Zotheka Foundation Awards Two 2024 Scholarships

At halftime of the Alexandria Reds match on June 16 ASA was thrilled to recognize and honor the 2024 Zotheka Scholarship Award recipients, Elvert Nunez and Noel Mesfin. The Zotheka Scholarship Award, developed in 2023, is awarded to a male ASA Academy player who has demonstrated the resilience, determination and commitment necessary to succeed in […]

From Sierra Leone to ASA, Sam’s Journey

For Bai Sam Kamara—born in Sierra Leone, then an immigrant in a new country, and then a college student finding his way—soccer has always been a part of his life. He arrived in Alexandria in 2013, a 12 year old in a new country where everything was different. He was thrilled to be joining his […]

Sweden 2023 Highlights

This Sweden trip was so much fun! Everyday we got to play soccer and see so many amazing parts of Denmark and Sweden! I got so much closer to my teammates and got to bond with the other Swedish girls we played against. I made so many memories on this trip that I won’t forget. […]

Zotheka Scholarship Award | Inaugural Recipient

At halftime of a recent ASA Reds NPSL match we recognized the first ever ASA Zotheka Scholarship Award winner, Jarbin Rodriguez. The award was presented by the Vandehei Family, Zotheka Scholarship founders, along with ASA’s Executive Director, Tommy Park and MLS-N Director Will Hanna. Jarbin recently finished his youth career as part of the U19 […]

2023 Academy Tryouts

As we prepare to kick off the 2023 tryouts for our Academy (travel) soccer program we refreshed and updated some information we have consolidated in the past! Below is a Q&A that helps answer what soccer tryouts look like from the inside—from ASA’s coach and admin leadership perspective. Take a look into the processes and […]

ASA Wrapped | A look back at 2022

As we take a short break from soccer fields and futsal courts over the next week, it is the perfect time to look back and reflect on the past 12 months. As we remember 2022 and think back over the events, celebrations, growth, wins and losses—we are reminded of our passionate and supportive community, who […]

Reds join UPSL

Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA) is thrilled to announce that our amateur (semi-professional) level men’s team — ASA Reds — will join United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) for the upcoming fall and spring seasons! The league compliments the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) platform where the team was recently crowned 2022 conference champions. In addition to […]

ASA introduces Grassroots Manager

Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA) welcomes Will Sutton as the Grassroots Manager. This new role is an important investment in further reducing barriers to program participation and improving the quality of ‘grow the game’ initiatives and grassroots programs like Recreational Soccer, Rec Futsal, and Access4All After School Leagues, which support 700 kids annually at title 1 […]

ASA announces Adult Programs Manager Veliko Uzunangelov

Alexandria Soccer Association is excited to welcome Veliko Uzunangelov as the Adult Programs Manager. In this part-time role Veliko will oversee and support all aspects of the adult soccer and futsal leagues at ASA as well as provide additional play opportunities in the future. He has been working as the adult soccer league’s referee assignor […]

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 […]