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I’ve registered, now what?

Watch your e-mail. Once you’ve registered online and we have received payment you will receive an email confirming your spot in the league. You will also receive another email automatically when you are placed on a team and rosters are made active (usually a day or two before games begin). We'll communicate Opening Day information, including locations and kickoff times, via our website, social media and -- once again -- by email. Show up about 20 minutes early on the first day of the season to check in, receive your AASA shirt, and hear announcements (including your opening-day field assignment). After Opening Day, schedules will be visible on our website and via our mobile app.

Where do I go the first day of the season? Are there games?

Yes, we play games on the first day of the season! You will want to arrive at Fuller fields (7v7 leagues) or at Olson Field (11v11) 20 to 30 minutes before game time to get your team assignment and receive your team shirt. If you can't make it to the first night, arrive early the first day you can make it and find a board member to receive your shirt (you do not need to let us know if you're missing a game).

What Equipment is REQUIRED TO PLAY?

New team shirts are provided by AASA each session and are yours to keep. Players must use shin guards and wear socks that cover the whole shin guard. AASA recommends sports spectacles or protective goggles to cover normal glasses. AASA recommends that players remove all jewelry. Referees may prohibit players from wearing any jewelry, braces or clothing they deem unsafe. AASA provides game balls that can be used for warming up.

Will masks be required during the 2022 season?

Masks will not be required, but they are still recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated.

Can I play in more than one league?

Yes, you may play in as many as leagues as you have the time and desire to play. We offer Coed 7v7 leagues that play twice a week Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, a Women’s 7v7 league that plays Mondays/Wednesdays, all during the Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions. We also offer a Coed 11v11 (full-field) league that plays once a week on Tuesdays during the Spring and Summer sessions. However you can only play on one team per league.

I registered but can no longer play. Can I get a refund?

All sales are final. AASA can not offer refunds for Annual Membership Fees. In general, AASA does not offer refunds for season registrations. However, season registration refund exceptions will be considered within two weeks of the start of a season. Exceptions are contingent on an active wait list, and any refund would be pro-rated for games remaining in the season.

Does it matter if I’ve never played soccer?

No, we have a wide range of skill levels and playing experience in our leagues, from those who have never played before to those who have played competitive soccer for many years. This provides an ideal opportunity to learn and grow as a player regardless of your experience. Because everyone signs up for all of our leagues as individuals your skill level and playing experience doesn’t matter. Before the season begins, the AASA board does its best to create balanced teams based on the information you provide in your registration.

Can I sign up an entire team?

We currently do not allow signup as teams. Our focus as an organization is to provide a place where anyone can enjoy the game regardless of experience or skill level. Because of this all of our registrations are done individually and we seek to create balanced teams in each league to ensure a fun and competitive environment. For the 7 v. 7 league, we do our best to honor requests to play with a significant other or a friend but we can not guarantee this as our primary mission is to ensure balanced, competitive teams. For the 11 v. 11 league, groups of up to 5 players can request placement on the same team.

Where are the games played? How long are the games?

All 7v7 games are played at Fuller Park and all 11v11 games are played at Olsen Park. All games have two 45 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime. Games start at 6:30pm sharp! After Labor Day, all games start at 6:00pm due to the sun setting earlier. Due to concerns for safety from inclement weather or lack of daylight, the AASA board may occasionally need to shorten the game length. 

Are there practices too?

As a recreational league, AASA does not organize formal practices. On occasion teammates have been known to meet to help new players develop skills or simply for an extra ‘pick-up’ game.

I’ll miss a few games. Can my friend fill in for me?

Due to our insurance agreements with the Michigan Soccer Association and the City of Ann Arbor, we are unable to allow anyone to play who is not registered and insured with the league, even if just filling in for a single game. Illegal players will cause the team to forfeit the game and repeat infractions will lead to further action by the board. In order to be insured, players must have a current annual membership with AASA ($25 as of 2017). Also see our Shirt Splitting page for information on how to share your registration with another player.

I can only play one day a week... Can I split my registration with a friend?

Yes, you can! However, both of you must be registered AASA members. Check out our page on Shirt Splitting for all the details. If you "split a shirt," please note that ONLY ONE OF YOU MAY PLAY IN ANY GAME. If you are going to miss just a game or two, it is recommended that you inform your team so they can make efforts to be at the game if at all possible. If you want to find someone to split a shirt with, try posting in our Facebook group!

How old do I have to be to play?

All AASA leagues are open to anyone age 18 or older. Players under 19 who wish to preserve their USSF youth eligibility should contact our secretary before registering.

Can my kids play too?

Yes, although we do have a minimum age of 18 years for all players. We make every effort to allow family members to play together, and in fact we have a number of parents who play with their children on a regular basis.

Why is there a wait list?

League registration is on a first-come, first served basis and the number of player slots available is subject to registration volume and field availability. There are circumstances where we cancel existing registrations – in the event this happens, we will fill open slots from the wait list.

I’m on the wait list, now what?

If a spot opens in our league, and you are placed on a team, you will be notified immediately by e-mail. Please arrive a few minutes early before the team's next scheduled game to pick up your shirt. At Fuller Park, visit our league office to find a member of our board to assist you. At Olson Park, locate the onsite league organizer for assistance (there's no office at Olson Park).