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The Anthony Wayne Youth Soccer League was organized in 1978 as a recreational soccer league for the youth in the Anthony Wayne and surrounding areas. It combined the existing boys and girls’ leagues into one to provide the youth a positive environment for learning and enjoying soccer. It adopted the motto “Just For the Fun of It” and has continued that philosophy. 

The AWYSL is coordinated by a group of volunteers identified as the AWYSL Board. This Board consists of a Referee Coordinator, Field Coordinator, Treasurer, Secretary, and Division Coordinators for the eight different age groups. A member of the Anthony Wayne United Soccer Club attends as a representative of their League as well as a representative from the Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation. They meet eight months out of the year to coordinate the six-week spring and fall seasons. Division Coordinator information is listed on the AWYSL board page.

There are approximately 60 teams of youth ranging from kindergarten through high school. Much of the success of the program has been because of the willingness of parents and friends to volunteer as coaches and assistant coaches. Most games are played at the Blue Creek soccer fields, Providence Street, Whitehouse, on Saturday morning or afternoon and Sunday afternoons. The one or two weekly practice sessions are held during the week at the discretion of each coach. Practice sessions are held a various locations in the community, including parks, schools, churches and homes. Practice sessions are not held at the playing fields to preserve the fields for the multitude of games played there each weekend. For health and safety reasons, there are no animals allowed on the soccer fields. 

Each soccer season consists of both spring and fall games. Registrations are available online at www.awcommunity.com . Each player is responsible for their own equipment, including shin guards, blue soccer shorts, soccer jersey and soccer socks. Uniforms are available at the AllWear or Look At Me shops in Whitehouse, OH 43571. Soccer shoes are optional.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the Division Coordinators or Laurie Schofield, AWYSL Secretary at 419.877.5290 or at l.schofield@roadrunner.com .

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