Frequently Answered Questions

Can I play in more than one league?
Yes, you may play in as many as leagues as you have the time and desire to play. We offer Coed 7v7 leagues that play twice a week Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, a Women’s 7v7 league that plays Mondays/Wednesdays, all during the Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions. We also offer a Coed 11v11 (full-field) league that plays once a week on Tuesdays during the Spring and Summer sessions. However you can only play on one team per league.

Does it matter if I’ve never played soccer? (back to top)
No, we have a wide range of skill levels and playing experience in our leagues, from those who have never played before to those who have played competitive soccer for many years. This provides an ideal opportunity to learn and grow as a player regardless of your experience. Because everyone signs up for all of our leagues as individuals your skill level and playing experience doesn’t matter. Before the season begins the AASA board does it’s best to create balanced teams based on the information you provide in your registration.

Can I sign up an entire team? (back to top)

We currently do not allow signup as teams. Our focus as an organization is to provide a place where anyone can enjoy the game regardless of experience or skill level. Because of this all of our registrations are done individually and we seek to create balanced teams in each league to ensure a fun and competitive environment. For the 7 v. 7 league, we do our best to honor requests to play with a significant other or a friend but we can not guarantee this as our primary mission is to ensure balanced, competitive teams. For the 11 v. 11 league, groups of up to 5 players can request placement on the same team.

Where are the games played? How long are the games? (back to top)

Please refer to our Locations page for the addresses and maps to our fields. All games have two 45 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime. Due to concerns for safety from inclement weather or lack of daylight, the AASA board may occasionally need to shorten the game length. Please see our Weather Policy page for more information.

Are there practices too? (back to top)

As a recreational league, AASA does not organize formal practices. On occasion teammates have been known to meet to help new players develop skills or simply for an extra ‘pick-up’ game.

I’ll miss a few games. Can my friend fill in for me? (back to top)

Sorry, but absolutely not. Due to our insurance agreements with the Michigan Soccer Association and the City of Ann Arbor, we are unable to allow anyone to play who is not registered and insured with the league, even if just filling in for a single game. Illegal players will cause the team to forfeit the game and repeat infractions will lead to further action by the board. If you are going to miss a few games it is recommended that you inform your team so they can make efforts to be at the game if at all possible.

How old do I have to be to play? (back to top)

All AASA leagues are open to anyone age 15 or older. Players under 19 who wish to preserve their USSF youth eligibility should contact our secretary before registering.

Can my kids play too? (back to top)

Yes, although we do have a minimum age of 15 years for all players. We make every effort to allow family members to play together, and in fact we have a number of parents who play with their children on a regular basis.

I’ve registered, now what? (back to top)

Once you’ve registered online and we have received payment you will receive and email confirming your spot in the league. You will want to show up on the first day of the season (see your registration confirmation for exact dates). There you will receive your team assignment and will need to sign the waiver form. You will also receive your team shirt at that time. From time to time we also have early shirt pickups at one of our sponsors locations where you can receive your team assignment and shirt, as well as meet other players, before the season begins. Watch the home page for details.

Where do I go the first day of the season? Are there games? (back to top)

Yes, we play games on the first day of the season! You will want to arrive at Fuller fields (7v7 leagues) or at Olson Field (11v11) at least half an hour before game time to get your team assignment and receive your team shirt.

Why is there a wait list? (back to top)

League registration is on a first-come, first served basis and the number of player slots available is subject to registration volume and field availability. There are circumstances where we cancel existing registrations – in the event this happens, we will fill open slots from the wait list.

I’m on the wait list, now what? (back to top)

You will receive a confirmation email once you are taken off of the wait list. Please do not come to the fields until you have this confirmation! We cannot place you on the team without the verification provided by the confirmation.

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