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Our core program is the foundation for all the fun, excitement and learning that happens on the fields. AYSO is best known for our core program – it’s where the large majority of kids fall in love with soccer and make memories that will last a lifetime.

There are six core values – or what we call AYSO’s Six Philosophies – that are the foundation of our core program, and all others: Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship and Player Development. These are the essence of AYSO and it all starts with Everyone Plays.

Here in AYSO, Everyone Plays means that no kid spends their soccer experience sitting on the bench. Every kid plays at least half of every game. Learn more about AYSO’s Six Philosophies here.

Also, teams are put together in a way that makes playing soccer about the experience, not wins or losses. It’s not about blowing out another team with an unbelievable score; it’s about sportsmanship and learning to be the best possible team mate and opponent. Developing players is what we’re about, because soccer skills and life skills go hand in hand. AYSO’s main purpose is to get kids on the field, provide them with good coaches, and teach them to play soccer.

U-19 U-19

As AYSO players get older, many join leagues or high school soccer teams looking for more soccer experience. AYSO’s U-19 Program gives your teenage athletes another choice for competitive play. The program is organized under the rules and bylaws of AYSO philosophies and policies, but with a few adjustments to make it more enjoyable and accessible for teenagers.

The U-19 program is different than the standard program in a few ways: coed teams are allowed, there are more flexible guidelines for player substitution and travel teams are also an option. U-19 teams can also play against local high schools, participate in select teams and play against other.

In the U-19 program, like the rest of AYSO, coaches and referees are involved on a volunteer basis. Fields and equipment are organized whenever possible by Regional leadership. And because the program is less formal and players participate in organizing play, games and practices can be set up to accommodate school and work schedules.

Tournament Teams Tournament Teams

Overview of Program
Jefferson County Youth Soccer League (JCYSL) is excited to announce tournament teams. These teams will offer players in the 9U age group and above the opportunity for additional playing time outside our regular Fall & Spring CORE season.

Potential players are selected on their skills, sportsmanship, and effort during tryouts. Players that are selected for the team will be able to play from early August until June/July of the next year. Their skills will advance tremendously. Tournaments offer competitive tournament games played in various locations around WV, MD, VA and PA. The tournaments are great ways for players and parents to form new friendships and to advance the skills of the players and coaches. JCYSL encourages all eligible players, willing to commit to the tournament season, to tryout and give it their best effort. Players who are selected for the tournament teams must also play in the JCYSL Fall & Spring CORE seasons.

Practice Times / Locations
Tournament Teams practices are typically held on weekday evenings at James Hite Park in Kearneysville, WV.

Tournament Teams players commit to their team for the entire CORE seasonal year. Tournament Teams typically practice 2-3 times the week and attend 4-5 tournaments on select weekends throughout the fall and spring season in addition to their Fall & Spring CORE team practices and games..

Player Evaluation
The tryout process will occur over several days where players are evaluated based on all pertinent areas of the game for both current performances and predicted future performance. During the process, evaluations from multiple staff coaches will be taken into account in order to select the team. For each team a roster maximum of 10 (U9-U10), 12 (U11-U12) and 15 (U13+) will be selected.

Team Formation
Teams are formed based on the results of entire age group tryouts.

Player Fees

  • There is no fee to tryout for our teams.
  • Participation in the tournament teams program consists of three fees:
  1. The National Player Fee. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable and is required to participate in AYSO.  ($20 yearly per player)
  2. The JCYSL Fall & Spring CORE season fee. This fee allows the player to participate in our Fall & Spring CORE seasons. ($55 yearly per player)
  3. The Tournament Teams fee. This fee addresses team tournament costs, field cost and other administrative fees. This fee varies by team.(approx. $650-$775 yearly per player). Half year players costs will be prorated.
  • Payment plans for the Tournament Teams fee will be available after accepting their roster spot. (Options will include 2 payments or 4 payments)
  • Uniform fees are not included in the above fees. All must purchase current JCYSL Adidas Uniform Package (approx. $100) which consists of 2x Game Uniforms (Home/Away), Shorts, and 2 pairs of socks.


Tryout Registration
All players are REQUIRED to register online and tryout. Tryouts will be held on TBD at James Hite Park in Kearneysville, WV. Times for tryouts is dependent on the number of players who register and will be announce at a later date. 

Tryout Attendance
JCYSL conducts open tryouts. Returning players are required to tryout at the end of each seasonal year in the same manner as players new to the program.

Only players and active technical staff are permitted on the pitch during the tryout session. Parents who wish to observe a session should remain off the pitch.

Playing "Up"
Players must attend the tryouts for their specific birth year. The technical staff will determine if it is appropriate for a player to tryout in an older age group.

Players should NOT attend a tryout without appropriate registration as it will further delay the process, and the technical staff will not have your information on their evaluation sheets.

What to Bring to Tryouts
All players should arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the tryouts to check-in and receive their tryout number.

All players (U9 - U19) will be assigned a number and will be given a number to attach to their shorts with safety pins (also provided).

All players should bring the following equipment to each tryout session: Ball, Water for Hydration, Shinguards, Cleats

The staff requests that players not wear any travel uniform jerseys from any club to tryouts.

Player Notification
There is ROLLING NOTIFICATION for players. Players will be notified via email when a decision has been made about their roster status. All players should receive notification of their status within 1-2 weeks after the final scheduled tryout session.

If a player is offered a spot on the roster, the player is expected to reply within 48 hours to confirm their acceptance of this roster spot and pay their initial installment payment.

If a player has not been contacted about their status after 1-2 weeks after the final scheduled tryout session, please contact [email protected]

Inclement Weather Information
When the forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms or inclement weather, please review the information below. An email will be sent to all registered participants and information posted on the JCYSL Facebook page. Families may want to stay at the field if the weather looks threatening in case there is a cancellation during the session. Every effort will be made to hold each tryout session, and players should be prepared to play - even if there are rain showers. However, of course, if there is any lightning or any other conditions which endanger the players, the technical staff may need to suspend a session after it has begun. Safety is paramount. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Guest Players
From time to time, teams will have openings on the Tournament Teams that need to be filled when attending tournaments. In these circumstances, Tournament Team coaches are allowed to invite guest players to tournaments with approval from the Tournament Team Director (TTD) or Regional Commissioner (RC). The registration fee for each guest player shall be $60 per tournament. JCYSL will waive this fee for the first tournament a guest player participates in each membership year. If an individual guest player is requested in subsequent tournaments, they should be encouraged to join the team and pay the prorated registration fee based on the number of tournaments remaining in the membership year.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
JCYSL will follow state and national guidelines on how to return to play for regular season games and practices along with Tournament Teams tryouts, practices and games.

If you have any further questions about JCYSL Tournament Teams Tryouts, please contact us at [email protected]

V.I.P. V.I.P.

For over 20 years the American Youth Soccer Organization’s VIP Program has provided a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams.

VIP teams may include:

  • Blind or visually impaired
  • Amputees or with conditions that impair mobility
  • Mentally or emotionally challenged
  • Autistic
  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy

Everyone Plays®
Supported by trained, volunteer VIP coaches and buddies, our VIP Program provides a team experience where players learn soccer while having fun, increasing their self-esteem and meeting new people. Our buddies are non-disabled persons who assist our VIP players on the field to learn soccer and have fun while being safe!

All our volunteers are trained and certified with AYSO’s Safe Haven and VIP Training while our coaches and referees have additional job specific training.  Our volunteers have found their lives greatly enriched by their involvement with their new VIP friends.

Players, plus their families and volunteers, will be enriched by a true AYSO soccer experience – team uniforms, cheering from the sidelines, scoring goals, making friends. Our parents are able to relax and enjoy watching their children having fun and playing a sport perhaps for the first time.

VIP gives joy and hope.

Contact Us

AYSO Region 322 - JCYSL

PO Box 504 
Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

Email Us: [email protected]

Phone: 681-283-8458