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AYSO National Games

AYSO National Games

***Lottery Opens July 2024***

“LET THE GAMES BEGIN!” That’s the traditional phrase that has been proclaimed at the start of each AYSO National Games since the very first venue location in Irvine, CA, in 1988. These words will start off the week-long celebration that brings together AYSO players, volunteers and parents from across the country. The genesis of the National Games is typically AYSO. It started as a “good idea” and took the strength of “Volunteer Power” to pull it off.

The AYSO National Games were the brainchild of Mike Michalski, then an Area 10B Director from West Hills, CA. Mike had been putting on successful tournaments for California players, coaches and referees for years. He had a “Vision” to share the good times and FUN with more players and volunteers and proposed to the AYSO National Board of Directors a diverse and sportsmanship centric competition, which paved the way for the National Games. He assembled a team of diligent, dedicated and daring men and women from AYSO’s volunteer corps and the National Office Staff – many of whom are still active with AYSO today – and made it happen.

Trademark events like Opening Ceremonies, SoccerFest and Sportsmanship Recognition were all there back in 1988. Over the years, each of the venue locations have added a bit of their own “spirit” and “culture” into the legacy of the National Games.

After being put on hold in 2021 due to COVID, the National Games returned in spectacular fashion in 2023 in Irvine, CA (hosted by Section 11). JUST ANNOUNCED...the 2025 National Games is back again in Irvine...July 21-27, 2025...the Fall 2024 season & Winter/ Spring play lead up to this "grand finale" tournament next summer. Lottery starts July 2024.

***Check out the highlight reel featuring the 2023 National Games & a teaser for the 2025 Games:

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