About AYSL

We offer recreational (non-competitive, no tryouts) soccer leagues each fall (early September through early November) and spring (mid-late March through Memorial Day) season for divisions U5, U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 (and possibly U16, pending sufficient enrollment). 

Additionally, we offer an indoor session (ages U6 through high school, and adults) that plays during the winter (Jan-Feb) at Patrick Henry High School.  

All registrations are online, there are no mail-in forms to download.

Click on the links below for more info

Age Brackets

U6-U14 division informationEquipmentGames & LocationsField LocationsIndoor Soccer
Fees & financial assistanceU5 divisionDivision Commissionerssideline tipsRules of the gameRichmond Kickers/travel teams

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Age divisions for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015*

 

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

2011

U5

U5

U5

U5

        

2010

U5

U5

U5

U5

U5

U5

U5

U5

U5

U5

U5

U5

2009

U6

U6

U6

U6

U6

U6

U6

U5

U5

U5

U5

U5

2008

U8 (U7)

U8 (U7)

U8 (U7)

U8 (U7)

U8 (U7)

U8 (U7)

U8 (U7)

U6

U6

U6

U6

U6

2007

U8 (U8)

U8 (U8)

U8 (U8)

U8 (U8)

U8 (U8)

U8 (U8)

U8 (U8)

U8 (U7)

U8 (U7)

U8 (U7)

U8 (U7)

U8 (U7)

2006

U10 (U9)

U10 (U9)

U10 (U9)

U10 (U9)

U10 (U9)

U10 (U9)

U10 (U9)

U8 (U8)

U8 (U8)

U8 (U8)

U8 (U8)

U8 (U8)

2005

U10 (U10)

U10 (U10)

U10 (U10)

U10 (U10)

U10 (U10)

U10 (U10)

U10 (U10)

U10 (U9)

U10 (U9)

U10 (U9)

U10 (U9)

U10 (U9)

2004

U12 (U11)

U12 (U11)

U12 (U11)

U12 (U11)

U12 (U11)

U12 (U11)

U12 (U11)

U10 (U10)

U10 (U10)

U10 (U10)

U10 (U10)

U10 (U10)

2003

U12 (U12)

U12 (U12)

U12 (U12)

U12 (U12)

U12 (U12)

U12 (U12)

U12 (U12)

U12 (U11)

U12 (U11)

U12 (U11)

U12 (U11)

U12 (U11)

2002

U14 (U13)

U14 (U13)

U14 (U13)

U14 (U13)

U14 (U13)

U14 (U13)

U14 (U13)

U12 (U12)

U12 (U12)

U12 (U12)

U12 (U12)

U12 (U12)

2001

U14 (U14)

U14 (U14)

U14 (U14)

U14 (U14)

U14 (U14)

U14 (U14)

U14 (U14)

U14 (U13)

U14 (U13)

U14 (U13)

U14 (U13)

U14 (U13)

2000

U16(U15)

U16 (U15)

U16 (U15)

U16 (U15)

U16 (U15)

U16 (U15)

U16 (U15)

U14 (U14)

U14 (U14)

U14 (U14)

U14 (U14)

U14 (U14)

*The U5 division age cutoff is 10/1 (child must turn 4 by this date) for the fall season and 5/1 for the spring season.

Fees and financial assistance:

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U6-U14 age divisions:  All practices are held at Poor Farm Park (13400 Liberty School Road, 23005).  Generally U6-U14 divisions practice on Tuesday and Thursdays, generally from 5:30-6:30 (there may be exceptions due to coach availability, etc).  Games are Sunday afternoons.  All U5 and U6 games are played at Poor Farm, U8-U14 teams will play some games at Rockville Park.  U14 will play in the cross association (Richmond area).

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U5 division:  Children under 5 are generally too young for organized team activities, so the emphasis in this division is strictly on fun activities with soccer balls. Games are much less structured.  The U5 division meets twice a week, usually Tuesday and Sunday.  To play in the U5 division a child must turn 4 during the current season.  In the fall, the age cutoff is 10/1, and for the spring season, a child must turn 4 before 5/1 in order to play in the U5 division, without exception

Division Commissioners; for more specific information, contact the commissioner of your child's division

Division Commissioners
U-5Cedar Rienercreiner@gmail.com
U-6Brian Pattersonbrian.r.patterson@gmail.com
U-8Angela Gilbert aygilbert@hotmail.com
U-10Rich Gajarskyrichardgajarsky@gmail.com
U-12Mike Molino tba
U14+Mike Spence tba

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Equipment: 

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Games and game locations:  All U5 and U6 games are played at Poor Farm Park.  U8 and older divisions will play some interleague games in nearby Rockville. U14 teams will generally play in the Cross-Association, and will play recreational teams from throughout the metro area.  Poor Farm Park is located adjacent to Patrick Henry High School and Liberty Middle School, just went of Ashland. 

Poor Farm Park Fields: All practice and game fields are located on the "upper fields" at Poor Farm Park, closest to Liberty Middle School. 

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Indoor Soccer: Each winter in January and February, AYSL offers an indoor futsal soccer league for ages U6 through adult.  This league is structured quite differently than our outdoor sessions.  There are no mandatory practices, and the league is open to all recreational and travel players.  Adult games are played on Saturday evenings, and youth games are played on Sunday afternoons and evenings.  All games are played at Patrick Henry High School. Dan McGraw is the indoor coordinator (mcgraw742@gmail.com).

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Travel Soccer:  AYSL is a recreational-only soccer league; we welcome everyone of all skill levels, no tryouts are required to play on a team.  For players desiring a higher level of competition, AYSL is affiliated with the Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club.  Kickers North travel teams are based at Poor Farm Park and hold their practices and many home games at Poor Farm.  Unlike recreational soccer, travel soccer tryouts are competitive.  Tryouts for U9-U18 teams are generally held during the month of May.  Younger teams (U9-U12) participate in the Advanced Development Soccer League (ADSL),  where the focus is on player development.  ADSL teams are all located within the Richmond metropolitan area (FC Richmond, Chesterfield United, Richmond Kickers, and Richmond Strikers).  Travel teams may participate in 2-3 tournaments per season, generally within the Richmond metropolitan area.  U13 and older classic teams participate in the Virginia Soccer League (VSLI).  Teams can expect to travel farther to Fredericksburg, VA Beach, etc for away games, but half their games will be in town.   These teams will also participate in 2-3 tournaments per season, some of which may be out of town (but generally within a few hours' drive of Richmond).  Elite teams from U11-U18 participate in the Virginia Premier League  (http://www.vapremierleague.com/); these teams require a significant commitment from players.  The most highly competitive and qualified players participate in the U14-U18 Soccer Development Academy.  These teams can expect to travel throughout the country. 

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