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Advanced Play Programs

Opportunities for More Competitive Players

For region information, please refer to the applicable web page for Fire EXTRA, Spring Select, and/or All Stars. For PSC information, please go to Pacific Soccer Club (PSC) web page. Contact our APP Director  if you have any questions or interest in our programs. Thank you.

The Advanced Play Program (APP) provides players with opportunities to train and compete at a higher level while still holding to the core philosophies of AYSO.  Players benefit from professional training, coaches with higher qualifications, and increased competition. The focus is progressive player development.

There are 3 main components to the Advanced Play Program: Fire (EXTRA) teams; All Stars; and AYSO's Pacific Soccer Club.  Players commonly first enter the program when selected for an All-Star team (winter season) and are then asked to continue on a Spring Select team (spring season). Players may also tryout for a Fire EXTRA team or Pacific Soccer Club team.‚Äč  See below for more information about each program and APP Management Staff contact information.

Tustin Fire (EXTRA) teams are highly-competitive select teams for players age U8-U15.  Players are chosen by tryouts in February and March, and invitations to join the team are typically extended in April.  The primary season is in Fall, although many EXTRA teams begin training and attend tournaments in summer.  During the Fall season, Tustin Fire players may not participate in the Fall core program and may not play for another club. 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.  Click the Tustin Fire logo above or see our Fire (EXTRA) page for more information about tryouts and teams. 

The best U8-U14 players in the Fall core program are invited to join an All Star team to compete against All Star teams from six other surrounding AYSO Regions in Area 11Q.  There are no try-outs for All Star teams.  Players are selected by their accomplishments in the Fall core program and by coach recommendations.  Teams are formed in October and November, and compete mid-December through early February.  All Star teams that win the Area 11Q All Star season advance to the Section 11 Championships in mid-February.  Teams that win the Section 11 Championships advance to the Western State Championships in mid-March.  Many All Star teams continue to play in the "Spring Select" season that runs from March through May.  Click the All Stars logo above or see the All Stars page for more information.

Pacific Soccer Club (PSC) is the highest level of competition available for the most talented and driven AYSO players age U8-U16.  PSC teams are governed by AYSO national guidelines and the California State Soccer Association (CalSouth) bylaws.  PSC teams compete in the Coast Soccer League (CSL) against other non-AYSO club programs.  PSC's primary season is the Fall, but most PSC teams train year-round and compete in numerous tournaments, including the California State Cup tournament in winter and spring.  This higher level of training and competition demands greater levels of commitment and travel from players and families.  Click the PSC logo above or see the PSC website for more information about tryouts, available teams, and the required financial commitment to play on a PSC team.

APP Management Team Vision Statement

To guide and support team staff in their volunteer roles to deliver a world class youth soccer advanced play program by enabling the teams to grow passion for, maintain accountability to, and fully embrace Tustin AYSO's vision and philosophies.

APP Management Team Contact Info

The APP Management Team contact information is below. 

Contact each staff member according to your type of inquiry. When sending an email, please note Division Coach Last Name * Topic

Please allow a day for a response. If it's urgent, please send text or call applicable staff.

If you need to speak with staff, please send them an email or text to make an arrangement. Weekend availability is at the discretion of staff.

Carla Tannehill

Carla Tannehill

APP Director

Robert  Andrade

Robert Andrade

Coach Manager

Allison  Keller

Allison Keller

Bookkeeper

Flavio  Salgueiro

Flavio Salgueiro

Equipment / Field Manager

Laura  Hall

Laura Hall

Apparel Manager

Don McKinley

Don McKinley

Referee Manager