Attention Goalkeepers! ASA offers goalkeeper training to all recreational goalkeepers who have an interest in playing the position! Instruction will include basic GK fundamentals, such as handling, footwork, distribution and shot-stopping techniques. We offer both free and paid training options for grades 3-8, depending on the type of instruction you are looking for:
Free Rec Soccer GK Clinics (3rd through 6th grade) – These clinics are available for 3rd through 6th grade rec players who have an interest in learning more about the position. There are several sessions available, and all are ran by professional coaches. However, players may only sign up for a few classes (as opposed to all) to make sure there is enough room for everyone to attend. This is for beginner goalkeepers only. For more information, and to register: 3rd/4th Grade Clinics and 5th/6th Grade Clinics
Paid Rec Soccer GK Clinics (3rd through 8th grade) – These clinics are once a week for six weeks, are led by professional coaches, and are for players who want more dedicated and consistent instructions on developing and honing their ability between the posts. This is for beginner or intermediate goalkeepers. The following times are available for the paid sessions:
Monday GK Sessions – Grades 3-4 ONLY. The group will meet from 5:00-6:30pm each Monday at Williamsburg Middle School. The dates are September 25th, October 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th, and November 6th. The cost for the clinic is $125 per player.
Wednesday GK Sessions – Grades 3-4 ONLY. The group will meet from 5:00-6:30pm each Monday at VA Highlands. The dates are September 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, and November 1st. The cost for the clinic is $125 per player.
Friday GK Sessions – Grades 5-8 ONLY. The group will meet from 5:00-6:00pm each Friday at Williamsburg Middle School. The dates are September 29th, October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, and November 3rd. The cost of the clinic is $90 per player.
From September 5 th through September 30th, please consider donating your used ASA uniform (Travel, ADP, or Recreational) to help children at the Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) in Uganda. ASA players will organize and package the uniforms for shipment to Uganda.
More information on AAH can be found online at aahuganda.org.
In the fall of 2015, ASA families donated enough uniforms pieces to make over 300 full uniform kits. These kits were delivered to the AAH school in February, 2016. During this year’s collection period, there will be plastic bins at several collection sites in Arlington (see below link). Clean shirts, shorts, and socks will be accepted. A full kit is not necessary, but if you have a full kit, it would be wonderful for you to organize the kit in a gallon plastic bag and mark the outside of the bag with the size – ex. Youth Large. Unfortunately, we can’t accept cleats, shin guards, or balls as part of this uniform drive.
We also have a need for 3-4 large roller suitcases if you have a used one to donate. Volunteers traveling to Uganda will use these to transport the uniforms. (Please contact Zach to schedule a time to pick it up.)
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During select functional training sessions (9/6, 9/11, 9/19, and 9/13)
During select CCL games
ASA seeks candidates for our Administrative Services Specialist position
ASA’s Administrative Services Specialist works in the ASA office, interacting with the public on ASA’s behalf as well as working with all ASA staff members, handling inquiries (by phone, email and in-person) and assisting with various tasks & projects. This is a year-round, part time position that reports to ASA’s Finance Director. Fluency in English & Spanish is required. Extreme sense of customer service is critical. Financial experience is helpful. The candidate should be available for 25 hours per week during weekdays. Very occasional non-weekday hours may be requested as well.
If you like working in a fun, youth-oriented environment, and especially if you are interested in working in the soccer “field”, this could be a great opportunity for you. This position may be ideal for parents seeking part time work while their children are at school. For more info, please read a full description of this opportunity below.
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter by Friday, September 22nd to email@example.com
Jacobs Chiropractic Partnership
We are so proud to announce that Jacobs Chiropractic has signed on as a sponsor.
You will notice upcoming blog pieces in Off The Post and a banner at Long Bridge.
Check out their practice and thank you Jacobs Chiropractic!
If you haven’t yet met Dr. Crissy Markova, you are missing out! She launched her orthodontics practice right here in Arlington in 2016 and has jumped right into the community. VCO is dedicated to providing the highest quality orthodontic care for their patients in Arlington, Alexandria, and Washington DC. The team at VCO Orthodontics treats you like family! They offer before-school and after-work appointments to make your entire experience as convenient as possible. If your soccer player needs braces, please consider supporting the practice that supports #TeamArlington!
We are so proud to announce that Whole Foods has signed on as a sponsor to #TeamArlington! They will be providing monthly nutritional content, healthy food and snacks for events and a significant financial contribution. They are also donating catering for age group fundraising events – contact Gretchen Hamm (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your age group is in need. Thank you Whole Foods!
Enjoy summer soccer indoors!
ASA will be holding an indoor soccer camp at Williamsburg Middle School July 17-21, 2017. Beat the summer heat by playing soccer indoors in the air conditioning! We offer high quality training and games for your child’s enjoyment. Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered for all ages, both boys and girls! Details are below.
Morning session: 9:00am-12:00pm, grades 1-3.
Afternoon session: 1:00pm-4:00pm, grades 4-8.
For more info and registration options please visit: http://www.arlingtonsoccer.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/2017-Summer-Camp-Flyer.pdf
ASA is incredibly proud of our six teams who competed at the US Youth Soccer Region 1 Championships! A great effort from our State Cup Champions 2005B Red, 2004B Red, 2004G Red, 2001B Red, 1999G Red and our State Cup Finalist and wildcard 2000G Red.
The US Youth Soccer Region I Championships featured top teams in the 12U through 19/20U age groups from each of the states in Region 1: Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern New York, New York West, Eastern Pennsylvania, PA West, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. The State Cup champions and from each state and wildcard teams from the region competed at Regionals.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The event provides more than 185,000 players from US Youth Soccer’s 55 state associations, the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The Series is known as the ultimate destination for the country’s collegiate soccer coaches and the future of soccer.
The Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which will be played July 24-30 at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas (#ROADtoTX).
A big *THANK YOU* for allowing me the privilege of serving thousands of ASA players over the past seven and a half years. I have truly enjoyed connecting Arlington youth to soccer, leveraging an increasingly impressive array of programming and coaching talent (paid staff and volunteers alike). Best wishes as Arlington Soccer enters the next phase of its existence. Have fun, play hard, and work together to make #TeamArlington better & better.
Arlington Soccer Association (ASA) seeks an exceptional Executive Director (ED) with a commitment to youth sports and who brings innovation, stellar community relationship building, and engaging leadership to advance ASA’s growth and sustainability. ASA’s mission is to provide quality soccer programs and experiences for people of all abilities, backgrounds and financial means to encourage personal growth, promote a love for the game, and advance soccer in Arlington and surrounding communities. To apply, e-mail your resume, a cover letter that explains how your skills align with the requirements listed on the position description, and salary requirements to: ASA@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries, contact James Sunshine at email@example.com.