2017 Fall Registration Information

Dear JASA Families:

It’s time for another season of soccer in Plain City!  This will be JASA’s second season at the new facility on SR 161 and will have more usable space after we removed the remaining target greens and a line of fence posts.  We are continuing to improve the facility each week.

We’ve made many modifications to the fall 2017 JASA program.  You spoke and we listened. These modifications reflect the input that we received from the survey following the spring season and from changes instituted by US Soccer.  

Here is a quick summary of the changes:

Birth Year Registration. JASA divisions will reflect the new US Soccer definitions of age groups. This will facilitate more age appropriate training and our placing the senior teams in leagues and teams from all divisions in tournaments.  HERE is a link to a more detailed explanation.

  • Kicker will be players born in 2012 & 2013 (2014 must be 4 by the start of practices).

  • Mini will be players born in 2010 & 2011.

  • Cub will be players born in 2008 & 2009.

  • Junior will be players born in 2006 & 2007.

  • Senior will be players born in 2004 & 2005. This division will also have players born in 2003 who are captive in 8th grade.

Kicker Division birth years 2012 & 2013 (2014) – U4, U5, U6

  • Set teams of 8-12 depending on the number of parents who volunteer to coach.

  • One practice per week on Tuesday from 6:00-6:45 pm using a prepared practice curriculum. The curriculum is based on fun games that teach soccer skills.

  • A team will use the same practice field for all practices.

  • All games will be from 12:00-12:32 p.m. on Saturdays.

  • Coaches will receive a 1-hour training prior to the start of the season.   

Mini Division birth years 2010 & 2011 – U7, U8

  • Evaluations prior to the start of the season will establish the skill pods.

  • The number of skill pods will reflect the number of parents who volunteer to be coaches.

  • The skill pod coaches will be responsible for contacting parents for announcements.

  • A team will use the same practice field for all practices.

  • Practices will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

  • All games will be from 11:00-11:38 a.m. on Saturdays. The schedule will include games against other skill pods.

  • Coaches will receive a 1-hour training prior to the start of the season.

Cub Division birth years 2008 & 2009 – U9, U10 

  • Evaluations prior to the start of the season will establish the skill pods.

  • The number of skill pods will reflect the number of parents who volunteer to be coaches.

  • The skill pod coaches will be responsible for contacting parents for announcements.

  • Practices will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays

  • All games will be from 9:45-10:40 am on Saturdays. The schedule will include games against other skill pods.

  • Practice program that incorporates more technical skills and tactical understanding.

  • Coaches will receive a 1-hour training prior to the start of the season.

  • Established a “Select” team for players who want to play surrounding area teams and in tournaments.

Junior Division birth years 2006 & 2007 – U11, U12

  • Evaluations prior to the start of the season will establish the skill pods.

  • The number of skill pods will reflect the number of parents who volunteer to be coaches.

  • The skill pod coaches will be responsible for contacting parents for announcements.

  • Practices will be held from 6:00 to 7:15 Tuesday and Thursdays

  • All games will be from 8:30-9:25 a.m. on Saturdays. The schedule will include games against other skill pods.

  • Practice program that incorporates more technical skills and tactical understanding.

  • Coaches will receive a 1-hour training prior to the start of the season.

Senior Division birth years 2004 & 2005 (2003 for those in 8th grade) – U13, U14, U15

  • The teams will reflect skill levels. We will hold an evaluation prior to the season to establish the team rosters. Everyone will be on a team.

 

Registration and Important Dates

  • Online registrations will be available at http://www.tinyurl.com/JASAREG.  Starting July 1st and continue through August 5th. If you would prefer to pay in person, you can register online and pay at one of our registrations at the Plain City Library.  The dates for these in person registrations are as follows:

  • July 12th 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • July 15th 10:00 to 3:00 p.m.

  • All onsite registration to be held at the Plain City Library

  • Please View a Video Walkthrough of the Online Registration Process Here.

  • August 5th Registration closes

  • Week of August 21st thru 25th Evaluations and practices start for Academy

  • September 9th First Games Start

  • October 28th Last Games of 2017 Fall Session

 

Fundraising

In addition to registrations we also wanted to include some information regarding our ongoing fundraising programs.  We have designed a program that will benefit us all while not needing to ask for your donations.  Over the course of our fall and spring seasons we will be having “Dine-Out” opportunities that allow you the chance to patronize local businesses as well as having a portion of your bill be donated back to JASA!  This is a Win-Win for all parties involved.  In the coming weeks please look for emails and social Media posts regarding these opportunities.  As we Finalize these deals we will be communicating the information on them to you!

We will also be unveiling a sponsorship campaign to allow local businesses the chance to purchase space at our facility and also the chance to be featured on our website and in our communications. Look for details on this to come soon!

Thanks for taking the time to read this update and we look forward to seeing your registration come through our online system or seeing you at one of our On site registration nights!

 

-Board of Trustees

Jonathan Alder Soccer Association

 

Division: 

Kickers
Minis
Cubs
Juniors
Seniors