Region 25 History

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) was established in the Los Angeles area (Torrance) in 1964 with nine teams. It was the dream of a group of devoted soccer enthusiasts who started the organization in a garage.

In 1968, Karl Bizjak started AYSO in Portola Valley creating the first group outside the original founding area of Los Angeles. Karl had a vineyard and winery in Portola Valley where he lived as well. Woodside, Redwood City and Menlo Park were soon to join with Karl's efforts in Portola Valley. This was long before the concept of Sections, Areas and Regions we now know.

Region 25 will celebrate 50 years in 2018!