Congratulations to our State and President Cup Winners and Runner-up!
State Cup Winners: 03G Red & 01B Red
State Cup Finalists: 02B Red
President’s Cup Winners: 02B White & 03B White
President’s Cup Finalists: 02G White, 03G White, 01B White & 04B White
Successful weekend all-around. Well done #TeamArlington!
Adam Brick appointed Executive Director of Arlington Soccer Association.
(Arlington, VA), (November 1, 2017): The Board of Directors of the Arlington Soccer Association has selected Adam Brick, as its next Executive Director.
“Adam truly understands ASA and is a great fit to lead our organization,” said Ron Malachowski, Board President. “He brings new ideas, a wealth of experience, a renewed focus on the player experience, and a desire to strengthen our community and business partnerships.”
Brick’s diverse career in athletic administration spans thirty years in the Washington metropolitan area. He served in multiple capacities at Georgetown University, including Athletic Director in 2004-05. At Georgetown, he was the sport administrator for men’s and women’s soccer, and helped launch the women’s soccer program in the 1990’s while continuing to work with coaches across a wide range of team and individual sports.
Most recently, Brick led external relations for athletics at George Mason University. At George Mason, Brick was a member of the leadership team that successfully secured the naming rights for EagleBank Arena, and he was a key figure in the university’s successful move from the Colonial Athletic Association to the Atlantic 10 Conference.
He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and received his Juris Doctorate and BS in Marketing from Georgetown University. He worked as a consultant and taught Sports Ethics, Sports Marketing and Sports Law at several universities. Brick is also an accomplished high-school basketball referee and worked numerous state tournaments.
Upon his selection, Brick commented, “I am honored and excited to lead ASA into its next era. ASA has a solid foundation built on the strength of its players, coaches, staff, volunteers and the relationship with its community partners. While there may be some challenges ahead, it is clear to me that they are far outweighed by the opportunities, particularly when we all work together with the common purpose to provide a transformative experience for our players.”
About Arlington Soccer Association: Founded in 1970, the Arlington Soccer Association provides 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. ASA offers recreational, developmental and travel soccer, as well as a number of camps and clinics to more than 9,000 children per year. ASA is dedicated to providing participants with the opportunity to learn, have fun, and reach their full potential.
ASA alumnus, Nelson Blanco, has signed his first professional contract with North Carolina FC. Click here for the full story and more information about Nelson and his stellar career.
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 Wednesdat 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.
ASA is still accepting donations of used ASA uniforms (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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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