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Yorba Linda/Placentia - Region 1398

AYSO Mission and Vision

The mission of AYSO Region 1398 is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs where everyone builds positive character through participation in a fun, family environment based on the American Youth Soccer Organization philosophies.

AYSO's VISION is to provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children's lives.

AYSO's MISSION is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs,  which promote a fun, family environment based on our philosophies.

Community Awards

AYSO Region 1398 was awarded 2 awards in September 2022 from the Yorba Linda Mayor and city council, one from the State of California for exemplary Community Service and the other from the county of Orange for making a difference in the lives of children of Yorba Linda.


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 half of every game. It's no fun to spend the game on the bench...and that's no way to learn soccer!

AYSO Region 1398, like most regions, enforces that players play three-quarters of every game, if possible.

Balanced Teams
Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play.

Team balancing can be somewhat complicated, especially in a region like ours where one division can have 28 teams. When it doesn't work, it is not by design. But, the original intent and the ultimate results always have the same goal. Balanced teams mean more competitive, interesting games for all who play and watch.

Open Registration
Our program is open to all children between 4 and 18 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing.

Positive Coaching
Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.

Good Sportsmanship
We strive to create a safe, fair, fun and 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.

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.


The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is the oldest national youth soccer program in the United States. AYSO was established in 1964 with only nine teams by a handful of soccer enthusiasts out of a garage in Torrance, California. They wanted to make sure American kids were introduced to the beautiful game. Five decades later, AYSO has thriving programs in nearly 900 communities all over the country. Today, AYSO is a National Association of the United States Soccer Federation, and is the largest soccer club in the world with more than 50,000 teams and 500,000 players, and more than 6 million alumni!

Great soccer started here 55 years ago! Take a journey through the decades, starting from AYSO’s foundation to the present day, and learn more about the biggest soccer club in the world.

Click hereto view AYSO’s 50th Anniversary Timeline.

AYSO is made up of 14 Sections. Each Section is divided into Areas, and within each Area are about 7-12 different Regions (community and city-based leagues).There are well over 1,000 different Regions across the country.

AYSO 1398

AYSO Region 1398 is a Platinum-rated AYSO region. Each year, AYSO assesses the regions based on the quality, diversity and character of their programs and volunteers. AYSO Region 1398 is proud to have once again earned Platinum status in 2019, the highest award level available.
Region 1398 is part of AYSO Section 11, which is made up of 8 distinct Areas and 64 separate Regions serving many communities from the Mexican Border to the South, East Los Angeles and North/East Orange County areas.
We are part of AYSO, the largest youth soccer program in the country.

Region 1398 is proud to be apart of AREA Q which has been repeatedly awarded the Platinum AREA award. With nearly 10,000 participants comprised of 7 different Regions(Central Orange County cities and surrounding communities of Yorba Linda, Placentia, Brea, North and South Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Corona Del Mar).

We are AYSO Region 1398. The short form of this is written as 11/Q/1398.

AYSO Region 1398goal is
to support EVERYONE PLAYS(TM),
to have divisions available for 4-18 year olds.
Whose primary interest is the development of your child
with accredited coach certification at every age.
To require background checks of every volunteer for the safety of our players.
To provide an enjoyable soccer experience for special needs players (VIP).
With balanced teams, positive coaching and good sportsmanship
in a SAFE and FUN FAMILY environment.
Region 1398 is part of the nationwide American Youth Soccer Organization, the largest youth soccer program in the country.

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Region 1398 Yorba Linda / Placentia

P.O. Box 1115 
Yorba Linda, California 92885

Email Us: [email protected]
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