Gunners

MSA Soccer begins with Gunners for players U6, U7, U8. Gunners will serve as an effective bridge into our competitive teams. Our professional staff will provide age-appropriate technical instruction in a training environment featuring exciting games and skill activities.

Typically, Gunners is for players that excel at the recreational level and desire an additional environment that is more competitive with advanced coaching. It is however, open to all players. Players will be divided into training groups based on age, skill level, and soccer experience. Training focuses on the development of individual player skills, which is necessary for success once players move into the competitive team environment at U9 and beyond.

The program follows the school year calendar, with a new season beginning each August.

Player Registration

MSA Gunners has open enrollment. Players may join or cancel at any time; dues will be adjusted accordingly.

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Program Details | 2020 – 2021 Season

Age Groups
  • U6 = 2015 birth year
  • U7 = 2014 birth year
  • U8 = 2013 birth year
Season
  • Starts August 24, 2020
  • Ends May 29, 2021
  • Full program is 9 months
Player Dues
  • 1 Practice per week: $75.00 / month
    one month typically consists of 4 practices and 4 games (varies during holiday weeks)
  • 2 Practices per week: $95.00 / month
    one month typically consists of 8 practices and 4 games (varies during holiday weeks)
  • 5% discount if paying in full
Practices
  • 1-2 practice per week (weekdays)
  • Practices are 1-hour in length
  • Players choose a practice option according to their age group
Games
  • 1 game per week (Saturdays)
  • There will be a game schedule according to the players age group
Club Operations Included
  • Association fees
  • Player secondary insurance
  • Staff fees
  • Referee fees
  • Field rental

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U5 Players (2016 birth year)

  • Players born in 2016 are considered U5 players. Advanced or experienced U5 players may join the Gunners U6 program based on the staff’s approval.
  • The Erie Premier Sports Tots Program is a good option for new or inexperienced players. After “graduating” from Tots, players then join MSA Gunners.

 


Important Dates

Program Start August 24, 2020
Labor Day September 7, 2020: no Monday practice*
Halloween TBD*
Thanksgiving November 26 + 28, 2020: no Thursday practice* or Saturday game
Christmas December 23, 2020 thru December 26, 2020: no Wednesday or Thursday practices* or Saturday games
New Year’s December 28, 2020 thru January 1, 2021: no practices – games resume January 2
Program End May 29, 2021

* Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas: If the players practice falls into one of these days off, he/she can attend a different practice that week.

 


Gunners Staff

Staff Position Email
Brian Holdford Administrative Director bholdford@msasoccer.com
Tony Turini Director of Coaching tony@eriepremiersports.com
Colin Petersen Coach
Jeff Martin Coach
Evan Beutler Coach