U5 Jamboree

The U5 Jamboree is a soccer program developed specifically for AYSO players that are 4-years old.  The objective of this program is to provide young players and their parents with a “pressure free” introduction to the beautiful and simple game of soccer.

The AYSO U5 Jamboree is held each Saturday morning throughout the Fall season.  The AYSO Jamboree format means that teams are formed on a weekly basis depending on how many players attend a given session.  A “Master Coach” will introduce a game or activity to help develop a certain skill or part of the game.  Parents are encouraged to participate with their child to help practice the activity while the Master Coach circulates between the pairs providing specific help or suggestions so that the activities are performed as intended.  After a suitable amount of time, the Master Coach will bring the players and parents back together as a group and recap what they have done, introducing the next game or activity.  Each Jamboree session typically ends with a 20-minute short-sided game.

The two goals of the program are to allow the players to enjoy the activities and to let the game be the teacher.

Each player in the Jamboree division will receive an official AYSO uniform and a soccer ball.

See the attached PowerPoint slides with an overview of our program:  Delivering a Successful Program to 4 Year Olds

What to Bring

  • Players should come in uniform each week, with:
  • soccer ball
  • water
  • soccer shoes (cleats are recommended)
  • shin guards (mandatory)

When and Where

The Jamboree is held at Brett field in El Segundo’s Rec Park.  The boys session begins at 9:00 AM and the girls begin at 10:00 AM.

What else

  • U5 Parent Meeting (TBD)
  • First games are Sep 12
  • Picture day is Sep 19

Contact Information

  • U5 Master Coach: Mike Doherty (email: uclabruins1980@sbcglobal.net)
  • Regional Commissioner: Timm Lawson (email: timmlawson.ayso@gmail.com)