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    Congratulations, Saba's U13 Girls soccer team for winning the championship of the 2016 Plum Kick-Off Classic tournament!  The final was postponed from August 28th to last week.

    Good luck this season!

    NSCAA Releases New Soccer Heading "How To" Guide

    By MLSA 09/15/2016, 11:00am EDT

    For U12 (birth year 2005) and older players, please see the attached document regarding how to properly head a soccer ball.

    (NOTE:  Click through to the article to see the attached document)

    For more information directly from the NSCAA site, visit http://www.nscaa.com/heading

    Teen Volunteers Needed for Fall TOPSoccer

    By MLSA TOPSoccer 09/06/2016, 9:15pm EDT

    Make a difference in young soccer players' lives! Volunteer for TOPSoccer and help special needs children and teenagers have fun learning to play the game!

    The spring season of TOPSoccer begins on September 18th and continues on Sundays through October 30th. The games take place on Jefferson Oval from 4:30-5:30 each week.

    If you can plan on attending at least four of these sessions, please contact topsoccer@mlsa.org to sign up. The time you spend being a "soccer buddy" counts for community service hours, too.

    MLSA User Accounts

    By MLSA 08/29/2016, 10:45pm EDT

    Travel and Lebo Cup teams are being set up on the MLSA site and in some cases that triggers an email to you...

    Didn't I already Register?

    If you registered previously on MLSA.org (for a survey last year or if you ordered equipment this year or something else), your child should already have an account and hopefully that account was linked to their team this year.  If you just registered yourself previously on MLSA.org, then a new account was created for your child.  This is just to keep in cleaner for the teams (instead of showing a parent on the team, we want to see the players)!

    Also, you DID register on Affinity to register your child to play.  Don't worry about that.  Unfortunately, that system is separate from ours, so we want you to register here, too.

    Why?

    Coaches use these accounts to set up their team on our site.  Having your child listed as a player (and not listed as your name on their roster) makes it convenient for the coach.  Also, you can set up different information rules for parents vs players; for instance, I currently have 2 daughters playing soccer and I am a coach.  I have my own account for coaching and each of my daughters has an account.  Plus I have my wife and my daughters' grandparents attached to my daughters' accounts.  They get the emails for my daughters, but not the ones for me (that they definitely don't care about).

    What?

    You can set up multiple ways for an account to be contacted, via Linked Accounts.  For instance, as I mentioned above, my account goes to me, my daughters' accounts go to me and my wife and their grandparents.  Set this up by going clicking  on your name in the top left hand corner of the screen.  Choose Household and in the screen that displays, click on your player.  In the LINKED ACCOUNTS section under the player's profile, you can add or remove contact addresses.  Any email going to this player will go to the emails listed in this section.  Unfortunately, in order for the linked account to get access to the team's mobile app, etc, you'll need to tell the coach to add them to the permissions of the team, but that is certainly not a problem!

    Good luck!

    Fields News

    Parent Sideline Etiquette Pointers from US Soccer

    MLSA strongly encourages following the etiquette tips outlined at the linked article when attending any youth sporting event:

    Sideline etiquette

    We are always looking for volunteers. If you are willing to coach, assist coach, or help out with our tournament concession stands, let us know. E-mail soccer@mlsa.org 

    We are always updating our Web site. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please send us an e-mail at soccer@mlsa.org 




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    MLSA organizes and conducts programs of education and competition in the sport of amateur soccer. Its goals are to promote and elevate the standards of sportsmanship and fair play among the youth of our community; to provide an opportunity for all participants to develop and improve their athletic skills; and to promote the sport of soccer in a spirit of cooperation with other community activities.