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Tustin Fire (EXTRA)


Tustin Fire (EXTRA) teams are highly-competitive select teams for divisions 10U-16U.  

How to play on a Fire EXTRA team: Interested players should attend tryouts held in February and March. Tryouts are open to core, returning EXTRA players, club players, and any interested player who would like to be considered for placement on team. The APP Player Review panel will review and approve player selection. Player status (selected, not selected) is sent to player family via email by APP staff by early April.

How to coach a Fire EXTRA team:
Interested coaches should complete the Fire EXTRA Head Coach application that is posted in January. The APP Coach Review panel will review and approve coach selection. Application is open to core, returning EXTRA coaches, and any interested coach who would like to be considered for placement on team. Application status (selected, not selected) is sent to applicant by APP Director via email or phone by early February. 

Decision made by the APP panel are not subject to appeal. 

The primary season is in Fall, although many EXTRA teams begin training and attend tournaments in summer.  During the Fall season, Tustin Fire EXTRA players may not participate in the Fall core program and may not play for another club soccer team.

Tustin Fire teams compete in the AYSO Section 11 EXTRA Circuit against other Regions' EXTRA teams.  Post-season playoffs are in December and January.  Teams that win the EXTRA post-season Champions Cup tournament advance to the Western State Championships in mid-March.

Many Fire teams continue to play during the "Spring Select" season from March through May.

2018 Fire EXTRA Head Coach Application

Head Coaches must reapply each year for consideration to coach a Fire EXTRA team. There are many factors that contribute to the selection of Fire EXTRA coaches.  All coaches are expected to be properly certified and trained (see reference below), but must also abide by AYSO Philosophies and act as positive role models and Coach Ambassadors. Other considerations may include level of dedication in supporting Tustin AYSO's mission, the coach's conduct at practices/games, commitment to following Region, Area Q, Section 11 and National guidelines and policies, ability to support volunteer recruitment, organization and communication skills, leadership qualities, the coach's standing within the Region, other experience (soccer, other youth sports, etc.), input from other board/region staff about the coach, and disciplinary concerns which may include interaction with referees, coaches, and/or administration staff.

Area Q AYSO Coach Requirements
REQUIRED COACHING CERTIFICATIONS: Clear Background check, Safe Haven, CDC Concussion, Division Specific Coaching Certification, Division Specific Coaching Certification (one additional level) and Regional Referee Certification.
Note: If a coach applicant does not have all requirements completed, a plan must be proposed. If candidate is selected, the plan must be completed before league season begins or an alternate candidate will be selected. 

The application is now closed. Coach applicants will be notified by February 19th of decision. Thank you to those who have applied. 

If coach applicant has questions regarding the application process, please contact the APP Director ( 

2018 Fire EXTRA Tryouts

Tustin AYSO Region 96 is part of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). The Tustin Advanced Play Program (APP) is designed to provide players with opportunities to train and compete at a higher level of competition while still holding to the core philosophies of AYSO.  Players benefit from professional trainers, coaches with higher qualifications, and increased level of competition. (Compete in Section 11 AYSO Playing Circuit)

Tryouts will be held to form Fire EXTRA teams for the upcoming Fall 2018 season.  Parents may pre-register player(s) through their Blue Sombrero Account (Tustin AYSO) under the designated 2018 EXTRA program as tryout.  Click Here.

Players will be trying under their designated age group based on year they were born in (see below).

Tryouts days and times are as follows, and players should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled tryout time

Dates:            Saturday, February 24th     AND      Sunday, March 18th
Field:              Hicks Canyon Elementary School (field)
                            8:30 am - 9:30 am        16U (2003), 15U (2004)
                            9:30 am - 11:30 am      14U (2005), 13U (2006)
                            12:00 pm - 2:00 pm      12U (2007), 11U (2008)
                            2:00 pm  - 3:30 pm       10U (2009), 9U (2010) 

Age Determination Chart click here

Please wear a white shirt, soccer cleats, and shin guards.  PLEASE DO NOT WEAR CURRENT TEAM UNIFORMS OR CLUB SOCCER APPAREL.  Bring drinking water in a labeled water bottle and a soccer ball labeled with player name of correct size.

More information will be posted as the tryout date gets closer. If you have questions regarding the Fire EXTRA tryouts, please contact the APP Director ( Thank you.

Fall 2017 Fire EXTRA Head Coaches

 Division  Boy Teams HC Division Girls Teams  HC
 9U Carl Darby 9U Sean Adrian
 10U Robert Andrade 10U Ryan Hoke 
    Jon Vandal
 11U Vicente Perez de Tudela 11U Glen Duvel
  Tom Hilmar  Joe Sullivan
 12U Adrian Giannetti 12U Eric Stiner
    Flavio Salgueiro
 13U Tony Frontino 13U Scott Steinle
    David Arvidson
 14U Warren Hahn 14U George Annen
 16U Kent Lehnhof 16U Andrea Dabrow

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