AMSA concludes season with house league wrap-up tournament

 

AMSA tournament1 AMSA tournament2 AMSA tournament3By Ron Giofu

 

The Amherstburg Minor Soccer Association held its wrap-up tournament over the weekend and added a new component to it as well.

House league players in the U10, U8 and U6 divisions participated in their tournaments Saturday at the Larry Bauer Soccer Complex while the U13 and U18 age groups wrapped up their seasons Sunday. The new component to the wrap-up tournaments was the addition of a skills competition which AMSA president Terry Sawchuk said drew an estimated 80 players last Friday night and 150 more Saturday.

The skills competition was held on the turf field at the neighbouring Libro Centre.

“We wanted to do something that catered to the whole service group,” said Sawchuk.

AMSA used to have inflatable bouncy castles at its wrap-up tournaments but Sawchuk said they wanted to go in a different direction this season. While the inflatable bouncy castles were good for younger children, older children didn’t have as much to do. The skills challenge allowed more players to be involved and have a fun activity as they passed, dribbled and shot their way through the competition.

“Everyone competed at the same level,” said Sawchuk.

A total of 455 players participated in AMSA this season, he added, a number that was up from the 2013 season.

“I’m just so happy with the way the season progressed,” said Sawchuk. “We’re trying to regrow it and rebrand.”

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