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2017 JAHS Soccer Camp

Here is information from Coach Lanka regarding this summer's JAHS Soccer Camp.

Last year was our biggest turnout (by far) with 120+ campers.  Honestly, it was a bit of a shocker as it was 50 more kids than we had ever had.  This year, we will definitely need to prepare for higher numbers.  That said, I'm hoping we meet that number again this year!

Our camp dates will be Monday, July 24th through Thursday, July 27th (with Friday, July 28thset as our rain date).  All other information can be seen in the attachment and below:

The coaches have already been thinking about changes to our camp from multiple sets of valuable feedback (including smaller groups, more time on-ball, less lines, etc.) and hope this year will be the best yet!

Camp Flyer is located HERE.  Parents can mail in a hard copy registration and/or register online at the link below:

2017 JA Youth Soccer Camp e-Registration
https://goo.gl/forms/2DBt1p0jkAEx3NGg1

Sorry for the confusion and thank you to all those who contacted me about the youngins!
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  Have a wonderful summer and we will see you in late July!

2 Items of Note

Good Afternoon JASA Families!



2 items of Note that we hope you will give your utmost attention!~

1. JASA End of Season Survey

2. Work day at Fields.


1. If you have a moment and can answer our questions we value your input! We are conducting an end of season survey.

As you know, there have been a lot of changes at JASA this year. We only exist with support from the community and our families, so we want to get your feedback as we plan for the future. We want to get your input on where JASA is, and where we are going, among other questions that we’d like to know. Positive feedback and suggestions are welcomed. Constructive criticism is welcomed as well, providing it is aimed at building up and not tearing down. Please remember there are many people who give their spare time, energy and effort to this organization, they are volunteers and do the best they can. To do so, we are asking that each family complete the survey, which you can access at this link. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JASA2017) Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey before June 1, 2017. The JASA Board values your input!



2. This coming Saturday, June 3rd, a local landscaping company will be working to remove these target greens, however we will need 20 volunteers to help with this effort. We will be moving sod and dirt, so anticipate heavy lifting and getting dirty. We will begin this Saturday morning, June 3rd, at 8:30 AM and work until 1:00 PM. Lunch will be provided by Jan and Tony's Pizza! If you could commit to this effort with a couple of hours, half the day, or even all day it would be appreciated.



SIGNUP – Please email Jim McLain – jasaboys2@gmail.com.

BRING – If you have them – Wheelbarrow, gloves, garden rake, and shovel.=

WHERE – JASA’s new location at 14200 SR 161, Plain City, OH 43064

Questions contact Jim McLain at jasaboys2@gmail.com or 6144297370.

Message from JASA President, Sean Magginis

Greetings JASA families!
 
As we wind down our first season at the new home for JASA I wanted to write you all a message giving you some valuable information and to thank all of you for participating in our league.
 
A big thanks to you as parents for allowing your children to participate in the game of soccer with JASA! You’ve been patient with us as we’ve battled the crazy Ohio spring which brought us a ton of rain. You’ve been patient with us while we introduced a new style, Academy, in our younger divisions. And finally, you’ve been patient with us while our board transitions from members who have given their effort and especially TIME to this organization since its inception 20 years ago.
 
I need to thank some companies and people who have helped us get underway with developing the fields:
  • Troy Cameron and Shelly Materials for the deep discounts on the gravel that has been purchased for the parking lot.
  • Dan Perkey at Daniels Landscape for the discount and help with the first mounds that needed to be removed before play could begin.
  • JD Equipment for the use of a skid loader to grade the parking lot and remove the railroad ties.
  • Beachy Barns for the discount on moving our buildings from the old location to the new one.
  • Jeff Cosgrove at 42 Grubhouse for providing the lunch served to volunteers at the work day.
  • Drew Pryor at Buckeye Forklift for his time and equipment to move telephone poles into place.
  • Mr. Sherman Schrock for the use of his Bobcat for parking lot grading.
  • Lane Wortman and Corna Kokosing for the donation of a portable bench and pop up awning for the 8th grade boys team.
If I have missed anyone please let me know.
 
If you know or patron any of these businesses or people please thank them and let them know how important their contributions are.
 
I’d like to thank the volunteers who showed up to a work day to help remove sod, and then laid it back down during the removal of the mounds. To any volunteers who have spent time helping with coaching, field layout, moving goals, picking up trash, hanging nets or painting lines THANK YOU. This organization needs you and appreciates the help, remember we are an all-volunteer organization, we don’t exist or have a league without volunteers.
If you haven’t volunteered in the past, please consider donating your time to help, ask how you might lend a hand. You do not have to be a “soccer person” to help, you just must be a “kid” person that wants to help a youth organization provide a positive impact on young lives. An hour or two of your time a week during our seasons can go a long way.
 
Our Needs:
 
JASA needs a Treasurer, this person would work closely with our current and retiring Treasurer, (Lynnette Bichsel) to learn the ropes to ensure a smooth transition. This person must possess basic computer skills, be highly organized, and above all be reputable and trustworthy. If you are interested in helping - please send an email with your questions, qualifications and a brief letter as to why you want to help, to spmagginis@jasoccerassoc.org .
 
We are also in search of new board members, and committee members to help with registration, concessions, and fundraising. Remember you do not have to be a “soccer” person to serve. We need all walks of life with varied skills and expertise. If your talent lies in marketing, advertising, construction or general organizing you can HELP! THE MORE DIVERSE WE ARE, THE STRONGER WE CAN MAKE THIS ORGANIZATION.
 
On June 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we will be holding a work day at the fields to remove the mounds that are left from the days when the fields were a driving range. We need your HELP! Daniels Landscape will be there to remove the dirt and to level these mounds. However, we need help to remove the sod and lay it back down once finished. We will also be filling holes and ruts with the soil. Lunch will be provided by Jan and Tony’s Pizza. Please consider helping even if you can only give an hour.
 
JASA is also in search of a mowing company to take over mowing our fields throughout the year. We will be accepting bids, preferably we would like a company that can provide mowing and help with fertilizer applications, and cultural practices to help keep our fields in tip top shape and condition. If you would like more info please feel free to contact me vie email at spmagginis@gmail.com.
 
As you know, there have been a lot of changes at JASA this year. We only exist with support from the community and our families, so we want to get your feedback as we plan for the future. We want to get your input on where JASA is, and where we are going, among other questions that we’d like to know. Positive feedback and suggestions are welcomed. Constructive criticism is welcomed as well, providing it is aimed at building up and not tearing down. Please remember there are many people who give their spare time, energy and effort to this organization, they are volunteers and do the best they can. To do so, we are asking that each family complete the survey, which you can access at this link. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JASA2017) Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey before June 1, 2017. The JASA Board values your input!
 
Please watch for information on the Fall season and registration. Wishing you all a great, fun and safe summer vacation.
 
Sincerely,
 
Sean Magginis
JASA President
 

May 21, 2017 JASA Celebration Status

Good morning to All JASA Families:

 

As you are aware we had planned our final make up games and JASA family celebration picnic today.  With the forecast for continued pop up "nuisance" rain throughout the afternoon, we have made the decision to cancel the PICNIC ONLY.    

 

Games will go on and be played as scheduled and the medal ceremony will take place as well at the conclusion of each game.  

 

We look forward to seeing you at the fields this afternoon. 

 

JASA Board