Welcome Home!

On behalf of the board and trustees of the Jonathan Alder Soccer Association, I would like to welcome you to our new webhome.  Please make sure to update your bookmarks to point to our new web address.  Please feel free to browse around our new site and also bare with us as we begin to populate our new site with great content.  If you have questions about anything regarding policies, fees, registrations, etc., please email information@jasoccerassoc.org

News

Spring 2016 Soccer SIgn-Ups UPDATE

The JASA board is happy to announce that we have scheduled sign ups for the spring 2016 season. We have made arrangements and are leasing field space for all ages to play soccer. 

Sign ups will be on the following dates/times at the Plain City Library:

Wednesdays, February 3, 10 and 17th from 6:00 till 8:30 PM

 

Saturdays, February 13, 20, 27 from 10:00 till 2:00 PM

We have leased space for the upcoming spring season as follows: All Kickers, Minis, Cub and Junior division teams will play at the former JASA fields. The new owners of the property have agreed to lease a portion of the fields back to JASA while we look for a permanent location.  All Senior (6 through 8th grade) division teams will play at the Hilliard soccer complex on Scioto Darby Rd.  We appreciate the fact that the Hilliard organization offered the use of their facilities to us while we continue to look for a permanent solution. 

The spring season is tentatively scheduled to begin April 2nd; weather permitting and go through May 14th; again weather permitting.  As we get nearer to these dates, field conditions will dictate when we are actually able to start and the schedule will be communicated to all.

Mark your calendars now and plan to come to one of these sessions. We look forward to seeing you then, but should you have any questions in the meantime, please email information@jasoccerassoc.org

The JASA board continues to work on securing property for the long term and ask for everyone’s help and support in this endeavor.

Thank you,
JASA Board

 

 

Fundraising Efforts

Good Afternoon! In addition to the JASA Field Fund established at Security National Bank in Plain City, we have also enabled the ability to donate to our organization through our website. Your Tax Deductible Donation will be processed for us by Paypal and you will then receive a donation letter from our organization for your tax records. For Questions regarding your tax deductible donation please contact your tax advisor.

When you go to our website http://www.jasoccerassoc.org and in the upper right corner you will find a button that will allow you to donate using your Paypal account or if you don't have a Paypal account you can use your bank debit card or any major credit card to make your donation.

We appreciate any monetary amount that you can contribute that will help us in securing our own facilities in the future.

 

In addition to these efforts we will be conducting a crowd sourcing venture in the near future.  Look for details coming soon.

 

Statement to Community

 

To the Plain City Community; 

 

For the past 18 years, the Jonathan Alder Soccer Association has provided a youth soccer program to the Plain City community.  JASA began on fields behind Canaan Middle School, and since 2009 we have leased farmland from the Dutch Corporation (owner of Der Dutchman). The community has donated time, money, resources, and talent to develop a soccer complex for our children to enjoy.  The purpose of this location was changed with the approval of the Dutch Corporation and Canaan Township from a farmed piece of property to a beautiful place for children to play soccer. 

The community as a whole has spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars developing these fields.  Entire families came to pick rocks out of the field.  Volunteers brought their equipment to prepare the ground for planting grass.  They planted, fertilized and maintain it to this day.  Other volunteers brought in gravel to create a lane and parking area for the complex.   We had an Eagle Scout project put in a playground for children to use and JASA paid to run electric back for lighting and the goal of a well to water fields.

Our original lease expired at the end of 2014 at which time we signed another 3 year lease with Dutch Corporation.  The JASA board had begun discussions on raising funds to ultimately purchase the land by the end of the 3 year term.  In August of 2015 Dutch Corporation notified us that the fields were going up for sale and extended the option for us to buy them.  As a small recreational organization we did not have the financing necessary at that time, but offered to run a fund raising campaign to purchase the fields.  The Dutch Corporation indicated that they wanted to sell the fields as soon as possible regardless of our request for time and the $385,000 price was cost prohibitive for JASA at this time. 

The JASA Board was notified the week of September 13th that the fields will be sold to an entity who will then lease the fields to Ohio Premier (OP) a select soccer club organization.   They will control the fields that JASA developed and haveprimary use of the complex while JASA would have to negotiate times to use the fields.  As JASA is a small community youth sports organization our fee structure is set so that families in our community can afford to have their children participate.  Our fees range from $60 to $150 per season.  This fee includes uniforms, equipment, tournament fees and maintenance of the fields.  We are a 501c3 organization and no coach or administrator receives a salary or compensation of any kind.  These fees do not provide for extra funding to purchase land.

The board has asked that the Dutch Corporation honor their 3 year lease with us in which time we would conduct a fund raising campaign to raise the funds to purchase the land.  They have refused to do so.  

We are committed to continuing to provide the community with a youth soccer program that is affordable and that they can be proud of.   To facilitate this effort, we have established a JASA Field Fund at the Security National Bank in Plain City.    Funds donated will be used to purchase and/or develop land into soccer fields (if we cannot continue to use the fields that we developed) so that all the youth who have enjoyed playing and all those future players will have an affordable community organization serving them.     Should we be forced to find new fields, we will also be asking for community support to do needed excavation, planting, etc. as we establish soccer fields for our community’s use.   

Any and all donations and assistance are most gratefully accepted and are tax deductible.  For questions or suggestions, please email board@jasoccerassoc.org or contact any JASA board member. 

JASA Board

Tom Bichsel, Chris Moore, Heidi Kellett, Teri Hamlin, Sean Magginis, Jim McLain, Andy Kellett, Lynnette Bichsel

Saturday September 26th, 2015

JASA NIGHT

 

This Saturday, September 26th we will celebrate JASA night during the high school soccer game vs. Marysville. The schedule is as follows: JV soccer game begins at5:00 with the varsity game at 6:30.  All JASA players should wear their JASA jersey and will be admitted to the game free.  At half time of the varsity game; JASA teams will be introduced and will walk on the field.   Teams will assemble for the half at approximately 7:00.   This promises to be a fun evening for all JASA players and their families and will be an exciting soccer game with Marysville.

 

2015 JUGGLE A THON

 

Also on Saturday morning the JASA fields will be host to the annual Juggle A Thon.  The high school soccer teams will be at the fields to juggle beginning at 10:30 AM.  This year our senior teams will also be participating.   We hope that every JASA family will come to watch and/or sponsor a player during this worthwhile fund-raiser.   The Juggle-A-Thon raises money for the Plain City Food Pantry, JASA and JAHS Soccer.   We encourage all JASA players to bring a canned food item as we will be collecting them all day Saturday to be donated to the food pantry.