Last Updated: August 28, 2016
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Upcoming Practices & Events

Wednesday, Aug 31
B League Evaluation Practice6:00pmBrighton Heights Large Field
Instructional Practice6:15pmBrighton Heights Large Field
Thursday, Sep 1
A League Evaluation Practice6:30pmRiverview Park Soccer Field
Saturday, Sep 3
Labor Day Weekend - No Practices
Wednesday, Sep 7
Instructional Practice6:15pmBrighton Heights Large Field
Saturday, Sep 10
Instructional Pracitce12:15pmBrighton Heights Large Field
Wednesday, Sep 14
Instructional Practice6:15pmBrighton Heights Large Field
Saturday, Sep 17
Instructional Pracitce12:15pmBrighton Heights Large Field
Wednesday, Sep 21
Instructional Practice6:15pmBrighton Heights Large Field
Saturday, Sep 24
Instructional Pracitce12:15pmBrighton Heights Large Field
Wednesday, Sep 28
Instructional Practice6:15pmBrighton Heights Large Field

For a complete calendar listing, click here!

 

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 CLOSES August 24th

August 1, 2016

Fall 2016 Registration is open thru August 24th.  Click on the Registration 'widget' at the top right of this page. 

Due to some scheduling issues at Riverview Park, preseason evaluations and practices for 7-13 year olds will run 2 weeks instead of two (August 20th- August 27th.

Click on the registration link at the top right of this page to register your child / children.  

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

The Registration Fee is $65 per child. For families of 3 or more, the Registration Fee is $135. 

To register, simply click on the 'Registration' link at the top 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 complete an online registration, 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. Our first session will be Saturday, August 20th, 12:15, RIVERVIEW PARK 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 first practice is on Saturday, August 20th at 9 am at Riverview Park Field.

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 first practice is on Saturday, August 20th at 10:30 AM at Riverview Park Field.

Traveling Teams (PA WEST): Our PA West Travel teams play games on Sundays after 12 noon. Old Allegheny has declared 4 teams, Under 10 (U10), 
Under 12 (U12),Under 14 (U14), and Under 18 (U18). Please let us know ASAP as we have to fill rosters within the next week. There is no additional fee to register, but you need to indicate if your child would like to play on one of these teams in your registration form.


Message From The President

Click here to read the latest news from our President, Mark Masterson. 

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 HereThe cost is now FREE.  

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 Mark Masterson.  You can scan and email them to him at markpmasterson@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 Mark Masterson, our President and the officer in charge of clearances.  Mark can be reached at markpmasterson@gmail.com

 


 

iPhone App

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.