Welcome to Andover Soccer Association
April 4 – Spring Coaches training session at 8:30am, Merrimack College
April 4 - Field set up, time is TBD, Meet at the Shed (pending field conditions)
April 6 – Intown practices begin (assuming fields are open)
April 7 – Coaches Meeting, Greater Lawrence Voc Tech, 6pm
April 11 – First Intown and Travel Games
April 19 – First Little Kickers Games
May 23/24 - Memorial Day – NO GAMES
June 6 – Intown Jamboree
June 13 – Last regularly scheduled Intown and Travel games
June 14 – Last regularly schedule Little Kickers games
Game schedules are expected to be impacted by the amount of snow still on the fields.
Spring Coaches Training
The Spring Coaches training session is open to ALL Coaches both new and experienced. We will offer a 60 minute session where Coaches can learn drills, get information on how to run a simple to advanced practice session as well as how to properly design a practice plan, be dressed to play. Saturday, April 4, 830 – 930AM, Merrimack College, Martone Soccer field.
Coaches Meeting POSTPONED to April 7th
There is a mandatory coaches meeting for all Travel and Intown coaches on Tuesday, April 7th. Meeting is in the auditorium of the Greater Lawrence Technical School at 6pm.
At this point it looks highly unlikely that the spring intown program will be starting as scheduled on April 11. It is more likely that we will be pushing out the spring starting date to April 18. This is pending snow melting and field conditions. Intown coaches and players should be getting information from the in town director as well as the Age Group Coordinators as the starting date gets closer. The AGC’s are working hard now to build the schedule and we will announce any movement the minute a final decision is made.
ECYSA (Essex County Youth Soccer Association, our Governing body) has decided as of now that the spring Travel season will start on Saturday April 11. This is pending a town by town decision to offer home fields to play on. If a town is hosting a home game and the field is not available, then the game will need to be rescheduled. ASA Travel Directors have been working with many local partners to reserve space on Turf fields so that ASA home games, in some cases, will still be played on the 11th. This is a game by game scenario and the Travel Directors will be contacting Travel Coaches to let them know if they will have a field for a home game. If you are traveling the first weekend of the season, then you will want to check the ECYSA schedule for field availability and contact your opponent.
Registration for Spring 2015 is Still Open
Andover Soccer Association is pleased to announce that online registration has begun for the Spring 2015 soccer season. To register, please log into Korrio at https://korrio.com/groups/andover-soccer-association-MYS-20/programs/signup. Players in kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible to play in-town. Players born August 1, 1996 through July 31, 2004 (or 5th-12th grade) are eligible to play travel.
U6 Little Kickers Kindergarten
Register by 2/28/15 $70
Register after 2/28/15 $90 and subject to space availability
Intown U7 Grade 1 and U8 Grade 2
Register by 1/31/15 $95
Register in February $115
Register after 2/28/15 $135 and subject to space availability
Intown U9 Grade 3 and U10/U11 Grade 4/5
Register in February $125
Register after 2/28/15 $145 and subject to space availability
Travel U11-U14 Grades 5-8
Register after 12/6/14 $190 and subject to space availability
U11 travel – born 8/1/2003 – 7/31/2004 regardless of grade OR born after 7/31/2004 and in 5th grade
U12 travel – born 8/1/2002 – 7/31/2003 regardless of grade OR born after 7/31/2003 and in 6th grade
U13 travel – born 8/1/2001 – 7/31/2002 regardless of grade OR born after 7/31/2002 and in 7th grade
U14 travel – born 8/1/2000 – 7/31/2001 regardless of grade OR born after 7/31/2001 and in 8th grade
Taking a waitlist ONLY
U16 travel (spring only) – born 8/1/1998 – 7/31/2000 regardless of grade OR born after 7/31/2000 and in 9th grade
All fees include a $10 fields fund contribution.
To register, please log into Korrio at https://korrio.com/groups/andover-soccer-association-MYS-20/programs/signup.
Professional Goal Keeper Training New this season
In conjunction with Mass Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), ASA is offering “Free” Professional Goal Keeper Training to ASA Travel Players in the U12, U13, U14 and U16 age groups. Each Travel Team will be allowed to designate 3 players who can be registered for the training. Training will take place on Fridays from 5pm - 8pm at Deyermond Field located 3 Blanchard Street in Andover.
A note about Goal Keeper Training for younger age groups. ASA will be offering a coach training session specific to Goal Keeper activities and skills. MYSA has developed training curriculum for U9/U10 and U11/U12 age groups designed to teach goal keeper skills to all players as part of their normal player training sessions. We will be offering training to ASA Coaches on the new curriculum. Dates / Times are still TBD. Likely they will be held on weekday evenings in April. Stay tuned.
To register, go to https://korrio.com/groups/andover-soccer-association-MYS-20/programs/signup.
Please contact email@example.com with questions.
ASA Academy Training
This is a great training program run by our partners Global Premier Soccer and Boston Breakers Academy. It is offered to U9 through U14 players and runs on Sunday afternoons from 12:30pm to 5pm (90 minute sessions). Cost is $45. Session dates will be:
April 19th, 26th
May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st
June 7th, 14th, (21st - Rain / Make up Date)
To register, go to https://korrio.com/groups/andover-soccer-association-MYS-20/programs/signup. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
More information to come next week.