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Arizona Youth Soccer Association

E-Newsletter

January 2014
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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. NOTE:  Injury Report Foms are NOT the "Medical Claim Form".  Medial Claim forms can be found here  (Select Arizona Youth Soccer Association) and should be submitted seperately if needed.  Please contact the AYSA office with any questions.

 

 

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, Janaury 25th at the Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort in Casa Grande, Arizona.

 

 

ARIZONA COACH ASSISTS WITH PARALYMPICS:

Ramiz Sabljic, Assistant Coach at Grand Canyon University and the Director of Coaching at Phoenix Premier Soccer Club has become a coaching (GK) staff member for the United States Paralympic Soccer Team!  Ramiz just returned from a week-long training camp at the Stub Hub Center in Los Angeles.  Congratulations and well done coach!

 

 

PRESIDENTS CUP REGISTRATION:

Registration for the 2014 Arizona President Cup - Presented by Sports Authority is now open!  The deadline to register is Saturday, February 1st.  Note:  This is a Developmental end of season Cup competition.  All teams are eligible to enter except teams from the Chipotle State League, First Division. 

 

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ARIZONA STATE CUP REGISTRATION:

Registration is now open for the 2014 Arizona State Cup competion.  The deadline to enter is Satuday, March 1st. 

 

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US YOUTH SOCCER - REGION IV
ODP CHAMPIONSHIPS - REVIEW
 
The 2014 US Youth Soccer Region IV ODP Championships were held January 9-12 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix. 102 teams from througout the Region (Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, CalNorth, CalSouth, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona participated in both boys and girs action... 
 
 
  
     
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THREE AYSA ALUMNI WHO HAVE BEEN
DRAFTED INTO PROFESSIONAL SOCCER:
  
This past week at the NSCAA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, both Major League Soccer (MLS) and the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) conducted their annual collegiate drafts. In the end, three players who grew-up playing youth soccer in Arizona were selected...
 

  

  

TOPSOCCER WANTS YOU!:

 

AYSA is looking to expand our TOPSoccer Program.  If you know of anyone who is looking for an opportunity to participate, based on the criteria of the program, please have them contact Laila Modi (Scottsdale area), or Gary Fallon (North Phoenix). 

 

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.
 
What are the program's benefits?
1. Development of motor skills and improved physical fitness.
2. Promotes social skills by teaching teamwork and cooperation
3. Provides safe participation and fair play.
4. Develops positive self-concepts through experiences in discipline, initiative and achievement, which encourage children to fully realize their potential.
5. To have FUN!
 
Who is eligible for TOPSoccer?
Any player aged 5 and older having a physical or mental disability that limits their ability to perform at the level of play they have chosen to participate. Emphasis of this program is on development, training, and providing meaningful participation rather than on competition.
 

Courses will also be available soon in Southern Arizona!  For additional information on TOPSoccer...

 

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MCDONALD'S JERSEY DAY PROMOTION:

 

Calling all soccer fans! Arizona McDonald's restaurants are offering buy one get one free Egg White Delight McMuffin® breakfast sandwiches on Saturday, February 8th to customers wearing soccer jerseys as part of McDonald's 'Soccer Jersey Day' promotion. For additional details and information...

 

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MLS SPRING TRAINING IN TUCSON:

  

For the third consecutive year, Major League Soccer is coming to Tucson to enjoy our great weather, world-class fields and excellent hospitality to get ready for the 2014 regular season. As a show of appreciation to this new tradition, MLS will once again be playing matches to impress and dazzle Arizona soccer fans with their skills, strength and speed...

 

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AYSA WANTS YOU TO SHAVE YOUR HEAD & RAISE MONEY
FOR A GOOD CAUSE...
  
Childhood Cancer strikes 175,000 youth per year - worldwide... The costs of treatment and research are ever increasing.

In an effort to provide much needed funding toward childhood cancer research, the St. Baldricks Foundation was born. Founded in 2000, the southern California based foundation strives to work with communities and organizations across the United States to raise money in a very unique way... by having heads SHAVED!
 
AYSA is planning a "Club Competition as well as a "North vs. South" competition within out state.  The event is awesome, the cause is real.  AYSA would love to have you involved!... 
 
  

  

 

 

DOC TALK WITH THE BANNER CONCUSSION CENTER:  

 

All of us at the Banner Concussion Center hope that your 2014 have gotten off to a great start!! This month, our experts at Banner Health talk about asthma, which is a very common problem among younger athletes and can be especially problematic with the cooler temperatures this time of year...

 

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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!

 

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IS IT WISE TO SPECIALIZE?:
 
The greatest difference between our children's sporting experience and our own is the rise of year round, sport specific organizations that ask - even require - season after season of participation in order to stay in the player development pipeline. The pressure to have your child specialize in a single sport at a young age has never been stronger...
  
  

  

 
KOHL'S US YOUTH SOCCER - AMERICAN CUP:
 
Arizona Soccer Club out of Gilbert, Arizona will host the Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup, the largest recreational youth soccer tournament in the United States, at Discovery & Crossroads Park on March 29-30th. The Under-7 through Under-14 boys and girls participating will bring together teams for the first annual Kohl's American Cup held in Arizona.
 
 

 

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ALEX MORGAN - "I STUCK TO MY DREAM":
  
Since debuting for the USA in 2010, Alex Morgan has 44 goals and 29 assists in 70 games, and she helped the USA to its 2012 Olympic gold medal. We spoke to the 24-year-old Southern California product, who plays for the NWSL's Portland Thorns FC, about life as a pro athlete and celebrity, her youth soccer experience, advice for aspiring ...

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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! 

 

  

  

  

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ARIZONA SOCCER PLAYERS - COLLEGE COMMITMENTS:

 

View the latest soccer college commitments made by student-athletes in Arizona. Congratulations to each student-athlete as they continue to pursue their soccer careers and academic studies. (Updated as of January 17, 2014)

 

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Help AZKicksit extend the boys and girls list. If you are a player, coach, parent, friend and know of someone who has committed send an email to: garrett.cleverly@gmail.com.

 

 
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
ODP Championships Recap
AYSA Alumni to the Pro's
TOPSoccer Wants You!
McDonald's Jersey Day
MLS Spring Training Tucson
St. Baldricks Foundation
Banner Concussion Center
Coaching Education
News Article
"I Stuck to my Dream!"
AZKicksit.com Article
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