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April 30th Update

Hello Amesbury Soccer Community,

Members of the ASA Board have been in communication and participating in various meetings with the directors of the various programs that Amesbury teams participate in. In addition, we have been closely tracking updates and guidance from Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and from the state and local leaders.

 

Due to the extended school closures through June and the state moratorium on assembling in groups until at least May 18, the Essex County Youth Soccer Association that ASA competes in has cancelled the spring season.

 

Note- ASA will be providing full refunds for the Spring 2020 Travel registration fees.  ASA’s Treasurer will begin processing the refunds.  It is anticipated that this process will be completed by ASA by the beginning of next week, and it is our understanding that banks can take several additional days to credit your accounts.

 

As some of you may know, ASA is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to providing a fun, safe and healthy environment for as many children as possible in the Amesbury community.   Each season Amesbury offers need-based scholarships to players at all levels. 

 

With the Coronavirus Pandemic having affected so many of us in our community we ask that if anyone is willing to change your spring registration fee into a donation to ASA Scholarships please contact amesburysoccertreasurer@comcast.net. Your generosity will ensure that children in our community can continue to play soccer. 

 

We can all hope that there will be soccer for the children of our community soon. We will continue to keep our parents and players updated. Be sure to check out the ASA Facebook page for videos and challenges in the coming weeks. 

 

The safety of our players, coaches, and volunteers is a priority to ASA. Please continue be safe and take steps to prevent exposure and illness for you, your family, and other members of our community. If anyone has any questions feel free to contact me, your player’s coach, or any of the other board members. 

 

Thank you for your participation in Amesbury Soccer 

Paul Dombrowski

Amesbury Soccer Association President, Coach, Parent

 

APRIL 6th UPDATE

Hello to Amesbury Soccer Association community.

 We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy and practicing social distancing and best practices to stay healthy.

We want to provide some soccer related updates. With the schools closed until May 4th, the earliest that any games could be scheduled is the weekend of May 9th and 10th, if these deadlines are not changed. ASA is staying update with the various leagues and organizations that our association participates in, and we as an organization will continue to provide updates.

 I know that I can speak on behalf of the ASA Board and our coaches, that we miss being on the fields with all of our wonderful players. This upcoming weekend would have been opening weekend for our travel teams. In the absence of organized soccer, we want to provide some soccer skills activities that our players can use at home to get moving and work on foot skills. 

The first 4 links are all related to foot-skills and dribbling. They get increasingly more technical, but even the first video are skills that we still use as warmup with our older travel players. The others are both challenging and fun.

In addition, Seacoast United has shared 2 of their own workout plans. These are weekly soccer and fitness programs that they have developed for the Seacoast United players and offered these to ASA for our players too.  I have been working with my son on these programs, and they are really great for building fitness and sharpening soccer skills.  (Thank you Seacoast!)

 1.     Four Minutes to Fast Feet

2.     Cuts to Change Direction

3.     Coerver Method – 30 Drills for Ball Control

4.     More Advanced Foot Drills for Ball Control

5.      Seacoast United Home Workout Plan - Week 1

6.      Seacoast United Workout Plan - Week 2

The safety of our players, coaches, and volunteers is a priority to ASA. Please be safe and take steps to prevent exposure and illness for you, your family, and other members of our community.

We at ASA will continue to keep you updated on our organization and soccer activities.  If anyone has any questions feel free to contact me, your player’s coach, or any of the other board members. 

Thank you for your participation in Amesbury Soccer.

Paul Dombrowski

Amesbury Soccer Association President, Coach, Parent

 

Amesbury Soccer Association Update regarding COVID-19

To Amesbury Soccer Association community

The Amesbury Soccer Association has been closely monitoring the status of the - coronavirus  (COVID-19) and how it will impact our soccer programs. Fortunately for ASA we are in the pre-season period and do not have many programs currently. The safety of our players, coaches, and volunteers is the top priority to ASA, and we want to be proactive in minimizing exposure risk to COVID-19.

There are a lot of ASA soccer programs scheduled this spring. ASA is in contact with the different leagues and organizations that we participate in. At this time ASA is providing the following updates:

  • Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association has suspended all affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities statewide through April 15th due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, including but not limited to all games, practices, clinics, training, tournaments, in-person meetings and Coaching Education Courses.
  • The ASA Board of Directors meeting scheduled for April 13 will be hosted remotely via conference call.

Therefore ASA has canceled the remaining sessions for  TOPSoccer and our Winter Training held at Seacoast United.

ASA will continue to provide additional updates in the next 2 weeks regarding upcoming Sping soccer activities, including:

  • Essex County travel soccer games (5th/6th, 7th/8th, and High School teams),
  • MVP League games (3rd/4th Grade teams),
  • Kickin-It (age 3-5),
  • In-Town League (Grade 1&2), and
  • TOPSoccer

Players will also be contacted by their coaches or program directors with updates on practice days and times for the spring once soccer activities resume.

In the meantime, please be safe and smart. We recommend that you take steps to prevent exposure and illness. Best practices include

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth prior to proper washing or disinfecting.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC's recommendations for using a face mask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including Coronavirus.
    • CDC recommended face masks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For additional information, please click here to refer to the CDC website.

Thank you for your participation in Amesbury Soccer.

Paul Dombrowski

Amesbury Soccer Association President, Coach, Parent

Kickin'It! Intown Rosters and Schedule Added

By Brendan McCarty 09/07/2017, 4:30pm EDT

Rosters have been added to the Kickin'It! Intown home page along with this upcoming weekend's games (both the Jamboree and the games on Sunday).

You can access this at: http://www.amesburysoccer.com/kiintownmain

  • Fall Kickin'It Registration now Open!

  • By Brendan McCarty 08/27/2016, 9:45am EDT
  • Registration is now own for ASA's fall Kickin'It program! Go to http://www.amesburysoccer.com/kickin-it to register or click the button on the right to begin the registration process! if you have any questions, please email me at kickinit@amesburysoccer.com
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Kickin'It! Intown Rosters and Schedule Added

By Brendan McCarty 09/07/2017, 4:30pm EDT

Exciting News....New Intown Program!

By Brendan McCarty 07/19/2017, 10:00am EDT

New First and 2nd grade Intown League

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By Brendan McCarty 06/12/2017, 4:00pm EDT

Amesbury Soccer's Kickin'It Program Registration now open!

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Spring Travel Registration Now Open!

By Paul Dombrowski 11/28/2016, 10:00pm EST

Join ASA in the Amesbury Holiday Parade

By Paul Dombrowski 11/28/2016, 10:00pm EST

December 3, 2016

Fall Kickin'It Registration now Open!

By Brendan McCarty 08/27/2016, 9:45am EDT

Registration is now own for ASA's fall Kickin'It program! Go to http://www.amesburysoccer.com/kickin-it to register or click the button on the right to begin the registration process! if you have any questions, please email me at kickinit@amesburysoccer.com

Travel Evaluation Sessions and Summer Soccer

By Paul Dombrowski 05/18/2016, 11:00pm EDT

Registration Now Open

May Short Passes

By Paul Dombrowski 05/18/2016, 9:00pm EDT

Amesbury Soccer Food Drive - May 15

By Paul Dombrowski 05/02/2016, 7:00pm EDT

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