Last Updated: July 25, 2016
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 teams.
Fall 2016 Registration NOW OPEN!
May 1, 2016
Fall 2016 Registration is now open. Click on the Registration 'widget' at the top right of our home page.
Preseason evaluations and practices for 7-13 year olds will run 3 weeks instead of two (August 13th - August 27th.
Click on the registration link at the top right of this page to register your child / children.
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 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. Our first session will be Saturday, August 20th, 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.
Message From The President
Click here to read the latest news from our President, Mark Masterson.
Spring PA West Soccer Season Started
April 5, 2016
This past weekend saw both our U12 and U14 teams take the field in PA West Travel Soccer. The U14 team played to a tie against a team from Freeport at Riverview Park Soccer Field and the U12 team lost 5-3 to Sewickley at Quaker Valley Middle School. U10 kicks off their season this weekend at Riverview Park.
The schedule is online and we hope to see you cheering our teams on.
April 5, 2016
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.
Old Allgheny Soccer New Board Members
May 6, 2016
At the Annual Meeting of Old Allegheny Soccer, the members voted to expand the number of board seat to eleven. They also elected 3 new members to the board - Chris Cruz, Ryan Little and Stacey Roa. At its April meeting, the board selected Brittany Spencer (our U10 travel coach) to serve on the board.
As of April 30, 2016 the board an officers are as follows:
Mark Masterson, President
Shawn Lundy, Vice President
Coe Spenser, Treasurer
Stacey Roa, Secretary
Dave Wilson, Board Member
Lynn Koah, Board Member
Gary Koah, Board Member
Christopher Cruz, Board Member
Ryan Little, Board Member
Brittany Spencer, Board Member
We have 11 board members now, the maximum allowed by the bylaws.
Board members serve for three year periods. Each year, approximately 1/3 of the board seats are up for election.
You can read more about what is happening by clicking the link “Organization Info” in the left column or CLICKING HERE.
PA Criminal & Child Abuse Clearances for ALL Coaches
February 22, 2016
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 is no FREE 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 Here. The cost is now FREE.
FBI Criminal Background Check:
Volunteer Qualification Affidavit (PDF): Click Here. You 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 Mark Masterson. You can scan and email them to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Mark Masterson, our President and the officer in charge of clearances. Mark can be reached at email@example.com