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ABOUT ASHLAND YOUTH SOCCER

Ashland Youth Soccer is a 100% volunteer-run program with the mission of teaching children of all backgrounds and abilities the game of soccer through the development of individual skill, fitness, teamwork and fair play.

Outdoor programs are run for players ages 4.6 years-of-age through 12th grade in the Spring, and players in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade in the Fall.  Details for the programs offered in the Fall are outlined below.

Volunteers are critical to the success of AYS. If you are able to volunteer as a head coach or as an assistant coach, please sign-up when you register your player.  Training is available for coaches (both new and existing). Without volunteer coaches, there can be no teams, and even if you are unavailable to coach, there are other opportunities to contribute to the success of AYS so please consider contributing your time.

 

REGISTER ONLINE

The online registration process allows you to use a credit card for your registration payment.

  • Please do not create a new online account to register a returning player or another child.
  • Your account name is your email; if you do not remember which email address you used, please contact the AYS Registrar at  .
  • Forgot your password? Access the online system, initiate a login and select the ‘Forgot password?’ link to have the system email your password. 

                                                                       

KEY DATES & FEES

Please note that AYS has a new policy.  The last date to be placed on the registration waiting list will be a hard-stop.  This is to allow enough time for team assignments and coaching communications prior to season open.

 

*Fee listed is per child, and AYS policy has a Family Max fee of $350

 **Registrations received after this date are not guaranteed a spot on a team. Late Fees apply, and children will be placed on a Waitlist.

PROGRAM DETAILS

KickStarters runs in the SPRING ONLY

Players 4.6 years old AND entering Kindergarten in the upcoming Fall.

The Kickstarters program is a program that AYS offers in the Spring to introduce soon-to-be-Kindergarteners to the basics of soccer. 

  • Season runs approximately 7 weeks 
  • There is a limit of 65 available spots for KickStarters, so sign-up early to be guaranteed a spot.
  • KickStarters play for one hour on Saturday mornings. The program includes both skill development and fun games for the kids.
  • KickStarters are coached by the Ashland High School Varsity Soccer players led by the AHS Varsity Soccer coaches
  • All KickStarters will receive an AYS t-shirt at the first or second practice.
  • AYS is unable to accept players that are not entering Kindergarten in the Fall.  Other options to look into for younger players are the Ashland Recreation Department, Teamworks in Northborough, ForeKicks in Marlborough, and John Smith’s in Milford.

In-town Players (Kindergarten, Grades 1-3)

  • Season runs approximately 10 weeks beginning late April.
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade players have one-hour sessions that include both practice and games, on Saturdays. Times will vary each week, though they are typically scheduled in the mornings. 
  • 2nd/3rd grade players typically practice once per week in the evenings and play games on Saturdays (games times will vary each week).
  • All practice and game schedules will be finalized in early April.
  • Specific Player or Coaching Requests will not be honored.
  • AYS supplies the first in-town shirt for free, and it will be provided at the first practice. Subsequent shirts may be purchased by contacting the in Uniform Coordinator via email -   .  Information regarding uniform purchases will be communicated in early March.
  • Please note on your calendar that your child’s coach will contact you mid August with team information and practice schedules. 

Click here for more information about the In-Town programs

Travel (Grade 3)  

AYS will offer 3rd grade travel teams for both boys and girls if there is sufficient player interest to field teams.  If you have a 3rd grader interested in traveling, please select the “travel” option when registering.  If there is insufficient interest to create 3rd travel teams, players automatically will be enrolled for in-town soccer and you will receive a refund of $20, which is the difference in cost between travel and in-town registration fees.

Please keep in mind that if you do register for 2/3 in-town and select travel, there will be no refunds provided if AYS does not have a 3rd grade travel team and the in-town 2/3 program moves ahead as planned. 

 

Travel (Grades 4-12)

  • All players must attent the players evaluations, which will be held in June of the year. The schedule will be communicated as the date draws nearer, so please mark your calendars. There is NO makeup date for evaluations.
  • Grades 4-8 Travel players must register by the deadline communicated. 
  • Grades 4, 5, 6 & 7/8 typically practice twice per week in the evenings.  Games are on Saturdays, and game times will vary each week. Season runs 10 weeks beginning of April.
  • Grades 9-12 typically practice twice per week in the evenings. Games are on Sundays. Game times vary each week. 
  • In the event that there are not enough players for a grade-level to field a complete team, AYS may combine adjacent grades to create a complete team.
  • The Uniform Coordinator will be scheduling dates to purchase uniforms in early-March.  Travel uniforms are $50 for the full kit.  Shirts, shorts, or socks may also be purchased separately.
  • Please note on your calendar that your child’s coach will contact you in early- April with team information and practice schedules. 
  • Once posted in early-April, game locations and times can be found at BAYS.org

 

 Click here for more details about the travel program.

 

AYS STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY

AYS will issue a 100% refund if you cancel before registration closes. AYS will issue a 50% refund if it is within 30 days after registration closes. After that point, there are no refunds given. AYS will issue a full refund for a child if there is no team available for the child to play on. Please be advised as always uniform costs are not refundable.

 

FEE WAIVERS

AYS believes that all players should have the opportunity to participate regardless of financial situation. If you feel that you need financial assistance with registration fees, please register your child, and choose “fee waiver request,” at the point of payment.  You must then send an email to the registrar at with a short statement describing why you are requesting financial assistance. You must also include in the email, how much of the registration fee you are able to afford.  Please note that until the registrar approves your financial assistance, your player is not registered for AYS.  Please note that financial assistance is available on a case-by-case basis and is for registration fees only. All players are responsible for uniform costs. (first shirts for in-town players only are included in registration fee).

Please feel free to contact the AYS Registrar at if you have any further questions about the program. Be sure to check our web site www.ashlandyouthsoccer.org for registration and other important information.

 

 

FAQ's

Will I receive a refund if the season is cancelled due to COVID?

Yes, just like last year, players will receive a registration refund if it is determined that a Spring season cannot be played.

Will there be evaluations for travel team placement?

Player evaluations are only done for the fall Season. No player evalutions are done for the spring. We rely on coach evalutions from the previous season.

When will I hear what team my player is placed on?

Travel placements will be published online and via email in early-April. Coaches for both In-town and Travel will reach out to players in early-April. 

How do I get a uniform?

AYS supplies the first In-town shirt for free, and it will be provided at the first practice. Subsequent shirts may be purchased by contacting the in Uniform Coordinator,

The Uniform Coordinator will be scheduling dates to purchase uniforms in early-April.  Travel uniforms are $50 for the full kit.  Shirts, shorts, or socks may also be purchased separately.

Does AYS offer financial assistance?

Yes. AYS believes that all players should have the opportunity to participate regardless of financial situation. If you feel that you need financial assistance with registration fees, please register your child, and choose “fee waiver request,” at the point of payment.  You must then send an email to the registrar at with a short statement describing why you are requesting financial assistance. You must also include in the email, how much of the registration fee you are able to afford.  Please note that until the registrar approves your financial assistance, your player is not registered for AYS.  Please note that financial assistance is available on a case-by-case basis and is for registration fees only. All players are responsible for uniform costs. (first shirts for in-town players only are included in registration fee).