Help Needed In Our Soccer Community!

As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us take time to reflect on what we are thankful for. It may be material things, friends, family or a kind deed of a total stranger. One of the best ways to give thanks is to give back. Actions speak louder than words.

At this time, Littlestown AYSO is in need of volunteers. Coaches, referees and board members. Many, if not most of the current and former Littlestown soccer players learned to love the beautiful game at Littlestown AYSO. Several of our current middle and high school players volunteer by assisting coaches, field maintenance and refereeing. It would be great to see even more of these young men and women giving back. While soccer is clearly growing in our community, we need to support the foundation that introduces our children to the game. Just like a tree, no matter how big it is, if it does not have healthy roots, it will wither and die.

Below is a letter from the Littlestown AYSO Commissioner regarding the shortage of volunteers. Please consider volunteering and contact Gary at commish@littlestownsoccer.org Thank you.

Soccer Families, 

Littlestown AYSO is a volunteer run program just like the majority of all youth sports.  I sent an email out previously and also posted on our Facebook Page that without volunteers for coaches, referees and board positions there will not be a Littlestown AYSO after December 20, 2020.  If the board positions are not filled Littlestown AYSO will be suspended until the positions are filled which means there will not be a Spring 2021 season.  I have received 1 response to becoming a volunteer and that was for a referee position which I am grateful for.

These positions are not difficult as long as one person is not doing them all.  If all board positions are filled the league can open registration and begin planning for Spring 2021 and the future.  Training is available for all board positions along with training for coaches and referees.  You do not need experience in soccer to be a coach or referee.  Training material is provided along with online training opportunities provided through AYSOu.org.

Littlestown AYSO is an important soccer league for the Littlestown area to provide quality players that go on to play for the middle school program and the high school program.

If you have interest in becoming a volunteer for a board position, coaching or refereeing please reach out ASAP.  Team counts will be do in February or March to begin planning for area play.

Respectfully, 

Gary Gearhart
Littlestown AYSO Regional Commissioner