Rec Makeup Sessions for pre-k and kindergarten groups are ON this afternoon at Fort River. Other makeup dates will be announced soon. Note: There are no makeup sessions on Mother’s Day.

Makeup session: Preschoolers today at 4:00-4:45; Kindergarten 5:00-6:00, in the field to the right as you enter Fort River Elementary parking lot.

Please park in the parking lot, rather than along the road

Our intention is still to offer makeup sessions on Fridays, weather permitting, and we will update the makeup session schedule very soon.


Soccer Gear Exchange this Saturday

Need Soccer Gear? Have Gear to Donate?

Equipment Exchange happens at this Saturday’s recreational soccer program at Fort River Elementary! ⚽️

Bring your child’s outgrown cleats, shin guards, etc and pick up some new(ish) ones!

No Makeup Soccer Today – Rec Opens Tomorrow 5/4 @ Fort River

It’s finally here! A Saturday without torrential raining and we even have some relatively dry ground to play on. Some of the recent messages have been unclear, so we want to let everyone know:

  1. There is NO makeup soccer this evening Friday 5/3. All of the makeups will be scheduled after our new official Opening Day – tomorrow Saturday 5/4.

On the first day, please arrive 10 minutes early so that you can check in. Look for the white tent and tables where you’ll receive the shirt for your child.


Don’t forget to bring the following –

  • Soccer Cleats
  • Shin Guards
  • Soccer ball of appropriate size (grades PK, K, 1 size 3; grades 2 – 6 size 4; grades 7 – 8 size 5)
  • Water

There will be a gear exchange table where you may be able to find something in your child’s size. And please be generous for the next group of kids with shin guards and cleats that have been outgrown.

What: Opening Day for Recreational Soccer
Where: FORT RIVER Elementary
When: At the scheduled time for your age group –

Grade 1 – 2Boys8:30 AM10:00 AM
Grade 3 – 4Boys8:30 AM10:00 AM
Grade 1 – 2Girls10:30 AM12:00 PM
Grade 3 – 4Girls10:30 AM12:00 PM
Grade 5 – 8Coed10:30 AM12:00 PM
Pre-K (1)Coed1:00 PM1:45 PM
KindergartenCoed2:00 PM3:00 PM
Pre-K (2)Coed3:15 PM4:00 PM

We’ll see you all there (hopefully).

Amherst Youth Soccer Association

Board Meeting Tuesday, May 7

All welcome to AYSA Board Meetings:

First Tuesday of each month


Normally, we meet at Howard Johnson’s but this month we will meet at an alternate location:

Holiday Inn Express at 400 Russell Street, Hadley

Hope to see you there!

Please let us know at least a couple days in advance if you would like on-site childcare or if you have an agenda item to suggest.

Next week’s meeting will focus on finance, fundraising, fields, volunteer needs, and a few other items.

Friday All Soccer Cancelled. Saturday 4/27 TBA.

Update on Recreational Soccer start date and make-up dates:

Right now the fields are wet and things are uncertain for tomorrow (4/27) so STAY TUNED AND FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE for updates on practice, games, and other AYSA info:


We’ve had a lot of rain so far this spring and it makes our scheduling difficult. We had planned to have our first make-up session for the PK and K teams today, but that will need to be postponed.

Weather permitting, the first make-up date for grades 1-8 is 5/3, but if we are rained out this Saturday that make-up date will have to be rescheduled.

The first make-up date for PK and K is now scheduled for 5/10, as follows:

PK (both the 1:00 PM and 3:15 PM): Friday 5/10, 4:00–4:45 PM @ Fort River

K: Friday 5/10, 5:00–6:00 PM @ Fort River

Please help spread the word—tell all your AYSA friends who use Facebook to follow our page for updates, since it is the easiest way for us to reach people quickly with all soccer-related news.

Please bear with us as we work around the weather and the lack of elevated fields. We’re planning for a great soccer season and will makeup all of these rained out sessions as best we can.