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Westchester AYSO Region 1438

5U Soccer Programs

5U Programs

The AYSO Region 1438 5 & Under (5U) division is broken into two programs, according to the age of the player when they join: Playground and Schoolyard. In Playground and Schoolyard, parent volunteer coaches lead you and your child through a 60-minute practice designed for 3 to 5-year-olds. We say "you and your child" because it is important that you help your child through the drills during practice. Playground and Schoolyard groups are coed and play only on Saturdays. 


  • AYSO Playground

In the Playground program, your 3 to 4-year-old will be introduced to soccer, through a program designed to develop their fundamental motor skills (FMS); not only will this give them a great start to their soccer career, many of the FMS movements are transferable to other sports and activities. After one season in Playground, your child may progress to the Schoolyard program. This program takes place Saturdays from 9:00- 10:00 a.m. at the Community Center Soccer Fields. 

  • AYSO Schoolyard

     In Schoolyard, your 4 to 5-year-old will be introduced to a little more competition while continuing to develop their motor skills. After the Schoolyard practice, the coaches will divide the kids into small teams (usually 3 or 4 children) to play in short scrimmages. This program 
takes place on Saturdays at the 
 Community Center Soccer Fields.


Players each receive an AYSO uniform consisting of shirt, shorts, and socks on the first week of the season. When uniforms arrive, they are given to coaches so they can distribute them to their players. Questions about uniform sizing? You can refer to the Score Sports uniform sizing guide found here.

Equipment Needed

Soccer Ball - Size 3

Water Bottle

Guards (required for Schoolyard, recommended for Playground)

Tennis Shoes
(plastic cleats are recommended, but not required)

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Westchester AYSO Region 1438

PO Box 7519 
Westchester, Illinois 60154

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 312-560-7675
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