A WORD FROM MARCELO

What a start for this fall! We definitely did not expect anything like Hurricane Harvey. Times like these help bring us together, and we saw the best in our ANSA family reaching out to help others. Please continue to pray for all who have been impacted. If you or someone you know has a particular need or if you are able to help fill a need, please connect with us at http://ansacademy.org/hurricane-harvey/

We are glad that we can continue to offer quality soccer programs that help children and youth in difficult times like these. Our competitive soccer program is already underway this fall, and our developmental league starts back to games this month. Read on below to see where you can "get in the game" with ANSA! 
See you at the fields,

Marcelo Galvao
Executive Director
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
Meet Pastor Pablo Monroy! Pastor Pablo and his wife, Martha, have been faithfully volunteering to help with various aspects of ANSA Discovery Nights. Now, Pastor Pablo is taking the step to help out on the soccer fields, too. With his joy for serving the Lord and people, he is willing to go the extra mile to "get in the game" with ANSA. Welcome, Pastor Pablo and Martha! We are blessed to have you join Team ANSA! 
ANSA welcomes these new players, all who originally hail from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their bright smiles and laughter are infectious, and they love playing soccer. The ANSA family welcomes you with open arms!  We love being ALL Nations Sports Academy!  
ANSA DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE
GAMES STARTING SOON!
ANSA Developmental League games are back! Starting Saturday, October 21st at our HCC Stafford Fields (10041 Cash Rd., Stafford). Mark your calendars and be at practice in order to get ready to compete!

For the full fall calendar , go to www.ansacademy.org/events .
DO YOU HAVE THE SKILLS?
The developmental site at FBA Warrior Field (6711 Long Point Drive in Houston) is accepting more kids to come out and form teams. The fields are beautiful, and the coaches are ready for kids between ages 6-18 years old. Who would love to play some soccer and join a team? Contact Coach Thiago at soccer@ansacademy.org or just show up on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and bring a friend!
To see more pictures and videos go to  https://www.facebook.com/allnationssportsacademy/ .
COMPETITIVE SOCCER:
GROWING IN MANY WAYS!

ANSA's competitive teams are off to a great start this fall, with all teams competing for a spot for the regional playoffs. ANSA has had two teams from Deer Park join in, and they have brought a lot of excitement and sideline support from parents. Director of Coaching, Omar Villatoro, has noted that not only is there growth in the number of players but also in the quality of the play. A big thanks to all of the hard-working ANSA trainers, coaches, and parent managers for putting in the effort and challenging all the kids to DO their best and BE their best! And, way to go, moms and dads for being so supportive!

To see where ANSA competitive teams are playing, click HERE and HERE.
DON'T MISS OUT! SEE WHAT'S COMING UP. . .
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS! 
Open soccer play for kids and adults (on separate fields) is coming on Friday, Oct. 20th from 6-8 p.m. Bring your friends for some soccer fun at our HCC Stafford fields (10041 Cash Rd.). For more open play dates, see ANSA's calendar .
ANSA COLLEGE SOCCER NIGHT
WHEN:  Thursday, Oct 26th from 7-9 p.m.

WHERE:  ANSA Offices, 9090 Katy Fwy., 4th Floor, Houston 77024 (In East West/Stoller Group Building; park in parking garage) 

WHO:  For ANSA high school players, parents, and coaches

WHY:  To prepare players and families for the next goals! 

For more information, contact interim Director of Soccer Operations, Jeremy Davis, at Jeremy@ansacademy.org
CALLING ALL TEAMS & ALL FAMILIES!
The next ANSA Discovery Night is Saturday, Oct. 28th from 6-9 p.m. at the Church of Isaac at 6601 FM 762 in Richmond. There will be lots of fun activities including games, prizes, music, and food. This is a FREE FAMILY event. Lots of fun for everyone!   
ANSA's annual fundraising event, "Kids in Cleats," has been moved to THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH and will be at the Houston Marriott Energy Corridor. Mark your calendar now!  For more information, to be a sponsor, or to reserve your place, click HERE.  
JINGLE BELLS , JINGLE BELLS . . .

Yes, the holidays are coming. Remember last year when you said you wouldn't wait so long to buy gifts for family and friends? Well, now is the time to shop for the holidays and support ANSA at the same time!  Go to smile.amazon.com and select All Nations Sports as your charity. You shop, ANSA benefits, and your friends and family receive presents.
  Need prayer? We all do, so don't be shy to ask. ANSA's prayer team works behind the scenes to undergird TEAM ANSA with the strength of the LORD. If you have a prayer request or praise, please email prayer@ansacademy.org.
We are putting out a challenge to be a monthly giver. Can you give $10, $100, or $1000 per month to help ANSA reach out to youth and their families? Would your church, civic organization, or neighborhood group be willing to support the work of ANSA through a regular contribution? Pray, give, and ask.   
   Check out Cosmos Soccer Store online at  https://cosmos-soccer.myshopify.com/ or in person at 13500 W. Airport, Suite B in Sugar Land. Lots of soccer supplies in store and Coach Herald Zurita will help you out to get what you need! Thank you, Cosmos Soccer Store, for supporting ANSA!
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