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Summer Pickup Soccer (K-2)

posted May 13, 2016, 6:55 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 12:08 PM ]

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

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.