AYSO Soccer - Birch Run
AYSO Region 1481 serves Birch Run, Michigan and the surrounding areas, by providing a high-quality youth soccer program to the families who live and play with us.

This website is designed to provide you with all the information you need to participate. If there's a question left unanswered, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Field Reminders: 
- All soccer practices are located at the Birch Run Park Soccer Fields.
- No pets are allowed on the soccer field at any time.

A Parent's Guide to AYSO
The American Youth Soccer Organization develops and delivers quality youth soccer programs that promote a fun, family environment based on our six philosophies:
  1. Everyone Plays®:  Our program's goal is for kids to play soccer so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least 50 percent of every game. It's no fun to spend the game on the bench...and that's no way to learn soccer!

  2. Balanced Teams:  Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it's more fun and a better learning experience when teams of similar ability play. It allows for each player to gain the experience of a wide variety of teammates of different skill levels.

  3. Positive Coaching:  Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.  A coach can be one of the most influential people in a child's life, so AYSO requires they create a positive experience for every boy and girl.

  4. Open Registration:  Our program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing.  There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets cut.

  5. Good Sportsmanship:  We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.

  6. Player Development:  We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.