Programs

The normal seasons for MASA are fall (Sept-Oct) and spring (April-May). While MASA does not specifically sponsor any winter activities, there are several options for you to consider. Below is a list of known opportunities - please note that it is not intended to be a complete list but is provided as a courtesy. Also note that MASA does not endorse a specific organization or location for these, but does recommend Futsal-style indoor games as it is the officially recognized format of USSoccer and is proven to enhance foot skills and ball control that can be translated to an outdoor experience.

Lastly, while MASA encourages teams to stay together throughout the winter season (particularly the travel teams that will be together in fall AND spring), there is no obligation for any MASA player to participate, nor is there any rule against guest players (either from within MASA or another community). MASA will leave it at the discretion of the head coach or parent managing the team to make appropriate decisions on rosters.

Program Overview  Style of Play
Total Futsal - Monroeville This is a futsal-only facility that has 3 courts. It typically hosts 2 "seasons" - late fall and winter - and holiday tournaments. Teams are generally formed from pre-existing MASA teams so work with your coach if interested.  Futsal
Murrysville SportsZone This is a local facility that is providing soccer options for the first time starting in the Winter 16/17. They offer leagues and welcome teams or individual players. In addition, they offer beginner-level training for younger players.  Hybrid - Futsal w/ walls 
Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena (PISA) - Harmarville PISA is a well-known and popular facility. It offers 4 fields of varying size and board/out-of-bounds rules. While they do have a "free-agent" offering for any player looking for a team, most teams are formed from pre-existing community and classic (cup) teams. Work with your coach if interested. They also have several clinics/camps/training sessions throughout the year. Turf - outdoor rules 
Winter Soccer Tournaments Many local districts and facilities offer seasonal tournaments. Most are one-day events and typically range from U-10+. Any information that MASA receives will be sent to coaches for evaluation/decision. Varies by location
Sloan Elementary Gym Time MASA has partnered with the FR school district to offer gym time to any travel or U8+ in-house player. Time is granted on a schedule determined based on interest in the beginning of the winter season. Typically time is blocked on a team-by-team basis, so if interested, please reach out to your coach or Josh Lorenz - MASA VP Coaching/Player Development. Varies by coach discretion

The Murrysville Area Soccer Association (MASA) is a youth soccer league made up of children aged 4 through 18. Children who are 4 years old as of August 1 are eligible to register.

Registration opens in January and June of each year.

Registration fees for a single session (either Fall or Spring) are:

Under 6 and Under 8           $55

Under 10                               $65

 

Fall Session
The Fall session starts at the beginning of September and runs through the end of October. Each in-house division plays a total of 8 games. Labor Day weekend typically have no games scheduled.

Spring Session
The Spring session starts at the beginning of April and runs through the end of May. Each in-house division plays a total of 8 games. Easter weekend and Memorial Day weekend typically have no games scheduled.

 

MASA is pleased to offer a travel program that continues player development as they progress in age and skill. The travel program is an extension of the MASA in-house program and allows players to play recreationally or competitively against neighboring communities. The travel program begins at the U-10 level and extends through U-19, provided teams can be formed at that age level. Typically, MASA is fielding teams in the U-10 through U-14 levels.

Regarding the U-10 program - there is no pressure to play at the travel level as MASA still offers in-house for these kids (called the "eagles" program). However any player interested in travel at that age must attend evaluation sessions. MASA will evaluate all players in attendance and determine from that evaluation what level the teams should compete in (travel or in-house).

VERY IMPORTANT: There is a stigma regarding travel that it is only for skilled/experienced players and that because there are evaluation sessions ("tryouts") that a recreational player has no place here. This is INCORRECT. MASA encourages participation at all skill levels and ages and will do its best to accommodate your individual needs. Please do not hesitate to continue past U-10 in-house and consider joining the travel program!

An extensive FAQ section has been created for the travel program that should answer most questions. Please visit the Travel FAQ page for more details. If you have questions after review, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., MASA Travel Coordinator.

MASA, in conjunction with the Allegheny Force Football Club ("AFFC"), is pleased to announce the continuation of its foot skills training program for the upcoming soccer season entitled "Feet First". Feet First is intended to provide MASA's U6 and U8 players with enhanced foot skills training taught by coaches of classic (cup) level teams, which play in the highest level of competitive inter-club soccer offered in the area. AFFC's coaches bring years of knowledge and experience as both players and coaches to the Feet First program from which MASA's players will benefit. The U6 and U8 age groups are being targeted for the Feet First program in order to provide these players an opportunity to learn and develop their foot skills during this crucial stage in their soccer development. The fee for 8 sessions is only $50.