Recent Club Announcements
Chris had been the Men's High School team's assistant head coach as well as having been an integral part of MAYSA's leadership and coaching volunteers for the
past 10 years. Chris new role continues the close relationship MAYSA has shared with the Mercer Area School District's soccer programs. The area's high school and middle school coaches are very active within MAYSA and often help coach MAYSA teams.
Jeff Reed played soccer for 15 years prior to becoming a place kicker. Jeff's love of soccer continues as he designed for today's youth, his faith and a few stories from his NFL days.
CSF and MAYSA are finalizing the details to bring the former Steeler place kicker and holder of two Super Bowl rings here this July.
Jeff recently visited Cool Spring Fitness and met with CSF and MAYSA folks as part of the preparation for a summer Soccer Camp in July.
Keep an eye out for more further details.
To begin the registration process, click on the Registration Tab above. The Spring Soccer registration deadline is February, 23rd.
Spring Soccer is for players in grades 3 through 11th. Players are assigned a team, coach, practice twice a week. For most players practice is Wednesday and Fridays. There is a weekly Match each Sunday afternoon.
To learn more about Spring Soccer or to view our complete list of FAQs, click on the Spring Soccer tab above.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact our Registrar, Lynn Long at LynnLongSoccer@gmail.com or 724-662-0745.
Winter Indoor Pickup Soccer is intended for players in grades 3-6th who are seriously considering playing Spring Soccer. Younger players will be teamed with and play against older more experienced players. If you are Interested in registering for Winter Indoor Pickup Soccer, please contact us at EmailUs@MercerSoccer.org.
In recent years, MAYSA is very proud to have had three of its youth, from among thousands of area referees, be selected and honored as PA West Soccer's Referee Of The Year.
Did you know?
MAYSA's Youth Referee Program, part of PA West Soccer's Referee Program, works to help our young referees develop a strong work ethic, leadership attributes and a knowledge of the rules of the game. Youth referees serve as positive role models as well as provide an invaluable service to their community (and get paid!).
Each year PA West selects a single Male and Female Referee, from over thousands of youth referees, as its Referee Of The Year. In recent years, MAYSA is very proud to have had three of its youth, selected from among thousands of referees, honored by PA West:
2013-2014 Katie Skidmore
2010-2011 Nick Sharr
2010-2011 Julia Weller
We are very proud of their accomplishment. Learn more about our Youth Referee Program Page, here.
MAYSA coaches and assistants are among some of the first participating in new U.S. Youth Soccer training courses this season. MAYSA has always encouraged ongoing coaching education. Each year MAYSA provides our pre-season Parent-Coach Clinic. MAYSA also provides access to resources such as books, online materials via our website and access to experienced high school, college and nationally licensed coaches who will answer any and all questions. U.S. Youth Soccer and PA West, our governing bodies, continue to explore the latest in providing parent-coaches with the resources necessary to be better youth coaches.
In the upcoming 2015-2016 season, U.S. Youth Soccer and PA West will require all In-House and Travel coaches to complete their Youth Coaching Course. The course has two parts. The first part of the course is an Online Session/Module here. The session takes about 90 minutes to complete and can be started and stopped at any point. The second part of the course is a Field Session where an PA West instructor will go through a training session with each participant.
The objectives of the training courses include:
PA West is holding a Field Training Session this Thursday evening at MAYSA home fields. A coach or assistant signs up for the course specific to the age group in which they will be coaching (i.e., U6, U10-U12).
Several weeks ago, MAYSA coaches and assistants began preparing by completing the Online Session and registered for the Field Session. Many will complete their training and course work this Thursday evening.
The commitment by our coaches and assistants to continue their training only strengthens MAYSA ability to provide a quality environment and soccer training experience to the community for years to come.
Cool Springs Fitness is starting a new Youth Sports Conditioning Program, and we want you to be the first to know!
Youth Cross Training Camp is a program for boys and girls ages 9 - 12 looking to get ahead in the game. This program will focus on sports such as soccer, basketball, and baseball to prepare young athletes for the upcoming season. Participants will work on basic sports strength and conditioning, sport-specific drills, and timed activities to keep things competitive. To help with motivation, athletes will set goals and track their progress throughout the program.
Your feedback is needed to help make Y X-Camp: Youth Sports Conditioning a success! Please show your interest in the program by doing the following:
Call Cool Springs Fitness at 724-662-1910Fridays 4:30 – 6:00 PMFridays 5:00 – 6:30 PMSaturdays 12:00 – 1:30 PM
OR email Luke Perrine at LukePerrine11@gmail.com
OR stop at the front desk and speak with a membership associate
Please be sure to contact us with your questions, comments and your interest in this exciting new program. We look forward to hearing from you by October 10, 2014
Program Coordinator and Coach
Cool Springs Fitness & Aquatics
About the Coach:
Luke Perrine graduated from Slippery Rock University where he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science. Luke has worked with athletes from grade school through college level. He has experience in training and coaching elementary school basketball athletes, Reynolds High School’s baseball team, and the SRU men’s soccer team. Luke is a personal trainer, instructor, and sports coach with Cool Springs Fitness.