House Team Assignments and Schedules for FALL
Posted below and have been sent to the coaches

Assignments for the FALL play have been sent to the coaches.  Please note, a new policy has been posted at the beginning or our registation page that says, "no requests for any reason will be honored".  Our volunteers cannot accommodate personal friend, carpool, coach requests when forming teams for up to 800 players in a ten day period.  The requests had become at least 50% of the total registrations.  We will try to form teams based upon school to try to keep groups of players together who can plan carpools or recognize friends.  Please remember this is town-wide program, unlike other sports, and when you register online during open registration can affect how close to home your team is.  Thanks for understanding. 

ALPHABETICAL ASSIGNMENT - see team column, compare to coach and schedule                           

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REGISTER FOR ANY HOUSE LEAGUE PROGRAM AGES U7-U19
Open June 18

HOUSE LEAGUE PLAY DATES

  • Fall -  Sept 10-17-24, Oct 1-8-15-22-29
  • Indoor 1 - Nov 5-12-19, Dec 3-10-17, Jan 7-14
  • Indoor 2 - Jan 28, Feb 4-11-18-25, Mar 4-11-18
  • Spring - May 6-13-20-27, June 10-11-17-24

 

Please be aware of registration closure dates. 

GENERAL INFORMATION ON HOUSE PROGRAMS

The House Program runs an outdoor league in both the Spring and Fall and two Winter indoor sessions. Ages run from 6 to 18, depending on date of birth (please see the Age Matrix at our Registration Center). We will have a group for boys and girls in each of these divisions, except Under 18 which is coed, based on the number of registrants. We also run an Instructional Under 6 Program during the year.

  1. Ages?
  2. Fees?
  3. Games?
  4. Practice?
  5. How do I get on a Team?
  6. Coaches and Volunteers?
  7. Program Focus?
  8. Eligibility?

 

 


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Age Matrix - What group is my child in?
NEW US YOUTH SOCCER AGE MATRIX
ASA will implement the new age matrix starting in the 2016-2017 seasonal year.
 

Calendar Year

Effective SEPTEMBER 2016, the grouping of players will change nationwide, with encouraged adoption of best practices. U.S. Soccer has mandated that all United States youth soccer programs go back to calendar birth years to align with international standards and Youth National Team programs.

 


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UNIFORM SIZES
and info

Our soccer uniforms run approximately:


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What should I bring to Soccer Practice?
What about Games?
Shinguards:  Always wear your shinguards at games and practice and camps under your soccer socks. 
Cleats:   Although cleats are not required, they do help. 
                For Indoor Soccer, no cleats.  "Flats", or indoor shoes are not required, but again, they help.  Sneakers are ok too.
 
Soccer ball:    U6/U8 play with a size 3 ball.
                         U10 & U12 use size 4
                         U14 and up play with size 5
 
Water Bottle:  Even if it’s not hot out, always bring water to games and practice and camps
Inclement Weather & Cancellation Guidelines
Soccer is played in the Rain! Our buildings are open unless a driving ban!

INDOOR GAMES

With the advent of the snowy season and possible driving or school closings, this is the policy of Amherst Soccer regarding closures:

OUTDOOR GAMES

Any cancellation of games will be made at the fields at game time.  Only in rare situations will sessions be canceled


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ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
New! NYWEST Institutes policy regarding Coach and Parent conduct

We expect all parents, spectators and coaches to understand the conduct required at a soccer match. NY West, our parent organization, has implemented a new policy that takes effect immediately.  Please familiarize yourself with proper conduct towards the referees.  In many instances, these referees are young children themselves who have just recently become referees.  We need to support them in their development.  Let’s all sit back, enjoy the action and leave the control of the game to the refs.  Don’t get caught up in the heat of the action and say the wrong thing or embarass your child.  Let the coach coach, the kids play, let the refs ref.   continue...


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ASA Scholarship Program

The policy of the Amherst Soccer Association is that every effort will be made to ensure that children will not be deprived the opportunity of playing soccer in cases of financial hardship. For more information or to apply, continue or contact president@amherstsoccer.com.  All inquiries are confidential and shared only with the president and treasurer.  Thanks to all of you who make donations when registering for programs to make this policy possible.


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