Special Needs with Special Guests!

On Sunday, October 7, our Special Needs players were surprised with a vist from 3 Philadelphia Union players.  Gabriel Farfan, Michael Farfan, and Krystian Witkowski, fresh off their 1-0 win against New England the previous night, joined our Special Needs players and their volunteer buddies for a great afternoon of soccer.  The kids enjoyed talking with the players, getting photos taken and interacting with the Union players.  The players enjoyed themselves as well as you can see by Gabe’s tweet after the session.  Thanks to the players and Jason Freedman from the Union for making this happen!  Thanks also to the volunteer buddies who come from our own soccer programs.  And a big thanks to Sue Vaughan and Danielle Albrecht for running the program!!

Click HERE for a link to the photo gallery

Gabe’s Tweet

 

 

 

 

And the picture he tweeted

Union Ticket Raffle

Click HERE to download the flyer

Philadelphia Union Mobile Media Tour

Saturday from 9am to noon at Sun Valley!!!

AYSA Thirty-One Spirit Wear Fundraiser

AYSA will be selling spirit wear from 31 all season long.  I am sure you don’t have enough bags around your house and I know you need to buy more, so why not get yourself a new bag AND help raise some money for AYSA

For every order a percentage will be donated back to AYSA!

To order use the form (click here) or you can order through the website (click here)  and take advantage of the September Special (buy 1 item worth $31 and get 31% off another item). See the site for more details. A sample of the items to choose from are seen below.

For more information, please contact Laura Ellis @ lellis@mythirtyone.com

2012 AYSA Spirit Night

AYSA Spirit Night:  September 7, 6:30-8:30 – Pennell Elementary

Our first–ever Spirit Night season kick-off will be held on Friday, September 7, 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. (if you wish to play, please e-mail Matt Hengey at hengey@gmail.com). 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!

Coaches – If you would like to have your team announced, please have your team assemble beginning at 6 p.m.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Matt Hengey at hengey@gmail.com

AYSA Special Needs Soccer Program

AYSA Autistic Soccer Program

 

Click HERE for a version of the flyer below to print out

CLICK HERE FOR 2012 FALL REGISTRATION FORM

Martens Win Big At Warrington Summer Classic

Martens Win Big At Warrington Summer Classic

The Martens started off their u10 season with a solid performance in the Warrington Summer Classic.  They won their division notching 15 goals while allowing only 3 by the opposition.  The girls had a great time and were able to demonstrate some of the skills they have developed over the past 16 months.  Fans during the weekend enjoyed some quality u10 soccer, including the team’s first successful wall pass (“give and go” for basketball fans) , some advanced dribbling moves, numerous great crosses, and even scoring on runs from the backfield.  The girls played with great energy and enthusiasm and deserved their 1st place medals.

Front Row : (L to R): Teagan Williams, Lauren Sprows, Hannah Burnell, Abigail Fisher Back Row: Maggie Linn, Kara Mullaney, Julianne Cadden, Shayna Polsky, Abby Jones, Colleen McClintock, Pie Brutsche, Coach Andrew.
Click HERE for more information on the Martens

Parents’ Meeting August 15 and Coaches’ Meeting August 22

Parents’ Meeting – August 15

Did you ever want to know what the offsides rule is all about? Who is responsible for running AYSA and what does AYSA offer? What’s the difference between Pee Wee, Intramurals and Club soccer? Learn the answers to these questions and more during our parents’ meeting, on Wednesday, August 15 at the Northley Middle School Auditorium at 7:00 pm.

Parents of all AYSA players (pee wee, intramural and club teams) are encouraged to attend. Bring your questions and any concerns you may have as we present a “town hall meeting” on the subjects of soccer and AYSA. We will also hear from a guest speaker from our club who will discuss the recent hot topic of concussions and soccer.

Coaches’ Meeting – August 22

Did you ever want to be a soccer coach or help out with a team but were afraid to or the whole idea just seemed too much to take on? We know there are top-notch soccer coaches out there and we want to hear from you! AYSA has developed a complete support system designed to bolster our coaching ranks, the guidance we provide our players and, ultimately, the players themselves.  We will also hear from a guest speaker from our club who will discuss the recent hot topic of concussions and soccer.

From our new coaching manuals to coaching clinics, we will outline how AYSA is prepared to help you reach your full coaching potential!  The Coach’s meeting will be Wednesday August 22 at the Aston Township Building at 7:00 pm.  All current and prospective coaches are encouraged to attend.

 

AYSA Night at the Philadelphia Union – October 6th @ 7:00

AYSA Night at the Philadelphia Union – October 6th @ 7:00 pm!!!!!!

The Philadelphia Union will take on the New England Revolution and AYSA has 4 group tickets for sale.  This event was very successful last year and is a great opportunity for your team to spend some time together watching the professionals play.

Tickets are $35 each with no limit on how many you can purchase.

As an added bonus, AYSA has secured 6 ball kid spots.  Meaning, 6 kids (must be 14 and over AND have a ticket to the game) will be on the sidelines and be responsible for getting a ball back into play when one leaves the pitch.

We also have 4 seats, closer to midfield available for this game at $40 each.

Please contact Nick Randall @ events@astonyouthsoccer.com to secure your tickets.  Please let him know if your child would like to be entered into a drawing to be a ball kid.

Hope to see you there.

DOOP!!!!!

2012 Keith Warren Memorial Sportsmanship Award

Leah Roth was presented with the 2012 Keith Warren Memorial Sportsmanship Award at the end of the Aston Galaxy Summer Camp. Along with this award Leah received an savings bond for her hard work, dedication and love of soccer.  These are all things that were important to Coach Keith Warren and Leah continually demonstrated these strengths throughout camp.  The Galaxy team, and their  families as well as all of the Aston community will miss Keith.  He has touched us all and we will hold him close to our hearts forever.

This award was awarded to one girl who attended the Galaxy Camp this summer.  It was a coach picked award , by all coaches at camp  for a girl who demonstrated, good sportsmanship, hard work, and good behavior and was a role model at camp.

Pictured (from L to R) Leah Roth, Lisa Warren, Olivia Warren, Chris Lambert

 

The Galaxy Soccer Camp is held each year and open to any girl in the Aston Club Soccer program.  This camp is completely run by our AYSA volunteer coaches and trainers.  This year, 66 girls participated in this event which was extremely successful.

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