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
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 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
2012 Summer Camp
June 25-29 2012
4-12 year olds
Aston Youth Soccer will be running a soccer camp this year from June 25 through June 29 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 filed at Northley Middle School
Please click the link below to register.
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.
UK Elite (who has run our camp in years past) is also running a camp in Aston but AYSA is NOT affiliated with that camp and will receive nothing if you elect to attend their camp.
|A.Y.S.A. 2012 Calendar|
|7-Jan||Indoor Walk in Registration 10am-2pm|
|Special indoor Coordination Meeting|
|4-Feb||Indoor Intramural Starts|
|Special Needs Winter Program Starts|
|7-Mar||AYSA Meeting: Nomination of officers|
|10-Mar||Special Needs Program ends|
|17-Mar||Indoor Intramural Indoor Ends (7 weeks)|
|4-Apr||Annual AYSA Meeting: Election of officers, set Fall Fees|
|Create Registration Forms, camp info, and school flyer|
|Club Tryout Dates Due|
|Distribute Fall registration flyers to schools|
|May 5 & 19||WALK IN REGISTRATIONS Fall 2012 – 12-3pm|
|Club team Delco/PAGS team registration|
|June 25-29||Aston Soccer / UK Elite Camp 9-12pm and 9-3pm|
|30-Jun||End of open fall registration|
|11-Jul||AYSA Meeting (meeting moved from July 4 for holiday)|
|Order Porta Potty|
|July 1-13||Final late fall registration period|
|July 8-13||Galaxy Camp|
|17-Jul||Intramural player list distribution|
|Determine Concession Stand Schedule|
|6-Aug||Intramural Coordinators/Coaches Meeting|
|Order Intramural Shirts|
|August 6-30||Pre Season Training with EPYSA|
|Intramural Referee Meeting|
|Club Team DELCO/PAGS/AYSA player registration due|
|Coordinate Goalie Training|
|6-Sep||Pee-Wee Parents Meeting|
|7-Sep||AYSA Opening Weekend Festival - 6-9 @ Pennell|
|8-Sep||Aston Intramural Season Starts|
|Distribute Picture Envelopes|
|Intramural All Star Lists due from coaches|
|Order Intramural Trophies|
|October 6-7||Columbus Weekend|
|20-Oct||End of Pee-Wee Session (7 weeks)|
|3-Nov||Intramural Playoffs Begin|
|10-Nov||Pee Wee Academy Begins|
|17-Nov||Intramural Season Ends|
|Cancel Porta Potty|
|Apply for next year’s Aston Permits|
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 2012-13 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||Patty Skwirut|
|Fields Director||Jack Skwirut|
|Equipment Director||Nick Randall|
AYSA Club teams competed in several different tournaments this past Columbus Day and added to their success from their preseason tournaments. Click on the links below to see the updates and pictures for your favorite teams
2011 Aston Community Day
The annual Aston Township Community Day will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The event will begin with a parade going from Neumann University to the Aston Township Community Center. Aston Youth Soccer Association participates every year, but starting this year, we really want to show our neighbors what we are all about. Most if not all games have been moved to late in the day on Saturday or Sunday to allow our players to participate in the parade and other festivities. We really want to see a great turnout for the parade, and we are asking that if at all possible, every player come and march in the parade wearing your team jersey.
If you would like to participate in the parade, you will need to be at Neumann no later than 9 am.
This is a great opportunity to show off our AYSA pride so please come out and help support the organization!
AYSA Girls Dominate Ridley Tournament
At any giving soccer tournament, it is not uncommon to see numerous teams from one association entered — especially those that are local to the tournament. What is uncommon is for one association to have all its competing teams come away with trophies from that tournament. Such was the case with AYSA and the five girls’ squads entered into the Ridley United Invitational Soccer Tournament on August 13.
The AYSA girls’ Club teams put on an impressive show:
- Three championships (U12 Galaxy, U13 Tornados, U15 Earthquakes)
- Two runners-up (U10 Union, U11 Strikers)
- A combined 13-2 tournament record amongst all the AYSA teams
Congratulations to all the girls and their coaches, especially those with the U11 Strikers, who are a new Club team and played their first games together during this tournament. Although they lost their championship game on a last-second goal, they played throughout the day as if they had been together for years!
Earthquakes Avenge 2009 Finals Loss to Win 2011 Championship
It was sweet revenge for the U15 Earthquakes, who won their Championship game 2-0 over a Methacton team that denied them a championship in last year’s Ridley tournament. Megan Cage and Claudia McLaughlin each scored for the Earthquakes, who also took advantage of stellar play by their defense and the second shutout of the day from backup keeper Maddy Thornton.
The Earthquakes began the tourney win a win over Haverford, 3-1. Proud dad (and Earthquakes coach) Anthony Skwirut watched as his daughters, Emily and Madison (on loan from the U13 Tornados), took care of all the scoring the team would need. Emily found the back of the net once while Madison scored twice! The Earthquakes followed up with a 2-0 win over Rose Tree with goals by Megan Cage and Emily Skwirut.
The two wins sent the Earthquakes into the Championship game and a rematch vs. a strong Methacton team. This time, not even playing in a torrential downpour could keep the Earthquakes from the win! It was a great job by all the girls!
Tornados Go From ‘Finalist’ to ‘Champion’ in a Week and a Year
In 2010, the Tornados were finalists in the annual Ridley tournament with a loss on penalty kicks in the Championship game. The team came into this year’s Ridley tournament a week after they played some of their best soccer and were finalists in the CRUSA/FC Bucks Invitational Tournament — determined to get the trophy without a squiggly line on it!
The U13 Tornados began the day with a tight, back-and-forth contest with the Rose Tree Rebels. Left-winger Madelyn Judge finally broke free and delivered a beautiful ball across the net to where right-winger Claire Howley was crashing and smashed it in! The goal was the only one of the game and, combined with stellar a stellar performance from the defense and keeper Tessa Mazzarella, was all the Tornados needed for the win.
Game two pitted the Tornados against the Chichester Cheetahs — a team that had had the Tornados’ number up until that point. Midfielder Madison Hengey found the net twice for the Tornados — once just inside the 18 and then from downtown on a long foul kick that glanced off the fingertips of the leaping Chi keeper and into the net. Although the Cheetahs made a late-game push and found the net once off a corner kick, the defense held strong and this round belonged to the Tornados!
Mother Nature almost proved too volatile to let the Championship game get underway (and then unleashed a downpour onto the field for half the game)! Once the game did begin, the Tornados found themselves up against another Rose Tree team — this time the Rampage — but the results were much the same. Mid-fielder Emily Simpson and center forward Jordan Johnson joined Madelyn Judge and Claire Howley in a party at the back of the net as the Tornados posted a 4-0 shutout and a dominant Championship win!
Technically a New Team, Strikers Prove to be Masters of the Pitch
The U11 Strikers chose Ridley as their first tournament AND their first games together (and had a pretty good day and start to their record)!
The team started off the day with a 5-0 win over Garnet Valley Thunder. Kyra Green and Jess Stewart led combined for the shutout in net while Jaimee Higgins and Gianna Occhiolini stood tall on defense. On the other end of the pitch, Sami Bowen and Nadine Novotni each had two goals and Kylie Lovelace found the back of the net with a pretty shot from about 20 yards out.
The second game was a 3-0 win over HFGRC Lazers — the second shutout of the day from keeper Kyra Green, with another great defensive stance by Claudia Davis, Gabby DiBernardino and Julia Oppelt. Wings Anastasia Kluka, Jada Wood and Grace Howley did a fantastic job moving the ball up the field and to Nadine Novotni (2 goals) and Sami Bowen (1 goal).
The Strikers’ Championship game pitted them against the Rose Tree Cheetahs — and although the game began in hot and windy conditions, it ended in a downpour of rain! The score was tied at zero at halftime, but it was a see-saw battle in the second half. The Strikers took a 1-0 lead early in the second half on a great shot by Sami Bowen — only to have Rose Tree tie the game a few moments later! The Strikers then went up 2-1 on a blast from Gianna Daley, but Rose Tree tied it up again with about five minutes to play. With minutes left to play, the field was getting sloppy. With less than 30 seconds left in the contest, Rose Tree scored on a wet ball that slipped through the hands of the Striker keeper.
Although it was a tough loss in even tougher conditions, second place was a great finish for the new squad. Overall it was a fantastic day and a great test for the new team and coaches and parents alike were proud of all the girls!
Galaxy Dominate Opponents on Both Sides of the Field
Aston Galaxy girls U-12 stated their season with three games in the Ridley United Invitational soccer Tournament. In the first game they beat the Springfield Stingers 5-0. Game two Galaxy beat the Rose Tree Mustangs 3-0. Game three was against the RUSC Dynamite. This game was to decide the Champion of the tournament. Aston prevailed and won 3-0. Goal scorers in the tournament included Victoria Anderson, Casey Purfield, Deanna Baker, Lindsey Haseltine, and Leah Roth. Aston controlled the play in all games with excellent ball control and good passing. Sharing the three shutouts in goal were Devon Linn and