TEAM AND TIME

We are blessed to have a hard-working team behind the teams. Our staff and volunteers often serve long hours in order to provide the best experience for our ANSA kids and families. Our board and committee members diligently plan, direct, and guide. Our financial supporters encourage us to keep going by their generosity. Our prayer partners undergird us with a firm foundation. 

Thankfully, God has brought all of these individuals together to form "the team behind the teams" for such a time as this in our lives and in the life of our community. God's timing is always the best, and so we look forward to what 2018 holds. Read on to see how you can use the time and talents you've been given to support our teams.

 On behalf of Team ANSA,
Marcelo
Marcelo Galvao 
Executive Director
Houston Dynamo Player Comes to
ANSA Game Day!
Our final December game day and Christmas celebration at FBA Warrior Field included a special guest appearance by Houston Dynamo Defender Leonardo. Leonardo shared how his faith has impacted his life and encouraged us all to stay focused and not to give up.

A fun time was had by all, playing soccer, sharing a meal, and receiving presents. What a way to end 2017! Thank you, Leonardo, and, thank you, First Baptist Academy! 
VIP SPOTLIGHT: 
People you should know!
MEET ALEX FROM ARROWOOD

Seventeen-year-old Alex is a junior at Elsik High School and plays at ANSA's Arrowood site. Not only is he a player, but he is also assistant coaching. He says that he likes to play soccer "because it gets his mind off of things and makes (him) feel happy." And what does he say about Coach Edgar? "He keeps on motivating me to keep me going forward and not (to) stop trying."

Alex (kneeling) is pictured above with teammates (left to right): Michael, Daniel, Coach Edgar, David, and Oscar.  
WELCOME, COACH ALAN!

Alan Mendoza has joined Team ANSA as the Recreational Coordinator. He has also stepped up to help out in the Developmental Program during some transitions. Coach Alan is at FBA Warrior Field every Monday evening and, starting in March, he will be at HCC Stafford with our Cubs and Cubbies program (see below in upcoming events). Welcome to the Team, Coach Alan!
SPECIAL EVENT: 
ONE TIME A YEAR ONLY!
ANSA's annual fundraising dinner, Kids in Cleats , will be at the Houston Marriott - Energy Corridor on Thursday, Feb. 15th, 2018 . This will be a wonderful evening of celebration and recognition. Auction items range from a night out for two to the Houston Symphony to a yacht cruise for up to six people on Galveston Bay. Tickets still can be purchased by clicking HERE.
DOING SOMETHING GOOD!:
CLEATS FOR A CAUSE
Mickie May Levin, a 7th grader at St. John’s School, loves sports and doing community outreach. As part of her bat mitzvah, she is doing 13 mitzvah “good deed” projects. Her largest one is entitled “Cleats for a Cause,” where she and two friends are collecting gently used cleats to benefit ANSA. Thank you, Mickie May, for your heart of gold and actions of power! No one can do everything, but everyone can do something! Do something good today!
ANSA DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE
WHEN AND WHERE CAN I PLAY?

It's not too late to join in 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.
Thursdays:  5:30-7 p.m. at Landis Elementary, 10255 Spice Lane, Houston.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT SOCCER@ANSACADEMY.ORG .
ANSA COMPETITIVE
ANSA competitive teams are up and running, literally! All teams are back to training and getting in shape for the spring season. Sixteen ANSA teams are participating in four different leagues.

Some spaces are still open, so if you have not registered yet, this is your chance. Help spread the word to others! For more information, please contact Andy Smith, Director of Soccer Operations, at andy@ansacademy.org
UPCOMING EVENTS
FEBRUARY DISCOVERY EVENT
Mark your calendars now for the next free, family, fun event: Saturday, February 24th at 3 p.m. at Faith Center - Harwin, 5860 Ranchester Drive, Houston. We will have a movie, plus snacks and a special speaker, our very own Coach Roman.  Bring your friends! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Contact Lisa Galvao at lisa@ansacademy.org

WANT TO PLAY?

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.  If you are 18 years or older and would like to play , grab some friends, form a team, and represent your home country! Registration is currently open at   www.houstoncupofnations.com.

WILLING TO SERVE?

The Houston Community Cup of Nations includes two back-to-back weekends of jam-packed action. There are a plethora of opportunities to serve, including as a festival helper, greeter, check-in attendant, game assistant, etc. Sign up individually or as a group at www.houstoncupofnations.com. Families are welcomed to serve together! Any questions? Contact Lisa at lisa@ansacademy.org

NEED PRAYER?

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

Save the date:  The next ANSA-wide prayer gathering will be on Wednesday, March 28th from 6-7 p.m. Location: TBA. 
JOIN TEAM ANSA!
All Nations Sports Academy currently has the following positions open: Staff Soccer Coach, Developmental Soccer Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Site Coordinator.  Click HERE to find out more information and to apply.
Need Soccer Gear?
Cosmos Soccer Store now has two convenient locations - Sugar Land and Katy. Of course, you can shop from wherever you are by SHOPPING ONLINE!
9090 Katy Freeway, Suite 400, Houston TX 77024 | 1-888-999-9091 |  info@ansacademy.org