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Travel Team Tryout Dates and Times
06/11/2018
Soccer Parents:      Travel team tryouts begin...
Agawam Soccer Child Protection Policy
06/04/2018
6/4/18 To all Agawam Soccer Association Members Agawam Soccer...
Top Shelf Footballers
05/18/2018
NEFC Soccer Club has a your program called "Top Shelf Footballers"...
Fall InTown Soccer Registration On Line Now
05/15/2018
Registration is now open for fall 2018 In-Town Soccer League. ...
Travel Soccer Try Out Registration
05/10/2018
Travel Try Out Pre-Registration is now on the ASA Home Page under...
Agawam Soccer Intown Partnership with NEFC
03/17/2018
To our Agawam Soccer In Town Coaches, Parents and Players Agawam...
 
Travel Team Tryout Dates and Times

Soccer Parents:

     Travel team tryouts begin next week.  Please check the website at www.agawamsoccer.org for the dates and times for your child.   IMPORTANT: the age groups are what your child would be in the fall.     For example if your child will be in the 5th grade in the fall they will be trying out for the U11 team.      

     If you have not registered yet it is not too late.  It is free to try out.  If you have not yet done so you can pre - register with this link  https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Restrictions.asp?RegID=242237&n=&org=AGAWAMSOCCER.ORG

 


by posted 06/11/2018
Agawam Soccer Child Protection Policy

6/4/18

To all Agawam Soccer Association Members

Agawam Soccer is pleased to announce that after months of work we are able to announce the ASA Child Protection Policy.  The policy will be officially named the Travel and Intown Recreational League Coaches Background Screening Policy.

ASA has always maintained a strict policy as it pertains to volunteers and coaches. Our responsibility to maintain a group of volunteers, that pass the mandatory screening, is our number one priority in Agawam Soccer.

This screening has always been in place and a priority of ASA.  Recently, the ASA Board wanted to document the process for all of our members to see and have for their reference.  The object was to instill a sense of certainty within our members that each volunteer has been checked and passed the background checks that ASA has in place with our partner soccer organizations.  It should never be the responsibility of a parent or child to question whether a volunteer has had a background check.  Far too many times have I heard over the years in many organizations “I’m sure they background check”, when the reality is you may not be sure.  Documenting this process and having it accessible to our members was our top priority over the previous off-season.

ASA is confident that the process we have will make sure that those volunteering with your children are deemed safe to be there.  However, in today’s climate, the best protection for your children is to always be with them , know who they are with, and to take caution when something doesn’t seem right. No organization will ever protect your children better then you as parents/guardians will.

There will be times when parents end up on sidelines to help a coach or to help an injured player.  That’s part of youth sports that will always be consistent.  Please make it your priority to always keep a look out for things that don’t seem right.  Don’t be afraid to bring it to someone’s attention.  Look out for your child and other peoples children.

We have the policy on our web site under ASA Information Tab (or click here) for you to review.  The badges that we refer to in the policy will be worn stating fall of the 2018 season.  The rest of the policy is already being done, this just documents things and put them out for our members to see.

I want to personally thank Frank DeGeorge, our VP of ASA, for the hours that he and his team of:  Tina Castro, Ken Smyth, Ron Clarke, April Oyler, Kevin Hurley, and Jeff Heinze have put in to this project.  Communication I have received from the organizations that this team has consulted with, is that no other organization they have worked with has gone into this much detail and work to provide a actual policy for their members.  The hours of work and the due diligence that was needed here is commendable. 

I also want to thank the whole ASA board for putting this committee together and to make this a priority to communicate to our ASA members.

The protection of children within the Agawam Soccer Association will always be our top priority as an organization.  No soccer game, coach assignment, try out, or any other soccer related activity, is more important then the safety of all of our children.  Again, thank you to all who have worked on this.  Have a great end to your soccer season, have fun and be SAFE!

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Brian Regnier

President Agawam Soccer Association

CC: Agawam Soccer Board of Directors


by posted 06/04/2018
Top Shelf Footballers

NEFC Soccer Club has a your program called "Top Shelf Footballers" that they run as part of the NEFC program.  NEFC has been a partner of Agawam Soccer with our intown program this spring and hope to continue in the fall.  Please take a look at the following camp offering by NEFC and Top Shelf Footballers.

 

http://tsfootballers.com

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 05/18/2018
Fall InTown Soccer Registration On Line Now

Registration is now open for fall 2018 In-Town Soccer League.  Please click on the  "Register Here" tab on the web sites home page.  Agawam Soccer is always looking for volunteers.  If you would like to coach or help with a team please fill out the Volunteer Registration link in the same area as the Intown Registration.


by posted 05/15/2018
Travel Soccer Try Out Registration

Travel Try Out Pre-Registration is now on the ASA Home Page under the REGISTER tab.  All players (new and retuning) are required to pre-register for try outs.  The try out dates will be end of June and the dates are being worked out now.  There is no cost due at this time.  

Thank You 


by posted 05/10/2018
Agawam Soccer Intown Partnership with NEFC

To our Agawam Soccer In Town Coaches, Parents and Players

Agawam Soccer is pleased to announce a developmental partnership between the Agawam Soccer Association and the NEFC (New England Football Club).  The NEFC is a premier soccer organization located in Massachusetts and the west leadership works out of the Roots Soccer Facility in Westfield.  Through local relationships, the NEFC club has offered to assist Agawam Soccer in player and coach development.

Agawam Soccer has always made player and coach development a priority in how we set up our league, train our coaches, and purchase equipment.  Over the years there have been many efforts to improve the overall enjoyability of kids and the game of soccer.  We are pleased that we can partner with NEFC to help us with the overall goal of improving soccer in Agawam both from skill perspective and as mentioned earlier, overall enjoyment of the game.

Agawam soccer and NEFC have put together training sessions every Saturday morning for age groups: 3, 4, 5 and 1st and 2nd grade.  ASA is currently working on separate programs for 3-4th grade and 5th-8th.

The “Agawam Soccer Intown Technical Training” as we call it, will be held each Saturday during the following time slots:

  • 9:00-10:00 ---Boys and Girls 1st and 2nd grade

  • 10:00 – 10:30     -- 3 year old league

  • 10:30----11:00 --- 4 year old league

  • 11:00 ---11:45----5 year old league

 

Coaches will come to each training session with their respected teams and will train as a group with the NEFC coaches.  NEFC coaches will basically demonstrate certain exercises designed for that specific age group and then the ASA coaches will do the exercise with their teams under the mentoring from the NEFC coach.  This is a standard developmental model designed to train players and coaches while implementing the latest training techniques from US Soccer.

Games will still be on Sundays.  Coaches may at their own discretion have practices during the week or possibly meet before or after these training sessions.  Please contact your coach individually for your schedule outside of this.

NEFC in addition to this also has a NEFC Jr Academy that they run at Roots Soccer Facility and Arbors Kids in East Longmeadow.  It is an excellent program for those kids that would like additional training to what will be provided on Saturdays at Robinson Pool.  The web site for the NEFC Jr Academy can be accessed by clicking HERE.


by posted 03/17/2018
Frank Martin on Parents/Coaches