In October, Eric Segool (U10 Arsenal and U15 Galaxy coach) was part of a group of people who went to El Salvador to do some work at an orphanage there. There are about 20 boys that live there full time and another 50 kids that attend an after school program run by the orphanage. Eric had approached AYSA to see if there was anything we would be able to provide to the kids there. AYSA was able to donate a bunch of reversible jerseys for Eric and his team to take with them and give to the children. There is a link to the photo gallery below of pictures Eric and his team took while they were there. Seems like the kids enjoyed their new jerseys. Thanks to Eric for thinking about asking us to help out and for providing the pictures. Well Done Eric!!
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!!
And the picture he tweeted
Saturday from 9am to noon at Sun Valley!!!
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
AYSA Autistic Soccer Program
Click HERE for a version of the flyer below to print out
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 @ email@example.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.