Alexandria Soccer

2016 Accomplishments

Alexandria Soccer Association
2016 Accomplishments
 
Who do we IMPACT?
  • Enrolled 3,000 unique players in the U5-U12 ASA recreational soccer league and U13-U19 Suburban Friendship League (SFL) in 2016
  • Enrolled 751 players in travel soccer, ages U9-U19
  • Hosted over 1,250 players in the Winter Futsal League including a high school division where each of Alexandria’s public and private high schools were represented.
  • Enrolled approximately 750 unique families and 1,000 annual participants in Tots Soccer
  • Offer seasonal training programs for over 2,000 players run by our professional coaching staff
  • Hosted over 300 teams at Fall and Spring tournaments
 
Community Outreach Initiatives
  • Allocated over 1,200 scholarship club wide totaling over $200,000 in aid
  • Invested $15,000 into a Futsal court development project in partnership with RPCA
  • Hired a full-time multi lingual community outreach staff member to improve accessibility by hosting over 150 free school and neighborhood based clinics for more than 3,000 kids annually
  • Hired a new bi-lingual club administrator
  • Developed and strengthened partnerships with local non-profits including Casa Chirilagua, Community lodgings, Child and Family Network Centers and ACT for Alexandria.
  • Worked with ACPS social workers and administrators to attend back to school events, fairs and outreach events to reach more children and families in Alexandria
  • Improved the scholarship application and allocation process to streamline enrollment
  • Continue the development of new programs to better serve low income youth in the City of Alexandria
 
Improved Coaching and Educational Resources
  • The technical staff now includes a full time Technical Director, Director of Youth Development, Director of Recreation, Academy Director and Futsal ID Director
  • Thirty-five travel coaches are on staff; all with national coaching licenses through U.S. Soccer
  • All travel coaches were required to attend multiple internal coaching training led by the ASA technical staff
  • Improved and distributed the age-appropriate soccer curriculum to all 250 volunteer rec coaches
  • Over 75 recreational league coaches attended the ASA Fall coaches clinic
  • Refocused program goals to emphasize skill building and character development
  • Invested over $25,000 in facility and equipment upgrades
 
Strengthened and Professionalized the Association
  • Developed a comprehensive “ASA 2020” Strategic Plan
  • Expanded program specific leadership staff including an Executive Director, Office Manager, Outreach Coordinator, Facilities Manager, Technical Director, Director of Recreation and Director of Youth Development. 
  • Launched new and improved web tools to include a redesigned homepage and website
  • ASA’s Fundraising Committee hosted its fifth annual “Kickin’ It” Event
  • Participated in ACT for Alexandria’s Spring2ACTion, raising over $50,000 in one day of fundraising
  • Strengthened board committee structure, increased participation, and updated bylaws and handbooks

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