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EPIC - Adaptive Soccer

EPIC - Everyone Plays in Our Community  

Area 2C provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental challenges prevent them from successful participation on mainstream teams. EPIC () teams may include individuals with down syndrome, developmental delays, mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, visual impairments, or other conditions that limit mobility, strength, and/or comprehension.


All individuals with challenges are welcome, starting at age four. Although the typical AYSO program ends at age 18, for EPIC players playing on DPIC teams there are no upper age limits. The focus is on participation and fun! EPIC coaches are flexible and positive, finding a way for all players to participate as fully as they are able. If you thought your son or daughter couldn't play soccer, think again! With VIP soccer, dreams become realities.


Through participation in EPIC soccer, individuals with disabilities experience the thrill of belonging to a team, wearing uniforms, and making new friends. They learn new skills and develop physical fitness while enjoying the game of soccer. EPIC benefits all participants, not just the players! Non-disabled players assist VIP players on the field as "buddies". They learn to understand and appreciate people with special needs. For parents who thought they would never see their children having fun while playing a sport, EPIC gives them joy and hope.

EPIC Soccerfest

AYSO Region 305 is proud to invite your team to the
Annual AYSO Section 2 EPIC Soccerfest Tournament


AYSO Open Invitational – open to AYSO and non-AYSO teams.


Saturday, October 28 (Dinner/Dance) and Sunday, October 29, 2023 (Soccer Games) –
no rain-out dates


The dance will be held at the Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord, CA.
The tournament will be held at the Westwood/El Dorado Sport Complex, Concord Blvd. and Mendocino Drive, Concord, CA.
There is no charge for parking at Concord High School across the street from the complex.
No pets are allowed at fields.


Co-ed VIP teams in the following age divisions:
Upper, 12U field,12 max on field, 8 preferred;
Middle, 8U field, 8 max on field, 5 preferred;
Little, 5U field, 5 max on field, 3 preferred.
All players from AYSO teams must be registered to play in the 2023 AYSO primary season.


Each team will be guaranteed 2 games in their respective age division. All games will be as follows: Upper–40 mins.; Middle–30-40 mins.; Little–­20 mins.


To provide special-needs players the opportunity to experience a tournament environment and to meet/play with players from outside their home region.


All players and coaches per region will receive a tournament t-shirt. All players will receive a medal.

Entry Fee, Refunds:

Teams are invited to attend the tournament for free. Tournament costs are offset by Concord AYSO and a generous donation from Area 2C United Affiliation. Donations are always gratefully accepted.

Referee Fee, Refunds:

No referee fees will be charged to the teams. Referees from Concord AYSO Region 305 will be asked to officiate the games, although referees from other regions may apply by submitting areferee form.
For more information, seeReferee Plan


Tournament Rules


TheApplicationdeadline is October 11. All teams will be notified within 48 hrs. of the application deadline or receipt of application (whichever is latest) as to their status.


If interested or for more information, [email protected]


AYSO EPIC Soccerfest Tournament
PO Box 1061
Concord, CA 94522


Call Cecilia Romero-Chavez (510) 417-0043
E-mail[email protected]

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