Board Meeting: Monday, December 10, 6:30PM, Howard Johnsons

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Dear Fellow AYSA Members,

I hope that all is well and that you are all enjoying the holiday season!

I am writing to share recent events and to send out a call for your assistance. As an organization, we have recently come to understand that our finances were not on a path of sustainability. We have experienced steady decline in the number of participants over the last several years while expenses have continued to rise. Therefore, the board believes that we need to move to a more parent/volunteer centered model that is economically sustainable and taps into the many great coaching resources in the area. AYSA has decided to move forward for the spring season by not retaining the services of a director of coaching. We are confident that together we will develop an exceptional model for AYSA that is in line with our mission. An expected byproduct of this new model is that it should give us the ability to reduce our fees for the Rec program this spring (continuing down the current path would require a substantial increase). This will increase accessibility for children in our community so they have the opportunity to join our program and get to experience the beautiful game of soccer. The travel fees also need to be set and there will be discussion about arriving at a price point at tomorrow’s board meeting.

How can you help/get involved?

There is a board meeting this Monday night at 6:30 at the Howard Johnson’s on Rt. 9 in Hadley. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated, as we want to hear ideas from the rest of the community as we collectively plan the spring season.

Agenda for the meeting:

  1. An introduction to attendees that will cover the timeline of events that have occurred since the board meeting in November.
  2. Planning the Rec season.
  3. Financial report/Setting Fees for the spring season for both Rec and Travel.
  4. Timeline for Travel sign ups.
  5. Tax preparation expense reduction.

Please, please do consider attending the meeting, as we want to hear from all of you about ways to move forward from here.

Thank you kindly,

Ed Melia, President AYSA

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Next AYSA Board Meeting 12/10

The AYSA Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, December 10 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Emily Dickinson Room at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel at 401 Russell Street, Hadley MA. 

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 Ed Melia (amherstyouthsoccer@gmail.com).

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Emily Dickinson Room at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel at 401 Russell Street, Hadley MA. 

The Annual Meeting is where we vote on positions. All are welcome to attend and to run for any open office position.

If you have any questions, please send me an email at (aysamgr@gmail.com) or send them to Ed Melia.

Thank you!

UPDATED-REC Schedule for Final Weekend

Hello AYSA Families!

We are at the final weekend of AYSA Soccer!
We have updated the two make-up days schedule based on parent feedback.

Here is the weekend schedule:

SUNDAY–MAKEUP DAY 1 at FORT RIVER
If Fort River is too wet, we will move to Kiwanis
1:00-2:00PM Pre-K Sessions 1 & 2 and Kindergarten
2:00-3:30PM 1-2 Boys
3:00-4:30PM 1-2 Girls, 3-8 Girls, 3-8 Boys

MONDAY-MAKEUP DAY 2 at FORT RIVER
If Fort River is too wet, we will move to Kiwanis
1:00-2:00PM Pre-K Sessions 1 & 2 and Kindergarten
2:00-3:30PM 1-2 Boys
3:00-4:30PM 1-2 Girls, 3-8 Girls, 3-8 Boys

Thank you everyone!

All of us at AYSA!

UPDATED: ALL REC Sessions Canceled

UPDATED 9:00am

Good morning everyone,

We just heard from the Fields Manager that Plum Brook field and Fort River are flooded.
We are sorry but we have to cancel the all of today’s sessions of REC.

Sessions canceled:

8:30-10:00am 1-2 Boys
10:30-12:00pm 1-2 Girls, 3-8 Girls, 3-8 Boys
1:00pm-1:45pm Pre-K
2:00pm-3:00pm K
3:15PM-4:00pm Pre-K

Chris is working on a plan for makeups.

We will keep you posted.

🙂 All of us at AYSA

Next AYSA Board Meeting: 11/5

The AYSA Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 5 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Emily Dickinson Room at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel at 401 Russell Street, Hadley MA. 

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 Ed Melia (amherstyouthsoccer@gmail.com).

Next AYSA Board Meeting: Oct 1

The AYSA Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, October 1 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Emily Dickinson Room at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel at 401 Russell Street, Hadley MA. 

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 Ed Melia (amherstyouthsoccer@gmail.com).