Girls Play Soccer!

Thursday, February 16th, 5 – 6 pm, AllSport Soccer Arena in Northampton

Is your daughter interested in playing recreational or travel soccer? We are building girls soccer in Amherst. Currently half as many girls as boys are playing soccer in Amherst and we don’t think that should be! There are two ways for girls to play soccer through the Amherst Youth Soccer Association (AYSA).

Recreational Soccer – Pre‐K and Kindergarteners play co‐ed and starting in first grade the girls play in their own league. Recreational soccer meets one time a week. During each session players get high level instruction from our Director of Coaching, Chris Monteiro, and then play in a game. Recreational soccer is a great way for girls to see if they enjoy playing organized soccer in a relaxed environment. To register for recreational soccer, REGISTER HERE.

Travel Soccer – Our travel teams represent the Amherst, Shutesbury, Leverett, and Pelham towns and play against other towns in the Pioneer Valley. Travel teams practice twice and have 1‐2 games per week. For this spring, we are currently looking for:

  • 2nd and 3rd grade girls for the 3rd grade travel team (no experience needed!).
  • 4th grade girls for the “Practice Squad” and 1‐2 girls for the 4th grade team. Players on the practice squad will get all the training travel players do which will prepare them to try out for the fall travel team. No experience needed to be on the practice squad.
  • 5th grade girls for the 5th grade travel team. Experience helpful but not required.

Interested in exploring travel soccer? Come February 16th to All Sports in Northampton from 5 – 6 pm. Chris Monteiro will be there with several of the girls’ coaches. We will run a tryout for girls interested in playing travel soccer in the spring. Feel free to some even if your daughter is only interested in recreational soccer so you can learn more about our programs. Please RSVP to Mike Hayes: . If your daughter is interested in travel but cannot come on the 16th send Mike an email. 

Financial Aid ‐ AYSA is committed to making soccer affordable for all families! Rec Soccer costs $120 (less for Pre‐K and K) and Travel Soccer costs $175. Students on free and reduced lunch have large discounts. There are also scholarships for a few families who cannot afford any fees. We will not let costs get in the way of your daughter playing.


‐ Contact Mike Hayes (4th grade coach) who is coordinating the recruitment for girls soccer:

‐ Contact Chris Monteiro, Director of Coaching :

***** This is Not a School Sponsored Event *****

Indoor Training and Summer Camp

Hello AYSA Soccer Families,

We are pleased to announced two opportunities that are available: Indoor Soccer Skills Training and Summer Soccer Camp.
If you are interested, please register soon.  Places fill up quickly.  Thank you!

Indoor Youth Training: Final Chance to Prepare for Spring Season!
When: Feb 25-April 1
Where: Allsport Soccer Arena, Northampton MA

1:00-1:55pm Ages 4-5 Boys/Girls
2:00-2:55pm Ages 6-8 Boys/Girls
3:00-3:55pm Ages 9-11 Boys/Girls
4:00-4:55pm Ages 12+ Boys/Girls

Advanced Skills Training Summer Soccer Camp
When: July 10-14
Where: Hopkins Academy, Hadley, MA
Time: *8:30am-3:30pm *Extended day to 5pm available
Who: Co-ed Ages 6-14 years

Thank you everyone!

Chris Monteiro, Director of Coaching
Moe Mooney, Program Manager

Registration is OPEN!

Happy New Year AYSA Families!

Registration for our spring season is now open. Register HERE.

If you are a Travel player, look for the TRVL: Grade and then find your team.

If you are a Recreational player, look for REC, and then find your player’s team.

For REC soccer, friend requests can be made through Sportsmanager or via email to the Program Manager.  We cannot guarantee friend requests, and do our best when we have them!

See the 2017 REC Schedule HERE.

Credits as Refunds:  If your child chooses not to play soccer, AYSA will issue a CREDIT ONLY. As a reminder, you have until the SECOND week of the season to request a credit via email to the Program Manager.  Credits are issued to your Sportsmanager account for use in a future season. We do not refund to credit cards. No credit will be issued for any reason after the second week.

The AYSA Annual Board Meeting is 01/09

The AYSA Annual Board Meeting is Monday, January 9 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Room 101 of the Bangs Community Center.

During this meeting, officers will be elected.

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.

Download: Annual Board Meeting Packet

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

Winter Events with our Director

Happy Holidays AYSA Families!

Our Director of Coaching Chris Monteirio and his KidsAfrik staff will be running their winter programs soon.
The two programs offered will be a Cultural Retreat and a Winter Skills Training.  For more information, see the links below.

The Cultural retreat is December 27th-29th
The Winter Skill Training is starting on January 7th

Both events will be held at Allsport Arena in Northampton.

Please don’t wait for the last minute as spaces do fill up quickly.

Cultural Retreat info:
Winter indoor skill training at allsport

Next AYSA Board Meeting is Dec 1

Next AYSA Board Meeting: 12/1

The next AYSA Board Meeting is Thursday, December 1 at 6:30pm in the Glass Room of the Bangs Community Center.

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 (

Rec Soccer Saturday/Sunday**

This is our final week of REC Soccer! THANK YOU for such an amazing season of REC. THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who helped coach the these amazing kids! You make this program a success!

This weekend, REC will be played on Saturday and on Sunday-for those teams who were rained out.

The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, November 5
8:30am: 1st Grade Girls, 2-3 Girls, 4-8 Girls
10:30am: 2-3 Boys, 4-5 Boys, 6-8 Boys
1:00pm: 1st Grade Boys
2:45pm: Pre-Kickers
3:30pm: Kindergarten

Sunday, November 6 **ONLY the TEAMS BELOW are PLAYING
12:00-1:30pm 1st Grade Boys
1:45-2:30pm Pre-Kickers
2:30-3:30pm Kindergarten

Thank you everyone!

🙂 Moe