The Adelaide Hills Junior Soccer Association (AHJSA) is based in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia.
Our objectives are to promote, develop and govern Junior Soccer in our region, as a District Association affiliated with the South Australian Junior Soccer Association. Our matches are subject to FIFA rules as well as our local Competition Rules.
We organise games and development activities for both boys and girls including Under 8 to Under 17 year age groups. Our playing season for local games begins at the start of May and ends in September of each year.
District representative teams for both boys and girls selected from the member Clubs compete each year against teams from other district associations at the South Australian State Championships and South Australian Country Championships.
The object of these representative teams is to provide the participants the opportunity to be considered for selection in the FFSA's Country STIC (State Talent Identification Championships) teams.
We currently have thirteen member Clubs in the AHJSA. Use the Club Pages for contact details and ground venues.
Many of the member Clubs cater for beginner players (7 years of age and under) by providing junior development training based on the small sided games format but conducted within the club only. Some clubs arrange a few 'non-official' inter-club tournaments throughout the season for these younger age groups.
An all girls soccer league competition ("G League") was introduced in 2000. Girls are also able to compete in all the open leagues.
The Football Federation Australia's small sided game format is used for under8 to under10 mixed leagues and under10G (girls) league. This involves modified rules, including a smaller field of play and smaller player numbers per team. Games played in these age groups are officially treated as non-competitive matches.
Teams in the U12 years open and above age groups, including U14G and U17G, take part in League competitions on Saturdays, with points accumulation determining the end of season League winning teams. Teams in these age groups also take part in the Association Cup competition, which is a knock out competition played throughout the season.
Parents and caregivers need to be aware that AHJSA does not insure players against personal injury during matches or other events. We advise parents and caregivers to arrange adequate medical and ambulance cover for their children.