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EPIC (was VIP) Registration is CLOSED for Fall 2023
Please try again next year.

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EPIC (Formerly VIP)
Everyone Plays In our Community

The AYSO Region 65 EPIC (formerly VIP) Soccer Program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams. EPIC teams may include those who are: 

·          blind or visually impaired
·          amputees or conditions that impair mobility
·          mentally or emotionally challenged
·          autistic
·          Downs Syndrome
·          Cerebral Palsy

We recognize that all players need to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance. The EPIC program offers that acceptance and carries our philosophy of Everyone Plays to new heights - giving everyone a chance to play.

The Region 65 AYSO EPIC Soccer season runs from the beginning of September thru the middle of November, with 1-hour practices every Tuesday and Thursday night, and games every Saturday morning.

Registration begins in May. Players from neighboring cities and regions are also welcome to register and join in on all the fun! 

Program Goals

Kids with special needs are estimated to make up approximately 10% of the school-age population. Special schools and classrooms can isolate these children so the EPIC Program has been structured to integrate our special kids into the rest of AYSO by using "buddies" from non-EPIC teams to help these players both on - and off - the field. 
Our goals for every participating player are: 
·          have fun playing soccer
·          understand the fundamentals of the game
·          learn teamwork and fair play
·          increase positive self-esteem
·          become more physically fit
·          meet and be comfortable with new people

Everyone Plays 
EPIC helps more than just the players. Buddies and other volunteers increase their appreciation and understanding of individuals with special needs. They find their lives greatly enriched by their involvement with their new EPIC friends. 
For parents thinking they would never see their children playing a sport or making new friends, EPIC gives them joy and hope.  They are able to relax and enjoy watching their children having fun like other kids, perhaps for the first time. 
Ensuring the success of players and volunteers in EPIC is a priority, so our EPIC program operates within the existing structure of our AYSO Region 65 to ensure that volunteers and players have the full support of this Region and resources.  Our EPIC teams are balanced with players rated by size and physical ability. Older and younger players form their own divisions.  The program is designed to be flexible and creative, with teams that play a regular AYSO team. 

Contact Info
Richard Boehl- [email protected]

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AYSO Region 65 Rancho Cucamonga Youth Soccer

AYSO Region 65, PO Box 9208
Alta Loma, California 91701

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 909-285-7625
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