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ABOUT VIP SOCCER

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Very Important Player (VIP) program provides a quality soccer experience for children whose physical or mental disabilities prevent them from successful participation on mainstream teams. 

The VIP program carries the AYSO philosophy of "Everyone Plays” to a new height, giving everyone a chance to play. Through participation in VIP soccer, the goal for every player is to: 

• Have Fun Playing
• Be part of a soccer team 
• Understand the fundamentals of the game
• Increase positive self-esteem
• Become more physically fit
• Make friends

We are looking for kids in the 5-12 age range that have either physical or mental disabilities that would benefit from this type of activity. 

The registration fee is $35 and includes uniform (shirt short and soccer for fall, and a t-shirt for winter), games, awards ceremony and FUN! Please make checks out to AYSO #1026. Return forms and fees to the address below.

If you are interested in having your child be a part of our team or have any questions, please contact:

Scotte Rorabaugh 
4160 Baird Rd., Stow, OH 44224
330-688-9593

Looking for a community service opportunity?
Want to work with children with special needs?
AYSO "VIP” Division needs on-field Buddies.

Interested in Becoming a VIP Program Sponsor?  Please contact Scotte Rorabaugh at 330-688-9593.

 
 

VIP FAQS

What is the VIP program?
VIP is a program for players whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult for them to successfully participate on mainstream teams.

How do I register my child to play VIP soccer?
You will need to print out and complete a registration form.  For additional information please call Scotte Rorabaugh at 330-688-9593.  Please mail completed form and $35 fee to: VIP Soccer; c/o Scotte Rorabaugh; 4160 Baird Rd.; Stow, OH 44224.
 
How much does it cost to play VIP soccer?
The cost is $35 per player, thanks to corporate sponsorship, donations and fundraising. Please make checks payable to AYSO #1026.

What equipment does my child need?
Each player needs to have a soccer ball, shin guards, and soccer shoes without a toe cleat. Gym shoes are acceptable. A soccer uniform will be provided and is included in the registration fee.

How long is the VIP season and when are the practices / games?
The VIP season lasts for 9 weeks beginning in late August. The practices / games are held back to back for one hour total on Saturday mornings. A schedule with dates and times will be available in August.

What are the practices / games like?
The practices / games are held back to back for a total of one hour. We begin with a warm-up, then practice and drills, and finish with a game. The coaches will act as the referees and stay on the field at all times. VIP does not keep score.

Do I have to stay for the practice / game?
Yes, a parent or parent designee must be present for each player at every practice / game.

What is a Buddy?
Every VIP player will be assigned a Buddy. A Buddy is a non-disabled peer volunteer who helps guide the VIP player on the field. This may be through verbal prompts, physical assists if needed, and lots of encouragement and praise!

How can I become a Buddy?
If you are between the ages of 10 and 18 and would like to volunteer as a Buddy for the VIP program, please contact Scotte Rorabaugh at 330-688-9593.

Can I get credit for community service hours for being a Buddy?
Yes, you can receive community service credit. Please bring your school form to each session to be filled out.

Can I help coach my child’s team?
If you are interesting in coaching, please contact Scotte Rorabaugh at 330-688-9593. 

Sponsorship:
The VIP program is always looking for corporate sponsors and/or donations to help keep the registration cost down for our special needs families. If you are interested in more details, please contact Scotte Rorabaugh at 330-688-9593.

VIP Soccer In the News

A news article was written about AYSO VIP Soccer in the Twinsburg Tribune and you can read it here.

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Twinsburg AYSO Region 1026

P.O. Box 850 
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 330-405-0678
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