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Summer Pickup Soccer (k-2nd grade) begins this Thursday (June 4th)!

posted Apr 23, 2015, 8:28 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 12:10 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 Thursday evenings!
  •  Who: Children K-2nd grade
  • When: Thursdays, June 5th - June 26th
  • 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.  
To register for Summer Pickup Soccer click on the Registration tab above.

Honor the game!


April 23rd:


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) through those currently in 2nd grade.  The spirit of "pickup" is that of a much less structured environment.  Instead of coaches there are adult supervisors that oversee the play.
 There are no set teams, instead teams are determined each week depending on who shows up that particular week. 
Our ability to provide Summer Pickup Soccer has always been dependent on the level of interest and adult volunteers willing to help with overseeing the action for one or two of the four weeks.  We would like to have two adult coordinators per game.  Adult coordinators will be there to help organize the evening, keep a particular game moving along, keep the play on the field and encourage a pick-up atmosphere.  
If you can commit to being an adult coordinator, please let us know EmailUs@MercerSoccer.org
If you are seriously interested in having your child play Summer Pickup Soccer and can commit to at least half the weeks in which we play, please let us know EmailUs@MercerSoccer.org
If we receive enough interest and committed for adult coordinators, we will proceed and open registration.

Proposed Spring Pickup Soccer Program:
  • Children entering K (this coming fall) through those already enrolled in 2nd grade
  • Summer Soccer is FREE to those already a MAYSA Club member (participated during the past year). 
  • New to MAYSA?  There is a $10 registration/insurance fee.
  • If there is enough interest, Spring Pickup Soccer will run 4 weeks.  It will begin Thursday, June 4th and run through Thursday, June 25th.  
  • The time will be 6:00-7:15 PM at the Cool Spring Fitness/MAYSA soccer fields.
  • We ask that you do your best to commit to a majority of the evenings and reply only if you are seriously interested.
  • The children will be split up into different teams each week based on skill, size, and age.
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. . .  Even MAYSA's spring (travel) teams accommodate players involved in multiple activities.  Our youngest players have plenty of years before they need to be overly concerned about specializing.  

Thanks everyone.