"Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded friends gather not dust." -Jesse Owens
Spring Soccer registration has completed. Spring training schedules will be released soon.
Spring Soccer is for players in 3rd through 11th grade. Spring Soccer gives our players the chance to learn more about the game thorough additional instruction, greater skill development, tougher competition and the responsibility and pride of representing our community. Spring Soccer asks for a greater commitment from both the player and parents with two practice evenings a week and match each weekend.
Spring Soccer teams represent our community and will play surrounding area teams as part of U.S. Youth Soccer and PA West's Lake District. Spring Soccer a more competitive brand of soccer than traditional "In-House" matches.
Spring Soccer teams are formed based on a combination of age and experience. Teams are formed based on a combination of age and experience.
A player 12 years of age may play on an 12 and "under" or U12 team or could play "up", based on their skill level, on a U14 team (or 14 years of age and under). MAYSA's Spring Soccer usually includes U18, U14, U12 and U10.
Final team composition is determined based on registrations and may be comprised of boys only, girls only or co-ed teams. Last year MAYSA's spring season provided over 130 children and youths playing on U10 through U18 teams the opportunity to learn more about the game.
Our main objective, when determining team rosters, is for all kids to have a team. If a player, during a previous season, played up in a higher age group, there is no guarantee that player will again "play up". Often the only way to insure an additional team is for a particular age group (e.g., U10, U12) may be to have a player, who previously played up, play with in his age group. The creation of team rosters has much more to do with making sure everyone who signs up can play, then it does with creating the most talented team. Our primary goal for the season is player development and providing the chance for the players to continue to work on further developing the fundamental skills necessary for success at the middle school and high school level.
The Spring Soccer Program often begins with an early pre-season MAYSA hosted Spring Kickoff tournament. We play at our home fields during the last week of March. Last year our U10 teams (ages 10 and under) host over 15 area travel teams for a day of great fun and soccer.
During the regular spring season, an 8-game schedule, teams will travel no more than 4 times to away games.
Our Spring Soccer season concludes, in mid June, with the annual 3 day tournament in Edinboro PA hosting every level of play (U10 through U18). This is a great soccer experience and highly competitive tournament.
Learn more by clicking here to view our Spring Soccer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
If you have further question, EmailUs@MercerSoccer.org
Directions to MAYSA's home fields at Cool Springs Fitness, click here.