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What is Ajax?

A premier, Tri-State (MA, VT, NY) soccer club which plays in the Capital District Youth Soccer League (www.CDYSL.org).  Teams will also go to the Nordic Cup, a Mid-June tournament in Burlington, VT and the Memorial Day Invitational in Guilderland, NY. Our club takes its name from the legendary Dutch team, Amsterdam Ajax, and thus is properly pronounced "Eye-ax".

 

When is it?

Training sessions occur on Sunday mornings from January through mid-March.  The season intensifies in mid-March when league play and tournaments commence and runs through the end of June.

 

What is the Fee?

The fee for the '00-'06 teams is $700 (Excludes uniform). 

The fee for the '07-'09 teams is $475 (Excludes uniform). 

Uniforms (~$100/kit) must be purchased by each family on the Berkshire Ajax team store: https://www.soccer.com/club/2001401323 

If a player needs financial assistance or if you have more than 1 child playing in the club, please contact Derek Cece at (413)652-2429.

 

Due Dates:

January 20, 2019: $250 for '00-'06,     $200 for '07-'09   (Nonrefundable deposit)

February 24, 2019: $250 for '00-'06,     $200 for '07-'09

March 24, 2019: $200 for '00-'06,      $75 for '07-'09

 

Please make checks payable to BERKSHIRE AJAX and deliver to your coach, or send to:

Berkshire Ajax Soccer Club

c/o Derek Cece

22 Umbagog St.

Lanesboro, MA 01237

 

What is the purpose of Ajax?

To improve the technical and tactical ability of players, and to develop the proper mentality toward training and games.  Ajax is a significant step up from town travel soccer.

What is the commitment?

2-3 Commitments per week: we train 2-3 times and play 1 or 2 matches per week.  All training sessions take place at Williams College. A PLAYER SHOULD MAKE 90% OF ALL AJAX PRACTICES AND GAMES once the season starts. Attendance at practice is critical to individual and team development.  If you can't make 90% of the activities, we recommend that you discuss participation with one of the staff coaches.  We have had a significant number of players successfully participate in Ajax as well a winter/spring sport or school extracurricular activity. 

"Great players do the simple things, perfect, every time." - JM

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