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Snack shack coordinator needed!

We are looking for volunteers to run our snack shack for the fall.  This is a great way to give back to the community and help our organization without having to coach or get involved in administration. 

The job would include organizing volunteers and ordering food for the snack shack to keep it stocked throughout the season.  Games will be Friday nights, Saturday mornings, and Sunday afternoons (though we do not need to have the snack shack open all of these times; we'll take what we can get). 

Please consider volunteering to help with this - the kids love having a good snack shack!  If you are interested, email us at info@anhaa.org or soccer@anhaa.org.

Posted by ANHAA Board, Created 13 days ago, Updated 9 days ago

FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!!!!

Fall soccer will begin in August for U6, U8 and U10.

Click here to register for fall soccer!

Posted by Tim Malfara, Created Sat May 13, 2017, Updated 13 days ago

Fall Soccer Age Brackets

The soccer age bracketing will be as follows this year:

All players born in 2008 & 2009 will be placed in the U10 (under 10) league.

All players born in 2010 & 2011 will be placed in the U8 (under 8) league.

All players born in 2012 or later will be placed in the U6 (under 6) league.

More information will be posted as the season approaches.  We will plan to start practices in mid-to-late August.  Please register your players to be added to the list to receive more information about soccer!

Posted by ANHAA Board, Created Sat May 20, 2017, Updated Sat May 20, 2017

ANHAA Social on 4/22

We would like to thank everyone who attended our social event (beef & beer) Saturday, 4/22.  We had a great turnout at the VFW. Thank you, also, to all who donated items for the raffle or helped in any way to make the night the success it became. 

We would like to remind you that one of the goals of this event was to point out that we are a volunteer-run organization.  Please consider helping out in any way you can.  Whether it is stepping in to help coach on the field, volunteering to work in the snack shack for an hour, or attending our board meetings (first Wednesday of each month), we need your help to keep the doors open and keep the kids on the fields.

Good luck to all players, families and coaches this season.  The next ANHAA-wide event will be the Family Fun Day on Saturday, 6/10 - more information to follow by email and will remain available on our website at www.anhaa.org.

Posted by ANHAA Board, Created Sun Apr 9, 2017, Updated Sat May 20, 2017

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

SOFTBALL/BASEBALL LATE REGISTRATION CLOSED ON MARCH 15.

 Most age groups are filled, and there is no guarantee that we can find a spot for you. If you are interested in playing, please send an email to softball@anhaa.org or baseball@anhaa.org and we will see what we can do.

Posted by Tim Malfara, Created Sun Mar 19, 2017, Updated Sat May 20, 2017

Upcoming ANHAA Events

4/8/17 - Spring Season Picture Day and season start

4/22/17 - ANHAA Social Event

6/10/17 - Family Fun Day  

Posted by ANHAA Board, Created Thu Mar 2, 2017, Updated Sun Apr 9, 2017

ANHAA: Important Note on Soccer Changes for Fall 2016

Ardsley North Hills Athletic Association (ANHAA): Soccer Changes for Fall 2016

US Youth Soccer is introducing several changes starting next season. The main aspects of these changes are age divisions, small-sided games, and field and goal sizes. As a club that works with other local intramural clubs (in the U10 program) as well as prepares its players for advancement to travel teams starting at U11, ANHAA plans to adhere to these new guidelines as much as possible. Most, if not all, other local clubs are also migrating to these guidelines in some way.  We may not be able to adapt to every new change immediately but will plan to phase in as we can.


The focus of this letter is not to explain the rationale behind the guidelines but rather the impact on our club.  For further information on the reason and details of the changes, see the EPYSA web site: http://www.epysa.org/membership/USSoccerDevelopment/


Age Guidelines


Previously age groups were determined Aug to July. For example, this past season, a U10 team could have anyone UNDER 10 on Aug 1 2015. This is being shifted to calendar year, so next season U10 will be UNDER 10 on Jan 1, 2016. Because ANHAA (and most local intramural clubs) group two age groups together, next season age groups will be based on the following:



Division

Birth Year

U10

2007 and 2008

U8

2009 and 2010

U6

2011 and after



Note it may appear that some children will jump two levels, but that is not the case.   There is just a shift in the definition of the age brackets by six months.


This will mean that some kids in the same grade will be playing at different levels.  This is similar to the softball age groupings.  Because we generally attempt to mix rosters year to year we don’t envision a major impact from this change (as opposed to older travel teams who have played together for several years).


However, with this change, some of our U10 players who played only one year of U10 will be moving on to U11. As we do every year, we will reach out to our U10 players in late winter to make them aware of AC United evaluation times and help answer any questions they may have in the transition.

 

Small Sided Games


The new guidelines continue to promote the concept of small-sided games which enable more touches and involvement with the players on the field. The following table summarizes ANHAA's current approach and the new guidelines.


Division

ANHAA 2015 Season

US Youth Soccer Guidelines

U10

8v8 (keeper)

7v7 (keeper)

U8

7v7 (keeper)

4v4 (no keeper)

U6

6v6 (no keeper)

4v4 (no keeper)



ANH will follow the guidelines as close to possible but will also make decisions based on number of children registered and number of available coaches.  We will also evaluate the U8 changes closer to the season to determine if we want to introduce a more gradual transition (such as going to 6v6 or 5v5 next season) as well as the use of a keeper at this age level (which we traditionally have done and will likely continue).


Additionally, the new guidelines recommend playing quarters for U6 and thirds for U8 to allow more breaks and discussion of the game during the match.  There are also recommended changes in field and goal sizes which ANHAA will evaluate and determine how to best phase in based on field space and existing equipment.


If you have any questions on these changes, please feel free to contact soccer@anhaa.org.




Posted by ANHAA Board, Created Tue Jan 12, 2016, Updated Sun Jan 22, 2017

ANHAA Announces New Board Members

Ardsley North Hills Athletic Association (ANHAA) would like to announce the new officers of its board.

  • President - Tim Malfara
  • Vice President - Katina Balis
  • Secretary - Marcus Delgado
  • Treasurer - Mike Whisman

On behalf of the ANHAA community, we also would like to thank Jim McGrath for his 8 years of service as president of ANHAA.  No matter the circumstance, Jim's primary focus was always on the best interest of our children and our community.   Fortunately, Jim will remain on the board and will continue to oversee the baseball program.

Lastly we need YOUR help!   We are a volunteer-run community-based club that invites ALL families to participate. This coming year we will especially need help with registrations, communications, publicity, managing the web site, and just about anything else! Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:30 pm at the Conway Field clubhouse. 

If you have interest in becoming more involved with this great community focused organization, stop by a meeting or email info@anhaa.org.

Posted by ANHAA Board, Created Tue Dec 8, 2015

Thanks to Our Sponsors

ANHAA brought back our business sponsor program three years ago and since then wonderful local businesses have paid to be sponsors of ANHAA.  They should get more than their name on the back of a tee-ball shirt in return.   Please remember this year's sponsors the next time you order a pizza, have a craving for some wings, need car service, build an addition, or buy a home.

Thanks to all of our sponsors this year:

  • Campion Construction
  • Charter Choices
  • Diane Reddington Realtor
  • Jerzee's Sports Bar and Pizzeria
  • Lil Rizzo's
  • Lou's Body Shop
  • Mellon Certified Restoration
  • Stahl Electric
  • Sweeney Plumbing
  • Rossi Office Cleaning
  • Union Jack's
  • Van's Lock Shop

 

See our Sponsor page online, which includes contact info and links to web sites (where available):

http://anhaa.teamopolis.com/league/page.aspx?PageID=3309

 

Posted by ANHAA Board, Created Thu May 28, 2015, Updated Wed Jan 13, 2016

U10 Girls Win Upper Moreland Tournament

Congrats to the U10 girls select team for going 2-0-1 and winning the Upper Moreland Select Soccer tournament on a cold and windy November 2.

Congrats also to the U10 boys for placing second in their bracket and both the U8 girls and boys teams who had a solid outing of 1-1-1.

 

Posted by ANHAA Board, Created Thu Nov 6, 2014, Updated Tue Mar 3, 2015

Thanks to our sponsors
As the season is winding down, ANHAA would like to thank our business sponsors for this 2014 Spring season. Please remember our sponsors the next time you need a service offered by them.


Jerzee's
215-572-1105

LIL Rizzo's
215-572-1110

Lou's Body Shop
215-886-6552

Van's Lock Shop
215-884-8433

Diane Reddington
Prudential Reddington Realtors
215-285-2375

Rossi Cleaning Co.
215-885-WASH

Campion Construction
215-887-3747

Mellon Restoration
215-357-6000

Joe's Market
215-884-0294

Stahl Electric
215-572-6242

Charter Choices, Inc.
Posted by ANHAA Board, Created Mon Jun 2, 2014, Updated Tue Mar 3, 2015

A Message from the ANHAA Board
A message from the ANHAA Board...

Dear Families of Ardsley-North Hills Athletic Association:

In 2012, board members noted irregularities in the finances of the club.  After extensive investigation and multiple meetings, board members ultimately voted to turn the case over to the authorities.  We enlisted the help of a lawyer and notified our insurance company.  The majority of the misappropriated monies have already been recovered through our insurance claim.

The members of the ANHAA Board would like to ensure you that at no time were the high-quality programs you have grown to expect compromised.  We are reviewing our procedures and putting new safeguards in place, to reduce the chances that something like this could happen again in the future.

Please know that, with your ongoing support, ANHAA will continue to expand and provide the children of our neighborhoods an excellent experience in youth sports.



Posted by Max STEVENSON, Created Fri Jul 19, 2013, Updated Thu Nov 21, 2013

Ardsley-North Hills Baseball is Perfect, Honored by Township
CONGRATS!!!
Our U11 Ardsley-North Hills baseball team went 15-0 for the fall 2012 season. They were honored
at the Abington Board of Commissioner’s meeting on July 12th, 2012.

Read the article by Mischa Arnosky of the Abington Patch Here!!!
Posted by Derek Robinson, Created Fri Jul 13, 2012, Updated Fri Jul 13, 2012

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