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 (amherstyouthsoccer@gmail.com).

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 (amherstyouthsoccer@gmail.com).

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

Next AYSA Board Meeting: 11/7

The next AYSA Board Meeting is Monday, November 7 at 6:30pm in Room 101 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 (amherstyouthsoccer@gmail.com).

Winter/Indoor Soccer Options

Hello AYSA Families,

I wanted to touch base with you and explain some of the benefits and options available to soccer players during this upcoming winter season.

Many of our players, new and experienced, have done a great job in building their skills and learning the game this season. I hope families can take advantage of some of the indoor soccer options available that will help our AYSA players stay connected with the game of soccer (listed below).

As you have noticed, playing soccer uses different skills. Unlike in other sports, soccer players use their feet to control, pass, shoot, chip, crosses while running with the ball and making decisions. Honestly, these are all hard skills to master but as you can see, possible. Great credit to you parents and to your child for falling in love with such a beautiful and complex sport.  Falling in love with the game is to appreciate the skill development of using both feet, gaining the understanding of space and the anticipation of movement on the field.

Everyone involved with AYSA  has done a great job and credit goes out to all for the great work in achieving our recent success.  For all the work done by everyone, please try not to put your recent developed skills on the shelf and wait to dust them back off when returning in the spring or next fall season.

Playing indoor soccer during the winter is a great way to stay in touch with your soccer friends and try to keep using these new and old skills. Playing indoors once a week can help you continue to learn and try your skills in a fun and fast pace way with more opportunities to touch the ball. I have included below some great options available for busy families for playing once a week for an hour with no additional practices.

Many of our travel coaches have worked hard to keep players playing soccer during the winter.  Even though AYSA is not yet in the place at the present time to organize indoor soccer teams, with Moe’s help, I have assisted  players to be placed on newly created indoor teams with other Amherst players or to keep them connected as single players with Allsport Soccer Arena in Northampton. If you want to be placed on a team as a single player, you can by using their registration:  http://www.northamptonsoccer.com/site/register/individual-player

The winter soccer indoor season at Allsport is broken into three sessions.

Session 1 starts 11/5 to 1/18  ( Playoffs 12/19 – 12/21)
Session 2 starts 12/21 ends 02/12 (playoff 02/12 -o2/17, there will be week day games during holiday weekends )
Session 3 Starts 02/15/17 ends 04/02 ( playoffs 04/03 – 04/06)

How to find a team:

IF you are on a travel team, keep checking with your teams’ coach to see if there is any option to play on an indoor team. If there is no room on an existing team, you can always check with Moe or myself and we will try to assist you in finding a team.

Indoor skill development in availability order
For ages 6-8, starting Nov 12th, every Saturday for 6 weeks session with Allsport Arena staff.
http://www.northamptonsoccer.com/site/soccer-clinics/budding-stars

Indoor skill development with My Mobile Soccer Academy (with my staff and I)
Starting Jan 7th,  our first session for 6 weeks (scholarship available).
link: http://www.mymobilesocceracademy.com/indoor-training
Pick up soccer available for all on Wednesdays

No drills, just organized pick soccer games for anyone wanting to keep playing soccer and keeping on with their soccer skills. Every Wednesday at Allsport soccer arena on the small netted field area. I  will be there on the first Wednesday to get everyone started.

Every player just bring $7 for an hour of soccer.

5-6pm for grade 2-4 grader
6-7pm  for grade 5-8 grader
7-8:30pm for High school players

Thank you all

Chris Monteiro