Congratulations to the Undefeated Grade 8 Boys Team!

AYSA’s Undefeated Grade 8 Boys PVJSL Champions

Congratulations to the AYSA Grade 8 Boys 2018 Spring Team for an undefeated season!
This season they have won the PVJSL Grade 8 Boys Post Season Tournament Championship.
Thank you to their coaches, Head Coach Sam MacLeod, Assistant Coach Jon Wooley, and Chris Kingston, for providing inspiring and excellent leadership and mentorship.
This Team’s 8th graders will be moving on the high school soccer with most playing in the Pioneer Valley High School Summer Soccer League.
We wish them the very best!
AYSA 8th Grade Community Members

AYSA Grade 8 Boys Team and Community Members

AYSA Grade 8 Boys with Community Members



Hello Amherst Soccer Families,

The Spring season will be giving way to the Summer soon, and that means that it is time for tryouts for players wishing to join or to continue playing in the Travel Soccer program this Fall.

Please see the attached schedule and go to to register for the tryout according to the grade level of your child in the Fall. Players must register and tryout according to their Fall 2018 school grade level.

All players must register to participate in the tryouts.

If your child is currently on a team, he or she must still register and participate or he or she will not be placed on the team.

A few important points about our tryouts:

  • Players will be placed on the team that is most appropriate for their age and skill level.
  • You will be notified of the result of the tryout within approximately two weeks from their tryout date.
  • All players are required to attend the first date listed and ready to attend the second one . The second date is for callbacks only
  • The result of the first tryout may be a call back for a second tryout.

Our Director of Coaching, Chris Monteiro, will be guiding and evaluating the players during the tryout. Players can expect to participate in drills and competitive activities, both individually and in groups or teams.

Required to bring for your tryout:
Soccer ball of the appropriate size for your child’s current age.
Soccer cleats
Shin guards

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Moe Mooney, our Program Manager or Keith Payne, our Travel Director, at the email addresses below:

Moe Mooney
Keith Payne

Thank you for continuing to be a part of the AYSA family.


Keith Payne
Travel Director, Amherst Youth Soccer Association

Schedule Below:

GRADE 2 Boys:
Monday, June 4, 5:00-6:10PM (FIRST TRYOUT OF TWO)
Friday, June 8, 5:00-6:10PM (SECOND TRYOUT OF TWO)

GRADE 3 Boys:
Thursday, May 31, 5:00-6:10PM (FIRST TRYOUT OF TWO)
Sunday, June 3, 4:00-5:00PM (SECOND TRYOUT OF TWO)

GRADE 4 Boys:
Sunday, June 3, 6:20-7:20PM (FIRST TRYOUT OF TWO)
Friday, June 8, 6:20-7:30PM (SECOND TRYOUT OF TWO)

GRADE 5 Boys: Wednesday, May 30, 6:20-7:30PM

GRADE 6 Boys:
Tuesday, May 29, 6:20-7:30PM (FIRST TRYOUT OF TWO)
Sunday, June 10, 4:00-5:00PM (SECOND TRYOUT OF TWO)

GRADE 7 Boys:Tuesday, May 29 5:00-6:10PM
GRADE 8 Boys:Tuesday, June 5 6:20-7:30PM

Grade 2 Girls:  Friday, June 1, 5:00-6:10PM/Wednesday, June 6, 6:20PM
Grade 3 Girls:  Friday, June 1, 6:20-7:30PM
Grade 4 Girls:  Sunday, June 3, 5:10-6:10PM
Grade 5 Girls:  Wednesday, June 6, 5:00-6:10PM
Grade 6 Girls:  Tuesday, June 5, 5:00-6:10PM
Grade 7 Girls:  Monday, June 4, 6:20-7:30PM
Grade 8 Girls:  Thursday, June 7, 5:00-6:10PM

AYSA Afternoon REC Cancelled

Hello AYSA Families,

Afternoon REC sessions have been cancelled due to rain.
We hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

1:00PM Pre-K Session 1
2:00PM Kindergarten
3:15Pm Pre-K Session 2

🙂 Moe, AYSA

Community Fields Comments Wanted Tomorrow

Everything is also here:

Amherst Center Recreation Working Group with Weston and Sampson

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Town Room, Town Hall
4 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst MA

Residents are invited to comment and provide ideas on the concept plans being presented by Weston & Sampson for the community fields improvement project.


Next AYSA Board Meeting, May 14

The next AYSA Board Meeting is Monday, May 14 from 6:30pm-8:00pm 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 Ed Melia (



Hello REC SOCCER Families!


The times for each group are different from the regular REC Schedule.  Please try to join your group’s time.

What do you do? Where do you go? Where do you Park?
GO to McGuirk Football Stadium UMass Amherst, Park in Lot 11
Sign in to the AYSA Tent with your WAIVER

Remember to bring your ball!

10:00am: 1-8 Boys, 3-8 Girls
10:50am: 1-2 Girls, Kindergarten
11:50am: Pre-Kickers 1 & 2

SOCCERFEST is the largest student-run soccer event in Western Massachuestts that goes from 10am-4pm and takes place at UMass Amherst and is sponsored by SuperCuts..

  • On Saturday, April 28, 2018, please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Park behind McGuirk Stadium in Lot 11.
  • Walk to the fields behind McGuirk.
  • Go to the AYSA Tents (in green on the map) and check-in.
  • All REC players have scheduled times (see schedule below).
  • Players only need to be on the fields during their scheduled time.
  • All players will play games and have clinics.
  • In addition to games and clinics, there is a fun zone with a bouncy house, carnival games, contests, and free prizes.
  • Parking is FREE and is available in Lot 11 (Behind McGuirk Stadium) at UMass Amherst.

SoccerFest April 28, 2018 Flyer!


Goalie Training and Skills Clinics for ALL Travel Players

Announcement to all Travel Players:

Goalie Training and Skills Clinics for ALL Travel Players

Our Director of Coaching, Chris Monteiro, is hosting a clinic on goalie training at Plum Brook from 6:30 – 7:15 PM this Friday, April 27. All Travel players from all age groups are welcome to attend.

Next Friday, he will offer a skills clinic from 6:30-7:15PM at Plum Brook.

Friday, April 27, 6:30-7:15 PM at Plum Brook Field: Goalie Training
Friday, May 4, 6:30-7:15 PM at Plum Brook Field: Skills Training

These clinics will continue each Friday, and will alternate between goalie training and skills training and will run through the final week of spring soccer.

No RSVP needed!

Thank you everyone!