Travel Team Evaluations Update

 

By now, most of you have seen several communications from us on the evaluation sessions being held for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 travel seasons. MASA is pleased to see a large number of registrations so far and look forward to more before the June 2nd deadline. Remember - all skill levels are welcome and MASA will make every effort to place all kids on a team.

 

Full details on the sessions can be found at the following link: http://murrysvillesoccer.org/index.php/news/140-masa-travel-soccer-fall-2016-spring-2017-registration-and-evaluation

 

MASA has seen good success and great fun on the fields this spring and look forward to continuing into next season. We hope you will consider joining us!

 

Age Group Changes for Fall 2016

As we enter the final stretch of the Spring 2016 season, the MASA board has turned its attention to the upcoming Fall 2016 season. As many of you are aware, there are changes coming in the Fall - one of the most significant of which is the new Age Groups. The following summarizes the Age Group change and its rationale. For further information contact Dave Paterline (VP Travel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Doug Phillips (VP In-house: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

1. The upcoming age group change has been mandated by US Soccer and PA West; this is not a decision that was made by the MASA organization. The change will impact all soccer communities throughout the country.

 

2. Age Groups are now determined by the players’ birth year. There is no longer a August/September cutoff, so the month your player was born is irrelevant in this regard.

 

3. According to US Soccer, this change has been implemented to (1) align the US with the international standard and (2) to better safeguard the development of youth players at all ages and levels.

 

4. The summary for the FALL 2016 AND SPRING 2017 seasons is as follows:

U6: Birth years 2011 and 2012

U8: Birth years 2009 and 2010

U10: Birth years 2007 and 2008

U11: Birth year 2006

U12: Birth year 2005

U13: Birth year 2004

U14: Birth year 2003

U16: Birth years 2001 and 2002

 

For further information contact Dave Paterline (VP Travel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Doug Phillips (VP In-house, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) .

 

Registration for Fall 2016 In House Teams

Registration for the fall 2016 season in house teams will open in mid June.   An e-mail reminder will be sent to all current MASA members when registration opens.

 

Charlton Camp

The Murrysville Area Soccer Association ("MASA") is pleased to announce the continuation of its strategic partnership with the storied English professional soccer club, Charlton Athletic FC. Building off a successful launch of the partnership in 2015, Charlton Athletic FC will again be sending its Academy coaches to work with MASA players and coaches this summer. This year's camp, which is open to all players, will take place at Murrysville Community Park from June 25-28, 2016.

 

Registration for the upcoming 2016 Charlton Athletic Camp being hosted by MASA at Murrysville Community Park June 25-28 can be found here:https://gis.mycustomevent.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&imp=f&iid=531&&returncom=productlist

 

Summer Pickup Games at MCP

Starting June 13 the Upper Fields at MCP will be available for pick-up games on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. These are self-organized games so bring a group of friends and come out for exercise and to work on your skills over the summer!