positive playing experience, positive volunteering Experience

Kids with special needs are estimated to make up approximately 10% of the school-age population. Special schools and classrooms can isolate these children so the VIP Program has been structured to integrate our VIP kids into the rest of AYSO by using “Buddies” from non-VIP teams to help these players both on – and off – the field.

VIP Buddies increase their appreciation and understanding of individuals with special needs. They find their lives greatly enriched by their involvement with their new VIP friends.

Each season kids from Lyons Township High School’s boys and girls varsity soccer teams serve as VIP Buddies.

If you’d like to learn more about volunteering as a VIP Buddy, please email Jim Anfield

Program INformation

VIP Schedule

VIP Program Page



Get in touch with us if you have any questions. A volunteer will get back to you as soon as possible.