Spring is Here!
What a happening spring semester so far! We started off in February with our Kids in Cleats' dinner, March held our annual Easter egg hunt, and, now in April, we have the annual Houston Community Cup of Nations' indoor soccer tournament.

While these events are a lot of fun, they also provide us with multiple opportunities to reach out to our community. If you have been sitting on the sidelines, now is the time to "get in the game" with ANSA!

 See you at the fields,
Marcelo

Marcelo Galvao 
Executive Director
KIDS AND CLEATS DINNER
Feb. 15, 2018
On February 15th, ANSA held its annual benefit dinner, Kids in Cleats, at the Houston Marriott - Energy Corridor. Dr. Tom Randall, director of World Harvest Ministries, challenged all in attendance to focus on what we can give or do, rather than on what we can't. ANSA players, Kyaw Htun and Aung Aung, shared about their lives, coming to the U.S. as refugees, and how ANSA has impacted them. Randy and Cathy Crath, faithful ANSA supporters and encouragers, were this year's Goal Award recipients, and Jerry Stoller was recognized for his ongoing support and honored with the "Jerry Stoller Growing Greatness" scholarship to be awarded to deserving ANSA participants, pursuing higher education. 

ANSA is grateful to all of our supporters and sponsors!
http://ansacademy.org/kidsincleats-2/
EASTER EGG HUNT 2018
Saturday, March 31st
A big THANK YOU to Sugar Creek Baptist Church volunteers who did an outstanding job at this year's Easter Egg Hunt at our HCC Stafford fields. A great time was had by all!
UPCOMING EVENTS:
HOUSTON COMMUNITY CUP OF NATIONS!
A TASTE OF THE WORLD CUP IN HOUSTON?
The Houston Community Cup of Nations futsal (indoor) tournament is coming up on April 7-8th for adults and April 14-15th for youth at Houston Baptist University's Sharp Gym (7502 Fondren Road in Houston). Games begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sat., April 7th and run until 9:30 p.m. A special food and family festival will also be held on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Games on Sun., April 8th are from 1-7 p.m. 

This is a fun, free (for spectators and families), and fast-paced event. Sixteen adult teams, representing El Salvador, Argentina, China, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Kazakhstan, Palestine, Bhutan, Angola, Ivory Coast, Iran, Korea, Iraq, and Uzbekistan, will battle for the title! Come and cheer on your team!
ADULT MEN'S LEAGUE STARTS APRIL 20TH
VIP SPOTLIGHT: 
People you should know!
MEET COACH MATTY KIRK

Coach Matty has come on board as a competitive coach. He has previous coaching experience with other local soccer clubs, holds a B coaching license from the U.S. Soccer Federation, attends the Bridge church, and lives in Missouri City with his 10-year-old son, wife, and new puppy. Make sure to give him an ANSA welcome at the fields!
WELCOME, VIRI!

Viridiana Otamendi has joined Team ANSA as our Office & Field Intern. Viri is originally from Mexico and has also studied in Germany. She plans on pursuing graduate education in the field of sports management. We are glad to have Viri bring her enthusiasm and skills to our team! 
ANSA IN THE COMMUNITY
On March 10th, competitive players from the 07 & 08 boys' teams represented ANSA at the Houston Dynamo versus Vancouver Whitecaps game. Thank you, Dynamo Charities, for making this possible!
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: Here we come!
Yee haw! Over 50 ANSA developmental players, parents, and volunteers visited the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo over spring break. ANSA extends a special thank you to the HLSR ticket committee who provided over 40 tickets and carnival packs. What a fun day!
SOCCER HAPPENINGS
RECREATIONAL

ANSA's newest program, Cubbies (ages 4-7) and Cubs (ages 8-10), is underway on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at HCC Stafford. Cost is $99/season. Pictured above is Beatriz Beato, our first registered Cubby!

For more information, contact Coach Alan at alan@ansacademy.org
DEVELOPMENTAL

Developmental game days are starting back up this month! Friendly matches will begin on Saturday, April 21st at our HCC Stafford Fields (10041 Cash Road, Stafford).  Our April 28th game day will feature a "Giving Saturday!"with players having the opportunity to give and/or receive gently used cleats. 

For more information, contact your site coordinator or email soccer@ansacademy.org
COMPETITIVE

STYSA Cup competitions are starting this weekend! Several ANSA teams are participating. Go, teams! Represent ANSA well! 

For more information, contact Director of Soccer Operations, Coach Andy, at andy@ansacademy.org .
DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE TRAINING LOCATIONS:
Ongoing registration. Come on out and bring a friend!

Mondays:  6-7 p.m. at FBA Warrior Field, 6711 Long Point Road, Houston.
Mondays:  5:30-7 p.m. at Collins Elementary, 9829 Town Park Drive, Houston.
Tuesdays:  5:30-7 p.m. at Crain Park, 9051 Triola Park, Houston.
Tuesdays:  5-7 p.m. at Willow Falls Park on Mammoth Falls Drive, Tomball.
Wednesdays: 5:30-7 p.m. at Mission Milby, 2220 Broadway, Houston.
Wed. & Fridays:  5:30-7 p.m. at Landis Elementary, 10255 Spice Lane, Houston.


NEED PRAYER?

Send your prayer requests and praise notes to prayer@ansacademy.org . Our prayer team wants to pray for you and your family! 
JOIN TEAM ANSA!
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