Spring RECREATIONAL PROGRAM INFO

Welcome to Spring Soccer 2019!

Start Times

The first session is on Saturday, April 20, and the last session is June 15. There is no soccer on Memorial Day Weekend. You will find your starting time in the table below.

Grades 1-8: Plumbrook Recreation Area
Grade 1 – 2 Boys: 8:30-10:00 AM
Grade 3 – 4 Boys: 8:30-10:00 AM
Grade 1 – 2 Girls: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Grade 3 – 4 Girls: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Grade 5 – 8 Coed: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Pre-K and KindergartenL Fort River Elementary School
Pre-K (1) Coed: 1:00-1:45 PM
Kindergarten Coed: 2:00-3:00 PM
Pre-K (2) Coed: 3:15-4:00 PM

Locations

Grades 1 – 8 play at the Plumbrook Recreation Area, Potwine Lane, Amherst, MA

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Grades pre-K and K play at Fort River Elementary School, South East Street, Amherst, MA

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Teams

We try our best to fulfill every friend request but sometimes it is not possible to do so. You will receive your team jersey when you arrive.

Arrival

When you arrive to Plumbrook or Fort River for the first time, look for the white tent with a table to check-in. Give the name of your child and a size for your child’s jersey.

What to Expect

Our Director of Coaching, Chris Monteiro, designs the sessions. He tailors the activities in each session according to the age group of the players.

For pre-K groups the session consists of many short, instructive, and fun activities where the kids get comfortable touching and maneuvering the ball with their feet in the context of instruction and soccer-based games.

Pre-K players must be accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times.

For K-8 each session happens in two parts: the first part consists of training and the second part is for competitive games between the teams.

What to Wear and Bring

All players should dress in athletic clothing (shorts when it is warm enough). You will receive your team jersey when you check-in on your first day. The jersey is yours to keep.

Shin Guards are required. Soccer socks are recommended.

Younger players can wear sneakers. Older players must wear soccer cleats (no metal spikes allowed).

Please bring an appropriately sized soccer ball with you to each practice:

Grade & Size
Pre-K: Size 3
K: Size 3
1: Size 3
2: Size 4
3: Size 4
4: Size 4
5: SIze 4
6: Size 4
7: Size 5
8: Size 5

Bring water – there are no water fountains at Plumbrook Recreation Area.

Cancellations due to Bad Weather

Our policy for cancellations due to poor field conditions is to directly evaluate the field on Saturday morning, at least 30 minutes before the start of the first session, with as much advance notice as we can. We will send a notification via email.

If there is thunder or lightning 15 minutes before or during the session, it will be called off immediately.

Any cancelled session will be scheduled for make-up on the following Friday except the session preceding Memorial Day Weekend and the last session of the season.

Volunteers Needed!

AYSA is a largely volunteer-run organization and depends on parents. Please be in touch if you are willing and able to volunteer in any capacity. Contact info@AmherstSoccer.org.

Further information on the teams and schedules will follow, but for now have a wonderful season and we’ll see you on the fields!

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