ASC’s goal is to create a soccer environment for ASC players and families that is safe, fun, team-oriented, development-minded, and, when possible, game-like. With this goal in mind, we have created a revised Fall season that adheres to state, local, and Mass Youth Soccer guidelines around returning to play during COVID-19.
New Season Format
- 6-week Fall 2020 season
- 2 training sessions per week (1 on the weekend)
ASC will offer a 6-week season for grades 2 – 12 where each team is allotted two 60-minute training sessions per week. We anticipate one of these sessions will occur on the weekend. The format will include team-based drills and will progress towards within-team scrimmages. At this time, we do not plan to have teams scrimmage other ASC teams, or any team outside of ASC, to minimize exposure. If guidelines change, the format will be modified accordingly.
We recognize that other clubs and towns may be offering competition-level play. ASC has carefully evaluated the guidelines associated with game-level play and has concluded that the health and safety of our players and their families outweigh any development benefits of the modified and restricted game-level play approved at this time.
We are unfortunately unable to offer the weekend clinics for PreK, K and Grade 1.
ASC will adhere to state, local, and Mass Youth Soccer guidance and will include the following safety protocols:
- Play will be limited within teams
- Masks will be worn by players and coaches
- Rules will be modified to reduce contact
The anticipated start date will be September 19th and the end date will be November 8th.
Please note that the season format and schedule may change as guidelines may be updated throughout the coming weeks.
Teams from the prior year will be rolled over to the extent practical. Grade 2 teams are typically newly formed since the boys and girls play on separate teams after Grade 1.
Registration and Fees
Registrations fees have been reduced to reflect a shorter season and the modified local-play format.
Fall Soccer 2020 Cost: $50
Registration Period: August 24th – September 2nd
Please click here on the link below to register:
Volunteer Coaches and Managers Needed
ASC relies on our volunteer coaches and managers to help run the program, and we encourage volunteers to sign up for the Fall season. To support coaches during this modified season, the ASC Director of Coaching will design COVID-appropriate session plans tailored to age and skill level and will also offer weekly virtual check-ins with coaches.
Thank you for your continued support and flexibility as we navigate this new phase together. We are excited to get back on the field and to provide an opportunity for our players to play, develop their skills, and have fun with their friends in a safe environment.