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Murrysville Area Soccer Association

Murrysville Area Soccer Association

In-House

Overview

The In-House program at MASA is primarily focused on the U6-U10 age groups with occasional teams in the U12 and/or U14 age group.  We provide a fun and comfortable environment for children to learn the game and develop basic soccer skills. The Fall season typically starts around Labor Day and ends late October; the Spring season typically starts early-April and ends early-June.  All coaches are volunteers and are required to have their clearances.

U6 Program (Players born in 2015 and 2016)

MASA is excited to provide an introductory program for U6 boys and U6 girls.  Each Saturday afternoon during the season (approximately 8 sessions, weather permitting), the U6 players will have a brief warm-up and then play a game against other MASA teams.  The teams will typically consist of 7-10 players with the U6 boys playing at 12pm and U6 Girls playing at 1:30pm – both groups are at Murrysville Community Park.  

MASA follows US Soccer standards so this age group plays 4v4 (no goalkeeper) on an age appropriate sized field.  The games are 32 minutes (four 8-minute quarters) plus a brief halftime so, including warm-up, each session lasts approximately 1 hour.  The required equipment is a MASA reversible jersey, shin guards covered by socks (soccer cleats are not required, but recommended), and a size 3 ball.

In addition to the Saturday sessions, MASA may offer a weeknight soccer skills training program for this age group (dates and time TBD).  The focus of the weeknight and Saturday sessions is creating a fun environment to develop individual ball handling skills.  The weeknight session will be run by professional coaches at no additional cost. The Saturday sessions are run by parent volunteers.

U8 Program (Players born in 2013 and 2014)

MASA’s U8 program is the first time players will have a team practice during the week, which is in addition to the weeknight foot skills training and the Saturday games.  During the season (approximately 8-10 weeks, weather permitting), the U8 boys will practice on Monday’s at 6pm with games on Saturday’s at 9am.  The U8 girls will practice Tuesday’s at 6pm with games on Saturday’s at 10:30am. All practices and games are held at Murrysville Community Park and the games are against other MASA teams. 

MASA follows US Soccer standards so this age group plays 4v4 (no goalkeeper) on an age appropriate sized field.  The games are 40 minutes (four 10-minute quarters) with a brief halftime. Practices typically last an hour. The required equipment is a MASA reversible jersey, shin guards covered by socks (soccer cleats are not required, but recommended), and a size 3 ball.

U10 Program (Players born in 2011 and 2012)

MASA’s U10 program is the first time MASA players will play against other local communities and the games will have referees.  During the season (approximately 8-10 weeks, weather permitting), the U10 boys will have a team practice on Wednesday’s at 6pm and the U10 girls will have a team practice on Thursday’s at 6pm.  A foot skills training session will be offered on either Monday’s or Tuesday’s and all games are played on Saturday’s (times TBD).  All practices and home games are held at Murrysville Community Park. 

MASA follows US Soccer standards so this age group plays 7v7 (including a goalkeeper) on an age appropriate sized field.  The games are 50 minutes (two 25-minute halves) with a brief halftime. Practices typically last 60-90 minutes. The required equipment is a MASA reversible jersey, shin guards covered by socks (soccer cleats are required; no football or baseball cleats allowed), and a size 4 ball.

U12 and U14 Programs

Depending on the interest level from the MASA community, MASA is willing to form U12/U14 in-house teams.  These teams are co-ed and play against other local communities on Saturday’s. The games are played in a 5v5 format (with goalkeeper) on a U10-sized field.  The formation of MASA teams in these age groups is completely dependent on the number of MASA players registering for any given season. Typically these teams will practice one or two times per week.


Contact

Murrysville Area Soccer Association
PO Box 494 
Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668

Email: [email protected]

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