are blind, amputees, mentally challenged, autistic, and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, or other conditions that impair mobility, strength, and/or comprehension.
Unlimited will integrate its players with the rest of AYSO by using “buddies” from other teams (or siblings, etc.) to help the players both on and off the field if needed. Teams are made up of as few as five players, and may be coed. Unlimited teams will be balanced like our other AYSO teams, with players rated by size and physical ability.
For all those Ladera parents who may have thought they would never see their mentally and/or physically challenged children playing a sport or making new friends, Unlimited gives them hope and a real possibility. Parents are able to enjoy watching their children having fun like other children involved in AYSO.
Unlimited Players will play within our local Area 11-L communities in South Orange County and play games weekly on Saturday's against other AYSO VIP teams. A VIP tournament is also held each Fall Season. For 2014, the tournament will be in October in San Clemente and/or Laguna Niguel. Visit www.ayso11l.org for more details.
For more information, please contact our Unlimited Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.