SEPTEMBER UPDATE:


We had an INCREDIBLE summer, with lots of very sucessful events and programs. Our 2-day camps were a huge success and allowed players to work on sport specific skills. Our Firm Foundation Clinics gave kids a chance to learn the fundamentals of basketball and volleyball. Our Jon Smith Memorial showcase tournament had a great turnout and provided incoming school teams a chance to play a ton of volleyball in a tw0-day period. Our basketball tournaments (2 of which are coming up in September) were a great way for local teams to get more playing opportunities. Also, our AYSA Summer Basketball and Volleyball Leagues were a great segue into our Fall Leagues, which are starting up shortly!


UPCOMING AYSA EVENTS

VolleyKids Volleyball League – Boys and Girls 6-14 Years Old

Register Now

Hot Shots Basketball League – Boys and Girls 6-14 Years Old

Register Now

Schools In Session Basketball Tournament – Boys and Girls 9U-18U

Register Now

Final Stop Basketball Tournament – Boys and Girls 9U-18U

Register Now

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2021 AYSA EVENTS

Image may contain: text that says 'ANNUAL JON SMITH MEMORIAL SHOWCASE'

To sign up for the 2021 Showcase, contact sbingham@abileneysa.org

Check out 2020 Showcase Images on FB

To sign up for the 2021 Expo, contact info@abileneysa.org

Check out 2020 Expo Images on FB

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AS ALWAYS, EACH UPCOMING WEEK’S OPEN GYM SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED EVERY FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON website/ facebook / instagram / twitter

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All AYSA and Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center guidelines may vary from event to event based on CDC and Local governing bodies.

Current protocols and safety guidelines:

  • Masks REQUIRED to enter facility and to be kept on, with the only exception being players on the court actively engaging in game play
  • Sanitation stations are located throughout the facility to be used as needed
  • All staff, volunteers, parents, and athletes will be screened before entry into every single event
  • There will be a buffer in-between open gym hours and tournament gaps for staff to clear and clean the space before the next groups enter
  • Additional cleaning will take place throughout and at the conclusion of every day
  • The number of entrants allowed into the facility for events will be subject to the guidelines from the CDC and state/local officials
  • All balls will be sanitized before and after each open gym time and tournament game
  • AYSA highly encourages all individuals considered at-risk to stay home
*We are constantly looking for ways to highlight youth in the community, so if you have an athlete you would like to nominate please CONTACT US *

 

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

 

Raising the Bar – The Abilene Youth Sports Authority is on a mission to help kids, coaches, and parents have a better experience with youth sports than ever before. We want to cultivate an atmosphere of friendly competition and good sportsmanship throughout the Abilene area and beyond.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

ABILENE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

*Pay attention to the ACVB calendar of events*

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CITY LEAGUES

*Due to COVID-19 Youth Leagues have all been put on a temporary hold and will be until they have been cleared to continue with their seasons. As of May 1st, the City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Department has permitted outdoor recreational sports for four or less people. This includes opening up our basketball courts and tennis courts. Our playgrounds are still closed until further notice, but our parks are still open to the public. Please continue to practice social distancing while visiting parks and during outdoor recreational activities.

 

Find Your League

 

League News & Upcoming Season Info

Youth Tennis Calling Junior Challenger Players. Rose Park is hosting a 1 day Challenger on September 5. Click here for Link.

Visit abilenetennis.org for more information about registration information and future seasons.

Youth Basketball

AYBA registrations for 2020/2021 will start in September!! Be sure to check website for updated team, roster, coach, and season information!

Youth Baseball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regards to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Eastern LL – no September update

(Lee, Johnston, Bowie, Thomas, Taylor, & ACS)

Abilene Southern LL – 

“Southern LL will not be having Fall Ball this year.
We will see everyone in the spring!”

(pulled from FB post on August 4th)

(Bassetti, Ward, or Jackson)

Abilene Dixie LL – 

“Dixie Little League will NOT be having a Fall Ball season this coming fall. There is however a Fall Season happening through Dbat!”

(pulled from FB post on August 11th)

(Austin, Reagan, Bonham, & Dyess)

Abilene Northern LL – no September update

(Jane Long, Martinez, Ortiz)

Abilene Wylie LL – 

“We have finally wrapped up our Spring season and wanted to say Thank You to everyone for sticking with us through all the ups and downs that this season brought. With the end of a successful Spring season finally arriving, we’ve received a lot of questions about Fall Ball. We’d like nothing more than to give our kids the opportunity to play this fall, however, we don’t feel like it is in the best interest of the league and our WLL families to do so. Therefore, WLL will not be participating in Fall Ball this year.”

(pulled from FB post on August 4th)

(Wylie Schools)

Jim Ned Little League

“It looks like our normal District 5 fall ball that we are used to participating in will not happen this year. We are looking at some different options at the moment, but we could use some input on how many players would want to play.”

(pulled from FB post on August 5th)

Youth Softball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regard to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Fast Pitch Softball Association

Hey folks, we are now LIVE for online registrations!! Get your kiddos signed up for fall ball. Ages 3-14. We will be at Redbud (large concession) tomorrow (Thursday, 8/20) at 7:30 for team registrations!
Let’s make this fall ball one to remember! Last day of registration will be on Sept. 4th & games will start on Sept. 14th & go through Oct. 30th.”

(pulled from FB post on August 20th)

Abilene North Softball

“Tonight August 18th Fall Ball signups. Will Hair field 1 from 6-8pm. Bring your child’s birth certificate. Come on out!”

(pulled from FB post on August 11th)

Wylie Fast Pitch Softball– no September update

Abilene Boys & Girls Softball Association

“We would like to inform everyone that we will NOT be having a softball season this year due to covid19. We are very sorry for the inconvenience but the safety of our players come first. We are already thinking about ways to make next years season amazing so please watch for more information at beginning of 2021. Thank you and stay safe and see you next year.”

(pulled from FB post on May 23rd)

Youth Soccer

Big Country Soccer Association

Registrations for Fall closed 7.28.20 at mignight. Contact direct for questions!

Youth Football 

Wylie Youth Football and Cheer – no September update

Youth Hockey

Abilene Hockey

“Registration for the Fall 2020 season begins August 1st, online registration will close September 13th. In person registrations will be held on August 22nd and 29th, watch our Facebook page for more updates and details on those.”

(pulled from FB post on August 3rd)

 

AUGUST UPDATE:

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Our Volleyball and Basketball Firm Foundation (1) Academies came to a close this week, and we are SO PROUD of all the athletes that put in hard work for an entire 6 weeks!!

 

THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS!

Playing sports is like living life – the fundamental skills must be learned, practiced, and turned into habits (character) in order to truly succeed and grow! When the pressures build in a close game or in areas of our lives, our performance always falls to the level of skills that we have made our normal habits (character). Competition REVEALS our skills (character) more than it BUILDS our skills (character). PRACTICE & TRAINING IS WHERE OUR GAME IS BUILT!! Firm Foundation Academies provide fun, challenging, and encouraging environments where youth learn to develop the skills they need to succeed in their sports and in their lives. Firm Foundation athletes receive quality instructions, COOL T-SHIRTS, and a comprehensive handbook for them to continue their development at home with their parents and friends.

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The Jon Smith Memorial Showcase was a HUGE success! 26 TEAMS came out to play an entire 2 full days of non-stop volleyball!

To get signed up for the 2021 Showcase now, contact sbingham@abileneysa.org because trust us … you DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THIS!

Check out 2020 Showcase Images on FB

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AS ALWAYS, EACH UPCOMING WEEK’S OPEN GYM SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED ON website/ facebook / instagram / twitter

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

All AYSA and Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center guidelines may vary from event to event based on CDC and Local governing bodies.

Current protocols and safety guidelines:

  • Masks REQUIRED to enter facility and to be kept on, with the only exception being players on the court
  • Sanitation stations are located throughout the facility to be used as needed
  • All staff, volunteers, parents, and athletes will be screened before entry into every single event
  • There will be a buffer in-between open gym hours and tournament gaps for staff to clear and clean the space before the next groups enter
  • Additional cleaning will take place throughout and at the conclusion of every day
  • The number of entrants allowed into the facility for events will be subject to the guidelines from the CDC and state/local officials
  • All balls will be sanitized before and after each open gym time and tournament game
  • AYSA highly encourages all individuals considered at-risk to stay home
*We are constantly looking for ways to highlight youth in the community, so if you have an athlete you would like to nominate please CONTACT US *

 

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

 

UPCOMING AYSA EVENTS

ELEVATE Volleyball Camp – Boys and Girls 6th-8th Grade

Register Now

VolleyKids Volleyball League – Boys and Girls 6-14 Years Old

Register Now

Hot Shots Basketball League – Boys and Girls 6-14 Years Old

Register Now

Schools In Session Basketball Tournament – Boys and Girls 9U-18U

Register Now

Final Stop Basketball Tournament – Boys and Girls 9U-18U

Register Now

 

*signups for 2021 WEST TEXAS ALL-YOUTH EXPO vendor space reservations are currently open – contact us for 2021 vendor form.*

 

Raising the Bar – The Abilene Youth Sports Authority is on a mission to help kids, coaches, and parents have a better experience with youth sports than ever before. We want to cultivate an atmosphere of friendly competition and good sportsmanship throughout the Abilene area and beyond.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

ABILENE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

*Pay attention to the ACVB calendar of events*

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CITY LEAGUES

*Due to COVID-19 Youth Leagues have all been put on a temporary hold and will be until they have been cleared to continue with their seasons. As of May 1st, the City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Department has permitted outdoor recreational sports for four or less people. This includes opening up our basketball courts and tennis courts. Our playgrounds are still closed until further notice, but our parks are still open to the public. Please continue to practice social distancing while visiting parks and during outdoor recreational activities.

 

Find Your League

 

League News & Upcoming Season Info

Youth Tennis AUGUST JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS UPDATE: Registration dates and requirements now posted. See usta.com/texas-town-halls for more details.

Visit abilenetennis.org for more information about registration information and future seasons.

Youth Basketball

AYBA registrations for 2020/2021 will start in September!! Be sure to check website for updated team, roster, coach, and season information!

Youth Baseball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regards to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Eastern LL

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Joey Roberts, and as the president of Eastern Little League, please know this was an agonizing decision. The board did not make this decision on a whim, nor did it take this decision lightly. I can speak for myself and tell you there has been lost sleep and heartache over this issue. Everyone on this board is a volunteer. Everyone on this board (save the coordinators of the Challengers League) has one child or more in the league. They too have to deal with the loss of money spent, time spent coaching or watching their child(ren) practice and play, and have the disappointment of calling the season to an early close. Some of us only got two or three games in this season. None of us liked to inform our own child(ren) of the decision (including kids who are aging out), but at the same time, we are focused more on what is best for the league as a whole. We would rather look back and say we did too much instead of we should have done more. We knew no matter what decision was made, people would be upset. What I will not stand for is for people calling other people names or for parents to rag on the members of the board who took what information they had (number of players who would play, number of people affected by the pandemic, the family dynamics within our league, and the amount of money spent on uniforms, insurance, field maintenance, concession stand, signage, etc.) and made an informed decision on the refund and the safety of our players and their families. Folks, Eastern Little League is going to be better than name calling and false accusations. If you want to do that, then you can take your player(s) and go elsewhere. We will not be about that at Eastern! No, we didn’t want to make today’s decision. We wanted to play, but as we said in the original announcement, Eastern exists for the children to have a safe and fun place for baseball. As a board, we believe we can not assure those two things. We as a league (and that includes parents, coaches and players) must be better than name calling, nagging and accusations. We must rise to the occasion and figure out how we can come out of this pandemic a stronger league. We must do all we can to bond together and move forward rather than try to pull others down and tear the league apart. Division is not what Eastern Little League is going to be about. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. Everyone stay safe and healthy, and we will see you next season.

Go Eastern!

Joey Roberts, President of Eastern Little League (posted to FB July 12)

(Lee, Johnston, Bowie, Thomas, Taylor, & ACS)

Abilene Southern LL – 

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(Bassetti, Ward, or Jackson)

Abilene Dixie LLno August update.

(Austin, Reagan, Bonham, & Dyess)

Abilene Northern LL 

If any questions about sign ups and age requirements this up coming season please contact Maria Alvarez @ (325) 518-3940. Thanks Northern is looking forward to seeing all the kiddos play baseball.

(Jane Long, Martinez, Ortiz)

Abilene Wylie LLno August update.

(Wylie Schools)

Jim Ned Little League – no August update.

Youth Softball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regard to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Fast Pitch Softball Association

Hey folks! We hope everyone has been enjoying the freedom we’ve been given to play ball, wherever you are! The numbers are on the rise again & it seems as though it’s affecting the youth sports leagues now, here in Abilene. 🙁 Please continue to practice social distancing, wear a face mask if possible & wash yo hands! Stay safe!

(posted to FB June 29)

Abilene North Softball

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Wylie Fast Pitch Softballno August update.

Abilene Boys & Girls Softball Association – no August update.

Youth Soccer

Big Country Soccer Association Please see updated information for league play below. If you have any questions, please get in contact the BCSA directly! Check League website for roster, team, and schedule information!

Registrations closed 7.28.20 at mignight. Contact direct for questions!

Youth Football 

Wylie Youth Football and Cheer No August update.

Youth Hockey

Abilene Hockey

In light of current events and for the safety of all our hockey community, Abilene Hockey has decided to end the Spring 2020 season and will shift focus on the Fall 2020 season. We will roll out important info in weeks to come. Stay Tuned!

(posted to FB July 3)

 

WE MADE IT TO JULY!!

Our Firm Foundation programs and Leagues are up and running at full speed! With only a few weeks left, our athletes have been putting in some major work, and we are having a blast seeing kids build their game and develop skills.

If you missed out on these Summer programs, pay attention to signups for the FALL! We will announce dates/times and open registration as we get closer.

AS ALWAYS, EACH UPCOMING WEEK’S OPEN GYM SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED ON website / facebook / instagram / twitter

Below is our updated schedule and safety guidelines:

  • Sanitation stations are located throughout the facility
  • All staff, volunteers, parents, and athletes will be screened before entry into every single event
  • There will be a buffer in-between open gym hours and tournament gaps for staff to clear and clean the space before the next groups enter
  • Additional cleaning will take place throughout and at the conclusion of every day
  • The number of entrants allowed into the facility for events will be subject to the guidelines from the CDC and state/local officials
  • All balls will be sanitized before and after each open gym time and tournament game
  • AYSA highly encourages all individuals considered at-risk to stay home
These guidelines may vary from event to event based on CDC and Local governing bodies.
Be sure to follow us on Social Media, and use #AYSA2020 for anything AYSA/Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center related.

 

*We are constantly looking for ways to highlight youth in the community, so if you have an athlete you would like to nominate please CONTACT US *

 

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

 

UPCOMING AYSA EVENTS

 

SETTER/HITTER VOLLEYBALL CAMP (2) – Boys and Girls 4th-12th Grade

Register Now

TRIPLE THREAT/FINISHING BASKETBALL CAMP (2) – Boys and Girls 4th-12th Grade

Register Now

DEFENSE/SERVING VOLLEYBALL CAMP (2)Boys and Girls 4th-12th Grade

Register Now

A-TOWN JAMBOREE TOURNAMENT – Boys and Girls 9U-18U

Register Now

JON SMITH MEMORIAL SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT – 7-12th Grade

Register Now

ELEVATE VOLLEYBALL CAMP – Boys and Girls 6th-8th Grade

Register Now

 

*signups for 2021 WEST TEXAS ALL-YOUTH EXPO vendor space reservations are currently open – contact us for 2021 vendor form.*

 

Raising the Bar – The Abilene Youth Sports Authority is on a mission to help kids, coaches, and parents have a better experience with youth sports than ever before. We want to cultivate an atmosphere of friendly competition and good sportsmanship throughout the Abilene area and beyond.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

HARDIN SIMMONS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL CAMPS

July 7-9th | $100 | 9AM-12PM

HARDIN SIMMONS UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL CAMPS

July 13-14th | $60 | 9AM-12PM

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY BASEBALL CAMPS

July 7-10th | $120 | 9AM-12PM

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL CAMPS

July 21-22nd | $70 | 9AM-12PM

ABILENE ZOO

ABILENE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

*Pay attention to the ACVB calendar of events*

CITY LEAGUES

*Due to COVID-19 Youth Leagues have all been put on a temporary hold and will be until they have been cleared to continue with their seasons. As of May 1st, the City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Department has permitted outdoor recreational sports for four or less people. This includes opening up our basketball courts and tennis courts. Our playgrounds are still closed until further notice, but our parks are still open to the public. Please continue to practice social distancing while visiting parks and during outdoor recreational activities.

 

Find Your League

 

League News & Upcoming Season Info

Youth Tennis – Due to the heightened concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, effective immediately the USTA will suspend all USTA sanctioned products and events, including Adult and Junior Tournaments, League Tennis, Junior Team Tennis, USTA Schools programs, Tennis on Campus, Wheelchair Events and USTA Pro Circuit Events. The health and safety of all players, staff, fans and volunteers are the foremost concern.  This suspension is in effect through May 31st. The USTA’s goal will be to reschedule events where possible following this suspension period. Additionally, recognizing the evolving and fast-changing nature of this situation, the USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about events and activities taking place after May 31st.

04/27/2020 – Governor Abbott announced during his press conference today the beginnings of reopening for outdoor sports 05/01/2020.

Specifically, tennis was mentioned and is applicable to the following restrictions located on this excerpt under GA-18’s “Minimum Standard Health Protocols: Checklist for Outdoor Sports Participants”. ATA is excited to share this news as the beloved sport of tennis is regaining some normalcy. ATA will keep you updated on how the city officials plan on rolling out official openings & safety procedures. As always, please be safe and cautious when interacting with players/friends outside your immediate circle and exercise good judgement & hygiene and, as always, HAVE FUN!!

Visit abilenetennis.org for more information about registration information and future seasons.

Youth Basketball

AYBA registrations for 2020/2021 will start in September!! Be sure to check website for updated team, roster, coach, and season information!

Youth Baseball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regards to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Eastern LLno July update.

(Lee, Johnston, Bowie, Thomas, Taylor, & ACS)

Abilene Southern LL – 

⚾️ Games start this weekend and we can’t wait to see everyone! ⚾️

Here are a few things you need to know:
* We have taken down the screen from the outfield so that fans can sit all the way around the field to help social distance.

* If you choose to sit in the bleachers please space out.

* There will be hand sanitizer located at the concession stand.

* Bathrooms will be cleaned and stocked twice a week to prevent the spread of germs.

* Concession stand will be open (please keep 6 ft from each person in line)

* There will be hand sanitizer & Lysol spray in each dugout for the players and coaches to use.

* Please do not come to the ball park if you are ill or have been ill in the last 14 days.

* Please do not come to the ball park if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19

If you have any questions please reach out to a board member. Thank you!

(Bassetti, Ward, or Jackson)

Abilene Dixie LLno July update.

(Austin, Reagan, Bonham, & Dyess)

Abilene Northern LL 

If any questions about sign ups and age requirements this up coming season please contact Maria Alvarez @ (325) 518-3940. Thanks Northern is looking forward to seeing all the kiddos play baseball.

(Jane Long, Martinez, Ortiz)

Abilene Wylie LLno July update.

(Wylie Schools)

Jim Ned Little League – no July update.

Youth Softball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regard to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Fast Pitch Softball Association – no July update.

Abilene North Softballno July update.

Wylie Fast Pitch Softballno July update.

 

Abilene Boys & Girls Softball Association

“We would like to inform everyone that we will NOT be having a softball season this year due to covid19. We are very sorry for the inconvenience but the safety of our players come first. We are already thinking about ways to make next years season amazing so please watch for more information at beginning of 2021. Thank you and stay safe and see you next year.”

Youth Soccer

Big Country Soccer Association Please see updated information for league play below. If you have any questions, please get in contact the BCSA directly! Check League website for roster, team, and schedule information!

Fall 2020 Recreational Registration is NOW OPEN.

*If you plan to registered for the Fall 2020 season and are brand new to BCSA we will need a copy of your players birth certificate for proof of age. You may email a copy to bigcountrysoccer@gmail.com or fax a copy to 325-676-1448

Registration Link

Thank you.

Youth Football – no July update.

Youth Hockey

Abilene Hockey – no July update.

 

Abilene Youth Sports Authority | Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center UPDATE

THE DODGE JONES YOUTH SPORTS CENTER IS FINALLY RE-OPENED!!

While all of us are excited to get back onto the courts, the safety of all those who attend Abilene Youth Sports Authority events has and will always be our top priority. All protocols will be continuously updated in accordance with guidelines from the CDC and state/local officials.

.

EACH UPCOMING WEEK’S SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED ON website / facebook / instagram / twitter

Below is our updated schedule and safety guidelines:

.

June 1 – June 5
Monday : Basketball Camp (9-11a), OPEN GYM (11:30-1:30p, 2-4p, 5-6:30p)
Tuesday : Basketball Camp (9-11a), OPEN GYM (11:30-1:30p, 2-4p, 5-6:30p)
Wednesday : Volleyball Camp (9-11a), OPEN GYM (11:30-1:30p, 2-4p, 5-6:30p)
Thursday : Volleyball Camp (9-11a), OPEN GYM (11:30-1:30p, 2-4p, 5-6:30p)
Friday : OPEN GYM (9-11a, 11:30-1:30p, 2-4p)
  • Sanitation stations are located throughout the facility
  • All staff, volunteers, parents, and athletes will be screened before entry into every single event
  • There will be a buffer in-between open gym hours and tournament gaps for staff to clear and clean the space before the next groups enter
  • Additional cleaning will take place throughout and at the conclusion of every day
  • The number of entrants allowed into the facility for events will be subject to the guidelines from the CDC and state/local officials
  • All balls will be sanitized before and after each open gym time and tournament game
  • AYSA highly encourages all individuals considered at-risk to stay home
These guidelines may vary from event to event based on CDC and Local governing bodies.
Be sure to follow us on Social Media, and use #AYSA2020 for anything AYSA/Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center related.

 

*We are constantly looking for ways to highlight youth in the community, so if you have an athlete you would like to nominate please CONTACT US *

 

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

 

UPCOMING AYSA EVENTS

 

AYSA YOUTH VOLLEYBALL SUMMER LEAGUES – Boys and Girls Programs 7th-12th Grade

Register Now

AYSA YOUTH BASKETBALL SUMMER LEAGUES – Boys and Girls Programs 7th-12th Grade

Register Now

WEST TEXAS SHOWDOWN

Register Now

FIRM FOUNDATION ACADEMIES

THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS

Playing sports is like living life – the fundamental skills must be learned, practiced, and turned into habits (character) in order to truly succeed and grow! When the pressures build in a close game or in areas of our lives, our performance always falls to the level of skills that we have made our normal habits (character). Competition REVEALS our skills (character) more than it BUILDS our skills (character).

PRACTICE & TRAINING IS WHERE OUR GAME IS BUILT!!

Firm Foundation Academies provide fun, challenging, and encouraging environments where youth learn to develop the skills they need to succeed in their sports and in their lives. Firm Foundation athletes receive quality instructions, COOL T-SHIRTS, and a comprehensive handbook for them to continue their development at home with their parents and friends.

VOLLEYBALL FIRM FOUNDATIONS 1

VOLLEYBALL FIRM FOUNDATIONS 2

BASKETBALL FIRM FOUNDATIONS 1

BASKETBALL FIRM FOUNDATIONS 2

BIG COUNTRY BASH

Register Now

*signups for 2021 WEST TEXAS ALL-YOUTH EXPO vendor space reservations are currently open – contact us for 2021 vendor form.*

 

Raising the Bar – The Abilene Youth Sports Authority is on a mission to help kids, coaches, and parents have a better experience with youth sports than ever before. We want to cultivate an atmosphere of friendly competition and good sportsmanship throughout the Abilene area and beyond.

 

CITY LEAGUES

*Due to COVID-19 Youth Leagues have all been put on a temporary hold and will be until they have been cleared to continue with their seasons. As of May 1st, the City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Department has permitted outdoor recreational sports for four or less people. This includes opening up our basketball courts and tennis courts. Our playgrounds are still closed until further notice, but our parks are still open to the public. Please continue to practice social distancing while visiting parks and during outdoor recreational activities.

 

Find Your League

 

League News & Upcoming Season Info

Youth Tennis – Due to the heightened concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, effective immediately the USTA will suspend all USTA sanctioned products and events, including Adult and Junior Tournaments, League Tennis, Junior Team Tennis, USTA Schools programs, Tennis on Campus, Wheelchair Events and USTA Pro Circuit Events. The health and safety of all players, staff, fans and volunteers are the foremost concern.  This suspension is in effect through May 31st. The USTA’s goal will be to reschedule events where possible following this suspension period. Additionally, recognizing the evolving and fast-changing nature of this situation, the USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about events and activities taking place after May 31st.

During this uncertain and ever changing time, USTA and USTA Texas are exploring all options for the League tennis season, including modified formats and adjusting eligibility requirements. Once the suspension is lifted, any approved changes will be communicated.” – USTA League Update Statement

Visit abilenetennis.org for more information about registration information and future seasons.

Youth Basketball

AYBA registrations for 2020/2021 will start in September!! Be sure to check website for updated team, roster, coach, and season information!

Youth Baseball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regards to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Eastern LLJUNE UPDATE:

“Good morning Eastern Little League family! We are excited to say you should be hearing from your coaches today if you haven’t already.

Please note, the Eastern Little League baseball season has not been cancelled. We are doing everything we can to get the season going as soon as we are allowed to do so and can consciously say we have taken precautions to help guard any health concerns we can per the regulations set by the government.

Concerning refunds, unfortunately, Eastern is not able to give any refunds on registration. Since we were only days away from the season starting with our opening ceremonies and Opening Day when everything happened. Registration funds had already been used on a new scoreboard at Cal Young, uniforms, field prep, baseball, equipment, insurance and all the other expenses required to get ready for baseball season.

But again, the season is NOT OVER….actually, as long as everything goes well, the delay is almost over! We want to encourage families to play baseball in your yards and be prepping to get back to practice and games. We hope to have more details as far as dates and times by the end of this week. Thank you for your patience as we have been working through this time of uncertainty.

If you have any questions, please email abileneeasternbaseball@gmail.com. Thank you!

Go Eastern!”

(Lee, Johnston, Bowie, Thomas, Taylor, & ACS)

Abilene Southern LL – JUNE UPDATE:

“Hello Southern Little League Family,

We are excited to get this baseball season started! We want you all to know that the board has been working hard to make sure all our players, coaches, and spectators remain safe. If you have not been informed yet, teams can hold practices as early as May 22 in accordance with City of Abilene policy. Games will begin June 15 (Coach Pitch will begin June 13).

Here are a few of the safety protocols we will have in place this season:
✓ Coaches will be provided hand sanitizer and Lysol spray for their team. We encourage kids to sanitize their hands when they arrive at practices/games and again when they leave.
✓ The coaches will spray down the bats and any other equipment that is being shared.
✓ There will be hand sanitizer in each dugout and at the concession stand during each game.
✓ The bathrooms will stay stocked with toilet paper and soap.
✓ We will have signs posted to remind spectators to use social distancing.
✓ To reduce crowding in the stands, we encourage spectators to bring their lawn chairs and watch the game outside the fences.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR PLAYER HOME if your player or someone in your house is sick! A baseball practice or game is not worth risking the team’s health.

We encourage you to review the Governor’s OpenTexas guidelines for youth sports families: https://gov.texas.gov/…/OpenTexas-Checklist-Youth-Sports-Fa…

Thank you in advance for your support, patience and understanding as we get through this season together. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at abilenesouthern@gmail.com.

Go Southern!” – Southern Little League Board

(Bassetti, Ward, or Jackson)

Abilene Dixie LLJUNE UPDATE: GOOD NEWS!!! Baseball is just around the corner! Practices will begin May 31st and games will begin June 15th! For more information about the opening of youth sports, please visit https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas Also, stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages to see more information on our League specifically.

(Austin, Reagan, Bonham, & Dyess)

Abilene Northern LL 

(Jane Long, Martinez, Ortiz)

Abilene Wylie LLNO JUNE UPDATE

(Wylie Schools)

Jim Ned Little League – JUNE UPDATE: In accordance with the governors reopening plan, practices will resume on May 31st, with games beginning on June 15th. Schedules will be posted as soon as season length is determined. As always, we appreciate your patience and support!

Youth Softball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regard to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Fast Pitch Softball Association – NO JUNE UPDATE

Abilene North Softball JUNE UPDATE:

“Abilene North Softball will be playing a crammed-into-a-month season!
Starting 5/29 & playing all of June.

The league will communicate the COVID-19 recommendations from the city of Abilene and USA Softball, but there aren’t any set guidelines or restrictions that will be required.

We expect parents and players to use common sense and safe hygiene practices.

*All coaches and players must wash hands before any games and practices. *No sharing of equipment (spray/sanitize catchers equipment if you change catchers).
*Balls will be rotated often.
*Stay away if you are sick!!!!!
*Try to keep some distance between spectators.
*Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized often.
*Masks will not be required.

Any questions please contact Tony Perez Jr. or Crickett Keith Owen. Thank you!”

Wylie Fast Pitch Softball JUNE UPDATE:

Let’s play ball!! We will be playing a crammed-into-a-month season! 

Starting 5/29 & playing all of June.
If any individuals want to play but their team isn’t, send us an email at wyliesoftball@gmail.com and we will try to make room for them.
Need to know by Saturday 10pm.

**all players must have USA Softball insurance. If they aren’t insured through our (or another) league this spring, we will need payment and birth certificate so we can add them.

The league will communicate the COVID-19 recommendations from the city of Abilene and USA Softball, but there aren’t any set guidelines or restrictions that will be required.

We expect parents and players to use common sense and safe hygiene practices.
*All coaches and players must wash hands before any games and practices. *No sharing of equipment (spray/sanitize catchers equipment if you change catchers).
*Balls will be rotated often.
*Stay away if you are sick!!!!!
*Try to keep some distance between spectators.
*Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized often.
*Masks will not be required.

Anyone registered for spring ball through Wylie but not able to play will receive a refund of registration fee minus $30 (the cost of insurance and shirt). Coaches are communicating with the league which players on their team will not participate. You do not need to contact us if you’ve been in contact with the coach.

FUNDRAISER
Raffle tickets can be sold through June 15. All money and tickets due that day.
Players will receive a raffle entry for every 15 tickets sold.
$500 to top seller, $250 to runner up
Drawing at the end of June. (Do not have to be present to win)

Abilene Boys & Girls Softball Association – JUNE UPDATE:

“We would like to inform everyone that we will NOT be having a softball season this year due to covid19. We are very sorry for the inconvenience but the safety of our players come first. We are already thinking about ways to make next years season amazing so please watch for more information at beginning of 2021. Thank you and stay safe and see you next year.”

Youth Soccer

Big Country Soccer Association Please see updated information for league play below. If you have any questions, please get in contact the BCSA directly! Check League website for roster, team, and schedule information!

“Hello BCSA Coaches, players, families!

We hope everyone is getting through this time as well as they can. Like many of you, we are eagerly waiting for soccer to start again. The BCSA board has been following the information provided on re-opening Texas and meeting to formulate a plan for playing soccer this Spring. With the latest public health protocol as of 18 May 2020, 15 June seems the magic date for us to back on the field to play games.

First and foremost, the safety of our players, coaches, and their families is a priority. If we are still able to continue the season, our BCSA community must each do our part to make Covid-19 a thing of the past. We ask all of our BCSA attendees, whether you are a player, coach, spectator, to at a minimum, practice social distancing, wash your hands, dispose of any used gloves, and if appropriate, wear a mask. If you are feeling ill or have a weakened immune system, we ask that you stay home and get better. Remember we are in this together!

The BCSA board decided the best way to finish out the Spring is to host two tournament style events in June. There are several factors that were taken into consideration, such as summer weather conditions and the limitations that come with it, public health concerns, referee availability, timelines to consider such the Fall Season preparation, registration, etc. The tournament style event will take place 18-21 June for all Boy teams and 25-28 June for all Girls teams. If your team does not have enough players to play, or your team does not want to play in the tournament but you would like to play, we will try to coordinate with others teams and players in the same situation to combine teams. We will also generate a waiting list, if needed. Some age groups may be placed in the same bracket for the tournament to ensure each team plays at adequate amount of games. ( 4U-6U; 7U-8U; 9U-10U; 11U-12U; 13U+ )We are planning to get at least 3 games for each team.

During the tournament event, there will be a schedule to disinfect common area items such as bathrooms, game balls, etc. We ask that you bring your own chairs for the sidelines. All bleachers will be removed from the fields for this event. Please help us follow public health guidelines. Water breaks will be implemented to ensure our players are staying hydrated.

If you feel the risks are still too great for you and your family and would like a refund, please email the office at bigcountrysoccer@gmail.com . There will also be a form to fill out to complete and help us track your refund. Please note that the refund will be for the games not played as originally scheduled, minus the cost of field fees, referees, insurance, and office fees. The possible refund is $34.00.

We look forward to seeing you on the field. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to email bigcountrysoccer@gmail.com or call the office at 325-676-1447.”

               
                    Big Country Soccer Association

Youth Football

The West Texas Youth Football Association and Cheer Fall Registrations for the 2020 Season is NOW OPEN! Please keep in mind that due to COVID-19 all in person registrations will be postponed until further notice from the City of Abilene. Keep an eye out for when full registrations begin! Be sure to check the WTYFA website and individual organizations pages for information, schedule updates, and other important information!

Youth Hockey

Abilene Hockey Please see updated information for 2020 Spring Season below. If you have any questions, please contact league directly! Check their website for more information, schedules, and photos. We are still waiting for the phase that opens us back up but the rink is now open to the public again! Please continue following the guidelines and we will see y’all soon!

 

Abilene Youth Sports Authority | Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center UPDATE

WE ARE RE-OPENING THE SPORTS CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 20TH!!

First and foremost, we want to extend our thoughts to all families who are navigating this difficult time together. COVID-19 has drastically impacted all our lives and we express our heartfelt thoughts to all battling. Abilene Youth Sports Authority is monitoring the latest news about COVID-19 closely and we are making decisions based off of organization and government recommendations.

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While all of us are excited to get back onto the courts, the safety of all those who attend Abilene Youth Sports Authority events has and will always be our top priority. All protocols will be continuously updated in accordance with guidelines from the CDC and state/local officials.

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FOR THE TIME BEING, EACH UPCOMING WEEK’S SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED ON facebook / instagram / twitter

Below is our updated schedule and safety guidelines:

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May 18 – May 22
Monday : closed to public
Tuesday : closed to public

Wednesday – Friday : OPEN GYMS (9-11a, 12-2p, 3-5p)

  • Sanitation stations will be located throughout the facilities
  • All staff and athletes will be screened before entry into events
  • There will be a buffer in-between open gym hours for staff to clear and clean the space before the next groups enter
  • Additional cleaning will take place throughout and at the conclusion of the day
  • The number of entrants allowed into each facility will be subject to the guidelines from the CDC and state/local officials
  • All game balls will be sanitized before and after each open gym time
  • AYSA highly encourages all individuals considered at-risk to stay home
These guidelines may vary from event to event based on CDC and Local governing bodies.
Be sure to follow us on Social Media, and use #AYSA2020 for anything AYSA/Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center related.

 

*We are constantly looking for ways to highlight youth in the community, so if you have an athlete you would like to nominate please CONTACT US *

 

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UPCOMING AYSA EVENTS

 

AYSA YOUTH VOLLEYBALL SUMMER LEAGUES – Boys and Girls Programs 7th-12th Grade

Register Now

AYSA YOUTH BASKETBALL SUMMER LEAGUES – Boys and Girls Programs 7th-12th Grade

Register Now

 

FIRM FOUNDATION ACADEMIES

THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS

 

Playing sports is like living life – the fundamental skills must be learned, practiced, and turned into habits (character) in order to truly succeed and grow! When the pressures build in a close game or in areas of our lives, our performance always falls to the level of skills that we have made our normal habits (character). Competition REVEALS our skills (character) more than it BUILDS our skills (character).

PRACTICE & TRAINING IS WHERE OUR GAME IS BUILT!!

Firm Foundation Academies provide fun, challenging, and encouraging environments where youth learn to develop the skills they need to succeed in their sports and in their lives. Firm Foundation athletes receive quality instructions, COOL T-SHIRTS, and a comprehensive handbook for them to continue their development at home with their parents and friends.

VOLLEYBALL FIRM FOUNDATIONS 1

VOLLEYBALL FIRM FOUNDATIONS 2

BASKETBALL FIRM FOUNDATIONS 1

BASKETBALL FIRM FOUNDATIONS 2

 

*signups for 2021 WEST TEXAS ALL-YOUTH EXPO vendor space reservations are currently open – contact us for 2021 vendor form.*

 

Raising the Bar – The Abilene Youth Sports Authority is on a mission to help kids, coaches, and parents have a better experience with youth sports than ever before. We want to cultivate an atmosphere of friendly competition and good sportsmanship throughout the Abilene area and beyond.

 

CITY LEAGUES

*Due to COVID-19 Youth Leagues have all been put on a temporary hold and will be until they have been cleared to continue with their seasons. As of May 1st, the City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Department has permitted outdoor recreational sports for four or less people. This includes opening up our basketball courts and tennis courts. Our playgrounds are still closed until further notice, but our parks are still open to the public. Please continue to practice social distancing while visiting parks and during outdoor recreational activities.

 

Find Your League

 

League News & Upcoming Season Info

Youth Tennis – Due to the heightened concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, effective immediately the USTA will suspend all USTA sanctioned products and events, including Adult and Junior Tournaments, League Tennis, Junior Team Tennis, USTA Schools programs, Tennis on Campus, Wheelchair Events and USTA Pro Circuit Events. The health and safety of all players, staff, fans and volunteers are the foremost concern.  This suspension is in effect through May 31st. The USTA’s goal will be to reschedule events where possible following this suspension period. Additionally, recognizing the evolving and fast-changing nature of this situation, the USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about events and activities taking place after May 31st.

Visit abilenetennis.org for more information about registration information and future seasons.

Youth Basketball

AYBA registrations for 2020/2021 will start in September!! Be sure to check website for updated team, roster, coach, and season information!

Youth Baseball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regards to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Eastern LLPREVIOUS UPDATE: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the City of Abilene has decided to close all fields through the end of April. Therefore, we will have not practices or games until May. The hope is, we will still get to have a baseball season in 2020! The situation is still fluid, and we hope that this will pass quickly.

MAY UPDATE: NO UPDATES

(Lee, Johnston, Bowie, Thomas, Taylor, & ACS)

Abilene Southern LLMAY UPDATE: Please note Abilene Southern Little League’s baseball season is not cancelled, just DELAYED. We are hopeful we will be given permission to restart our season sometime in late May, June or July.

Concerning refunds, unfortunately SLL is not able to give any registration refunds. We were only two weeks away from opening day when everything happened. Registration funds have already been spent on uniforms, field prep, baseballs, equipment, insurance, and all the other expenses required to get ready for baseball season. But once again, the season is NOT OVER, just delayed. We want to encourage families to stick with it. As soon as we get the green light, our kids will be back outside in the sunshine on the field with their teammates again.

Patrick Clancy – President, Southern Little League

(Bassetti, Ward, or Jackson)

Abilene Dixie LLUpdate from Dixie: It is still our intent to have a full 12 game season during the later summer months. Practices and games will resume once we have state and local approval to do so.

(Austin, Reagan, Bonham, & Dyess)

Abilene Northern LL 

(Jane Long, Martinez, Ortiz)

Abilene Wylie LLUpdate from Texas District 5 Little League: Little League International announced formally what most of us anticipated was coming, that the Little League World Series and Regional Tournaments for 2020 have been cancelled. Please Note: This does not mean local Little Leagues will not have a regular season, and depending on the timeline of when we can get started, there may still be postseason opportunities.  With this announcement and the Governor’s recent Orders, a timeline is starting to take shape for us on the local levels.  District 5 and your local leagues will be communicating over the next few days and expect to have a plan in place by Monday. Also Note: Questions need to go through your local leagues as each league could be a little different based on local circumstances. Stay safe, hope to see you at the ballpark soon.

(Wylie Schools)

Jim Ned Little League – Please see update from Texas District 5 Little League!

Youth Softball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regard to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Fast Pitch Softball Association – No new updates.

Abilene North Softball No new updates.

Wylie Fast Pitch Softball **UPDATE** The board is discussing whether or not we will have some kind of season, and we are in communication with the parks and rec department as well as our USA Softball district commissioner. We will let you all know ASAP once a decision is made. We have heard from the majority of teams/parents, and most want to play, even if it’s a very short season, if at all possible.

Abilene Boys & Girls Softball Association – No new updates.

Youth Soccer

Big Country Soccer Association Please see updated information for league play below. If you have any questions, please get in contact the BCSA directly! Check League website for roster, team, and schedule information!

  • Parents your coach should have gotten in contact with you. we are looking at maybe starting the season back up between the 23-30th of this month. If they have not contacted you please email the office and let us know.

Youth Football

The West Texas Youth Football Association and Cheer Fall Registrations for the 2020 Season is NOW OPEN! Please keep in mind that due to COVID-19 all in person registrations will be postponed until further notice from the City of Abilene. Keep an eye out for when full registrations begin! Be sure to check the WTYFA website and individual organizations pages for information, schedule updates, and other important information!

Youth Hockey

Abilene Hockey Please see updated information for 2020 Spring Season below. If you have any questions, please contact league directly! Check their website for more information, schedules, and photos. We are still waiting for the phase that opens us back up but the rink is now open to the public again! Please continue following the guidelines and we will see y’all soon!

 

Abilene Youth Sports Authority | COVID-19 Update

It goes without saying that our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), which is why we’ve temporarily closed the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center. Our decision was made in accordance with health organizations and government authorities, and was driven by our AYSA mission to maintain the safety of our community, as we all look forward to a healthy and confident future. We want to emphasize that how each of us respond in times like this is a reflection of who we are and what we stand for. We will continue to put our AYSA family first and offer COMPLETE transparency, because we are all in this together.

Be sure to follow us on Social Media, and use #AYSA2020 for anything AYSA/Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center related.

 

*We are DAILY posting sport specific challenges, workout ideas, and encouragements. We are also creating AYSA Athlete Spotlight days on our social media feeds, so if you have an athlete you would like to nominate please CONTACT US *

 

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UPCOMING AYSA EVENTS

 

VOLLEYBALL POSITION CLINICS – Boys and Girls 7th-12th Grade

Register Now

 

AYSA YOUTH VOLLEYBALL SUMMER LEAGUES – Boys and Girls Programs 7th-12th Grade

Register Now

 

FIRM FOUNDATION ACADEMIES

THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS

 

Playing sports is like living life – the fundamental skills must be learned, practiced, and turned into habits (character) in order to truly succeed and grow! When the pressures build in a close game or in areas of our lives, our performance always falls to the level of skills that we have made our normal habits (character). Competition REVEALS our skills (character) more than it BUILDS our skills (character).

PRACTICE & TRAINING IS WHERE OUR GAME IS BUILT!!

Firm Foundation Academies provide fun, challenging, and encouraging environments where youth learn to develop the skills they need to succeed in their sports and in their lives. Firm Foundation athletes receive quality instructions, COOL T-SHIRTS, and a comprehensive handbook for them to continue their development at home with their parents and friends.

FIRM FOUNDATIONS 1

FIRM FOUNDATIONS 2

 

 

*signups for 2021 WEST TEXAS ALL-YOUTH EXPO vendor space reservations are currently open – contact us for 2021 vendor form.*

 

Raising the Bar – The Abilene Youth Sports Authority is on a mission to help kids, coaches, and parents have a better experience with youth sports than ever before. We want to cultivate an atmosphere of friendly competition and good sportsmanship throughout the Abilene area and beyond.

 

CITY LEAGUES

*Due to COVID-19 Youth Leagues have all been put on a temporary hold and will be until they have been cleared to continue with their seasons. The City of Abilene is restricting all use of City Facilities until May 1, 2020 for organized activities to reduce the risk of the spread of the COVID 19 virus. This means no practices, games, or other gatherings can take place on City fields or complexes, nor will any tournaments of any kind be allowed during this time period in City Parks. If conditions allow them to relax the situation early, leagues will be notified. Below is a brief update on where leagues are currently. Please check with leagues for final decision on Spring Seasons for 2020! All information below has come directly from Youth Leagues on either their websites/Facebook/emails. If you have ANY questions regarding your registration/season play, please get in touch with leagues DIRECTLY. AYSA does not run any of the Local Youth Leagues in Abilene. *

 

Find Your League

 

League News & Upcoming Season Info

Youth Tennis – Due to the heightened concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, effective immediately the USTA will suspend all USTA sanctioned products and events, including Adult and Junior Tournaments, League Tennis, Junior Team Tennis, USTA Schools programs, Tennis on Campus, Wheelchair Events and USTA Pro Circuit Events. The health and safety of all players, staff, fans and volunteers are the foremost concern.  This suspension is in effect through May 3. The USTA’s goal will be to reschedule events where possible following this suspension period. Additionally, recognizing the evolving and fast-changing nature of this situation, the USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about events and activities taking place after May 3.

Visit abilenetennis.org for more information about registration information and future seasons.

Youth Basketball

AYBA registrations for 2020/2021 will start in September!! Be sure to check website for updated team, roster, coach, and season information!

Youth Baseball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regards to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Eastern LLDue to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the City of Abilene has decided to close all fields through the end of April. Therefore, we will have not practices or games until May. The hope is, we will still get to have a baseball season in 2020! The situation is still fluid, and we hope that this will pass quickly.

(Lee, Johnston, Bowie, Thomas, Taylor, & ACS)

Abilene Southern LLSouthern still intends to have a baseball season! Our season is just on a delay…a long, weird, scary delay. But once this delay is over and life is back to normal, our kids will be playing baseball again.

(Bassetti, Ward, or Jackson)

Abilene Dixie LLUpdate from Dixie: It is still our intent to have a full 12 game season during the later summer months. Practices and games will resume once we have state and local approval to do so.

(Austin, Reagan, Bonham, & Dyess)

Abilene Northern LL 

(Jane Long, Martinez, Ortiz)

Abilene Wylie LLWylie Little League Family, due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2020 Spring Season is going to be suspended thru at least May 1st. The City of Abilene is restricting the use of city parks, including no games or practices at any city owned facility. We feel confident we will play this year, and we will do everything within our power to make sure that happens! Our priority remains the safety and health of our community, but when this passes our focus will turn to getting our kids on the baseball field!

(Wylie Schools)

Jim Ned Little League – Jim Ned Little League Community: With the new developments that seem to be coming on an hourly basis, we have made the decision to delay our 2020 Spring Season indefinitely. We do want to stress that we have every intention of playing our entire regular season at some point this spring/summer once concerns have passed. We believe our season will provide a fun and positive environment for our participants and spectators that will help our lives return to normalcy, hopefully sooner rather than later.

Youth Softball

Registrations for Spring 2020: Please check below to see what leagues are saying in regard to their spring seasons. All responses have come directly from their website/Facebook/Email. If you have any questions, please get with your league to get them answered! Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Fast Pitch Softball Association – The city has shut us down, actually, all recreational activities, until May 1st. No practice & no games allowed. Please rest assured knowing that the 3 local softball league Presidents (AFSA, Wylie & North) will be meeting with the District Commissioner this coming Saturday to discuss a plan of action, come May 1st. We would hate for anyone in our softball community to be affected by COVID-19. Please be patient with us & know this is being done to keep everyone safe & virus-free.

Abilene North Softball The City of Abilene is restricting all use of City Facilities until May 1, 2020 for organized activities to reduce the risk of the spread of the COVID 19 virus. This means no practices, games, or other gathersing can take place on City fields or complexes, nor will any tournaments of any kind be allowed during this time period in City Parks. If conditions allow us to relax the situation early you will be notified. (email from the City of Abilene)

Wylie Fast Pitch Softball From the City of Abilene: No practices, games or other gatherings on city fields or complexes until May 1. We encourage you to encourage all of your kids to work at home in the coming weeks. We’re meeting with USA Softball district commissioner Saturday to try to make a plan to salvage the season. We would like to give these kids a chance to play ball, even if it means a delayed, shortened season. We’ll be in touch after that meeting. Our goal, after making sure our kids and community stay healthy, is to provide a season for everyone who wants to play.

Abilene Boys & Girls Softball Association – At this time no more registration will take place. We have been told no practices or games til May 1st. If anything changes, we will let you know but at this moment we cannot play ball. Sorry for any inconvenience but we must follow the rules.

Youth Soccer

Big Country Soccer Association Keep an eye out for when registrations will be open! Check League website for roster, team, and schedule information!

Dear Parents, Players, Coaches, Refs:

BCSA Board had a discussion today after the local schools held their press conference, and here was the outcome. With the local schools closing indefinitely and with the Mayor saying size of meetings should be limited to 50 people or less,  we will be suspending the spring season indefinitely, with the fluid situation with COVID-19 the safety and well-being of our players, refs, coaches, parents and spectators is at our utmost importance. In the bylaws we have some time to let the situation resolve itself and may be able to complete the season before the insurance restarts. So, we are not ready to give up on the spring season just yet. We understand that a lot of you would rather be on the pitch playing but with the COVID-19 virus situation we just cannot put people at risk. We hope that we will be able to get the season played as soon as it is safe to do so, and we are allowed. The BCSA office will remain closed to walk in service during this time. Alisha and myself will answer emails and phone calls during regular office hours of Monday-Friday 9am-2pm. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through this everchanging situation.  BCSA Board will notify you of any new information as soon as we can get back on the pitch, we will give you as much heads up as we can. BCSA board is remaining the request of no practices for teams at this time.Michael Brooks BCSA President and the BCSA Executive board

Youth Football

The West Texas Youth Football Association and Cheer Fall Registrations for the 2020 Season will OPEN in APRIL/MAY! Keep an eye out for when full registrations begin! Be sure to check the WTYFAwebsite and individual organizations pages for information, schedule updates, and other important information!

Youth Hockey

Abilene Hockey 2020 Spring Season registrations are now closed! Check their website for more information, schedules, and photos.

The Coronavirus has shaken our community, but we are confident we will come out of this bigger and stronger than ever! After meeting, we have decided to press forward with our season on May 4th going into June. Please note that as things come to light in the coming weeks, this could change. The board will continue to come together to find the best possible solutions in the unprecedented time to grow hockey in Abilene in a healthy way. (Chairman – Jonathan Spencer).

 

With the Grand Opening of the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center on February 21, 2020, AYSA’s time has been spent planning for a lot of EXCITING events that will provide you (or your student athletes) a place to come the entire Spring and Summer!

 

FEBRUARY EVENT RECAP

February 21, 2020, we officially opened the doors of the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center! The Opening Ceremony was heavily attended by the community, and extremely well received. We are SO EXCITED!

February 22, one day after opening, AYSA hosted a very successful youth basketball camp, made even more incredible by the guest appearance of NBA Player Bruce Bowen!

The 2020 West Texas All Youth Expo event and fundraiser, held on February 29th at the brand new Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center, was a huge success for AYSA and the community.

signups for 2021 vendor space reservations are currently open – contact us for 2021 vendor form.

 

UPCOMING AYSA EVENTS

MARCH MADNESS is a two-day basketball tournament occurring March 21 – March 22.

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VOLLEYBALL POSITION CLINICS – Boys and Girls 7th-12th Grade

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AYSA YOUTH VOLLEYBALL SPRING LEAGUES – Boys and Girls Programs 7th-12th Grade

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FIRM FOUNDATION ACADEMIES

THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS

 

Playing sports is like living life – the fundamental skills must be learned, practiced, and turned into habits (character) in order to truly succeed and grow! When the pressures build in a close game or in areas of our lives, our performance always falls to the level of skills that we have made our normal habits (character). Competition REVEALS our skills (character) more than it BUILDS our skills (character).

PRACTICE & TRAINING IS WHERE OUR GAME IS BUILT!!

Firm Foundation Academies provide fun, challenging, and encouraging environments where youth learn to develop the skills they need to succeed in their sports and in their lives. Firm Foundation athletes receive quality instructions, COOL T-SHIRTS, and a comprehensive handbook for them to continue their development at home with their parents and friends.

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Raising the Bar – The Abilene Youth Sports Authority is on a mission to help kids, coaches, and parents have a better experience with youth sports than ever before. We want to cultivate an atmosphere of friendly competition and good sportsmanship throughout the Abilene area and beyond.

 

CITY LEAGUES

Explore opportunities in the Abilene area for getting involved in youth sports! In addition to the AYSA volleyball and basketball leagues, these Abilene leagues include a little something for everyone, with opportunities for a variety of sports and all skill levels from beginner to intermediate, and beyond.

Find Your League

 

League News & Upcoming Season Info

Youth Tennis

Visit abilenetennis.org for more information about registration information and future seasons.

  • Spring Registration is now open!

Youth Basketball

AYBA registrations for 2020/2021 will start in September!! Be sure to check websitefor updated team, roster, coach, and season information!

Youth Baseball

Registrations for Spring 2020 are now closed!! Check for registration information below. Please check leagues individual websites for more information about season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Eastern LL

(Lee, Johnston, Bowie, Thomas, Taylor, & ACS)

Abilene Southern LL

(Bassetti, Ward, or Jackson)

Abilene Dixie LL

(Austin, Reagan, Bonham, & Dyess)

Abilene Northern LL 

(Jane Long, Martinez, Ortiz)

Abilene Wylie LL

(Wylie Schools)

Jim Ned Little League 

Youth Softball

Registrations for Spring 2020 are getting ready to close!! Check remaining registration information below. Please check dates on leagues individual websites for more information about tryout dates, season information, schedules, practices, rosters, and any important information.

Abilene Fast Pitch Softball Association

Abilene North Softball

Wylie Fast Pitch Softball

Abilene Boys & Girls Softball Association

2020 Spring Registrations:

  • Saturday, March 21st @ All for One Missions Church (11AM to 3PM)
  • Cost: $55

Youth Soccer

Big Country Soccer Association registrations for the 2020 FALL Registrations will be starting SOON!! Keep an eye out for when registrations will be open! Check League website for roster, team, and schedule information!

Youth Football

The West Texas Youth Football Association and Cheer Fall Registrations for the 2020 Season will OPEN in APRIL/MAY! Keep an eye out for when full registrations begin! Be sure to check the WTYFAwebsite and individual organizations pages for information, schedule updates, and other important information!

Youth Hockey

Abilene Hockey 2020 Spring Season registrations are now closed! Check their website for more information, schedules, and photos.