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Fall Registration is CLOSED

posted Aug 8, 2020, 5:43 AM by Maysa   [ updated Sep 6, 2022, 4:06 AM ]

In-House practices will be each Thursday evening at Coolspring Fitness Center from 6 - 7.

Games are Saturday mornings.  Game times and schedule will be communicated separately.

Looking forward to a great season!

Gearing up for another season? Check out AmazonSMILE!

posted Mar 14, 2020, 7:47 AM by Maysa   [ updated Feb 7, 2021, 7:44 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: 
 
http://smile.amazon.com
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 

Need Help with Registration Fees?

posted Jul 24, 2019, 8:30 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Aug 1, 2021, 6:53 AM by Maysa ]

As youth sports start back up, many kids may not return to play because of costs. The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is proud to announce a $5,000,000 Sports Matter grant to Every Kid Sports, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, to provide income restricted families financial assistance to cover player registration fees and help ensure every kid in your community has a chance to play in your league next season. 

As a valued partner of DICK’S Sporting Goods and the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, MAYSA would like to share this opportunity with your athletes. Here’s how you can help:

Visit the link below to learn more:


Registration is open now and is first come first serve. See below for eligibility requirements.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Must be for a child, 4-18 years of age, who is currently enrolled in SNAP, ACA Insurance Program, WIC, or Foster Care system.

Must be registering for participation in a recreation-level sport hosted by a youth sports organization or school.

Must be registering for an upcoming sport season

Learn more or see details visit: everykidsports.org

Some restrictions apply.

Parents, Volunteers and Coaches:

posted Jun 11, 2019, 8:42 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jan 17, 2022, 5:47 AM by Maysa ]



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.


Parents:
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.  




1.  SAFESPORT Training
         Initial Training - 90 Minutes: 
    a. Use this link:  Safesport Link
    b. Complete information on “Sign Up” page.

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 MAYSA Registration account.

             Use MembershipID: YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M
             Sports Organization: MAYSA
    c. If prompted, log in to the new account you just created.   
    d. Click on “Menu” and select “Catalog.” 
    e. Click the Start button for “SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation”. 
    f.  Upload your certificate of completion.  

Refresher - 20 minutes: (if you already did the full course) required annually
     a. Use this link:  Safesport Link
    b. Log in (upper right corner) using your username & password
        Please note! the first time you log into the new site you will have to hit the 'Forgot               Password' button and reset your password.
    b. Select 'Refresher' and complete the course
    c. Save the certificate at the end
 
Instructions for downloading a certificate of completion are as follows:
    a. Use this link:  Safesport Link
   b. Log in (upper right corner) using your username & password    
    c. Please select the “Menu” icon at the top right of your page. 
    d. Select “Transcript”. 
    e. Once the transcript page displays, locate the most current completion for the course under the
        “Certificates” section.
    f. Select the “Download” button at the right of the completed course to download the cert.    


2. FBI Check OR Volunteer Affidavit:
(a1) Volunteer Affidavit (living in PA GREATER than 10 years - must be notarized) 
         or
(a2) FBI Background 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. Soccer's 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: 
 
http://smile.amazon.com
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 
Registration@MercerSoccer.org.
 

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!

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