Travel Evaluations – register today!

Evaluations will be held in May for the 2017 Fall Travel program. Travel soccer is open to boys and girls in the U10 – U14 age groups. Click for more information and to register

Boys: May 9th and May 17th

U11 – U12: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
U13 – U14: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Girls: May 10th and May 16th

U11 – U12: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
U13 – U14: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Rain date(s): TBA

Boys & Girls U10 evaluations will be held Friday, May 19th – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

E License Course Set for East End Community Center

The National E course is a 16-18-hour course which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepares interested coaches for the National D course. The course consists of a series of lectures and field sessions, and attendance is mandatory for the full duration of all course meetings.  PAYSA will be hosting an E License course in Portland on June 7, 14, 21 & 28 at East End Community Center.

Eligibility

The National E course is open to all applicants who hold a U.S. Soccer National F license and who are at least 16 years of age.

Initial Assignments

All course work for the National E course will be completed in the Digital Coaching Center (DCC). Before the first course meeting, all candidates must complete the following assignments:

  • Team Management
  • Laws of the Game
  • Prevention and Care / Concussion Awareness

Target Outcomes

  • Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team.
  • Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Basic Stage of U.S. Soccer’s Long Term Athlete Development Model.
  • Demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session.
  • Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment.

For more information, drop a note to our Travel Director Julie!

Volunteers Needed – Age Group Coordinators!

For those interested in program leadership targeting our recreation participants, the Age Group Coordinator role is perfect for you! Organize, recruit and communication with a team of coaches that will provide many kids’ first exposure to soccer, and coordinate Fall PAYSA activities including scheduling, uniforms, bags and participation… a truly gratifying volunteer experience!  Contact us if interested!

Spring Skills Program 2017

This program is for children ages 5-10 years old. It will start April 29th and run for 6 weeks at Dougherty Field on Douglass Street. We will not hold sessions on Memorial Day, and will have a rain date of June 17th. The program will be 1 hour long and will work on soccer skills with a 15-20 minute scrimmage at the end of the hour. The program will be coordinated by PAYSA and conducted by Seacoast United Maine.

START DATE:  April 29th, 2017
COST: $55 (includes PAYSA t-shirt and ball)
WHERE: Douglass Street Fields