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Apple River Soccer Club (AYSO region 1236)


updated 01/27/2021

Apple River Soccer Club - AYSO Region 1236


We are the local Apple River Soccer Club (ARSC) representing the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Section 6, Area B, Region 1236.  We serve Amery, Clear Lake, Clayton, Turtle Lake and surrounding communities.  

AYSO is where FAMILY learns to play soccer TOGETHER.  The Apple River Soccer Club is focused on AYSO’s mission to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on the 6 AYSO philosophies

  • Everyone Plays
  • Balanced Teams
  • Open Registration
  • Positive Coaching
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Player Development
Our club is made up of families and friends all volunteering TOGETHER to create a successful soccer program for our youth (3-18 years old) in our communities each year.  Our goal with each soccer game is to provide a FUN, FAIR AND SAFE environment for the kids to play.  Our club is not focused on winning games or ranking teams, we encourage opportunities for the kids to enjoy the game of soccer and walk away from the game with a smile on their faces.

Our Club helps contribute to one of the largest single youth sports organizations in the United States. Players are taught the ethics of teamwork and building good character. AYSO has programs to encourage good sportsmanship -- not only among players and coaches, but also from fans and parents.  

AYSO is a non-profit organization that provides youth soccer programs for participants all over the United States and internationally in the Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago. Consisting of over 50,000 teams and 500,000 players nationwide.  AYSO is one of the leading youth soccer organizations in the world. It is often called “the biggest soccer club in the world.” 

§  Our Vision 
To provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives. 

§  Our Mission 
To develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on our Six Philosophies

§  What we do 
AYSO has various programs for different age groups and athletic needs and capabilities. 



AYSO is a soccer program for the entire family. AYSO’s goal is for every girl and boy stepping on a soccer field to learn soccer and have a fun, fair and safe experience. But, it’s also to ensure that the whole family can be involved creating memories that last a lifetime. AYSO's kid-first approach makes us a leader in player development. Everybody likes to win, but developing successful players and people is what's fundamentally important. We also create a terrific experience for parents who can be involved with their child as a coach, referee or in other volunteer capacities. Training is important to ensure that excellent experience, but it’s easy and usually free. We want to make sure it’s as much fun for mom and dad as it is for your players! With player development in mind, AYSO makes sure that no kid signs up to play soccer and ends up only riding the bench! That’s not how you learn the game. In AYSO, every player on every team plays at least 50 percent of every game. 



AYSO runs on volunteer power! Nearly 150,000 registered volunteers run local AYSO programs all over the country. Every coach, referee, Regional Commissioner – the list goes on – is a volunteer. Even the National Board of Directors and National President are AYSO volunteers. If it wasn’t for the thousands of volunteers throughout the U.S. donating their time every season, AYSO wouldn’t be as successful and far-reaching as it is today. 

Although it's an unpaid volunteer position, the "pay" is the rewards and benefits that come from you helping local kids learn valuable life skills, while getting fit and having fun! And, of course, learning to play and enjoy soccer!

Learn more about how easy it is to volunteer here by emailing us at [email protected].


AYSO player membership year (MY) is from 1 August to 31 July of the following year.  examples: 
MY2018 is 1 Aug 2018 to 31 July 2019 (the end of membership year MY2018 is in 2019) 
MY2019 is 1 Aug 2019 to 31 July 2020 (the end of membership year MY2019 is in 2019)
and so on... 

All core players are placed in divisions based on the players' age as of 31 December of the END of the Membership year (MY).  example:
If a player turns 19 prior to July 2021 then they are not eligible to play with the youth but they can start an AYSO adult league and play on that...
If a player turns 19 on or after July 2021 then they will be placed on a 18U team
If a player turns 18 in 2021 then they will be placed on a 18U team
if a player turns 13 in 2021 then they will be placed on a 14U team
If a player turns 10 in 2021 then they will be placed on a 10U team

For Playground, the player must have turned 3 by the start of the Playground program.


Our soccer programs are put together each year based on the number of players and volunteers that participate.   

1.        VIP: The VIP (Very Important Player) program provides a quality soccer experience for kids and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on a mainstream team.  This program requires VIP trained and certified volunteers to function.  If interested in getting trained and certified please email us at [email protected] 

2.        Playground (ages 3, 4 and 5): The playground program is a cutting edge program created and designed by child Psycologists & child development experts to help children improve their fundamental motor skills through group activities and parent participation.  This program requires Playground trained and certified volunteers to function.  If interested in getting trained and certified please email us at [email protected] 

3.        Core (ages 5 to 18): Core is another name for AYSO’s standard soccer program. The Core program spans the 6U to 18U age divisions and is typically co-ed for our region but where possible gender specific teams are form in some communities.  This program requires trained and certified volunteers to COACH, REFEREE, MANAGE, DIRECT AND COORDINATE the program.  Parent participation is required to be successful.  If interested in getting trained and certified please email us at [email protected]

Our club is focused on the development of soccer players no matter thier abilities and does not encourage competitive play between teams with score keeping or team ranking but rather creating a fun, fair and safe recreational game that hopefully encourages players to excel in their abilities and wanting to come back for more.  For more competitive play try out for the local high schools or other competitive clubs in the area.   

"CORE " team divisions are:
"U" stands for under (e.g., "6U: means "6 and under", etc.) 

6U = 5 & 6 yr. old players
8U = 7 & 8 yr. old players
10U = 9 & 10 yr. old players
12U = 11 & 12 yr. old players
14U = 13 & 14 yr. old players
18U = 15,16,17,18 yr. old players

For more information on any of these programs or other AYSO programs, view the national website at or click programs page



AYSO is structured by local Regions, and larger Areas and Sections. 

Region 1236: AYSO’s grassroots programs begin with a community-based league, called a Region. A Region can range in size from less than a hundred players to several thousand. Each Region is run by a volunteer Regional Commissioner and a volunteer Regional Board. Learn more about the seven required Board positions here. Regional Boards can also be much larger as Regions involve parents with special skills, community leaders and folks who just want to participate in helping families have a wonderful experience. 

Our local region # 1236 is the Apple River Soccer Club (ARSC), covering Amery, Clear Lake, Clayton, Turtle Lake and surrounding communities.

Area B: Area B is made up of a group of 14 AYSO Regions from Minnesota, Wisconsin and upper Michigan. AYSO has close to 100 Areas nationwide. Area Directors are trained to support and mentor each of their Regions, and are responsible for oversight of activities within their Regions.  You can email the area 6B director at [email protected]

Section 6: AYSO divides the country into 14 geographic Sections based on player population. Section Directors are responsible for activities in their respective Section, ensuring that Areas and Regions comply with all AYSO fundamentals and deliver quality programs. 

National Office: The AYSO National Office, located in Torrance, Calif., provides support to Regions, Areas, Sections and the National Board of Directors. The 50 National Office staff members are here to support AYSO programs and answer any questions AYSO families may have. Learn more about the National Office staff here.

Read more about AYSO at their website,

Please email us at [email protected] for our current region's budget, below is an example.

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Apple River Soccer Club (AYSO region 1236)

Regional Commissioner, P.O. Box 365
Amery, Wisconsin 54001

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 715-268-6892
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