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The Home of Youth Soccer in Ashland, Virginia


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What are the age groups?
A: The age groups we offer range from u4(players "under" the age of four at time of signup) to u19. See below for more info about age groups.

Q: Where does AYSL play?
A: All practices and home games are played at the Poor Farm Park soccer fields

Q: What equipment do players need?
A: Players should always wear soccer cleats, shin guards and athletic clothing. Players should always bring water and a soccer ball

Q: Does AYSL have travel teams?

A: No, we do not currently offer travel teams. Some of our teams have been growing towards competitive play over the past few years but as of Spring 2024, all of our teams are considered recreational teams by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association.

Q: How long as AYSL been around for?
A: AYSL was founded by Tony Santos in the 1980s. The club first played at Gandy Elementary School before clearing trees and grading land to build new soccer fields at Poor Farm Park.

Q: When does the season start? [Spring 2024]
A: First Day of Practices: March 18th Last Game Day: May 19th
No practices or games March 30 to April 5

Q: What is the relationship between Ashland Town FC & Ashland Youth Soccer League?
A: Both programs share common goals of promoting good values through soccer, making the sport as accessible as possible, and creating stronger community bonds throughout Ashland, VA. They both work together to best serve local soccer players. The key difference is that AYSL exists to for children to enjoy the game while learning life lessons. The objectives of AYSL are achieved by promoting, developing, and providing the opportunity for soccer teams to play organized soccer. ATFC's aim is to identify, train and develop local players to compete at the highest levels of play possible. Originally, AYSL was formed primarily for youth players while ATFC began as a adult men's team. As we move forward, we continue to explore ways to strengthen our partnership. In essence, AYSL is grassroots soccer, always open for everyone, while ATFC offers a competitive pathway where players from Ashland can challenge themselves against high level opponents from around the region, and pursue higher levels of play such as semi-pro, collegiate, or even professional soccer. 

Q: Does AYSL offer financial assistance?

A: Yes - our website has more info under the  
'Fees & Financial Aid' tab.


Still have questions? Please contact [email protected]


AGE GROUPS

First Step Soccer

Ages: 3-5

u4, u5, u6

Birth Years 2018, 2019, 2020

Little Engines (LEAP) OR u8 Pre-Travel

Ages 6-7

u7, u8

Birth Years 2016, 2017


AYSL u10 House League OR u10 Tournament Team (Zedaker)

u9: 2015s

u10: 2014s

AYSL u12 Cross League Team OR u12 Tournament Team (Hubbard)

u11: 2013s

u12: 2012s

AYSL u14 Cross League Team OR u14 Tournament Team (Gill)

u13: 2011s

u14: 2010s

AYSL u16 Cross League Team

u15: 2009s

u16: 2008s


AYSL u19 Cross League Team

u17: 2007s

u18: 2006s

u19: 2005s




SPRING 2024

PROGRAMS OFFERED

*REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1*
ANY REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 1 ARE SUBJECT TO $25 LATE FEE


(NEW!) First Step Soccer

Ages 3-5

(Birth Years 2018, 2019, & 2020)

Director: Liam Hogan

Fee: $110


LEAP

Ages 6 & 7

(Birth Years 2017 & 2016)

Director: Liam Hogan

Fee: $150

u8 Pre-Travel

Ages 6 & 7

(Birth Years 2017 & 2016)

Coach: Liam Hogan

Fee: $275


u10 House League Recreation

Ages 8 & 9

(Birth Years 2014 & 2015)

Fee: $100


(NEW!) u12 Cross League Recreation

Ages 10 & 11

(Birth Years 2012 & 2013)

Fee: $100


(NEW!) u14 Cross League Recreation: Ages 12 & 13

(Birth Years 2010 & 2011)

Fee: $100


u16 Cross League Recreation: Ages 14 & 15

(Birth Years 2008 & 2009)

Fee: $100


u19 Cross League Recreation: Ages 16, 17, & 18

(Birth Years 2005, 2006, & 2007)

Fee: $100


Tournament Teams

u10, u12, u14

Fee: $220

Tournament Team Director: Jason Gil


Please Note: Registration is not open yet for tournament teams. Contact your coach for more info about conditioning and tournament plans.


Friday Night Skills Training

u8-u19

(Birth years 2015 to 2008)

Fee: $150

Paid coaches 

Open to all local youth players 

Balanced training groups will be formed based on ages and skill levels of players 

Practices on Fridays at Poor Farm Park

3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

6:00-7:45pm


Spring Break Day Camp

u8-u16

Save the dates: April 1 - April 4

More info coming soon


General AYSL Info:

Founded in the 1980s, Ashland Youth Soccer League has provided a fun, safe & impactful environment for kids to learn teamwork, discipline, and various other positive values through soccer for more than three decades.


We are a community focused, grassroots soccer club that serves around 200 families from the Town of Ashland & Western Hanover County. AYSL is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and we are powered by numerous volunteers.


We hold all of our outdoor practices on fields that were originally cleared. leveled, & seeded by AYSL in the 1980s at the beautiful Poor Farm Park. PFP is located behind Patrick Henry High School, just 8 minutes west of the heart of Ashland, VA.


The two primary seasons of play are in Fall(Sep-Nov) & Spring (Mar-May)


Program Leadership

President: Liam Hogan

Vice President: Vacant

Registrar: Diane Kellogg

Treasurer: Angela Gilbert

Secretary: Vacant

Board Member: Jason Gill

Board Member: Kelli White

Board Member: Marshall Hubbard

Board Member: Vacant

Board Member: Vacant


The Board will meet in Downtown Ashland in the evening on the 3rd Thursday of every month in 2024 and meetings are open to all members of Ashland Youth Soccer League (parents, coaches, volunteers, alumni)


Please send any questions to [email protected]


We are excited to offer a variety of existing and new programs and we hope to see a great turnout at Poor Farm this Spring for another great soccer season!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2024


*REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1*
ANY REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 1 ARE SUBJECT TO $25 LATE FEE