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

Volunteers Needed – Scholarships & Development Director!

Engage in the community as PAYSA’s charitable presence and work with the board to develop PAYSA long-term development program! The Director – Scholarships & Development shall be responsible for driving our scholarship program and long range planning and development of PAYSA. This includes fundraising activities approved by the Board of Directors and submission of applications for grants. Contact us if interested!

Volunteers Needed – Rec Director!

Join a wonderful Portland Youth Organization and be a leading face for our widely recognized Rec Soccer Program! The Director – Recreation shall coordinate the activities of the In-House Leagues, including but not limited to: preparations for In-House registrations, recruitment of volunteers, assignment of players to teams, and scheduling of games, shall attend a representative selection of games to monitor coaches , parents, players, referees, and field conditions.  Contact us if interested!

Soccer! Soccer! Soccer!


A big THANK YOU to all of our soccer players, parents, coaches, volunteers, board members, and referees for a fantastic 2016 season.  We look forward to our 2017 spring and fall programs!

It has been a pleasure serving as President of the Portland Area Youth Soccer Association. Taking part in spreading the joy of athletics was a wonderful experience with a great crew! My daughter’s experience with PAYSA was so much fun to watch and take part of along with the hundreds of others that have participated in youth soccer here in Portland!  I started back as a REC coach and have truly enjoyed every second, ending the last 2 years as President.  I will hang on as Past President with the Board but am excited to hand over the reigns to another REC coach and fellow parent, Nick Davala.  He has had lots of experience both playing soccer and running an adult soccer league in Boston.  He is very passionate about the sport and continuing with PAYSA’s values.  You are all in good hands.  Our Travel program will continue with Julie Littell at the helm and our REC program is looking for a Director currently as well as other REC borad members and volunteers.  PAYSA is always in need of volunteers so please let us know if you’d like to help, we are run solely on the help of parents and community members like yourself!

Thank you all! GO PAYSA!!


Cara Ragucci