Amarillo Soccer Association, ASA, is the Panhandle’s longest running soccer organization. ASA hosts leagues for all ages and skill levels. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time kicking a ball or if you are a seasoned veteran, we have a league for you! Leagues take place every spring and fall for youth teams and adults. Plus, we have a special summer league for all adult leagues.
Excellentia, Eruditio, Venerato – Excellence, Education, Honor
These are the principles upon which the Amarillo Soccer Association is based. Individually, what do they mean?
Excellentia – Excellence
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
To some people, “Success” might mean “being the best.” “Excellence” on the other hand means being your best – matching your practice with your potential.
Excellence also means being better tomorrow than yesterday, which implies that the standards of excellence continually change based on where you are today. The quality of excelling is an ongoing endeavor, a habit of thought and action — a daily pursuit.
If the value of excellence is embedded in an organization’s culture, the organization will find ways to better itself. Pursuing excellence, therefore, promotes the highest levels of performance that an individual can seek to attain.
Eruditio – Education
“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” — Conrad Hall
As a youth sports organization, we are committed to educating our coaches, players and parents on the skills, the techniques, and the joy and love this game brings to the hearts of billions of people across the globe.
We are always students of the beautiful game.
Venerator – Honor
“It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.” — Hermann Hesse
“Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” — Sophocles
When you become a Coach, you do so because you love the game; because you want to teach kids the sport you love so much; because you want to see the great history and tradition of your sport continue and carried forward by the next generation. You may have also known that soccer brought so much to your life, you’d like other children to gain those same valuable life lessons.
Because sports can be so valuable in helping youth learn life lessons that will impact them and their communities far beyond the playing fields, ASA and our Coaches want to do everything in their power to make sure the youth sports experience is positive. We do that by “Honoring the Game.” By showing Honor for the Game, we remind ourselves and our players that Honoring the Game means respecting the rules, our opponents, all officials, our teammates and ourselves.