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The AYSA Kick it Forward Duluth Soccer Fair 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Duluth Heritage Sports Center, 120 S. 30th Ave West, Duluth

Free Admission!

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2015 Lower Division Soccer Registration for boys and girls ages 5-12 years old will be open

April 20 - May 2.

Contact your local club coordinator (listed below) for more information. Online Registration and In Person Registration details are listed below for each club.

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Spring 2015 Upper Division Recreational Soccer Registration for players 10-18 was held in early March. 

Registration continues on a space available basis until May 15th. Please contact your local club coordinator to find out if they have openings, for information on fees, and how to register.

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Click Here for a Registration Form

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April 27, 6:00 PM 
Clyde Iron Works Restaurant
2920 West Michigan Street, Duluth. 
 
AYSA is hosting a meeting for all coaches of Spring 2015 Upper Division Recreational teams.
Schedules, player passes, rules manuals and more will be handed out at this meeting.  A representative from each Upper Division Recreational team should attend this meeting. 
 

 

This summer AYSA will offer Little NetBusters, a program for 3 and 4 year old soccer players. This fun introduction to soccer will feature age appropriate soccer activities, rather than formal games. Each session will last one hour, and will be led by trained coaches using a curriculum designed for our youngest players.

Session I will run from June 2 - 30 in Duluth, and Session II will run from August 4 - September 1 in Duluth and Cloquet.

Little NetBusters JUNE Session is FULL

Players must be either 3 or 4 years old on July 31, 2015. 

Please click "read more" for program and registration details

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Striker/Keeper Camp

May 16, 2015      Players Ages 9-15

Are you a striker looking to score more goals for your team this season? How about a keeper looking to make more saves? Striker/Keeper camp looks to develop and enhance skills around the goal to make for fun and exciting games for everyone!

Registration is OPENClick HERE to learn more.

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Coach,

What impact do you have on your players?  

Are you interested in coaching for success of your players ON  and OFF the field?

As a coach, you are the most important role model in the lives of your players. It is an unfortunate reality that many of the youth you interact with face violence and abuse in their relationships, homes, and other environments. Our youth deserve an equal playing field where they can achieve their full potential as athletes and human beings. YOU can help ensure this.

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Click "Read More" to find out about our Coaching for Change program.

 

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AYSA Summer Camps!

AYSA is pleased to continue our partnership with The Boot Room Soccer Camps. The Boot Room builds upon the best traditions of English Football. These camps will provide players with high-level skills training in a fun environment.

The coaches are Dave Robinson and Archie Clark. Dave is a coach for the College of St. Scholastica's men's soccer team. He holds a National Youth Coaching License and is a member of the ODP coaching staff for Minnesota Youth Soccer. Archie is head coach of the Cloquet Esko Carlton High School boy's soccer team. He holds a National D Coaching License and a NSCAA advanced regional diploma. Goalkeepers will be trained by Jake Lammi, former CSS and Denfled HS goal keeper. Jake has coached keepers for UMD, Denfeld HS, and many local competitive soccer teams. 

Click Here to Learn More About AYSA Camps!

 

AYSA is hosting coaching clinics designed to provide coaches with the tools to run fun, efficient practices, and improve their game strategy. If you want to improve your coaching skills, these are the courses to take!

Clinics are free of charge! However, advanced registration is required for all clinics. Please register at least ten days prior to the clinic date. Clinics without an adequate number are cancelled.

Click Here to View our 2015 Coaches Clinics!

 

 

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The first annual AYSA Kick it Forward Duluth Soccer Fair was held on April 27.  Approximately 1000 kids and parents participated in the fair's activities.  Highlights of the day included a street soccer tournament that 127 kids participated in, the MN United skills session, with hundreds of kids learning from the pros, and a soccer skills contest for kids 8 -13.  We have many people and organizations to thank for our success, a few of which are listed below.

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The US Soccer Foundation is supporting Arrowhead Youth Soccer's Kick It Forward program in 2014.  The US Soccer Foundation had provided funding and equipment to assist us with our after school and summer soccer programs in Lincoln Park and Central/East Hillside.  For more information on US Soccer Foundation grants and other programs, please click here.  

A big thank you to US Soccer Foundation for allowing us to make sure that every kid that wants to play soccer is able to!  

 

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One of the ways AYSA supports our local youth soccer community is to offer two $1000 college scholarships each year.  The Arrowhead Youth Soccer College Scholarship Program was established in the year 2000 through the efforts of the AYSA Board of Directors.  High school seniors that live in an area served by AYSA and that participated in AYSA or another local youth soccer program are eligible to apply.  Recipients are selected by the AYSA Board of Directors in late summer or fall of each year. Registration forms are available here and will be sent to local high school guidance offices by April 1.  Congratulations to our 2014 scholarship recipients; Kailee Katt from Esko High School and Matthew Borash from Hermantown High School!  If you have questions regarding the college scholarship, please contact Dave Geary at 218-624-1713 or aysa@chartermi.net


All AYSA coaches are required to complete concussion training before they can coach games or practices.  The video training at this link meets those requirements.  Please print the completion form at the end of the training.
 
This is also a great video for parents or players.  It will help you recognize the signs of concussion and provides information on how to deal with a player that may have a concussion.  Learn more in this CDC sponsored concussion video.  Please click Read More to access the video training.

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An organization as large as AYSA has many volunteers and supporters that work behind the scenes with little recognition.   One company that has been supporting AYSA activities for more than 15 years is Hartel DBJ Disposal.  Hartel donates disposal and recycling services on select  AYSA fields, saving our organization significent dollars, and allowing us to keep the cost of playing soccer affordable.  This is our opportunity to say Thanks to Hartel DBJ Disposal!.

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 For More Information on Hartel DBJ Services please call 218 729-5446 or check their web site at http://www.hartels-dbj.com/

Are you interested in increasing your knowledge of soccer rules?
We have included a number of short video presentations on soccer rules in order to give coaches and parents an opportunity to better understand the rules of the game and how referee make their on field decisions.  Each topic is very short, about ten minutes, and presented in an informative and easy to understand format.
These presentations will give viewers an opportunity to see the information presented to referees in order to help them discern the difference between a legal challenge and a foul.
  Here are links to video rules topics:

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A concussion is a brain injury and can be quite serious.  The US Dept. of Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has prepared some excellent resources to help parents and players identify the signs and symptoms of concussions, and what to do if you think you or a family member may have a concussion.

Please click here for a fact sheet for parents.

Please click here for a fact sheet for players.

You will also find lots of information and resources at the CDC web site by clicking here.

The Minnesota State High School League has a very good fact sheet on returning to play after a concussion.  You can access it by clicking here.

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Arrowhead Youth
Soccer Association
3501 Grand Ave.
Duluth, MN 55807
Ph: (218) 624-1713
Fx: (218) 624-1759
davegeary@
arrowheadsoccer.com

Serving Northeastern Minnesota and Superior, WI 

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