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.
June 27 , 2016
What a gorgeous day to kick off the Summer session! Thanks to everyone who came down to participate.
All this sun has a downside, however… We were hoping to begin playing today on Fields 2 & 3 at Fuller. But June has been so dry that the Huron River levels are very low, and the city is unable to pull water from the river to irrigate the renovated fields at Fuller Park. So the City tells us we will be playing on Fields 5, 6 & 7 (everyone’s favorite, right?) until the Huron Valley gets adequate rainfall. We’ll get back onto Fields 2 and 3 as soon as possible.
June 20 , 2016
Registration for Summer 2016 is open! Games begin NEXT WEEK. Remind your friends and fellow AASA players to register NOW!
- All 7 v. 7 players may request one other player as a teammate. Both players are encouraged to list each other to help ensure the request can be honored.
- All players unable to pay online must pay within the first week of the fall season. If you do not, your spot will be forfeited. Extenuating circumstances may be dealt with on a case by case basis.
- If you know you will be unable to attend games for a portion of the spring season, please indicate so on your registration.
April 20, 2016
We are excited to be partnering this year with the Ann Arbor YMCA to give new life to your old AASA jerseys. Bring clean shirts in good condition with you the first two weeks of Spring, and throw them into YMCA-marked bins. Staff from “The Y” take them to Haiti later this year for use in their teen developmental programs. See below for more details from Steve Petty @ the Ann Arbor YMCA!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Y. For a better us.