Learn More about Travel Soccer

Did you know that in addition to the REC league, PAYSA also has a travel soccer program starting at U10?  PAYSA’s travel program is for players who are committed to improving their skills and sense of teamwork on the field.  While teams adhere to PAYSA’s principles of development and participation, soccer at the travel level offers a more competitive and comprehensive experience than is found on the recreational level.  Our goal is to provide this opportunity to those players willing to make the commitment.  As such, PAYSA typically fields as many teams per age group as the number of players and available coaches allow.

We will be holding a parent’s informational meeting on April 26, 2018 @ 6:30pm at the Riverton Community Center, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, ME.

Travel teams begin practices in mid-August with league play starting on the last Sunday of August.  Our season includes two practices per week, 6 league games, 2 tournaments, additional friendly games, and festivals (U10-U11) or playoffs (U12-U14) at the end of the season which typically runs through October.  It is open to boys and girls with age divisions from U10 to U14.  If space allows, the program is open to select U9 players who wish to “play-up” to U10.

Also, we are still seeking a coach for the U10 girls team.  If you have any interest in taking on this fun and rewarding role, please email Julie Littell, PAYSA Travel Director. 

PAYSA provides training through Soccer Maine for all Travel coaches.

PAYSA Sponsoring Coaching Sessions this Spring

Are you a youth soccer coach?  Interested in becoming one?  PAYSA is sponsoring training sessions under US Soccer’s new Grassroots Coaching Pathway.  PAYSA highly recommends all its coaches to attend.  PAYSA will reimburse the tuition cost for its Fall 2018 coaches!

You will need to attend the age appropriate session:

  • April 24 – 7v7 In Person (U10)
  • May 1 – 4v4 In person (U8 & younger)
  • May 8 – 9v9 In person (U11/U12)
  • May 24 – 11v11 In person (U13/U14)

All sessions take place form 5-9pm at the East End Community Center We are offering the courses this spring to accommodate our coaches. We have typically provided training in August, but we have learned that is a popular time to take vacation.  These sessions help you drive player improvement, take only 4 hours after work one night, and are 100% reimbursed by PAYSA.  In other words…totally worth it.

To sign up, go to US Soccer’s Digital Coaching website at: https://dcc.ussoccer.com Before you can sign up for PAYSA’s program, you must watch a short video called “Introduction to Grassroots Soccer” on the website.

More information on US Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching program can be found here:

https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2018/01/17/19/17/20180117-news-coach-education-us-soccer-new-grassroots-coaching-pathway-free-introductory-module
Any questions please contact PAYSA’s Director of Coaching, Ann Freeman at coachdir@paysasoccer.com 

Fall 2018 Travel Evaluation Schedule Announced

PAYSA’s travel soccer program is for children who are committed to improving their skills and sense of teamwork on the field.  While teams adhere to PAYSA’s principles of development and participation, soccer at the travel level offers a more competitive and comprehensive experience than is found on the recreational level.

Teams are managed by licensed coaches, and players are expected to commit to training times and games.  Teams typically train twice weekly, beginning in mid-August, and may play up to two games per weekend through early November.

PAYSA typically fields as many teams per age group as the number of players and available coaches allow.  Each spring, the club holds player evaluations to determine each player’s level of skill, as compared to his or her peers.

The Fall 2018 Evaluation Schedule can be found HERE

If interested please consider attending A Parent’s Information Meeting being held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ Riverton Community Center at 6:30pm

Learn more about PAYSA’s travel program by visiting out Travel page

 

Spring Skills and Summer Camp Registration OPEN!

We’re excited to announce that registration for both our Spring Skills and Summer Soccer Camp programs is now OPEN.

Spring Skills Program – PLEASE NOTE THAT SPRING 2018 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

PAYSA’s Spring Skills program is a great way for younger players aged 5-10 to improve their abilities ahead of summer and fall programming.

For more information visit – http://www.paysasoccer.com/programs/spring-skills/

PAYSA Summer Soccer Camp

PAYSA and Maine Coast United have joined forces again for our annual week of summer camp for boys and girls ages 5-14.

For more information visit – http://www.paysasoccer.com/programs/spring-summer-camps/