Davidsonville Athletic Association is a non-profit organization administered by a volunteer board whose mission is to promote, encourage, direct and operate athletic programs for the children and youth of the Davidsonville area, Anne Arundel County.

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It's Gameday!
by posted 04/16/2021


Davidsonville Athletic Association Gators

Team Gators,

Good morning. This will be the only gameday reminder that you receive this season so please forgive me for using it for a few quick reminders:

1) Our first game is today, Saturday (4/17), 2:30pm at Riva Park, Field B1 at 3600 Riva Rd, Davidsonville, MD 21035 vs. Bowie FC 2014B - Red.

2) During the continuing pandemic, the county has asked that teams not arrive to the field too early. That said, each player must be at the field, in uniform, and game ready no later than 15 minutes before each game. For those of you with your calculators in hand, that's on the field no later than 2:15pm today, game ready!

3) "Game ready" means - our team uniform jersey tucked into our team uniform shorts, black (please) knee high soccer socks, shinguards properly worn underneath, and soccer cleats laced and tied tight.

4) Parents, be reminded that our primary goal is to love and support these boys and a good chunk of such is modeling the type of adults that we want them to grow up to be. This includes how we cheer (positive reenforcement), how we address the referrees (with gratitude if at all), opposing players/parents, etc. Davidsonville's reputation is nothing but class. Let's agree to keep it that way.

5) Masks will be required for all spectators. I can't coach the team and police the parents so thanks for your help complying without request. Here is the policy directly from the county -

● Masks are required in all areas except when on the field of play;
o Masks are not required for players and officials while on the field of play, but are
recommended;
● Masks are required by all volunteers and spectators not on the playing field. A
representative from each team will be asked to ensure Social Distancing and Return to
Play Guidelines are followed.

6) While I'm doing my very best to teach and train the boys well, I assure you that there will be some hair-raising moments today as our team gains its bearings. We've had zero (0) full field scrimmages thus far and a number of the boys have never been on an organized team or even seen a game of organized soccer played. Be reminded that the squad is 7 and 8 years old with much to learn. We'll surely get better along the way, but be prepared for some memorable moments today!

Let's have a great season! Looking forward to seeing you and your families later this afternoon and, until then...

Coach Jesse

c. 410.693.8500

jessedkellner@gmail.com


 
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Today's Game is CANCELLED (and PAPERWORK!)
by posted 04/11/2021


Updated Game Schedule...

Team Gators,

Good morning. I received notification just after 9am that today's game has been cancelled (presumably due to field conditions though no explanation was provided?). I presume that you all received this same notice?

Regardless, let this serve as further evidence for the need to check the game schedule at https://aaysa.teamsportsinfo.com/aaysa-spring-2021/Schedules/Index? every time before getting into your car and driving to the field. Changes seem to be the rule and not the exception. I've posted a screenshot of our schedule as of this morning for your reference above.

Unrelated, thanks for each of your efficiency in getting me checks in exchange for your son's uniform this past week. Our next hurdle (for which the league commissioner and Davidsonville commissioner are both breathing down my throat) is providing a complete paperwork package for our team. As we now have another week before our first game, the commissioners are insisting that no player will be permitted onto the field next weekend if their family has not submitted the following forms:

1) AA County's "Youth Player Contract"

2) AA County's "Volunteer Participation Agreement, Release and Waiver For Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Youth And Adult Sports During 2020 COVID-19 Epidemic"

Both forms should have been emailed to you. If you're feeling extra kind, it would be great if someone printed off a few extra copies to bring to practice on Tuesday and help me wrangle signatures out of any stragglers. Have I mentioned? Administration is not my thing.

We'll see you and your boys for practice on Tuesday, 5:30pm at Davidsonville Park. As always, I'm a call/text away. Enjoy the balance of your weekends...

Coach Jesse

c. 410.693.8500

jessedkellner@gmail.com


 
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Spring '21 Boys U08 Soccer...
by posted 03/22/2021


Davidsonville Athletic Association Gators

Good morning, Team. My name is Coach Jesse and it's my privilege to welcome you to Davidsonville Athletic Association's Spring '21 Boys County U08 program. I'm thrilled that your son (and family!) have joined us on the squad.

In case it's not already on your radar, we have our first practice tomorrow (!), Tuesday, March 23rd, 5:30pm at Davidsonville Park - Field 1 (3042 Patuxent River Rd. Davidsonville, MD 21035). Practice each Tuesday and Thursday will start promptly at 5:30pm and end at 6:50pm sharp. I know 5:30pm is awful close to the end of the work day so thanks for your committed efforts to have your son on the field and ready to go at 5:30pm. Also, please be certain that your sons arrive with the appropriate equipment (cleats, shinguards, water, etc.).

To set a clear expectation for the season and to assure our boys the very best team sports experience in these formative years, let's together agree that each child will participate in every practice/game unless you’ve alerted me otherwise in advance. This will allow me to plan and execute the best possible practices for the team. I'm sure you can imagine how different a practice would be with seven participants instead of twelve.

In the event that you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to reach me here, via email at jessedkellner@gmail.com, or via phone/text at 410.693.8500. I'm committed to providing a fun, team-building, and instructional environment for our boys and welcome any input along the way.

Looking forward to meeting your son and family tomorrow and, until then...

 

Coach Jesse Kellner

c. 410.693.8500

jessedkellner@gmail.com


 
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