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Tustin AYSO Region 96

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 Player Review panel will review and approve player selection. Player status (selected, not selected) is sent to player family via email by late 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 via email BEFORE the first tryout in February. 

Decision made by the coach and/or the player eview panel is 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.

2019 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. 

EXTRA 2019 Head Coach application 

Due Date for Coach Application - Sunday, December 23rd

Notification to Head Coaches - January 7th

Pre-Tryout meeting with Head Coaches - TBD - (Week of Jan 21 `19)

2019 Fire EXTRA Tryouts

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Last Updated: 11/15/18

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)


Open Tryouts for Fall 2019 teams will be held in January 27 and February 9 2019.  
If your child missed the tryouts or you have any questions about the tryout process, you can enroll player in our fall core program (recreational program). If player demonstrates the ability to play in advanced competition, player may be selected to join an All Star team for winter season or an EXTRA team for the Spring season.

Notification Status of Groups

 Division  Girls   Boys
 9U (2011) TBD TBD
 10U (2010) TBD TBD
 11U (2009) TBD TBD
 12U (2008) TBD TBD
 13U (2007) TBD TBD
 14U (2006) TBD TBD
 16U (05, 04) TBD TBD

  TBD           Deadline for newly selected player families (from second teams, delayed divisions, alternates) to register player

* Additional time may be given to division where a second team is being formed, pending evaluations are being completed, or a newly appointed Head Coach fills role and needs time to review all player evaluations to assist in player recommendations.
  We apologize for any delays. Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

Formation of second teams: The listed divisions will be having a second team formed. Stay posted for notification of second coach. 


Age Determination Chart click here

Try-outs and team formation will be based off the birth year age determination. Teams are single age grouping with the excpetion of 15U and 16U which may be combined per Section 11 EXTRA Admin discretion. Players should attend the try-out based on the year they were born.

WHAT TO WEAR/BRING TO TRYOUTS 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 of correct size labeled with player name.

TRYOUT PROCEDURE AND TEAM SELECTION INFORMATION Players will be given a tryout number at check-in. The number should be placed on the player's shorts (not on the shirt) so it is visible to the evaluators. Players will be separated into groups by the gender and age based on the team for which they are applying. The groups will be directed to different training stations where players are evaluated by professional trainers. Players may be observed by the desginated team coaches.

We strive to form the most competitive teams possible, and the number of teams formed in any particular division is determined by the number of qualified players who try out. Families can expect to receive an email through the Blue Sombrero system or APP Management Staff (for walk-ins) letting them know whether or not the player has been selected for a Fire EXTRA team. Rosters are comprised predominately by players who attended the tryouts.

In limited circumstances, a player may be invited for additional evaluation. Final selections are necessarily subjective, and include consideration of the players' skills, potential for development, attitude, commitment, along with the needs of the team and program. Evaluator player rankings and notes are not published or disclosed, and team selection decisions are not appealable. Players invited to join a Fire team are asked to commit to the team within a week of receiving their invitation so that open roster spots may be offered to other deserving applicants.

PROGRAM DETAILS AND COSTS Tustin Fire teams play in a highly competitive gaming circuit against other AYSO EXTRA teams in the Orange County and South Los Angeles areas. The regular season is anticipated to begin on September 8 and ends the week before Thanksgiving. Post season playoffs are in December and January. Fire players are not permitted to play in the AYSO core program or on a different club team during the EXTRA season.

Program costs for the 2019 season have not yet been finalized, but will be similar to 2018 costs which was a total of $380 (registration + program fee). Program costs include AYSO registration fee and a Fire EXTRA program fee which includes: AYSO registration and insurance; Tustin AYSO pictures and Kick-a-thon participation; post-season playoff tournament registration fee for teams that qualify; 14 weekly professional training sessions for their team; a week-long team training camp to kick-off the season in late July; a preseason friendly scrimmage tournament; and a Fire training jersey. Home and away uniform kits cost approximately $100 total. Some teams elect to attend additional tournaments or have add more professional training sessions. Details will be provided by team managers and coaches to player families after invitation.

Once again, thank you for your interest in having your player be considered for placement on a Tustin Fire team. We look forward to seeing your player(s) at the tryouts!

If you have any questions regarding the Fire EXTRA program or tryouts process, please feel free to contact the APP Director (

Thank you,

APP Management Team

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Erica, region registrar ( 

Fall 2018 Fire EXTRA Head Coaches

 Division  Boy Teams HC Division Girls Teams  HC
 9U Paul Roundy 9U Valerie Croft
 10U Carl Darby 10U Sean Adrian
 11U  Robert Andrade 11U Ryan Hoke
  David Valle  Jon Vandal
 12U Perez de Tudela 12U Glen Duvel
    Joe Sullivan
 13U Adrian Gianetti 13U Eric Stiner
    John Owens
 14U Tony Frontino 14U Scott Steinle
    Miguel Corrales
 16U Jose Ceja 16U Jesus Rodriguez

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