Win an Opportunity to be A Player Escort at the Philadelphia Union

As an Youth Soccer Partner with the Philadelphia Union, AYSA from time to time gets an opportunity to participate in some special events.  This year, we were asked to do something VERY special.

At the Union game on Sunday, August 24 @ 8:00pm, 11 lucky AYSA players (U11 through U8) will be escorting the starters out on the field at the beginning of the game.  Participants will given a full Philadelphia Union uniform, their own locker room to change into prior to the game and one parent/guardian will be given field access prior to the game to take pictures.

Here’s how you can get entered in the drawing

1.  Player must be age 7 to 10 as of August 24, 2014
2.  Player and guardian MUST each purchase a ticket to the game from AYSA prior to July 24, 2014.
The Philadelphia Union require participants and guardians have a ticket to the game to participate.
3.  You will be able to enter one name into the drawing for every 2 tickets you purchase.  So if you want to buy more tickets, you will get additional chances to win.  Tickets are $25 each.
4.  Open to ALL AYSA players, Intramural and Club.
5.  Drawing will be held on July 24, 2014
6.  Tickets must be paid in full prior to the drawing and cannot be returned after the drawing.

If your child loves soccer this would be an amazing experience for them.

To purchase tickets and get entered in the drawing please e-mail events@astonyouthsoccer.com.
If you just want to purchase tickets for the game, you can also e-mail the above address

If you have any questions, please contact us @ admin@astonyouthsoccer.com

2014-2015 Executive Board Nominees

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 2014-15 Executive Board

 

President Anthony Skwirut
Executive Vice President Matt Hengey
Vice President of Intramurals Vicki Hittle
Vice President of Girls Club Soccer Danielle Albrecht
Vice President of Boys Club Soccer BJ Nolek
Treasurer Kevin Purfield
Corporate Secretary Michelle Mozzoni
Fields Director Jack Skwirut
Equipment Director Nick Randall
Registrar Ryan Hill
Special Needs Director Sue Vaughan

 

In addition, the following positions below that are empty, need volunteers.  Please consider volunteering and helping out!!

 

Pee Wee Coordinator Kim Blair
U-8 Boys Intramural Coordinator
U-8 Girls Intramural Coordinator Dawn LaPierre
U-10 Boys Intramural Coordinator
U-10 Girls Intramural Coordinator
U-12 Boys Intramural Coordinator Clay Gaskill
U-13 Girls Intramural Coordinator Jeff Graham
U-15 Co-Ed Intramural Coordinator Eric Segool
Corresponding Secretary
Picture Coordinator Michele Hengey
Sponsorship Coordinator Sabrina Hickman

Referee Class

Do You Dream of Blowing the Whistle? Do Look Great in Yellow/Black Stripes? You May Have What it takes to be a Certified Ref!

AYSA will be hosting an Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association Referee Committee certification course.  A number of current AYSA intramural referees have already signed up to take the next step and become certified referees.

If you would like to join them, space is limited (and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis) and there are a few requirements:

  • The cost of the initial class is $100.
  • Students must be at least 14 years of age by the test date.
  • Students must complete six online modules prior to the class.
  • The class will be five sessions long.
  • Students must attend all of the sessions and pass the written test during the last session.
  • The maximum number of students the course allows is 30.

In addition, to remain a referee, every year you must complete five hours of training/meetings, pay a recertification fee, and retake/pass the test.

Please note that the requirements of the course are dictated by EPSARC and are not negotiable. AYSA is responsible only for obtaining the classroom for the course.

The exact dates/times for the course have not yet been set. Classes are typically spread out over the span of two weeks and the class is a total of 16 hours long (approximately 3 hours per session).

If you or your son/daughter is interested in taking the course, or you have any questions, please contact Matt Hengey (Hengey@gmail.com/484-540-0129).

2014 AYSA Summer Camp – July 15-18 – Full and 1/2 days now available

Camp will be run by Future Captains.  Registration must be done through their site.  You can access their site via the link below

http://www.futurecaptainssports.com/register-soccer-camps-clinics

Cost: Half Day $115 / Full Day $175

Ages: 6 through 13

Location: Pennell Elementary School

Dates: July 14th through 18th

Half Day Session: 9:00am – 12 noon

Full Day Session: 9:00am – 3:00 pm

FCS Camps are a great place for kids to improve their soccer skills, make new friends and have fun! We aim to provide players the opportunity to reach their greatest potential by challenging them technically and tactically, in a fun and encouraging environment. Although each day is unique, here is an idea of what to expect:

9:00 – 9:15  Warm up: Handball

9:15 – 10:00  Technical Training: Working on players’ confidence with the outside of their foot. First touch with the outside, second touch with the inside, then go to goal!

10:00 – 10:45  Small Sided Game: Working with players to be more skillful and to make more, less-complicated decisions. Encouraging the use of the outside of their foot.

10:45 – 11:45  Power and Finesse

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch

1:00 – 1:15  Warm up: Cheesecakes

1:15 – 2:00  Expanded Small Sided Game: Working with players to be more physically efficient in their space, giving players more opportunities to play on both sides of the ball, and more opportunities to score goals!

2:00 – 2:45  Scrimmage – Have fun!

2:45 – 3:00  Cool down

Fundraising Events

Click on the links below for more information and contacts

Thursday April 10 – 6:30-9:00 pm
CN Skate Party
U12 – Girls Aston Martens
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

2014 Philadelphia Union Tickets – ON SALE NOW!!!!!

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!).  As an added bonus, this year, FREE PARKING is included!!  The schedule is below.  The schedule is also available for download by clicking HERE.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets please e-mail Nick Randall at events@astonyouthsoccer.com.  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.

 

Day Date Time Opponent Tickets
Saturday 3/15/2014 4:00 New England SOLD
Saturday 3/29/2014 4:00 Montreal
Saturday 4/12/2014 4:00 Real Salt Lake 4
Saturday 4/19/2014 4:00 Houston SOLD
Saturday 5/10/2014 4:00 DC United 4
Saturday 5/17/2014 7:00 New England 4
Saturday 6/7/2014 7:00 Vancouver 4
Saturday 7/12/2014 7:00 Colorado 4
Wednesday 7/16/2014 7:00 New York 4
Saturday 8/9/2014 7:00 Montreal 4
Sunday 8/24/2014 8:00 San Jose 4
Wednesday 9/3/2014 7:00 Toronto FC 4
Saturday 9/13/2014 3:00 New York 4
Saturday 9/20/2014 7:00 Houston 4
Thursday 10/2/2014 8:00 Chicago 4
Saturday 10/11/2014 7:00 Columbus 4
Saturday 10/18/2014 7:00 Sporting KC 4

2014 Winter Indoor Soccer

2014 Winter Indoor Soccer

LAST CALL!!!!!!
You must register on-line by Saturday January 18th.  You do not need a credit card to register on-line.  You can choose pay by check.  Any registrations received after January 18 will only be accepted if there is room in the program.

Please click on the link below to take you to the on-line registration portal
sports.bluesombrero.com/astonyouthsoccer

After that a $10 per child late fee will be charged if there is availability.

Starts January 25, 2014 and runs through March 14, 2014
Cost is $35 per child (no family maximum)
Program is open to all kids – Pee Wee, U6, Intramural or Club
Kids will play in the same age group they played in the 2013 Fall Outdoor season

Age Group Location Day Times Start End End Date
Pee Wee Northley Saturday 8am,9am 1/25/2014 3/8/2014
U6 – Co-Ed Northley Saturday 10am 1/25/2014 3/8/2014
U8 Boys/Girls Chichester Saturday 8am-2pm 1/25/2014 3/8/2014
U10 Boys Northley Friday 6pm 1/31/2014 3/14/2014
U10 Girls Northley Friday 7pm 1/31/2014 3/14/2014
U12/13 Boys Northley Friday 8pm 1/31/2014 3/14/2014
U12/13 Girls Northley Friday 9pm 1/31/2014 3/14/2014
U15 Co-Ed Northley Monday 7:30-9pm 1/27/2014 3/10/2014

*** U8 kids will be placed on teams and given a schedule.  Games will start at the top of every hour.  You can not request a specific time slot.  ***

YOU CAN NOW REGISTER ON-LINE!!!!
Please click on the link below to take you to the on-line registration portal
sports.bluesombrero.com/astonyouthsoccer
Works similar to other on-line purchases, however you MUST create an account as we will be using this new system for our entire registration process.

Deadline for Registration is Saturday January 18.  Late registrations will only be accepted on a case by case basis and will come with a $10 late fee per child.

 Click HERE to download the registration form to print out

Congrats to 8 AYSA Coaches

After 6 hours of class room time, 12 hours of work on the field (6 of which in the bitter cold), and then running their peers (about 40 from various local clubs) through a practice session while being evaluated, the following coaches were awarded their “E” Coaching License:

Roman Coia
Scott Ellis
Clay Gaskill
Bill Jirak
Michelle Mozzoni
Omar Robinson
Chris Schmid
Anthony Skwirut

AYSA is extremely supportive of our coaches getting professional training to advance their coaching skills.  If you are interested in expanding your coaching knowledge, please contact us to discuss.

2014 EPYS TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

Special Needs Director, Sue Vaughan and VP of Girls Club Soccer, Danielle Albrecht have been named as the 2013 TOPSoccer Buddies of the year by Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer (EPYS).

Sue and Danielle are being recognized for their work for our special needs program, which provides a safe, educational and fun opportunity for kids with Autism and other disabilities.  This program was started a few years ago and has grown over the years to over 40 kids.  Through their tireless fundraising efforts this program is provided to kids free of cost.  It also allows the children on our club and intramural programs an opportunity to come out and volunteer as a buddy to every child who participates.

AYSA is extremely proud of this program and also of Sue and Danielle for their dedication to these special children.

WELL DONE!!!!!

Sue and Danielle will be honored at the annual Awards Reception on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel in Philadelphia.  For more information on the various awards or the ceremony, please click the link below.

http://www.epysa.org/events/awards_reception/

2013 U13 Girls Intramural Champions – Zaragoza

2013 Zaragoza - Champions

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