We've been with AYSA several years, and have had good coaches and teams. Sadly our current coach simply doesn't play the bottom five players on our team, including our child. The league's rules indicate that all kids should play for half the game, but the rule seems widely ignored. We find the league fosters a prima dona attitude among some players, and lots of discouragement for others. Maybe we'd feel different if the team was winning - but that's not the case. AYSA could be a great program, but our experience has been that there isn't enough emphasis on development for all the kids, nor are their great results to show for excluding the other players from game participation. My suggestion would be to consider other programs, as we ill next season.
Posted: 3/04/2012 • Link to this review
My daughters have played w/AYSA for 10 years and it's a well run organization. Lots of focus on children's fun and skills development. However, at the Select level, it isn't as well run. My daughter was cut from an Athena team after 2 years without any personal contact from her coach - just a "dear player" form letter. She acknowledges she might have performed better at tryouts, but was heartbroken over the coach's snub.
Posted: 9/30/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
very best local league i was on aysa teams for over 10 years and soon my daughter will join, very cheap great for kids builds skills is healthy for them and they make tons of friends. i like the age divisions and the way the entire league is run. please check them out i promise it is worth your time and your kid will thank u!!!!!!
Posted: 10/30/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review