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EPIC Everyone Plays in Community /Special Needs Program


AYSO EPIC: Everyone Plays in Community SPECIAL NEEDS SOCCER

AYSO Region 120 Costa Mesa is proud to offer the AYSO EPIC (Everyone Plays in Community) Program for individuals 4 years thru adult who have physical, mental or behavioral challenges. These players may have difficulties playing on a regular mainstream team. A special needs player may be autistic, have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, developmental delays, lack social behavior skills, have down syndrome, cerebral palsy or limited endurance or mobility. 

Our AYSO EPIC Players have a fun experience playing soccer and socializing with their AYSO EPIC friends and AYSO EPIC Buddies. We currently have one EPIC team and we are trying to build two EPIC Teams. A younger team consisting of 4 year old to 12 year old players and an older team consists of 13 year old thru adult players. Each team will help our players gain confidence, learn teamwork, understand the fundamentals of the game and enjoy physical exercise.

The AYSO EPIC Region 120 Soccer registration is open year-round and is $30 including the AYSO National Fee. EPIC seasons are offered in Fall and Spring and run for 10 weeks. Region 120's playing structure is a jamboree style, and all players receive uniforms and a soccer ball.  Players need to bring a water bottle and wear shin guards to every session. The first part of the session is devoted to skills training. In the second half of the session, players and buddies are divided into teams and play matches.  We finish by taking shots on goal.  At the end of the game, we provide snacks and say, "See you all next week!"  

Our Fall 2024 EPIC play begins on Saturday, September 7th from 12:00 pm to 1:15pm at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex at 2750 Fairview Rd Costa Mesa CA 92626.

If you know of any Special Needs Child interested in playing have their parents register online by clicking the “Register Now” button on the top right side of this webpage. After completing the player registration choose the program “2024 thru 2025 EPIC Special Needs Soccer". If you have any questions please contact Anne McEligot at [email protected]



Our EPIC Program helps more than just the players with special needs, it also helps the EPIC Buddies learn leadership skills, coaching skills and teaches them the joy of giving back to the community.  If you know of any student 14 years old or older who would like to earn community service points we are always looking for volunteers or field buddies to help out. No soccer experience required - just a big kind heart. Please contact Anne McEligot at [email protected] for more information.

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AYSO R120 Costa Mesa

AYSO 120, PO Box 12065
Costa Mesa, California 92627

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