Core Program - 8U Lower Elementary School


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.

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.

  • Players born in 2010 & 2011, age 8 and under by the end of 2018.
  • Games are on Saturdays only, 7 in fall and 7 in spring.
  • You will have one practice throughout the week that could be 1 hour.
  • Games are 4 vs. 4 (see region rules). Unique rules apply regarding restarts.
  • Teams are formed with two teams in one, two matches are run at once.
  • Game Fields are 81 & 82 in Corvallis (here).

Signing Up

You can register to play soccer before the season starts by filling out the registration online (here).

  • Typically, in May or August for fall & spring, and in February for just spring.
  • You have the option of paying online by credit card. (If you want to pay by check or cash, you will have to attend a registration event listed in the calendar.)
  • It is best to register early to be guaranteed of a spot. We try to accommodate as many players as want to play, but are limited by time or team openings.

At the regional level, AYSO is a 100% volunteer organization; no one gets paid for their effort, which for a core group of people is very considerable. Simply, AYSO could not and would not exist without its volunteers. Everyone plays because everyone volunteers.