ASA Announces Academy Director and Academy Support Structure

Alexandria Soccer Association is excited to welcome Gonzalo Ramella to the full-time team as Community Partnership & Boys Academy Manager. Gonzalo, who has coached in the Academy program for nine years, will be a familiar face to many. He joined the staff team full time on May 1st and has jumped in quickly to support […]

Academy Tryouts 2021 — an inside look

As we kick off another tryout season for our Academy (travel) soccer program we thought it would be helpful to refresh and re-share some information we consolidated in the past! We put together this Q&A with what soccer tryouts look like from the inside—from ASA’s coach and admin leadership perspective. Below is a look into […]

7 Nutrition Tips for Teenage Athletes

Thank you to our wonderful partners at OrthoVirginia for providing this guest blog post. Certified Sports Performance Coaches authored the information below. Tip 1: Eat For Energy Inadequate energy, or caloric intake, can lead to early onset fatigue, irritability, poor performance and recovery. Make sure you are getting an adequate number of calories from healthful […]

ASA announces Futsal Manager, Camps & Tournaments Manager

Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA) is thrilled to formally welcome two well-known faces who need no introduction, Ben Hawkins—Camps & Tournaments Manager and Tim Lenzo—Futsal Programs Manager. Ben & Tim join the ASA Program Management Team in a full-time capacity to oversee camps, tournaments, Futsal Ball Mastery and the Futsal League, respectively. Ben and Tim have […]

Soccer Coach in Training Program

The popularity of the US Women’s National Team and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) both continue to grow, alongside the number of girls who play soccer each year in the United States. Unfortunately, the number of female soccer coaches, at every level of play, remains lackluster. In 2018 only 26.2% of Division I NCAA […]

Rec Coach Spotlight: David Hank

The ASA Recreational League would not be possible without the support of amazing volunteer coaches. Who better to share expertise, tips and experiences than the people who coach each season?! Today we’re thrilled to highlight veteran ASA Rec coach David Hank! Despite early misgivings, we’re so glad that you enjoy coaching! Thank you for answering […]

ASA announces Outreach Coordinator & Academy Director

Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA) is thrilled to formally introduce and offer a belated welcome to Johnatan Nuñez—Outreach Coordinator and Adem Gokurk—Academy Director. Johnatan and Adem officially started during the summer months in the Recreational and Academy programs respectively. Their first year at ASA has looked different than anticipated but both arrived ready to learn, lead, […]

Tips From a Soccer Team Social Coordinator

At ASA we work hard to make soccer accessible to all children who want to play. This means removing barriers such as cost, transportation, online registration and more (across a variety of different programs). Once kids are involved it is our goal to keep them active, healthy and safe for as long as they want […]

Rec Coach Spotlight: Veronica Babineaux

The ASA Recreational League would not be possible without the support of amazing volunteer coaches. We thought, who better to share expertise, tips and experiences than the people who coach each season?! Today we’re thrilled to highlight veteran ASA Rec coach Veronica Babineaux! Thanks for answering our questions Veronica! When did you begin coaching? I […]

How to Host a Safe Soccer Tournament during COVID-19

On the morning of Thursday, March 12, Alexandria Soccer’s tournament staff made the decision to cancel our spring tournament, set to kick off the following day. This was in the very early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when many professionals were still working in their offices, Americans were traveling domestically without masks and we didn’t […]