REC Soccer is Open!

Happy August everyone!

Our Rec Soccer is now open!
Please REGISTER On Line. You may also hit the Flaming Soccer Ball on the right.

Download the AYSA Fall 2016 Schedule

We offer Recreation Soccer for Pre-Kickers, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-8.  Our Girls Teams are 1st, 2-3, 4-5.

As always, we welcome parents who want to help coach. All you need is the desire to help. We teach you everything else.  If interested in coaching, please contact the Program Manager.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Opening Day, Saturday, September 10.

Have a wonderful summer!

From all of us at AYSA.



Summer Soccer Clinics: Space Available!

Get ready for FALL SOCCER!  Individual/Team Defense; Individual/Team Offense SKILLS!  And HAVE FUN!

Join our Co-Ed Summer Clinics
Ages 8-12 and 13-16

When: Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Time: 8:30am-12pm
Where: Galbraith Field, Williston School, Easthampton

Info about the Camp:
To Register:
williston Aug 8-12 2016

Next AYSA Board Meeting: June 22

The next AYSA Board Meeting is Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00pm in the Amherst VFW (457 Main Street).

The meeting is open to the public, and all parents/guardians of the AYSA soccer players are allowed to vote. Anyone interested in joining the Board, becoming an officer, or otherwise participating is encouraged to attend.

If you would like to add items to the agenda, please contact Meg Rosa (

Makeups for Sunday June 19th

This Sunday we are running the makeups since we needed to cancel the afternoon of June 11th.  Having makeups tomorrow are:

1:00pm Kindergarten
2:00pm Pre-Kickers
3:00pm First Grade BOYS
3:45pm 6-8 Group

We understand you may want to be home celebrating Father’s Day! You are welcome to bring dad along to play some soccer! Have a wonderful summer everyone! We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

All of us at AYSA!


The Final Spring Rec Weekend is Here!

Hello AYSA Families,

Thank you for a wonderful spring season of Rec Soccer!  We hope you have enjoyed the spring as much as we have. Thank you to everyone who made this season such a wonderful one.  Thank you to all you parents, guardians, and family who cheered for these great kids.  Thank you for all you volunteers who coaches these great players.

Saturday and Sunday (for makeups) are the final days of rec soccer for this season.

Everyone plays on Saturday.  
ONLY the groups listed below are playing on Sunday as their makeup from last weekend when they were rained out.  

Makeup players are playing on BOTH Saturday and Sunday.
This Sunday is the makeup day.

Sunday, June 19th Makeups:

1pm: Kindergarten
2pm: Pre-Kickers
3pm: First Grade BOYS
3:45pm: 6-8 Group

Thank you all once again for making this season such a wonderful success.  Have a wonderful summer!  We look forward to seeing you all in the fall!

Meg, Ed, Chris, Moe, and everyone at AYSA

ATTENTION: Travel Tryouts Finishing!

This is the FINAL WEEK of Tryouts!


Tryouts this week are as follows:
Grade 2 Boys: Tuesday, June 14, 5:00pm
Grade 4 Boys: Tuesday, June 14, 6:00pm
ALL MAKEUPS: Wednesday, June 15, 5:00pm

Tuesday tryouts are held at Plumbrook Field, 250 Potwine Lane Amherst

Wednesday tryouts are held at East Street Field
East Street is across from East Street Commons and Fort River School.


If you need assistance with tryouts, please email Program Manager Moe Mooney at

Please answer the questions asked during the registration process honestly. We especially need to know if there is a significant chance that your child would not play if selected. We promise that your answer will not hurt their chance to make an AYSA team. The reason we ask is so that we can get a realistic idea of how many interested players we have at each age level when we decide whether to field more than one team.


Rec Soccer is at Soccerfest at UMass this Saturday (April 23!)

There will be no rec soccer at Fort River or Potwine/Plumbrook this weekend.

Your teams will be meeting at Soccerfest located at the back of the UMass football stadium.

You will likely not be playing at your usual time (detailed schedule is here):

  • Little Kickers: 11 – 12:30
  • Kindergarten: 10 – 11:30
  • 1st grade boys: 11 – 12:30
  • 1st – 3rd grade girls: 10 – 11:30
  • 2nd – 5th grade boys: 12 – 1:30
  • 4th and 5th grade girls: 12 – 1:30
  • 6th – 8th all: 12 – 1:30

Directions to Soccerfest (from Big Y): Head along University Drive towards UMass, through the traffic light (past Rafters and the Hangar). Turn left into the horseshoe leading to the entrance of the football stadium. In front of the stadium, turn right. Next, enter into the first parking lot on your right. Parking for Soccerfest will be all the way at the back. Please park your car and proceed to the back of the stadium. Signs and Soccerfest staff will be visible from the parking lot.