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Welcome to Andover Soccer Association (ASA)

  • Our mission is to provide healthy youth sports opportunities to Andover's youth. 
  • ASA is the second largest youth soccer association in Massachusetts and is run by Andover parent volunteers.
  • ASA registers approximately 1,600 players, 350 volunteer coaches, 70 youth referees and represents 1,200 families.
  • ASA fields boys & girls teams for all abilities and competition levels, from age 5 to age 18.
  • ASA offers multiple player & coach training as well as social programs throughout the year.
  • ASA is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. 

ASA COVID-19 SAFETY

Andover Soccer Association COVID-19 Safety Plan
Updated 3.31.21
 
Andover Soccer Association is required to comply with all orders and requirements from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA)  Soccer is currently classified as a MODERATE RISK SPORT.
 
PEOPLE
  • COVID Safety Officer: Dr. Warren Bodine
  • COVID Safety Committee: Sara Stevens, Chris Price, Katie Greer, Warren Bodine
  • Email: safety@andoversoccer.org
  • YOU--Parents and Players
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PLAYERS AND VOLUNTEERS
  • COVID Waiver signed prior to starting season
  • Prior to EVERY practice or game, parents must fill out the player’s COVID health attestation via TeamSnap App
  • Coaches/Managers must take attendance of participants at every ASA event via TeamSnap App
  • Everyone must wear a mask at all times except during physically distanced (6’) breaks
    • Mask must have ear loops
    • No gaiters
    • No air valve masks
  • If the player or volunteer develops any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 during an ASA event, they will be sent home and instructed to contact their healthcare provider. They will not be allowed to return to training until they are cleared by a healthcare provider. 
  • If any volunteer, player or relative of a player tests positive for COVID-19, the coach must be notified and the coach must inform the COVID Safety Officer. The specific player shall not be identified to the team by the coach. The team will cease all ASA events until cleared by the local board of health.
PLAYERS
  • Come dressed and ready to play with your mask on!
  • What to bring:
    • Extra Mask
    • Water bottle
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Soccer ball
    • No food or gum!
  • No benches (must sit 6’ apart on sidelines)
  • No sharing goalie gloves
  • No high fives or intentional contact
  • Enter and exit the event without congregating on field/parking lot
  • Please avoid carpooling, if needed all people in car must be masked
SPECTATORS:
  • Spectators must maintain distance of at least 6 feet between spectator groups. A spectator group is defined as a family unit. 
  • All spectators (over the age of 2 year olds) must be masked and maintain 6’ distance (families may be together)
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:
  • Email safety@andoversoccer.org

COVID WAIVER

The Town of Andover requires that all participants read, fill out completely and sign this COVID-19 waiver.  Please print the document below and complete one waiver for each child playing with ASA.  Volunteer Coaches are also required to complete a waiver. Per the town of Andover electronic copies are only allowed if using DocuSign (specifically).  Finished waivers should be mailed to:

Andover Soccer Association
P.O. Box 1014
Andover, MA 01810

Players will not be able to participate until ASA has received a signed copy of this waiver.  

Update from Andover Soccer Association

Andover Soccer Association

January 5, 2021

 

Dear ASA families,

 

We are very excited to announce that our in-town and travel programs will be returning to play this Spring!  We have been working to develop contingency plans for various COVID-19 scenarios. We will be providing additional updates and more granular details to players and their families as we get closer to the season in April; however, we did want to share some initial details:
 

·        All Andover players, coaches and spectators will be required to wear masks at all practices and games.

·        Spectators at all games and practices will be limited to one per player.

·        Our governing body, Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), has updated its protocols to allow for soccer to be played without any of the controversial game modifications that were instituted over the summer.

·        Essex County Youth Soccer Association (ECYSA), the league in which our travel teams play, is moving forward with planning for the Spring season and has announced an Opening Day of April 10th for travel games to begin.

 

Registration for players and coaches will open in the coming days, so please be on the lookout for that email this week.

 

Happy New Year!

 

Chris Price

ASA President

Scholarship Details

Hello ASA Community.  Please find above a link to the ASA Scholarship Application.  This year, The Andover Soccer Association will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to two graduates of the Class of 2021, one male and one female, whose legal, principal residence is in the town of Andover. These scholarships are for one year only and are to be applied to the recipient’s first year of post high school education. This scholarship is open to any student who participated in Andover Soccer as a child growing up in Andover. You do not need to have participated in Soccer as a varsity sport to be considered for this scholarship​.  The application deadline is March 15, 2021.

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Covid-19 Update

By Dana Flanders 03/15/2020, 5:45pm EDT

Dear ASA community,

The well-being of our ASA members is our top priority. With that being said, per the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), all ASA soccer-related events are postponed until at least April 15, 2020.  This includes Sunday clinics at Wood Hill/High Plain, referee training scheduled for March 21, coaches’ trainings, the coaches’ meeting on April 1 and all practices/games.

We will continue to work with MYSA, the Essex County Soccer Association (ECYSA) and local town and health officials on next steps in order to do everything we can to keep our community safe.

As more information becomes available, we will keep you updated.

Be well,

Chuck Chiesa

President

Andover Soccer Association