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Start of MAYSA Activities Now Delayed until May 1st

posted Mar 14, 2020, 7:47 AM by Maysa   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 9:56 AM ]

Per PA West latest Update, the start of all MAYSA Activities are currently delayed until May 1st.  Read below for more. Check your email and the website for updates.


In response to Governor Wolf’s declaration continuing closure of non-essential businesses through April 30 and schools for an indefinite period, PA West Soccer is extending its suspension of all activity until April 30, 2020.  This means our clubs and leagues may resume activity on May 1, 2020.  Suspension means cessation of activity; activities include, but not limited to, in-person meetings, training (team, small group, individual), matches, and travel.


While we are extending the suspension of activity, we are encouraging all of our youth clubs and adult teams to continue their administrative preparations to resume activity on May 1, 2020.  Our intent is to proceed with spring play at that time and the staff is prepared to help you toward that end.


It goes without saying there are a lot of moving parts with information coming from a variety of sources.  We must constantly monitor each of those sources to make the necessary decisions that will keep our players and community safe while affording everyone the chance to resume the normalcy of playing in a timely manner.


We also understand there are also a lot of moving parts beyond training and league play for the clubs and teams in our association.  Our staff and volunteers are working to reschedule competitions when and where necessary.  Those changes will be communicated directly from the District/Division Director and our various Tournament Directors. They will also be posted on the PA West Soccer web site (www.pawest-soccer.org).


To reiterate, moving forward during the suspension and following return to activity, USYS recommends that every State Association requires registered players and coaches coming in contact with anyone diagnosed with coronavirus, or if they become infected themselves, alert their club. The club should then notify PA West Soccer. We will then incorporate that information in decisions on future matches for that club and its league.


This additional step will help us with the physical distancing necessary to decrease the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).  

Should there be further changes to this status we will notify our membership immediately. Updates will also be posted on the PA West Soccer web site as they become available.  


Please remember, Coronavirus (Covid-19) is spread through respiratory droplets or from surfaces upon which droplets have landed and subsequent touching of the face.


Best Practices for Health:

There is currently no vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus (Covid-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Everyday preventive actions should be taken:

·       Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

·       Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

·       Stay home when you are sick.

·       Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

·       Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

·       Follow the CDC's recommendations for using a facemask.

o   CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including Coronavirus.

o   Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.

·       Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

·       If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.


Below, we've listed some helpful information and links from The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.


Helpful Information & Links from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides helpful information about COVID-19, and those links are included below for more information about prevention, travel, and other coronavirus resources.

  • Symptoms of Coronavirus:



  • Coronavirus Prevention & Treatment


  • Coronavirus Travel Information



Get the latest information via text

posted Jul 24, 2019, 8:30 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jul 26, 2019, 10:00 AM ]

We encourage parents to take advantage of the most convenient way to receive important MAYSA Club announcements and reminders.  

Simply text the keyword followmaysa to 84483 (a five digit number) and you will begin to receive MAYSA Club announcements on your phone.  You will receive an immediate confirmation and all future Club specific information and updates.

We promise to respect your time and not overwhelm you with needless text messages.  This service is intended to be a convenience.  

If at anytime you find it otherwise you may suspend receiving Club Announcements by texting the keyword stop to 84483

Parents, Volunteers and Coaches:

posted Jun 11, 2019, 8:42 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Aug 14, 2019, 5:31 AM ]

Welcome Volunteers!  Every year, the success of our program is overwhelmingly dependent on having volunteers available in a number of capacities, but mainly to run practices and games.  More volunteers means smaller teams and more time on the field for each player. 
U.S. Soccer, PA West and MAYSA continue to lead the way in Youth Sports Safety and Training.  This season's Parent/Volunteer/Coach training includes a new volunteer online training video/class designed to provide child safety guidance to all volunteers in addition to standard clearances.  Additionally, resources for parents are also available through PA West's initiative with the U.S. Center for SAFESPORT.

The U.S. Center for SAFESPORT has made The Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sport module available, for parents/guardians, on athletesafey.org.  The module is designed for parents/guardians of youth athletes of all ages.  It explains the issues of misconduct in sport and helps ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience.

Additionally, we also recommend parents and player take a few minutes to watch each of the short educational videos provided by Sport Safety International:

Volunteers & Coaches:
As coaches we are (and should be) held to a higher standard.  In addition to being the leader in youth safety, U.S. Soccer, PA West and MAYSA continue to lead the way in providing coaching education and training for both the beginning parent coach and those licensed at the highest levels.  The 5 easy steps to coaching soccer are shown below.  MAYSA will waive the cost of registration for the first child of anyone who volunteers and completes the training and clearance activities outlined below.  Please take a few minutes to review the Volunteer 5 Steps.pdf (below) or jump right in and begin your 5 Step process using the links provide below.  

note: When setting up your SAFESPORT and U.S. Soccer Digital Coaching Center account, please use the same email and full name as you did in setting up your affinity account.

1.  SAFESPORT Training
access code YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M

2. FBI Check:
(a1) Volunteer Affidavit (living in PA GREATER than 10 years) 
(a2) FBI Backgroup Check (living in PA LESS than 10 years)

3. PA Child Abuse History

4(a). PA State Police Background Check

4(b). Upload SAFESPORT Certificate and ALL CLEARANCES to PA WEST

5. U.S. Soccer's Digital Coaching Center (DCC): 

Additional Optional video training resources from U.S. Soccers Recognize to Recover comprehensive Player Health and Safety Program 

If you have any questions along the way, we are here to help, emailus@MercerSoccer.org

Fall 2019 Soccer: Closed

posted May 24, 2019, 6:42 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jan 25, 2020, 7:40 AM by Maysa ]

Gearing up for another season? Check out AmazonSMILE!

posted Jul 25, 2018, 6:33 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jul 26, 2019, 10:10 AM ]

Through Amazon's AmazonSmile foundation, Amazon will make a donation to a charity of your choice each time you shop with Amazon.  It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you already know, same products, same prices, 
   same exact service.

2. Amazon donates 0.5% of all purchases to your favorite charity.  There are many good charitable causes.  We encourage you to use AmazonSmile weather or not MAYSA is one of your charitable organizations.  The AmazonSmile program is a free program in Amazon donates a portion of any purchases to the charity of choice. 

3. Start today!  If you choose to support MAYSA you can do so by clicking on the image below: 
When you first visit AmazonSmile you will be prompted to select a charitable organization, select 'Mercer Area Youth Soccer Association' and then go shopping.  That's it!  

Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation and makes the donations.  
Your costs are zero.

When you shop via
 AmazonSmile Amazon, through its charitable foundation, will make a donation to the charitable organization you select. 'Mercer Area Youth Soccer Association' is a registered charitable organization of the AmazonSmile program.  By selecting 'Mercer Area Youth Soccer Association' you not only receive all the normal benefits of shopping with Amazon, but Amazon will make a donation to our local community's youth soccer program. 

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program.    To get started shopping, simply on the banner above or 

Spring Soccer: Thanks for another great season!

posted Jul 25, 2018, 6:26 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jul 26, 2019, 10:12 AM ]

Spring Soccer registration is open.  PA West require MAYSA to declare its Spring Teams early, thus Spring Soccer
register will close February 25th!  Register today!

To begin the registration process, click on the Registration Tab above.  The Spring Soccer registration deadline is February (tbd).

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 or encounter any troubles registering online, please contact our Registrar, Kami Dubiel, at Registration@MercerSoccer.org or (724) 992-8122 

To learn more or if you have additional questions about Spring "Travel" Soccer EmailUs@MercerSoccer.org

The PA West Open Tournament at Edinboro University!

posted Jun 5, 2018, 8:28 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated May 24, 2019, 6:28 AM ]

Registration closing soon

Each year MAYSA takes several teams up to Edinboro University to participate in the largest western PA Youth Soccer Tournament.  It is a wonderful experience!  

This year's schedule is below:U12 Travel Soccer PA West 2015 Edinboro Tournament
  • U19 Boys & U14 Boys:   June 14-16
  • U19 Girls, U14 Girls, and all U12 teams:   June 21-23

The tournament is often a great weekend with the MAYSA community setting up in an area with grills, food, and fun.  If you would like to learn more about the tournament details, click here.  

If you are interested, you will need to register soon.  The tournament deadline is approaching quickly.  In that past, occassionally, PA West has extended the deadline but there is no guarantee that it will be extended.   Once teams are formed, further information and tournament schedules will be available from each team's coach.  

Summer Pickup Soccer K-2

posted May 8, 2018, 1:10 PM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 12:23 PM ]

The Spirit of our Summer Pickup Soccer Program is to provide a less structured, pickup game atmosphere for our youngest soccer players (i.e., currently eligible for K through 2nd grade).  We believe that for this very young age group having fun, getting "touches" and simply playing will go a long way towards helping further their skill set and a love of the game.   

Join us this June on Wednesday evenings!
  •  Who: Children entering K-2nd grade
  • When: Wednesday in June (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th)
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
  • Where: MAYSA soccer fields at Cool Spring Fitness
  • Registration online

  • Cost:  $5 for new Club members.  Existing Club members pay no fee, however, everyone must register online.    
Click here to Register.   Or learn more here:  Summer Soccer

Honor the game!

Fall In-House soccer begins Aug. 30.  In-House is for children eligible for K-6th grade.  Players are assigned a team and coach based on their age and grade. Teams practice on Thursday evenings and play each Saturday morning at our fields at Cool Spring Fitness.  This year's practices will begin Thursday, August 24th at 6:00pm.  Matches will begin September 9th.  

To begin the registration process, click on the Registration Tab above.  

If you have any questions about registration, please contact our Registrar, Kami Dubiel, at 

To learn more about Fall In-House or Travel soccer, click on the Fall Soccer Tab above. 

The more coaches and assistant coaches the better!  If you are interested in coaching or being an assistant coach, please email us at EmailUs@MercerSoccer.org.  We will training you!

Fall InHouse Registration

posted Apr 12, 2018, 10:07 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 12:21 PM ]

Fall Travel soccer registration is closed. Fall Travel provides additional instruction, greater skill development and a more competitive soccer experience.  Travel players represent their community while playing 4 away and 4 home matches.  Each player will be assigned a team (i.e., U12, U10) and a coach.  Travel teams practice twice a week, usually Wednesday and Friday evenings.  Matches are held each Sunday afternoon.  

Fall Travel closes (early), 7/30 in order to delcare Travel teams to our parent organization PA West.  Register today!

5th Annual Mercer Soccer Golf Scramble

posted Mar 25, 2018, 4:49 PM by Site Administrator   [ updated Mar 25, 2018, 4:49 PM ]

Dear Friends of Mercer Soccer,

The MAYSA and Mercer Mustang Soccer Boosters together, are organizing the 5th Annual Mercer Area Soccer Golf Scramble to be held on May 12th at Spring Valley Golf Course in Mercer.  This event is a fund raiser for Mercer Area Soccer (both our youth program and the school's programs).  

The fund raiser helps provide new uniforms for the high school teams and will also assist in offsetting the costs of MAYSA groundskeeping and equipment needs.

We invite you to enter your own team or we can put find a team for you.  If you can help us by connecting with companies and individuals you know to become 'hole sponsors' for this event, that would be great!  Your participation and involvement allows us to continue to keep Mercer soccer programs strong.

We have attached the flyer for this year's event which can be used to register a team or sponsor a hole.  Please consider printing it off to giving to potential sponsors and golfers.

Thank you.

MAYSA & Boosters

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