On behalf of the Aston Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) Board, I want to thank you for teaching our youth the beautiful game of soccer and for the countless hours you will be with them in doing so. Your love/respect of the game and positive influence in their lives is greatly appreciated.
Although it is the beautiful game, soccer is one of the leading sports when it comes to its players sustaining concussions.
In conjunction with the 2011 Pennsylvania Safety in Youth Sports Act and as dictated by the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Sports Association (EPYSA), AYSA has adopted the following:
1. Concussions and related injuries are serious matters and shall be treated as such.
2. ALL AYSA coaches shall take and pass the CDC online concussion awareness certification course.
3. The AYSA Board shall investigate any perceived improprieties regarding the handling of any concussion-related and/or serious injury.
4. Any coach, player and/or parent/guardian who is found not to have properly addressed a concussion and/or related/serious injury shall be subject to discipline, including suspension and dismissal.
Please Note: Any injury that takes a player out of a game/practice – and keeps them out of the game/practice – is a serious injury. IF a coach has legitimate concern about a player after an injury/suspected injury, he/she will not put a player back into a game/practice.
Please read the full AYSA Concussion/Serious Injury Policy, which is attached. The policy will be posted to the “Coaches Corner” section of the AYSA website (astonyouthsoccer.com) shortly. Other related resources are already available via the Coaches Corner.
All AYSA parents and coaches shall abide by the AYSA Concussion/Serious Injury Policy.
In addition, ALL AYSA COACHES (head coaches and assistant coaches) must take and pass the CDC online concussion awareness certification course by July 15.
The CDC Concussion Course can be found by clicking here and then click on, “Launch the Training Course.”
At the end of the course, the successful participant will be awarded a certificate.
A copy of the certificate must be sent to me via email by July 15.
Any coach who has not turned in a certificate by July 15 will not be allowed to coach until he/she has turned in a certificate of course completion.
Upon successful course completion, AYSA will provide coaches with a clipboard outlining concussion symptoms as well as documentation to help raise awareness on other serious injuries.
AYSA Spirit Night: September 6, 6:30-8:30 – Pennell Elementary
Our second annual Spirit Night season kick-off will be held on Friday, September 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Pennell.
We will announce all the teams beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by our coaches’ game at 7 p.m. A snack stand will be selling yummy morsels to benefit our Special Needs program and a DJ will be on hand to keep everyone rocking! This year we are also going to have some additional activities, like a Moonbounce, face painting, and other fun activities.
Coaches – If you would like to have your team announced, please have your team assemble beginning at 6 p.m.
Coaches – if you would like to play in the coaches games, please contact Matt Hengey @ firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a meeting for anyone interested in refereeing Intramural games on Monday, August 12, @ 7:45 at the Aston Township Building. Anyone 12 or older must attend the meeting to be considered. We do pay our intramural refs!
Anyone interested in reffing for AYSA Intramural games, please contact Matt Hengey, email@example.com
FIFA – Laws of the Games – These are the rules set forth by the global governing body of Soccer
2013 Summer Camp
July 15-18, 2013
4-12 year olds
Aston Youth Soccer will be running a soccer camp this year from July 15 through July 18 from 9am to noon each day.
The camp will be run by Future Captains and the cost will be $125 for the entire week.
The camp will be held on the field at Northley Middle School
Please click the link below to register. Scroll down
All registration and payment will be handled by Future Captains through their website. (Please make sure you click the Buy Now button UNDER Aston Soccer Camp (Aston, Pa)
If you have any special requests, please let us know.
We look forward to having you with us this summer.
AYSA’s very own Devon Linn of the U14 Galaxy has organized a FREE soccer clinic for boys and girls age 8 to 4. Devon and her teammates will be running the sessions with help from their coaches and parents. Devon is doing this as part of her community service project for the National Junior Honor Society.
While the clinic is free, Devon and her teammates will be running a concession stand and all proceeds will go to DuPont Hospital. So, even if you aren’t interested in the clinic, perhaps you could stop by and make a small donation.
Saturday, May 11 from 10:00-11:30am
Saturday, May 18 from 4:00-5:30pm
Clinic will be held on Field 9 at Sun Valley High School (past left field of the fenced in baseball field). Please come prepared with a soccer ball and shin guards if you will be participating in the clinic
Tryouts are now underway for the 2013-14 Fall Seasons
According to the AYSA By-Laws, the Nominees for the Executive Board must be posted on-line at least 15 days prior to the April general meeting. Below are the nominees for the 2013-14 Executive Board
|Executive Vice President||Matt Hengey|
|Vice President of Intramurals||Michelle Mozzoni|
|Vice President of Girls Club Soccer||Danielle Albrecht|
|Vice President of Boys Club Soccer||BJ Nolek|
|Corporate Secretary||Lisa Eckenrode|
|Fields Director||Jack Skwirut|
|Equipment Director||Nick Randall|
|Special Needs Director||Sue Vaughan|
A very big THANK YOU to everyone who bought tickets this year! We are officially SOLD OUT of tickets.
As part of the Aston Youth Soccer Partnership with the Philadelphia Union Youth Soccer Partners, AYSA has 4 season tickets to EVERY Union Home Game. AYSA is making them available to all AYSA members and their family and friends for $35 per ticket. (same as if you bought directly from the team, but $5 less AND no fees!). The schedule is below and the home games are listed in white. The schedule is also available for download by clicking HERE.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets please e-mail Nick Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. We would prefer to sell the tickets as a group of 4, but will be willing to split them into groups of 2.