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Serving the  towns of Livermore, Livermore Falls & Jay

MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

JANUARY 2020
Happy New Year from AYS!
January is another busy month for AYS . Boys ’ basketball games continue until January 11th and our travel basketball teams have many games left with season ending at the end of February . If you havent seen these athletes play come on by you wont regret it!

Also, registration ends soon for a couple upcoming AYS sport programs,Girls ’ basketball registration will end on January 4th and wrestling registration will end on January 6th Dont miss the deadline! You may register on line at:
http:/ www .ayssports.sportssignups.com
or in person on Saturdays at the AYS building during basketball games. If you are need of financial assistance please contact us we have a lot of options available.

AYS offers two basketball programs a 6 week little hoopster program for girls grades Pre k to 1 st on Saturday mornings for $30 and a 8 week session for girls grades 2 through 8 for $40 . This 8 week session program will be divided into two divisions; grades 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 . Games will be on Saturdays with 2 practices during the week. We are looking for volunteers as basketball coaches for all levels and volunteers to work concessions. We are also looking for a qualified individual to be the girls basketball commissioner , the individual must be well
organized, with knowledge and love for the sport If interested please email AYS Board at aysboard@ayssports.org.

We are happy to announce that AYS coach Mike Danforth is returning and offering his 6 to 8 week wrestling program this winter for girls an d boys grades P re k to 8 for 40 residential and $50 for non residential. This program will teach basic fundamentals, techniques and rules of the sport. There will be 2 practice sessions a week and tournaments will be available throughout the season. Tournaments are optional and not including in fee.

Did someone say soccer? For the third year AYS and SMMS Girls Soccer Coach David Nelson will be offering an indoor soccer league. This years 6 week indoor soccer program is offered to boys and girls within grades 1 to 8 that are interested in playing small sided 7 v 7 games in a competitive environment. Games will start Sunday March 8 to April 19. ( Excluding Easter )). This league will consist of two divisions: Division 1 will be grades
1 to 4 from 12 to 1 45p m and Division 2 is grades 5 to 8 from 2 to 4pm . Registrations will open this month on January 18th and will be open until February 15 th , cost is 30 . You may register online at http:/ www.ayssports.sportssignups.com or in person on Saturdays at the AYS building during basketball games.

That s not all! AYS is excited to announce we are looking into possibly offering a 6 week indoor field hockey league this year . The league would start late February and run through March More information to follow.

Who doesnt like to win! AYS has two fundraisers running through February . This year the annual winter raffle will have 6 winners! 1st prize winner will receive a 300 visa gift card , 2nd place winner will received a $200 visa gift card , 3rd place winner will receive a $100 visa gift card , 4th place winner will receive $40 AYS signup , 5th place winner will receive an AYS sweatshirt and 6 th place winner will receive an AYS t shirt. Ticket prices are 1
ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. Tickets will be available for purchase from AYS basketball player, board member, or at the AYS concession stand during basketball games. We will draw a winner the wee kend before Feb vacation.

AYS would like to present our new PENNY WARS fundraiser that will take place during boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball and travel basketball games. Each team will have their own jar for collecting money and will be put out during all basketball games throughout the seasons. “Even a little change can make a big one!” Each monetary amount donated coverts to points for the team example a nickel is worth 5pts, quarter 25 pts, and 1 dollar is 100 pts etc. The team with the most points at the end of season wins a pizza party! Come support your favorite ball players! Our winter fundraisers are used to keep the AYS Gym open during cold winter months, helps with building and grounds maintenance and most of all it helps keep registration cost down for our athletes. Our gym is home to 20 basketball teams, 2 indoor soccer divisions, wrestling program, softball and baseball spring assessments and pre-season training area and is also used for our healthy walking program available to the community. We want to hear from you! Our board meetings this month are Sunday January 12th and January 26th at 7am. If you have ideas, concerns or just want to see what we are all about, come join us on Sunday mornings. This closes another edition of our monthly newsletters. We like to say THANK YOU to all our sponsors, coaches and volunteers for your continued commitment to our youth and community. We couldn’t do it without you!

DECEMBER 2019


AYS Board is happy to announce that we brought back our monthly newsletter. December is a busy month for Area Youth Sports (AYS). We are getting ready to kick off our boys basketball program this week. This year we have a new boys’ basketball program commissioner, Jenna Rocque and we are excited to announce we had 105 boys signed up for this season. AYS was able to make 2 little hoopster teams (grade pre-k to 1st), 4 minor teams (grades 2-4) and 3 major teams grades (5-8). Basketball games are held every Saturday from Dec 7th thru Jan 11th at the AYS Building. Stop on by and watch some of our area youth athletes play some ball and grab a snack and/or beverage at our concession stand.


If you are wondering about girls basketball no worries, our girls basketball program will start immediately after the boy’s season ends. Signups for girls will begin this month on Dec 14, 2019 and ends Jan 4, 2020. Sign up fees are $30 for Little Hoopster grades Pre-k - 1st and $40 for grades 2-8th. You can register online at https://www.ayssportssignup.com. Currently we are looking for a qualified individual to be the girls’ basketball commissioner, the individual must be well organized, with knowledge and love for the sport. If interested please email a letter of intent to AYS Board at aysboard@ayssports.org.


AYS also has travel basketball program that is ready to kick off this week. The travel program is part of the Western Maine Youth Basketball League (WMYBL). The league plays every Sunday starting December 1st and runs through February 2020. AYS would like to welcome our new travel basketball commissioner Racheal Mastine and also congratulate the 33 athletes that made a team. This season AYS travel basketball has a 3/4 girls team, 5/6 girls team and 5/6 boys team competing in the league. We can’t wait to watch these talented kids play ball.



That isn’t all! AYS will host our annual Holiday Craft Fair with local artisans and vendors on December 7th in the AYS cafeteria from 10am to 3pm. There will be 50/50 raffle, potluck, bake sale and door prizes. They have close to 20 vendors registered for the event. You will not want to miss it!
Do you like to win? AYS will also be having our annual winter raffle fundraiser this year. This year the raffle will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. Ticket prices are 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. Tickets will be available for purchase by mid-December. You can purchase your ticket(s) from AYS basketball player, board member, or at the AYS concession stand during basketball games. We will draw a winner the weekend before February vacation.


We are excited to announce that AYS will be offering coaching seminars soon. Being a youth sport coach is not just teaching the kids how to play a sport it is so much more; the seminars will go over what it means to be a youth coach, conducting practicing, injury prevention, nutrition and hydration, and much more.


Don’t like the winter? Our gym will have open hours again this year for those of you who wish to walk during our cold winter mornings. Our doors will be open from 7 am to 1pm. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Donations are greatly appreciated.
We like to hear from the community. Our next board meetings are Sunday December 1st and December 15th 7am. If you have ideas, concerns or just want to see what we are all about, come join us on Sunday mornings.


As we end this edition of our newsletter. We like to give a BIG thank you to all our sponsors, coaches and volunteers. Nothing would be possible without you!