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Fall Soccer (In-House & Travel) Registration Underway, Register Today!

posted Jun 7, 2016, 1:20 PM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jul 17, 2016, 3:49 PM ]

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.

Fall In-House soccer 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 21st at 6:00pm.  Matches will begin September 6th.  

Fall Travel soccer 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 registration will open shortly.

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!

Summer Pickup Underway! Join Us!

posted May 24, 2016, 7:24 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jun 3, 2016, 9:35 AM ]

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 Thursday evenings!
  •  Who: Children K-2nd grade
  • When: Thursdays, June 2nd - June 23rd
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
  • Where: MAYSA soccer fields at Cool Spring Fitness
  • Cost: Free for previous In-House players. New players $10 to cover insurance PA West registration and copy of birth certificate.  
CLICK HERE to Register for Summer Pickup (K-2)

Honor the game!

Stay Informed! Club message on your phone!

posted May 13, 2016, 6:56 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated May 13, 2016, 6:59 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

Summer Pickup Soccer (K-2)

posted May 13, 2016, 6:55 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated May 13, 2016, 7:01 AM ]

Parents,  

Each year we put out a call to determine the level of interest in holding a Summer Pickup Soccer Session for children eligible for K and currently in 2nd grade.  

MAYSA's Summer Soccer is a recreational "pickup" style environment for children entering K (in the fall) through those currently in 2nd grade.  
The spirit of "pickup" is that of a much less structured environment.  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. 

In the recent past we have held Summer Pickup on Thursday evenings (4 sessions), 6:00 - 7:15 in June.

The pickup program is conducted during the same period in which many of our coaches are practicing and preparing teams for the PA West Edinboro Tournament.  As such the Summer Pickup K-2 program's available, each year, is largely determined by the number of parent volunteers that will help run, oversee and guide the pickup sessions.  You are not being asked to "coach", really.  We are asking for mature adults to help organized the evening, setup, and oversee the pickup games.  No experience is necessary, we'll show you what to do.

MAYSA may be unable to provide the Summer Pickup K-2 Program without at least 4-6 volunteers and someone to help coordinate volunteers.  If you can help out please contact us at
EmailUs@MercerSoccer.org.

If we receive enough volunteers and interest, we will proceed and open Summer Pickup registration.  Please visit Summer Soccer tab above for further details.
 
Finally, we often hear that you would like to play, but are worried about other spring sporting conflicts.  MAYSA has always championed the idea that our young children are best served when involved in multiple activities (i.e., cross training).  Our youngest children will develop their strength and coordination well by participating in swimming, baseball, dance, soccer, etc. . .  Our youngest players have plenty of years before they need to be overly concerned about specializing.  

Thanks everyone.  

H.S. Soccer: Regional Player of Year, District and Region-1 Teams Announced

posted Jan 27, 2016, 8:24 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Feb 9, 2016, 7:27 AM ]

The 2015 All District TeamRegion-1 Team and the Player of the Year were recently announced (see below).  The Mercer Area Men's and Women's High School teams again had very successful seasons.  Both teams again made it to the playoffs.  The Men's team capture its 7th straight Region-1 Title.  


Many of the players and coaches are MAYSA alumni or currently coaching MAYSA teams.  We are proud of 
both team's accomplishments and all those players recognized by Region-1 and the District, congratulations to all!  

All District-10 Team and Region-1 Player of the Year: Tim Lang*
*The Region-1 Player of the Year has been a Mercer Men's Soccer player for 3 of the past 4 years.   Congratulations to Tim Lang, this year's Region-1 Player of the Year. 


Men's Soccer  Women's Soccer 
 Region-1 First Team                      Region-1 First Team
 GK, Spencer Ferrence
DEF, Kyle Wamboldt
DEF, Brayden Ellis
DEF, Jake Schmid
DEF, Zack Stanton
MF, Tim Lang
MF, Chris Micsky
MF, Josh Wamboldt
MF, Alex Van Woert
  MF, Kaitlyn Berger
MF, Haylie Glass
MF, Iana Ellis
DEF, Aubrie Angermeier
DEF, Megan Lang
   
 Region-1  Second Team  Region-1  Second Team
 ST, Alex Fortenberry MF, Bethany Juergens
GK, Sami Carr
 

2016 Spring Soccer Registation Is Underway!

posted Jan 16, 2016, 12:58 PM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 9:02 AM ]

Spring Soccer registration is underway, register today!  The deadline to is February 22nd.  To begin the registration process, click on the Registration Tab above.  

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.

The Spring Soccer registration deadline is February, 22nd.  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, Kami Dubiel at Registration@MercerSoccer.org.

2016 Winter Indoor Pickup (3rd-6th grade) Begins Saturday January 9th

posted Jan 5, 2016, 7:53 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jan 5, 2016, 8:06 AM ]

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.    


Program Details:
  • Winter Indoor Pickup Soccer started Saturday January 9, 2015.
  • Each Saturday weekly session runs from 5:00pm-6:30pm.
  • Teams created each week (pickup).  Younger children will be playing with (and against) 4th, 5th and 6th graders.
  • We play at the Mercer Area Elementary school gym. 
  • The spirit of Winter Indoor Pickup Soccer is to provide a less structured pickup game competitive atmosphere.  We believe that during this time of the year having fun, getting "touches" and simply playing will go a long way towards helping players maintain their skill set and prepare for Spring Soccer.
  • Winter Indoor Pickup Soccer is free to those players who are already MAYSA Club members.  Club membership constitutes having a paid registration for the 2015 Fall, Summer or Spring season.  
  • New players or non-club players must register and provide a $10 registration fee.  Contact of details and to register, EmailUs@MercerSoccer.org 
  • Winter Indoor Pickup Soccer runs until early-mid March.
Remember to sign up for Club Recent Announcements and Information on your phone by texting followmaysa to 84483.  If you still have questions contact us at EmailUs@MercerSoccer.org

2015 Season Wrap-up and Highlights

posted Jan 5, 2016, 7:50 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jan 5, 2016, 7:53 AM ]


Parents,

Not much left to say except, thanks.   

As we wrap-up another year of Mercer Soccer, below are a few final year-end reminders and highlights.  The most important "highlights" are possibly the things we do not calculate and can not be included in any list: the value of lasting relationships, community involvement, mentoring youth and providing a positive recreational and competitive environments for the youth of the area, these things would be hard to calculate.  
 

2015 Highlights:

Soccer (In-House and Travel) Participation:
  • We celebrated our 26th year anniversary.
  • Our 2015 Fall and Spring Soccer registration numbers again increased over the previous year.     
  • For the 2015 season, approximately 270 players participated in our Fall  and Spring Soccer programs, which I believe makes MAYSA the largest youth sports organization in Mercer.
  • MAYSA provides soccer essentially year-round to children and youth of the Mercer Area: Fall Soccer (In-House and Travel), Winter Pickup (grade3-6), Spring Soccer (Travel U10-U18) and Summer Pickup (K-2, U14 & U18).
  • MAYSA has several players playing at the State Cup level
  • MAYSA has several players who have played and or plan to play at the College level
  • MAYSA has at least one previous player now coaching at the College level
Youth Referee Program:
  • MAYSA's Youth Referee Program again had over 15 youth referee's participate.  Youth (boys and girls) age 14 and older are trained and ref all across western PA.  
  • PA West's 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 State Youth Referee Of The Year came from MAYSA Youth Referee Program.
Volunteers/Coaches/Concessions:
  • Our coaching, assistant and adult volunteers again exceeded 50 volunteers.  More than a few adult volunteers participated in MAYSA as a youth.
  • Pre-season Parent/Coach Clinic and resources (again) provided by MAYSA to all coaches
  • Over the past two seasons MAYSA coaches rank among the most "licensed" coaching corps in the western PA area and have participated more than any other PA West organization in the various U.S. Youth Soccer's Coaching Certification Program.
Partnerships (with High School and Cool Springs Fitness):
  • The coaching staffs of all Mercer Area School District (school) teams are made up of past MAYSA players or past & current MAYSA coaches.
  • High school and middle school coaches assist MAYSA's Player and coaching development.
  • The Mens Varsity team again this year has continued its local dominance.
  • Mercer Men's Varsity team is will again vying for a Regional Title and hopefully a District-10 Championship bid.
  • MAYSA is it a 501c3 non-profit and operates completely separately from our partner Cool Springs Fitness.
  • MAYSA is solely responsible and manages the fields, equipment and all field maintenance (i.e., seeding, fertilizing, aeration, etc…).
  • MAYSA owns and operates its own Concession Trailer.
I could go on with the list, but these are the high points.

I encourage any parent interested in helping MAYSA continue to provide In-House programming to attend our Year-End wrap up meeting held in late November.  It is a good time to meet all the folks involved in MAYSA, learn more and have any questions about MAYSA answered.   Of course we are always looking for a few folks who may like to get more involved, take on a slightly larger role and commit to helping us bring soccer to the community over the next couple of years, however, by attending the wrap-up meeting you are not committing to anything but simply learning more about MAYSA.  We'll have a date for the meeting in the near future.  EmailUs@MercerSoccer.org if you are interested in attending.

Soccer Balls to Mongolian Orphanages

posted Oct 9, 2015, 9:27 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Oct 28, 2015, 6:51 AM ]

Part of providing a high-quality soccer experience for our community's youth includes inspecting, repairing, replacing and upgrading our equipment on a regular basis.  As part of MAYSA's ongoing equipment replacement and upgrade practices the organization has replaced parts for our field paint machine, ball bags, 100+ soccer balls, kickback nets, goal (weight bags), additional Pop Up Goals (PUGs) and more.  

Most of the soccer balls we replace are ready for the trash, however, some have a little life left in them.  Dr. Suzanne Maslo regularly heads up a team of dentists traveling to remote areas of the world providing humanitarian dental services.  Dr. Maslo informed MAYSA that she would take any older soccer balls no longer being used by MAYSA and give them to the children of the orphanages she visits.  

Recently Dr. Maslo took a team to the outer regions of Inner Mongolian in North China, she informed us that the soccer balls donated by MAYSA were a big hit with the kids.   

Stay informed! Get Club updates on your phone!

posted Oct 5, 2015, 10:35 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jan 16, 2016, 1:12 PM ]


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

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