Best Of Tucson®

Best-Run Youth Sports


READERS' PICK: As Ruff Ryders say, "Roll out! Roll out!" And when it comes to soccer, that's about all a youth sports coach has to do with a ball for the kids to start playing. This simplicity is the beauty of the sport (and also its major drawback as kids get older), but when it comes to giving kids their first taste of sports, AYSO does it just about perfectly. Games are fun, everybody gets to play, and parent nonsense is kept to a bare minimum. When kids get older, many move away from soccer and develop (in the immortal sung words of Cheech and Chong) a basketball jones. But while they're with AYSO, they're getting first-class treatment.