Mercer Area Youth Soccer Association
"Professional coaches measure success in rings.  College coaches measure success in championships.  High school coaches measure success in titles.  
Youth coaches measure success in smiles." 
-P. McAllister, youth coach


  • Summer Pickup Soccer Parents,  We have again been hearing from folks asking about Summer Pickup Soccer.  MAYSA's Summer Soccer is a recreational "pickup" style environment for children entering K (in the fall ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2015, 8:10 AM by Site Administrator
  • MASH & MAYSA - 2nd Annual Golf Scramble Dear Friends of Mercer Soccer,The Mercer Area Soccer Helpers (MASH a.k.a. school soccer boosters program) and MAYSA, together, are organizing the 2nd Annual Mercer Area Soccer Golf ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2015, 12:09 PM by Site Administrator
  • Spring Soccer Parent Reminders (Updated 4/20/15) As we prepare for the spring season, please review all Parent Reminders below.  As the season progresses this area will be a running list of Parent Reminders.  We will text ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 8:56 AM by Site Administrator
  • Coaching Education and Training U.S. Soccer and our governing organization P.A. West continue to lead the way in terms of coaching education and training.  During the fall season, PA West announced, that ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 1:59 PM by Site Administrator
  • Volunteers: PA Child Protection Clearance Law (Risk Management) Coaches, Assistants and Referees:Every MAYSA coach, assistant and referee (over 18) must comply with the new PA Child Protective Services law.  Below is a step-by-step process to ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2015, 5:45 AM by Site Administrator
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The Art and Science of Youth Sports Coaching: 

"The needs of the child (while playing soccer) should 
be placed above the needs, convenience and 
self-interest of the adults/coaches.  True (youth) player development focuses on the development of the player, 
not the development of the team!  Up to age 12, this 
should be the only criteria used in designing and 
running (youth) programs."