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AUGUST 2012
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AYSA ODP Program
MaxInMotion
Safety Tips
TOPSoccer
Sports Authority Promo
TSA Player to MLS
Coaching Education
AYSA Alum to U20 USWNT
Topical Gear Sponsorship
AYSA Alum to Club America
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OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:


Tryouts for the 2012-13 Arizona Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development Program (ODP) and Young Olympians Program (YOP) were held this past weekend (August 18th & 19th) at the Grande Sports World Soccer Complex in Casa Grande, Arizona.

 

Please look for the player pools for each age-group to be announced shortly on our website at:  www.azyouthsoccer.org

 

Thanks to all players who participated this year and good luck to all!

 

maxinmotion 

 

AYSA Commences Program with MaxInMotionŽ
to Financially Aid Youth Soccer Clubs & Players

 

MaxInMotionŽ is pleased to offer financial assistance to qualifying clubs & players for the 2012-2013 season. We are hopeful that families in need of assistance will take advantage of this opportunity for support of youth soccer.

 

 Additonal Information found here 

 

 

Soccer Safety Tips  

  

SOCCER SAFETY TIPS FROM AYSA AS WE ENTER A

NEW SEASON:

 

AYSA would like to provide a few reminders to all soccer players, parents and to anyone attending the fields for practices or games:

 

SOCCER GOAL SAFETY:

Soccer goal safety is one of the main concerns for US Youth Soccer and AYSA. Please remember:

 

a. Never start a practice or game without inspecting goals; don't rely on someone else to keep your players safe. If a goal is not property anchored, do not allow players in the goal area. Notify proper officials immediately.

 

b. If you are a club administrator, check the condition of your goals regularly and make sure that if they are not in use, they are chained to a fence, chained to each other or put in a secure area.

 

Here is an article from KWIKGOAL regarding safety around goals.  Please review this, especially if you have young children.

 

 

HYDRATION:  

It's hot! Arizona is a desert state. It's going to remain hot into the start of most of our soccer seasons. Adequate hydration is vital to your players health and well-being. Make sure that players are instructed to hydrate before, during and after a practice or game. Remember that your players may start the season slightly out of shape. Take this into consideration and provide frequent water breaks -- and make sure that your players use them to hydrate. 

 

US Soccer has released a document regarding proper hydration for soccer players.  Please review this document as it has numerous tips for the proper methods to do so.

 

 

This is the intial Safety Tip section of the monthy

e-newsletter.  Future newsletters will highlight and define additional topics as warranted.

 

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 UPCOMING PLAY DATES:
 
AYSA is pleased to announce the upcoming play dates for TOPSoccer:

 

DATES:
Sunday, September 9th - 9:00-10:00am
Sunday, September 16th - 9:00-10:00am
Sunday, September 23rd - 9:00-10:00am
Sunday, September 30th - 9:00-10:00am
Sunday, October 7th - 9:00-10:00am
Sunday, October 14th - 9:00-10:00am

  

LOCATION:
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
12701 N.Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85254
Cross Streets: Scottsdale Road and Sweetwater 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

WHAT IS TOPSOCCER:
TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community based program that is designed to meet the needs of children and young adults that have physical and/or intellectual disabilities.The program is geared towards player development rather than to competition .The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to anyone aged 5 and older, who has a mental or physical disability.

 

The basis of TOPSoccer is a modified version of the game of soccer, specifically altered to allow full participation and enjoyment for each athlete. 

 

 

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 SPORTS AUTHORITY PROMOTION:

Sports Authority has presented a SPECIAL OFFER to AYSA Members...  Please print this coupon and present it to receive $10 off of your purchase of $50 or more!  Hurry, the promotion expires on August 31st.

 

 

TSA Robles    

 

 FORMER TUCSON SOCCER ACADEMY PLAYER

SIGNS WITH MLS 

 
Arizona Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce that Luis Robles has signed a contract with Red Bull New York of Major League Soccer.
 
Born in Fort Huachuca, Robles grew-up in Sierra Vista, Arizona. As a youngster, Luis played in the AYSA for Tucson Soccer Academy from 2002-2006 where he was coached by Wolfgang Weber. He graduated from Sierra Vista Buena High School and moved on to play soccer collegiately at the University of Portland.
 
While at Portland, Luis played for the Boulder Rapids Reserve in 2003-2004 in the USL Premier Development League (PDL).
 
Following his stellar collegiate career, Robles was the 50th overall selection in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by DC United. However, he decided to play in Germany and signed with FC Kaiserslautern where he played through 2010. He later signed with German side Karlsruher SC where he played through last season.
 
Robles has also been a member of the United States Men's National team as he participated in the 2009 Gold Cup competition.
On behalf of the Arizona Youth Soccer Association, Congratulations Luis and welcome home to MLS!

 

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UPCOMING COACHING EDUCATION COURSES:
 
Arizona Youth Soccer Association has scheduled numerous coaching courses through the summer:
 
YOUTH MODULE I
August 25, 2012 - Chandler, Arizona
August 25, 2012 - Flagstaff, Arizona
August 28, 2012 - Scottsdale, Arizona
 
YOUTH MODULE II
August 25, 2012 - Chandler, Arizona
August 25, 2012 - Flagstaff, Arizona
 
USSF "E" LICENSE
 September 8-9, 2012 - Scottsdale, Arizona
 
 
Registration for all courses is open.  Please note:  All coaches will be required to establish a personal account in gotsoccer to register. 
 
 
Johnston 
  
AYSA ALUM - JULIE JOHNSTON SELECTED TO US WOMEN'S U-20 WORLD CUP SQUAD!
 
AYSA would like to congratulate Julie Johnston who grew-up in Mesa and played youth soccer in Arizona. She is a graduate of Dobson High School.
 
Following a two-week camp in Bradenton, Florida, Julie was selected to the United States Women's National U-20 team which will participate in the upcoming 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup held August 19th through September 8th in Japan. She is also the Team Captain.
 
A defender, Johnston was selected by head coach Steve Swanson to the final group of 21 players that will represent the United States as they participate in Group D of the World Cup consisting of teams from: Ghana, China PR and Germany.
Julie is currently a Junior at Santa Clara University. As a sophomore, she was a semi-finalist for the Hermann Trophy and a 2011 All-American. Prior to attending Santa Clara, she grew-up playing for the 2003 Arizona State Cup Champion - Gilbert Arsenal '91 team, then moved on to play for the Sereno '92 White team where she won Arizona State Cup seven (7) times.
 
Congratulations Julie... On behalf of AYSA we hope that you have an incredible experience at the 2012 FIFA Women's World Cup in Japan!

 
 
 
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 TOPICAL GEAR - AYSA SPONSOR!
 
Topical Gear was established in 2012 by team of professionals from the orthopedic sports medicine field.  Collectively, this team has over a century of knowledge in athletic training, biomechanics, product development, manufacturing and the pioneering of products in the orthopedic sports medicine market.

The team at Topical Gear is constantly on the field or in the gym, getting feedback directly from parents, players, coaches and athletic trainers as part of their continuing effort to develop products that keep female athletes healthy.  All Topical Gear products are backed by professional published research and tested by real athletes.

Topical Gear will be oniste at the upcoming US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships...  To learn more, please visit their booth at either Reach 11 or the Scottsdale Sports Complex.  Or, please visit their website:  Click Here
  
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CONGRATULATIONS TO VENTURA ALVARADO OF PHOENIX TUZOS SOCCER CLUB
 
Phoenix Tuzos Soccer Club player Ventura Alvarado became the first Arizona born player to play for a First Division team in Mexico last week when he suited-up and played for Club America. This is a tremendous honor for not only Ventura, but also for the Tuzos Soccer Club where he grew-up playing the past 10 years. On behalf of AYSA and all of our members, congratulations Ventura and we wish you the best of luck as you continue to chase your dream!
 

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GotTeamManager will more than pay for itself in save time and improved financial relationships with parents.
 
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Sincerely,

  

Arizona Youth Soccer Association