AYSA Board Meeting: May 1

The next AYSA Board Meeting is Monday, May 1 from 6:30-8:00pm in Room 236 ISOM Building, UMass Amherst. Parking is free after 5pm in specified lots.  Lot 34 is what UMass Amherst recommends.

The Board Packet may be downloaded.

At this time, no other agenda items will be accepted for the May 1st meeting.  You are welcome to submit an agenda item for the following Board Meeting on June 11, 2017.

AYSA Board meetings are open the public.  We welcome all AYSA families to attend.

Thank you!

 

SOCCERFEST: April 29th

REC PLAYERS! Tomorrow is SOCCERFEST!

All info can be found on our SOCCERFEST Page.
What is it? A celebration of soccer involving thousands of fellow soccer players!  Think of it as a soccer carnival!

Does this mean we don’t go to Plumbrook or Fort River?
YES!  Instead, go to UMass Amherst, McGuirk Stadium.

What do we do?
Go to McGuirk Stadium at UMass Amherst.
 –Parking is free.
Walk to the AYSA Tent. (see map below)
Check-In and Turn in your Participant Waiver.

What Time Should I arrive?
30 Minutes prior to your scheduled time:
10:00am: 1st Boys, 2-3 Boys and Girls, 4-5-6-8 Boys/Girls
 -11:00am: Kindergarten and 1st Girls
12:00pm: Pre-Kickers

What Happens Next?
Check the schedule for your group.
The schedule is separated into 15 minute sections.
FUN ZONE**, CLINIC (drills), GAME
**PS: AYSA TENT is in the FUN ZONE (duh).
Players play TWO Games, have 2 Clinics, and 2 Fun Zone Breaks.

REC Soccer WEEK 2: 4/22

Hello AYSA Families!

This weekend we run week 2 of our spring REC program.  The Schedule and Rosters below. Thank you to all of our volunteer coaches/assistant coaches, and helpers.  If you missed last week, you can still pick up your shirt.  Look for the registration table and check-in!

Download Schedule Here

AYSA Schedule, Rosters, Soccerfest Info

Saturday, April 22th
8:30-10:00am  1st Grade Girls, 2-3 Girls, 4-8 Girls at Plumbrook Field
10:30-12:00pm  2-3 Boys, 4-5 Boys, 6-8 ALL, Plumbrook Field
1:00-2:00pm  Kindergarten, Fort River Field
2:00-2:45pm  Pre-Kickers, Fort River Field
3:15pm-4:30pm 1st Grade Boys, Fort River Field

What to Bring:

  • All players should own their own ball, with their name on it in permanent ink.
    Please bring the ball to every session.
  • Ball size varies by age:
    • Size 3 – Under 8 years (Little Kickers, K and 1st grade)
    • Size 4 – Ages 8 to 12 years (2nd to 5th grade)
    • Size 5 – Ages 12 and up (6th grade and up)
  • Cleats (not metal), with the exception of Pre-Kickers, where this is optional.
  • Shin guards, with the exception of Pre-Kickers, where this is optional. Soccer socks should cover shin guards.
  • Athletic shorts or pants. We will provide a team t-shirt.
  • A reusable water container (hopefully with ice water in it).
  • Questions: Email the Program Manager at aysamgr@gmail.com

Next Board Meeting: 4/3

The AYSA Board Meeting is Monday, April 3 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Glass Room (Lower Level) 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 an agenda item to the meeting, please email Ed Melia, President, AYSA, at amherstyouthsoccer@gmail.com

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
Register: http://www.mymobilesocceracademy.com/indoor-training-c1ur8

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
Register: http://www.mymobilesocceracademy.com/#!advanced-skills-soccer-camp/cmz

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 (amherstyouthsoccer@gmail.com).