The 2021-2022 Max In Motion Open League kicked off on September 11, 2021, with just over 800 teams. The players participating range from 7 years-old to 19 years-old and come from all over Arizona, including the Phoenix metro, City of Maricopa, Yuma, Prescott, Chino Valley, Flagstaff, Verde Valley, and more.
While the season has kicked off it has not come without challenges. To date, ASA has been unable to meet the expectations of the teams, clubs, players, families, and referees in producing a complete fall/winter schedule. There are a number of contributing factors to creating the schedules and while there have been some unforeseen issues, ASA has a responsibility to get the schedules completed and announced.
The Max In Motion Open League season plays games on Saturdays through December 4, 2021. The ASA staff, recognizing the issue we have created has developed the following plan to complete the schedule over the coming weeks. The specific release date of the remainder of the schedule will be:
- September 22, 2021 – All games for play date on October 2, 2021
- October 1, 2021 – The complete month of games scheduled through October 31, 2021
- October 8, 2021 – The remainder of the games scheduled through December 4, 2021
It is our intention to reduce changes once the schedules are published. Factors included in developing the schedule include, but are not limited to:
- Team black-out dates – Each team provided two weekends that they are not available to play.
- Coaching Conflicts – Many coaches have multiple teams and ASA does its best to ensure that they are available to up to two teams.
- Travel time for Coaches – Along with the team schedule ASA works to account for distance traveled by coaches to ensure they are able to attend multiple games in a given day.
- Field Availability
- Academy Division Restructure – This year teams in the Academy Division were provided the opportunity to reduce travel by selecting to play more local/regional games closer to home.
We apologize for the inconvenience and for not meeting the expectations of those participating in the Max In Motion Open League. Know that we take accountability for this and are committed to doing better for the players, coaches, referees, and families.