AYSA CLUB SOCCER Tryouts

Hello AYSA Families,

AYSA is pleased to announce that the Board has approved a trial offering of Club Soccer for Fall 2017. (This is NOT part of Travel Soccer Tryouts.) Our goal for starting this new program is to give our players who are looking for a higher level of soccer a way to do this without having to leave AYSA. Additionally, we are committed to making this affordable for all families.

Club Soccer has many different leagues and divisions within those leagues. Based on cost and other logistics, we are planning to join NSL (http://www.nslsoccer.org) for next fall. The division is based on the performance of the team. Our model involves players participating in travel and club soccer.

On a weekly basis, a club player will:

Participate in their travel practices.
Participate in travel games (Weeknights and Saturdays)
Participate in club games (Sundays)

There will also be extra practices for the club players before the season starts.

The cost for club players on our travel teams for Fall 2017 will be $100. This fee is in addition to the travel fee. We will offer a 50% reduction in fees for players on free lunch and a 25% reduction for those on reduced lunch. If this cost is still too much for a family, we will find other ways to cover the costs. Any player who makes the team will be able to play. Players who are playing for a different town’s travel program will be charged $175.

Because club soccer is over a wider region, travel to away games can be further. We have heard that NSL is working to reduce the distances teams need to travel but this have not been confirmed. To address the travel challenges we expect teams will set up car-pooling.

Since this is a trial, we are starting with the two teams – U12 Boys and U12 Girls. To be able to play U12 next fall, a player will need to have been born on January 1st, 2006 or later (including later years). If this trial is successful, we will expand the number of teams we are fielding.
Tryouts will be run by Chris Monteiro, our Director of Coaching. Chris will determine who will be offered positions on the teams.
Tryout Schedule:

U12 Boys – Wednesday, June 14th 6 – 7 pm at Plumbrook Field
U12 Girls – Friday, June 16th 6 – 7 pm at Plumbrook Field

To sign up for tryouts please REGISTER HERE.

You will receive a confirmation that your child is signed up for tryouts. On the day of tryouts, show up at 5:30 to receive a numbered pinnie. Players should bring a ball, cleats, shin guards, and water.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Hayes.

Sincerely,
Ed Melia, AYSA President
Mike Hayes, AYSA Club Director

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