Official home for the Ann Arbor Soccer Association.
The Ann Arbor Soccer Association is a non-profit civic organization that promotes and maintains the availability of adult recreational soccer for the Ann Arbor community. Over the past three decades, AASA has become a fixture of the soccer community in the Ann Arbor area. Our mission is to provide a fun and safe soccer experience to all individuals regardless of skill level. We are an all-volunteer organization run by a governing board.
Mon, Oct. 10: AGM & Elections
We will take a longer halftime on Monday, October 10 to hold our Annual General Meeting and Board of Directors elections. It looks like we currently have one willing candidate for each board seat, but we always accept nominations from the floor before elections so that any member may run for any Board position. We also have non-voting member-at-large positions for people who are interested in helping with AASA events and behind the scenes. If you are interested in more information, please e-mail AASA President Scot Woods at president(at)aasaweb.org.
Pint glasses are in
If you played on a championship team from Summer session, please come by the Fuller Park office before or after games and pick up your handsome AASA-logo pint glass. Congrats to M/W Irish Green, T/Th White and playoff champ T/Th Black!!!
Sept. 20, 2016: Olson Park Detour
Northbound Pontiac Trail is closed while the city does resurfacing work. Detour north from downtown/campus area by taking Nixon Rd. to Dhu Varren west. This will last the rest of Fall, so give yourself 5-10 extra minutes to get to Olson Park. You can find a detour map here.
The Ann Arbor Soccer Association offers a variety of adult recreational leagues for anyone aged 15 years and older.
Games are 45 minutes per half with a 5 minute halftime and are played on half-sized fields with half-sized goals.
Games are played twice a week, either Monday & Wednesday 7v7 (Coed or Womens leagues) or Tuesday & Thursday 7v7 (Coed league only).
A full-field 11v11 Coed league is also held once a week on Tuesdays during the Spring and Summer sessions.
All signup is done on an individual basis and all attempts are made to create balanced teams based on each players reported experience and skill level. Players may sign up for as many leagues as they like and have time to play.
AASA and Ann Arbor YMCA Haiti Partnership
From: Steve Petty, AVP: Youth Development & Program Operations, Ann Arbor YMCA
I started playing soccer with AASA when I arrived in Ann Arbor back in 2006. Working at the Ann Arbor YMCA and meeting new friends through soccer helped connect me to a new community, despite being thousands of miles away from home. In my 10 years playing soccer, I’ve met a lot of great people and collected a lot of shirts. I think I have 3 green shirts, a couple of yellows, reds, maybe an orange. Definitely more than I’ll ever need.
The Ann Arbor YMCA is an international partner with the YMCA of Haiti, working to strengthen communities abroad, just as we do here in Washtenaw County. Years of political turmoil have followed years of recovery since the earthquake in 2010 and communities face many challenges in their recovery efforts. In Haiti, the proverb goes, “Dye mon, gen mon” (Behind the mountains, there are more mountains). In the face of these challenges, the Haiti YMCA is a safe and nurturing place for children and teens. In 8 communities across Haiti, the Y provides after school programming, tutoring, literacy programs, sports leagues and camps to almost 7,000 families.
The Ann Arbor Y provides support to the Haiti Y, including staff and volunteer training, staff exchanges, mentoring, and program collaborations. Each summer around 150 youth between the age of 9 and 17 are invited to attend Sports Camp in Haiti. For many it is their first time away from home, the first time away from their families. A chance to experience independence for the first time. But on a very basic level, it’s a guaranteed 3 meals a day and an opportunity to make new friends while playing soccer, volleyball, or basketball. Volunteer coaches from Haiti and the US partner to deliver the camp and work with groups of 10-12 kids. It’s a fantastic example of the international partnership between the YMCA’s.
As a volunteer myself, I saw the excitement of my team when I passed out some donated jerseys I took with me last time I visited. Now you can help too. Clear our your old t-shirt drawer and bring your shirts down to AASA where they’ll be collected, sorted and packed up to take with us this summer. We want clean, lightly used shirts, especially in sizes S-L. You can bring your donations to the AASA office the first 2 weeks of the season.
We’re fortunate to have such a great resource like AASA available to adult soccer players in Ann Arbor. A huge thanks to the dedicated volunteers that work behind the scenes to keep soccer available, and for supporting the Y in its work in Haiti. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can help, contact Steve at email@example.com.
The Y. For a better us.