This winter, AYSA and the YMCA are partnering to offer a five week winter Little NetBusters program in the YMCA gym. Little NetBusters provides a fun introduction to soccer for 3 and 4 year old players. Little NetBusters features age appropriate soccer activities, rather than formal games. 

This program will run on five Saturdays beginning January 9, 2016.

Space for this program is very limited. Registration is based on a first come, first serve basis. 

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This winter the Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association and the Duluth Area Family YMCA will partner to offer an indoor soccer program in the gym at the YMCA.  This is recreational, coed soccer. We will play on Saturdays throughout the winter, offering 6-week long opportunities for players ages 5-11.

Space is very limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

U6/U8 leagues begin January 9, 2016.

U11 league begins February 27, 2016.

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Some AYSA clubs will be registering players in October or November for 2016 MYSA competitive soccer.  The competitive soccer season begins May 1, 2016 and runs through the end of July 2016.

Click Read More to find out how to register for your club or for more information.



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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The second annual AYSA Kick it Forward Duluth Soccer Fair was held on April 26.  Approximately 700 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 carnival for kids to test their skills at different soccer games. We have many people and organizations to thank for our success, a few of which are listed below.


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 November 23.  Application deadline is May 27, 2016. 

Congratulations to our 2015 scholarship recipients; Mark Foldesi from Denfeld High School and Madison Danelski from Hermantown High School!  If you have questions regarding the college scholarship, please contact Dave Geary at 218-624-1713 or

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.


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

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.

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

Serving Northeastern Minnesota and Superior, WI 

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