ANDERSON INDEPENDENT YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION
The structure for Lil Kicks, U6 and U8 will remain the same. This season, in order to maintain safety U10 and U12 will not travel to other counties...Instead we will combine U10 and U12 to make as many teams as possible and all games will be in house and will be played by U10 rules. If you have any questions please contact a board member or ask during sign ups.
We will be following all the COVID-19 guidelines set by KYSA which are in accordance to the CDC. If you have any questions please let us know.
KENTUCKY YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES
Phases of Return To Play
Phase 4.1: Full Team Contact Training Resumes – August 25, 2020
Allows full teams from the same member club to train with safety precautions. Physical contact is only permitted within the rules of the game during practices. Players and coaches are not to physically contact each other before or after practice (ie. Greetings, team huddles, etc.)
• Training protocols:
Phase 4.2: Return to Competitions – September 7, 2020
Practices will begin the week of August 31st and the first weekend of games will be played September 12th.
Thanks for your continued support and we will see you on the pitch.
Coaches meeting is Saturday August 22nd. The Coaches will receive their rosters and should contact all players the week of August 24th.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions please contact a board member and we will address it.
If you would like to be an integral part of the AIYSA program, consider volunteering to be a board member. We have several open positions and are taking nominations now. If you or someone you know is interested please let a current board member know so we can get the process started.
We want to send a huge Thank You to our wonderful community sponsors - our organization could not be successful without your generous support. If you would like to be a sponsor contact a board member.
We want to thank all our coaches for stepping up and working with the kids during this season. THANKS!!!!
Coach Liam and Coach Matthew leading Challenger Camp....This is a great learning experience for all players!
Camp will be held virtually this year.
Check out www.challengersports.com for more information.
Improve your game with the most popular soccer camp in the USA and Canada!
• Incredible Coaching Staff
DO YOU WANT TO BE A REFEREE?
The upcoming schedule is as follows for Entry Level Referee Trainings taking place in District 2 but more sites could be added:
None at this time.
Please register for all classes in advance and allow a 10 day period for Background Checks to clear. Keep in mind that there is online course work that will take 2-4 hours to complete that must be done in advance. The day of the class is an on-field experience that lasts 4 hours and gives each referee practical training with the flag and a whistle to better prepare them to be a referee.
To learn how to create a profile on the US Soccer Learning Center, please view this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8XoD9T-GQM&feature=youtu.be
More general information can be viewed here: www.kyreferee.com/instruction-1
For any questions, please contact the State Referee Administrator, Chad Collins at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We get a lot of questions about how the age groups are determined. Simply put, we are following the mandates from US Youth Soccer. Check out the document linked below to see how we determine which age group a child belongs in. Please note that AIYSA currently only has enough players for even-year teams; this means that the kids that would be on an odd-year team automatically play up. For example, if your child falls in the U7 age group, he or she will play on a U8 team for AIYSA.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have further questions regarding age and team placement.
Anderson Independent Youth Soccer Association was chartered in 1981 to provide opportunities to the youth of our county to learn about and participate in soccer activities. We have since grown to a wonderful community of parents, players, coaches and volunteers.
We would not be able to survive without the dedicated efforts and energies of our volunteers. The AIYSA Board is made up of those devoted volunteers. Our coaches are also volunteers. We also have several coaches and parents who lend a hand when needed for things like field striping. If you would like to be more involved and are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact a board member.
AIYSA also develops young people who wish to become referees. We offer an entery-level certification clinic at the end of the summer every year. Many of our older players attend and are then put to work! We have some excellent seasoned referees who have volunteered to help the younger kids improve to become the best they can be. This is a great place to start and can lead to a lucrative part time job. Once again if this is something you or your child would be interested in, contact the board.