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Wednesday, April 27

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Today's Travel Assessments will go on as scheduled.

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Travel Registration questions: travelregistrar@andoversoccer.org

Intown Registration question: intownregistrar@andoversoccer.org

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To register for Fall 2016 by mail, click here.

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Boys Travel Assessments Reschedule Dates

The following dates are the rescheduled assessment dates for the missed assessment date of Tuesday, April 26th.  The Wednesday, May 4th date will not be affected (unless fields are closed again).  Girls assessments are not affected at all at this time.

8th grade boys - Tuesday May 3, Lower Shawsheen 

6th grade boys - Tuesday May 10, South School

Questions about Assessments, please contact: Dan O’Toole bn1336@yahoo.com or Jeff Beeny jbeeny@yahoo.com.  Questions about Travel Registration, please contact travelregistrar@andoversoccer.org.


Fall 2016 Registration Now Open

Travel Soccer

NEW! Registration Options for FALL 2016 / SPRING 2017 TRAVEL SEASON

Online registration is now open for Andover Soccer Association’s Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 Travel Soccer Seasons. Starting this registration period, players have the choice to register for ONLY Fall 2016, ONLY Spring 2017, or BOTH Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 at once. ONLY players who choose the BOTH Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 registration option are guaranteed placement on the same team for both seasons.

To participate in Team Player Assessments, all Travel Soccer players must register for Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017 Travel Soccer prior to Assessments. Once registered for the Travel Season, your player is automatically registered for Assessments. 

Travel Grades 5-8 (formerly U11-U14) all fees include a $10 fields fund contribution per season.

BOTH Fall & SpringOnly option that guarantees placement on the SAME team for BOTH seasons.

$320 Register by 5/27/16 (or $170 now & $150 due October)

Initial payment received after 5/27/16 subject to $30 Late Fee and space availability.

NEW! Pay for both Fall & Spring seasons at time of registration OR make Fall 2016 payment now, and Spring 2017 in October. Initial (Fall) payment of $170 is due by May 27 or is subject to $30 Late Fee. Spring 2017 payment of $150 received after December 2 is subject to $30 Late Fee.

ONLY Fall For players who cannot commit to Spring Season (does not guarantee placement on the same team in the spring season).  

$160 Register by 5/27/16; Register after 5/27/16 $190 and subject to space availability. 

ONLY SpringFor players who want to play travel soccer but are not able to play in the fall (does not guarantee placement on same team as the fall season).

$160 Register by 12/2/16; Register after 12/2/16 $190 and subject to space availability.

5th Grade (formerly U11) – Born on or after 1/1/2005 entering grade 5 in fall of 2016

6th Grade (formerly U12) – Born on or after 1/1/2004, entering grade 6 in fall of 2016

7th Grade (formerly U13) – Born on or after 1/1/2003, entering grade 7 in fall of 2016

8th Grade (formerly U14) – Born on or after 1/1/2002, entering grade 8 in fall of 2016

To register, please log into Korrio at

https://korrio.com/groups/andover-soccer-association-MYS-20/programs/signup 

Players must be residents of Andover, MA; attend school in Andover, MA; or parent teaches at Andover Public School in MA.

Questions, email travelregistrar@andoversoccer.org 

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Intown Soccer

Players in kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible to play Intown. Players must be residents of Andover, MA; attend school in Andover, MA; or parent teaches at Andover Public School in MA.

U6 Kindergarten Kickers

Register by 7/31/16 $70

Register in August $90 and subject to space availability

Intown U7 Grade 1 and U8 Grade 2 Register by 6/30/16 $95 

Register in July $115

Register after 7/31/16 $135 and subject to space availability

Intown U9 Grade 3 and U10/U11 Grade 4/5

Register by 6/30/16 $105 ‚Ä®Register in July $125

Register after 7/31/16 $145 and subject to space availability

Questions? email intownregistrar@andoversoccer.org

 

Travel Soccer Assessments

Travel Player Assessments are scheduled for any player wishing to play Travel soccer in Fall 2016/Spring 2017. Players must register for the upcoming Travel season BEFORE attending Assessments. Their Travel Season registration is their Assessment registration. Please see below for dates and times.

Girls & Boys Entering Grade 5

Saturday, May 7 (Girls: 9:30 AM, Boys: 1 PM) at Greater Lawrence Technical School

Boys Entering Grades 6, 7 & 8:  Wednesday, May 4, 5:30-7:30 PM                    

6th Grade:  South School (55 Woburn St.) - Second date rescheduled to Tuesday, May 10th             

8th Grade:  Lower Shawsheen (14 York St.) - Second date rescheduled to Tuesday, May 3rd                       

Girls Entering Grades 6, 7 & 8:  Thursday, May 5, 5:30-7:30 PM

6th Grade:  South School (55 Woburn St.)

7th Grade:  New Deyermond (3 Blanchard St.)

8th Grade:  Lower Shawsheen (14 York St.)

 ** Arrive 30 minutes early for check-in and warm-up. **

Do You Need to Attend AssessmentsYou must attend at least one session of Assessments to be considered for a MTOC1, MTOC2 or County 1 team, unless special arrangements are made PRIOR to Assessments. Attendance at both sessions is highly recommended. For players who wish to be on a County 2 team, it is not necessary to attend Assessments, but is still highly recommended. 5th Grade players can choose to play Intown soccer instead of Travel soccer, if preferred. In all cases, placement on a Travel team is dependent on having a volunteer coach for the team.

For more info on Assessments, please click here.

Questions about Assessments, please contact: Dan O’Toole bn1336@yahoo.com or Jeff Beeny jbeeny@yahoo.com

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Assessors Needed to Evaluate Travel Players

We are in need of everyone and anyone to assist with travel assessments as an evaluator.  Please click here to sign up for a time slot on May 4, 5 and 7th.  Please contact Dan O’Toole bn1336@yahoo.com or Jeff Beeny jbeeny@yahoo.com with questions.

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Volunteers Needed for Player Check In

Please consider helping register players at Assessments this year.  If you have never done it, it’s about a two hour commitment on one (or two) of the evenings that your player is being assessed.  Unlike assessors, volunteers can help register players at their player’s age group.  The responsibilities include checking in players, taking pictures of the players (for ID cards) and handing out pinnies.  At the end of assessments, pinnies need to be collected from the players.  For your help, ASA will provide pizza, an ASA t-shirt and our sincere gratitude. If you’re going to be stopping by for your player’s assessment, you might as well stay and help!  Please contact travelregistrar@andoversoccer.org if you are interested.

 

Academy Training

The Andover Soccer Academy kicks off its 6th season. The Spring 2016 Academy is built to provide a structured environment over 6 Sunday sessions to build your skills. Our trainers will be from the Boston Breakers and GPS. Open for players in U9/10/11/12/13/14 with sessions for boys and girls.

The Spring 2016 Academy will be held at South School on the rear field on Sunday April 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th, and June 5th.  (June 12 will be a make up date if necessary.)

Two time slots: Noon to 1:30 or 1:45 to 3:15.  Pick the slot that works best for you.

Read more here.

Register here.  

Contact carl.thesoccerguy@gmail.com with questions.

 

ASA Night @ the Revs – Spring 2016

It’s Time…ASA’s Night at the New England Revolution is May 14th

New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire 

When: May 14th at 7:30pm

Where: Gillette Stadium

Cost: $26, for the first 50 tickets purchased before May 11th (normally $40), Free parking!

Please drop off your check by Wednesday May 11th at 6:30pm to: 

Attn: ASA Night @ the Revs, Jeff Beeny, 3 Kensington Street, Andover, MA 01810 

Please make checks payable to: Andover Soccer Association, please note in the memo # of tickets

I will have your tickets available for pickup at 3 Kensington Street when you drop-off your check. If I am not home, our house has a mail slot, please drop the check off anytime before Wednesday May 11th at 6:30pm and I will arrange a time for you to pickup your tickets.  

ASA Tailgate

When/Where: Everyone please meet @ 5:15pm in the Papa Gino's Parking Lot on Rte 1S (Address: 211 North Street, Foxborough, MA 02035). 

We will convoy over to the Gillette Stadium FREE Parking at 5:25pm, so we arrive together at the Gillette Parking Lot by 5:30pm. On Game Day, I will send an email to communicate our Tailgating Parking Lot location in case you cannot make the convoy departure time at 5:25pm.

Please bring your own Food, Drink and chairs/tables/plates/napkins. I will be bringing my small grill, a table, chairs, napkins, plates, chips, and hotdogs. Please feel free to bring any other grilling food (burgers, sausages, chicken, etc) or sides. BYOB, I will have a large cooler with ice, some beers and wine. 

If anyone else can bring a grill, please let me know, so we can BBQ for everyone. Sharing is encouraged!

Parking

For those of you NOT tailgating…I would recommend Lot 20 (A,B,C).  The Parking entrance is P6 and P7 on Route 1. Once that parking lot fills up, they will start parking across the street. http://newengland-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/mp6/2015_Revs_parking_map.pdf

Email Any Questions to Jeff Beeny: jbeeny@yahoo.com or 603-380-4257

 

Travel Coaches Needed for Fall 2016

ASA is currently accepting profiles for Travel Coaches for the fall 2016 travel season.

PLEASE NOTE THAT EVEN IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY COACHING A TRAVEL TEAM, YOU NEED TO RE-APPLY IF YOU HOPE TO COACH AGAIN IN THE FALL.  DO NOT ASSUME THAT THE COMMITTEE KNOWS YOU WANT TO COACH AGAIN.

Coaching a travel team is a sizable commitment that is fun and very rewarding.  Travel teams typically practice twice per week for an hour and a half each practice. Games are on Saturdays, and half the games are home and half the games are away. 

As an organization, we are always striving to improve the quality of coaching within the ASA system.  One way to do that is to recruit and encourage new participants and introduce new ideas to the mix.  With that in mind, please encourage friends and other parents who have a desire to contribute to the development of our children.

Thank you for considering taking on this valuable role. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dan O'Toole at bn1336@yahoo.com.

For more information on travel coaching, click here.

For more information on the coach selection process, click here.

To apply to be a travel coach, click here.

 

MYSA ANNOUNCES NEW HEADING RULES

Massachusetts Youth Soccer has adopted new rules for heading that will be in effect starting with the spring 2016 season.  The new rules can be found here: https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/968/3/Heading.pdf.  The purpose of the new rules is to enhance player health and safety and reduce the potential for player-to-player collisions and concussions.

The Andover Soccer Association will comply with the new rules as follows:

  • For in-town teams, heading is not permitted in any games or practices.
  • For 5th and 6th grade teams , formerly known as U11 and U12 travel teams, heading is not permitted in games. Players on these teams who are age 11 or older may engage in heading at practice subject to limits of 30 minutes per week and no more than 15-20 headers per player per week.
  • For 7th and 8th grade teams, formerly known as U13 and U14 travel teams, heading is permitted in games.  Players on these teams who are age 11 or older may engage in heading at practice subject to limits of 30 minutes per week and no more than 15-20 headers per player per week.

For age groups in which heading is not permitted in games, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team if a player, in the opinion of the referee, deliberately heads or attempts to head a ball.  An inadvertent head ball should not result in an infraction.