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Old Allegheny Soccer

Old Allegheny Soccer was founded more than 25 years ago to provide a positive learning experience so that kids can have fun and learn to play soccer. We offer instructional, in-house recreational, and travel team soccer programs for children ages 5 - 19. Our players come from the Northside and North Hills neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, although anyone can play, regardless of where they live. Many of our players have gone on to play for their High School and College team.

 


Fall 2015 Registration Closes August 7th

July 8, 2015

There are changes to the Old Allegheny Soccer Registration process this year.

First - we are only taking ONLINE registrations.  We have eliminated the online registration fee.  We did this as it reduces the time that our volunteer registrars spend on entering data.

Second - we are opening registration on May 1st (one month earlier than in the past) and closing it one week earlier (August 7th).

Third - preseason evaluations and practices for 7-13 year olds will run 3 weeks instead of two (August 8th - August 29th).

Click on the registration link in the left column to register your child / children.  (Registration Closes August 7th.)


You are our best recruiters. Please help our program grow by passing this information to your friends and family.

For the Fall of 2015, the Early Registration Fee is $40per child. For families of 3 or more, the Early Registration Fee is $90. Early Registration ends on July 7th.  If you register AFTER July 7th, you pay $55 per child.  Families of three or more children pay $105.

Our season starts in August.  Registration closes on August 7th. We will not take registrations after August 7th.

To register, simply click on the 'Registration' link at the top of the column on the left side of this page. Complete the registration.  You will need a credit card or a debit card or a paypal account.  If you are unable to pay via paypal or a debit/credit card, you have the option to pay via check.  We would prefer online payment as it insures timely payment and is much less work for the volunteers at Old Allegheny Soccer.  If you have any questions, please call us at
844-OASOCCER (844-627-6223) and select “Registration”. 

Old Allegheny Soccer was started by Ron Zaffuto in 1981. Over the years, the program has expanded and we currently use fields at Brighton Heights and at Riverview Field on Mairdale Street. We have players from all of the North Side and some northern suburbs. Our travel teams compete with other teams in Western PA. Old Allegheny Soccer is a member of USA Youth Soccer Association and PA West Soccer. This fall, we plan to have City League teams for ages 9 to 18, and our in house league for ages 5 to 13.

In House League Philosophy: Our in house leagues provide a positive learning experience for all participants. Everyone plays at least one-half or every game. We select new teams every year, attempting to balance them to provide a better experience for all. Players are grouped on their ability and we try to put siblings on the same team. In House teams use Brighton Heights fields. Every In House player receives a trophy and keeps their Team shirt.

In House Instructional League (5, 6 and some 7 year olds): Our instructional league has been very successful. We have 2 sessions per week. The first 4 sessions are instructional with parents being teamed with their child (hopefully the parents are learning so they can work with their children). After this, teams are picked and half of each session is spent developing skills, the other half games. We play mini soccer (4 on 4) with 5 or 6 players on a team. We use volunteer parents to help us organize these children (no experience needed). Sessions are 1 hour long. Beginning Our first session will be Saturday, August 15th, 12:15, Brighton Heights field. Sessions will then be held every Wednesday at 6:30, and Saturday at 12:15. (Look at "Directions" link in left column to get driving directions).

In House B League, 7 to 9 year olds: Our In House B league plays small-sided games. Teams meet 3 times per week with games every Saturday and weeknight practices or games.  The evaluations session schedule is as follows:

Saturdays:  9am to 10:30am: 8/8/15, 8/15/15, and 8/22/15
Mondays:  9am to 10:30am: 8/10/15, 8/17/15, and 8/24/15
Wednesdays:  6:30pm to 8:00pm: 8/12/15, 8/19/15, and 8/26/15

In House A League, 10 to 13 year olds: Our In House A league plays small sided games. Teams will meet 2 or 3 times per week with games every Saturday and weeknight practices or games.

The evaluations session schedule is as follows:

Saturdays:  10:45am to 12pm: 8/8/15, 8/15/15, and 8/22/15
Tuesdays: 6:30pm to 8:00pm: 8/11/15, 8/18/15, and 8/25/15
Thursdays: 6:30pm to 8:00pm: 8/13/15, 8/20/15, and 8/27/15

City League Soccer: Old Allegheny Soccer fields teams in the City League. The coaches will select these teams. Past performance and recommendations will be the main criteria for selections. Try outs may be held. Selections are made before our in house league begins.

Traveling Teams (PA WEST): Our PA West Travel teams play games on Sundays. PA West has boys and girls leagues for 10 to 18 year olds. Leagues are divided into 3 divisions. We have fielded teams at all ages and in all divisions. What teams we field will be determined by who registers and who coaches. There may be tryouts for these teams.


PA Criminal & Child Abuse Clearances for ALL Coaches

July 6, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, per PA State Law, all coaches must complete the clearances required by the 2015 amendments to the PA Child Protective Services Law.  The PA Child Protective Services Law changed effective January 1, 2015.  The change no longer permits organizations like Old Allegheny Soccer to conduct background checks through a third party provider.  All background checks must be completed using the provider designated by PA per the requirements of the law.  

Volunteers must provide the following:

   -State Police Criminal Record Check

   -PA Child Abuse History Clearance 

   -if PA resident for at least 10 continuous years…a complete and notarized Volunteer affidavit

  -if PA resident for less than 10 continuous years…FBI Criminal Background Check
 
Volunteers are required to comply with the law beginning July 1, 2015.
 
How To Obtain Your Background Checks:

PA State Police Report:
PA State Police Criminal Record Checks cost approximately 10.00 and can be obtained online by visiting the State Police web site - Click Here.  Old Allegheny Soccer will reimburse you for this expense.
 
Child Abuse History Report:

PA Child Abuse History Clearances may be made online - Click HereThe cost is approximately 10.00.  Old Allegheny Soccer will reimburse you for this expense.

FBI Criminal Background Check:
To request an FBI Fingerprint Clearance (approximate cost-27.50): Click Here   Please note: This link will take you to the page managed by Cogent for the state of PA to help individuals attain an FBI clearance.  The Department of Human Services link is your preferable option.  Old Allegheny Soccer will reimburse you for this expense.

Volunteer Qualification Affidavit (PDF)Click HereYou will need to print out this form, take it to a Notary, complete the form, and sign it in presence of a notary.  Please bring your Driver's License or suitable picture ID with you, as you may be asked for identification.  Please give these forms to Lynn Koah.  You can scan and email them to her at lakoah815@gmail.com,

Please DO NOT delay in beginning the process of securing your new clearances as some take a few weeks to return and the delay could prevent you from being eligible to take the field for training or play.

Old Allegheny Soccer reimburses all coaches, in house referees, and other key volunteers who are required to get these clearances.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lynn Koah, our President and the officer in charge of clearances.  Lynn can be reached at lakoah815@gmail.com

 


 

Summer Pickup Soccer Age 13 thru Age 18

June 5, 2015

Old Allegheny will continue to hold recreational in-house pick-up soccer for players 13 year of age and older on Sunday afternoons from 3-5 pm.  The location is changing to Brighton Heifpghts field.

This is NOT travel soccer.  This is for our U18 and U15 players have fun and is for ALL skill levels.  So whether you are new to the game or a seasoned veteran, these sessions will be for you.  You can work on your skills and have fun

Players will stretch, warm-up, and do a few basic drills just to get the muscles loose.    We will then run small-sided games to full field scrimmages, depending on number participants.  

Please contact Coach Lundy at s23lumpy@hotmail.com, or (412)761-7844 With any questions.  Bring a dark shirt, AND a light shirt, soccer cleats and your shin guards.  Baseball spikes are NOT allowed.  Bring plenty of water, you'll need it.  And we aren’t sure when the city will turn on the water fountain.   


City Issues Permits to Old Allegheny for Riverview Soccer Field

March 27, 2015

After an extended wait, Old Allegheny Soccer has finally gotten field permits for the new soccer field in Riverview Park on Mairdale Street.  Unfortunately, we were not able to secure the permits in time to conduct a spring travel soccer season with PA West.  We intend to use the field for pick-up soccer and skill sessions.  We will post these here on the web site and will email information to current members.


iPhone App

June 5, 2014

There is an iphone app for League Lineup available.  Just go to the App Store and search for 'My Leaguelineup' or click HERE and download the app today.



Upcoming Practices and Events

Saturday,  Aug 8
B League Group Practices (7-9 Year Olds) 9:00am Brighton Heights Large Field
A League Group Practices (10-13 Yr. olds) 10:45am Brighton Heights Large Field
Monday,  Aug 10
B League Group Practices (7-9 Year Olds) 6:30pm Brighton Heights Large Field
Tuesday,  Aug 11
A League Group Practices (10-13 Yr. olds) 6:30pm Brighton Heights Large Field
Wednesday,  Aug 12
B League Group Practices (7-9 Year Olds) 6:30pm Brighton Heights Large Field
Thursday,  Aug 13
A League Group Practices (10-13 Yr. olds) 6:30pm Brighton Heights Large Field
Saturday,  Aug 15
B League Group Practices (7-9 Year Olds) 9:00am Brighton Heights Large Field
A League Group Practices (10-13 Yr. olds) 10:45am Brighton Heights Large Field
Instructional League Practice 12:15pm Brighton Heights Small Field
Monday,  Aug 17
B League Group Practices (7-9 Year Olds) 6:30pm Brighton Heights Large Field
Tuesday,  Aug 18
A League Group Practices (10-13 Yr. olds) 6:30pm Brighton Heights Large Field
Wednesday,  Aug 19
B League Group Practices (7-9 Year Olds) 6:30pm Brighton Heights Large Field
Instructional League Practice 6:30pm Brighton Heights Small Field
Thursday,  Aug 20
A League Group Practices (10-13 Yr. olds) 6:30pm Brighton Heights Large Field

For a complete calendar listing, click here!