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Arizona Youth Soccer Association

E-Newsletter

October 2013

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 AYSA would like to remind all clubs, coaches and players of a few important upcoming dates:

 

INJURY REPORTING (2013-14 SEASON):

All injury reports MUST be completed in full and submitted within 30 days of the date of any injury. There will be NO exceptions to this policy. This is a requirement in order for any subsequent medical claim form to be approved. 


ARIZONA STATE CUP TRANSFER DEADLINE:
November 1, 2013  

The transfer deadline for all players wishing to participate in 2013 Arizona State Cup is November 1, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Any player who transfers after this date to a new team (Outside of his/her club) that participates in the 2014 Arizona State Cup will be deemed ineligible for the competition.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:

Arizona Youth Soccer Association would like to formally announce our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM). This will take place on Saturday evening, January 25th at the Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort in Casa Grande, Arizona. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submitting a proposed change to the existing bylaws is December 11, 2013.  READ MORE

 

REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS:

AYSA will be hosting the 2014 Region IV ODP Championships this January 9-12 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex. Hosting major events like this requires the support of our youth soccer community. Please look for opportunities to support our efforts. More details and sign-up information to coming soon! Additionally, AYSA is in the need to borrow a motor-home for Region IV staff to use while onsite at Reach 11 during the tournament. Please contact our office at (602) 433-9202. 

 

 

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AYSA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE MAXINMOTION FUNDING:

 

Arizona Youth Soccer Association is thrilled to announce that the MaxInMotion™ has awarded more than $160,000.00 in scholarship funding for the 2013-14 season. The funding will be used to support youth soccer players throughout Arizona in financial need. 

 
This year, 722 applications for financial support were submitted. In the end, 465 players were approved to receive over $160,000.00 in scholarship funding. The athletes represent 29 member youth soccer clubs within the Arizona Youth Soccer Association. Coupled with the donation of over $100,000.00 last season, MaxInMotion™ has now funded over $260,000.00 in two years. The next anticipated cycle will begin in June of 2014...  READ MORE 
 

  

  

AYSA WEEKEND WITH GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY SOCCER:

 

The Grand Canyon University Men's & Women's Soccer Programs are pleased to announce, "AYSA Weekend" which begins this Friday as the 'Lopes hit the soccer field. The weekend is full of soccer, designed to celebrate the upgrade of both programs to NCAA Division 1. The men's program will host a TOPSoccer event on Saturday... READ MORE 

 

  

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2013 ARIZONA FOUNDATION CUP:

 

The Pros Soccer Club and Arizona Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) are pleased to announce the formation of a joint venture to host a youth soccer tournament. The tournament, will be called Arizona Foundation Cup, formerly the Pros Thanksgiving Tournament. The joint venture  tournament will be held over the Thanksgiving weekend - November 29th through December 1st. Matches will be played at the Tempe Sports Complex, Red Mountain Park and the Snedigar SportsPlex... READ MORE

  

  
   
TWO NEW SOCCER FIELDS OPEN IN TUCSON:
 
Tucson Association of REALTORS™, Fort Lowell Soccer Club & others cut an official ribbon to open new soccer fields at Doolen Middle School in Tucson. Proceeds from the Tucson Association of REALTORS™ Shootout presented by Fort Lowell Soccer Club, along with contributions from the soccer community and private donors, were used to create two new soccer fields for the Tucson soccer community... READ MORE  
 
  

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DOC TALK WITH THE BANNER CONCUSSION CENTER:

 

Happy October AYSA!!! We hope that the fall season has started well for everyone that you are enjoying the cooler temperatures here in the Valley. Did you know that we also see sports medicine injuries at the Banner Concussion Center? This month, Dr. Steven Erickson discusses knee ACL injuries.

 

Question: Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are common and devastating in the world of sports medicine. What causes them and how are they treated?

 

Answer: ...  READ MORE

  

 

 

 

PHOENIX COLLEGE BEARS VS. YAVAPAI ROUGHRIDERS

Saturday, October 12th @ 7:00pm

Hoy Stadium - Phoenix, Arizona


The 2013 Phoenix College Men's Soccer team has a goal of setting the largest single-game attendance record in NJCAA Soccer History.

 

They have selected their match vs. nationally recognized Yavapai College as the game to break this record and need your support to make it happen!... READ MORE

 

  

 

COACHING EDUCATION COURSES: 

 

At the direction of AYSA Technical Director, Austin Daniels, AYSA offers coaching education for soccer coaches on all levels.  From introductory to advanced, courses are available year-round throughout Arizona.  Courses book quickly, so please select a course and reserve your spot!  READ MORE

 

 

AYSA TO HOST NATIONAL YOUTH LICENSE IN JANUARY:


Arizona Youth Soccer is pleased to announce that the National Youth License course will be held this January in Casa Grande, Arizona. The US Soccer/US Youth Soccer National Youth License is a 5-day course that combines both classroom (theory) and practical (field) sessions. It concludes with written, oral, and practical examinations...  READ MORE

 

 

 

 

ARIZONA OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM NEWS:

 

Following tryouts in August, AYSA has released the list of players who have been selected to the Player Pool's in their respective age-groups for the 2013-14 Arizona Olympic Development and Young Olympian Programs. Players selected to the Pool are to attend the "Play Dates" in December...  READ MORE

 

 

  
 
AYSA SUPPORTS COLLEGIATE SOCCER THROUGHOUT ARIZONA:
 
As we progress into the Fall, AYSA would like to encourage everyone to
 get out and support your local collegiate soccer program! From Northern Arizona University to the north, to the University of Arizona to the south, quality college soccer is being played! The games are fun and the schools playing would love to have your support... READ MORE  
 
 

AYSA HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE...

 

For all of the latest information regarding soccer in our state and for occasional sponsor promotions, please click the Facebook logo ABOVE, then "LIKE" our page! 

 

  
 

FUNDRAISE & MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY:

 

The 21st Annual North Phoenix Kiwanis "Walk-a-Thon" will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Metro Center Mall in north/central Phoenix. Last year our walk included over 800 participants. This year's event will again include a one-hour walk, course contests to challenge walkers, an entertaining program and door prizes. Every walker will receive a pack of items donated by Kiwanis sponsors... READ MORE

  

  

 

AYSA TO HOST THE 2014 REGION IV ODP CHAMPIONSHIPS
  
AYSA is pleased to announce that we have been selected to host the 2014 Region IV ODP Championships this January. The competition will be held from January 9-12 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Arizona... READ MORE 
  
  

  

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NATIONAL CONCUSSION COALITION FORMED:

 

A number of the nation's most prominent youth sports organizations, including US Youth Soccer Association announced that they will be partnering with concussion specialists, sports medicine professionals and leaders at other levels of sports to create an unprecedented coalition to combat concussions among young athletes... READ MORE

 

 

 

 

FREE YOUTH SOCCER CLINIC SPONSORED BY CHEVROLET:
  
The Cisco Soccer Club and Sands Chevrolet are having two clinics in conjunction with ASU Sun Devil Athletics at the soccer facility.  It is open to anyone in the Arizona Youth Soccer Community, grades 1 through 8.
Come out and enjoy a chance to play soccer and to meet some of the ASU Women's Soccer team players!... READ MORE 
  
AYSA is open to submission of suggestions, ideas and content for our monthly e-newsletter. Please forward them for consideration.
 
 
Sincerely,
  

Arizona Youth Soccer Association 

IN THIS ISSUE
AYSA News & Notes
MaxInMotion
GCU "AYSA Weekend"
Arizona Foundation Cup
Tucson Fields
Banner Concussion Center
Coaching Education
AYSA ODP
Support College Soccer
Walk-A-Thon
Region ODP Championships
US Youth Soccer
Chevrolet Clinic
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