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AYSO is very excited to offer the AYSO EPIC Program! The EPIC (Every Player In our Community) Program is designed specifically for players that are challenged either physically or mentally & are unable to play at the mainstream level.

EPIC aims to provide a quality soccer experience for individuals whose disabilities make it difficult to participate successfully in the mainstream program. This could include having a small stature, mobility challenges, hearing or visual difficulties, speech impairments, depth perception issues, comprehension issues, short attention span, mood shifts, hyperactivity, unusual fears, poor social skills along with many other things. The EPIC program provides a unique opportunity to players who would not normally be given the opportunity to play soccer!


All individuals with disabilities are welcome, starting at age 4. While our Primary Program ends at 19U, EPIC teams have no upper age limit. Our focus is on participation and having fun in a safe environment. EPIC coaches are very flexible and positive! They want to encourage players engagement to the fullest extent and will find a way to allow all players to participate as fully as they are able.


To be sure we are providing the safest environment for our EPIC players, we invite buddies to join our EPIC players on the field. A buddy is a person who assists E[OC players on the field, often times players from the mainstream program. They can walk or run with a player who has a disability and will help encourage participation amongst all EPIC players! Buddies help to facilitate the game and often become great friends to the EPIC players.

We are always in search of new buddies! Buddies need to be 12U or older and understand that this game is not about the buddies, it is about the EPIC players. If you are considering becoming a buddy and have questions, please reach out to [email protected].


The EPIC program gives an amazing opportunity to the EPIC players who are able to participate in a safe and fun soccer game, giving them the thrill of wearing a uniform, making new friends and being a part of a team. Players are given the opportunity to learn new skills to the best of their ability while developing their physical fitness. EPIC buddies also benefit as they learn to appreciate people with disabilities and learn to form friendships with others different from themselves. Buddies are also able to use their time to earn credit towards their Silver Cord.

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If you need more information please contact the EPIC coordinator at [email protected]

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