News & Info
Executive Board Nominations Being Accepted
At the 2013 Annual General Meeting of PA West Soccer Association the State Council will elect officers. The officers to be elected are President, Secretary, and two Member At-Large positions.
Nominations must be submitted by May 14, 2013. Nominees must submitt a letter of interest, resume, completed PA West Soccer Conflict of Interest Policy, and hold a valid background check per PA West Soccer Risk Management Policy. Nominations will not be accepted from the floor.
The President sets the agenda and presides over all meeting of the Executive Board. The President also attends all USSF meetings and all meetings of USSF affiliates, US Youth Soccer and US Adult Soccer. The position requires travel to various regional and national events and meetings.
The Secretary is responsible for the recording and maintenance of minutes of all Executive Board meetings. The position requires close work the state office staff to insure proper records of Executive Board actions and correspondence are maintained. The position is a voting member of the Executive Board.
Members At-Large hold voting rights at all Executive Board meetings and serve on committees as appointed by the President. When serving as committee chairs the individual is responsible for reporting committee activity and recommendations to the Executive Board.
Questions about these positions or the nominating process may contact Peggy Neason, Nominating Committee Chair or Executive Director Tim McCoy.
Save The Date-AGM Set
The 2013 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 14th at 2:00 PM. The meeting will convene in the Slippery Rock University Advanced Technology Science Building's auditorium. The meeting will include election of officers, 2013-14 budget approval, and proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws. All youth clubs are required to have a representative attend.
PA West Soccer Establishes Hall Of Fame
The Executive Board approved establishing a Hall of Fame to recognize these contributions. Nominations are now being accepted for the first class into the PA West Soccer Hall of Fame.
Nominations can be made for players, coaches, administrators, and referees, as well as meritorious consideration. All nominees shall be considered on the basis of having made a significant contribution toward the development, achievement, advancement or extraordinary service toward youth or adult soccer in Western Pennsylvania.
Click Here to view criteria.
Nomination Form can be found on the Forms Page.
Registration Fees For 2012-13 Season
In-house/Recreational - 9.50 per player
Div 4-6 - 14.50 per player (club registering inhouse and travel players with us)
Div 4-6 - 25.00 per team
Clubs registering travel teams only; except for clubs joining as travel-onlly clubs prior to 2012
Div 4-6 - 17.50 per player
Div 4-6 - 50.00 per team
Classic U11-U12 (8 v 8) - 350.00
Div 1-Div 3...U12-U19 - 425.00 (per team if sponsoring 5 or more teams)
Div 1-Div 3...U12-U19 - 500.00 (per team if sponsoring 2-4 teams)
Div 1-Div 3...U12-U19 - 600.00 (if sponsoring only 1 team)
All player and team fee payments are due at time of registration with district or division registrar. Fees are only payable by club check. Checks must be payable PA West Soccer.
ABOUT THE PA WEST SOCCER ASSOCIATION
Pennsylvania West State Soccer Association (PA West) is the National State Association of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United State Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and the United States Amateur Soccer Association (USASA). It is a not-for-profit Pennsylvania corporation, allowing tax deductible donations and contributions to the fullest extent of the law. PA West State Soccer Association has a current membership of over 60,000 youth players, 2,000 amateur adult players, 7,000 active coaches, 2,300 referees and thousands of volunteers involved in its network of over 120 local member clubs (and growing) across the western half of the state of Pennsylvania. The State Association's boundaries are the western border of Pennsylvania east to the eastern boundaries of Potter, Clinton, Centre, Huntingdon, and Fulton counties. PA West Soccer Association is organized to provide non-profit, public, educational soccer development and competition. Its leadership is comprised of a Board of Directors in which both the Youth Board and Amateur Board are represented. The organization's offices are located in Monroeville, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh, offering a full-time staff of five to assist its membership. PA West Soccer Association offers in-house programs for U5 to U19 and travel programs for U10 to U19. The Classic Division is offered for U12 to U19 players seeking a higher level of play. TOPSoccer offers soccer programs designed for children with disabilities. PA West State Olympic Teams identify players for regional and national team consideration. Amateur leagues are available for the adult player and adult Amateur Select teams provide opportunities for regional and national tournament play.
PA West Soccer Association members receive numerous benefits and services to support their club activities. The association offers coaching license programs, player development clinics, referee training and certification courses, referee development and assessment, a variety of tournaments, a State Association newspaper - Touchline, a video library, medical and liability insurance, and much more.