The American Youth Soccer Organization Region 887,
based in Hermiston, will hold its opening ceremonies at 9 a.m.
August 27 at Butte Park in Hermiston.
This fall, there are 90 teams and 900 players
competing in the region from ages 4-13. Hermiston has been involved
in AYSO since 1993, and the organization began in southern
California is 1964.
All referees, coaches and board members are
volunteers. The local board includes Daren and Tonya Broderick,
Heather Dircksen, Kevin and Tonya Christiansen, Shelly Parmelee,
Dale Ternes, James Rowden, Anna Zubrick and Steven Enger.
AYSO has six pillars of philosophy in teaching the
game of soccer: everyone plays, positive coaching, open
registration, player development, balanced teams and good
Some products of AYSO include current Los Angeles
Galaxy and United States Mens National Team superstar Landon
Donovan and former US Womens National Team play Joy Fawcett.
For more information, visit www.ayso.com.