MaxInMotion Scholarship Applications (2014-15) Available

AYSA Members,


AYSA is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of the MaxInMotion® Foundation for the third year in a row!


Max Shacknai was the inspiration for MaxInMotion®. Max was a young talented athlete who tragically lost his life in July 2011.  The first word out of Max's mouth as a baby was "ball."  His love of sports - soccer in particular - was known throughout the youth sports community. Inspired by his energy, spirit and commitment, MaxInMotion® is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to providing young athletes an opportunity to compete at both the recreational and competitive levels in major youth sports.


The Foundation provides financial support directly to youth sports organizations throughout the state of Arizona, to help underwrite inclusion in sports programs of financially challenged boys and girls who would not otherwise be able to participate. The Foundation embraces the philosophy that youth sports contribute dramatically to character development and personal fitness, and that team participation helps establish values of community, interdependency and collective responsibility. To learn more about MaxInMotion® please visit their website



 For those families who have participated in the past, you are probably aware that in the first year we received 164 applications. Last year we received 722 applications. We fully expect to exceed that number this year.


To begin the process, please complete the Player Application


Once completed, submit your application and required documents to your Club. Each participating Club will be responsible for submitting all documents to AYSA. The deadline for Club submissions is noon on Monday, July 14th. Your Club may have an earlier deadline for submitting your Player application, please contact them for verification.



Clubs have been instructed to only submit completed applications. This includes the Player Application along with w2 forms and tax returns/all related schedules. If you are self-employed, tax returns with all related schedules will be required. Please do not submit incomplete applications to your club as they will need to decline them.


Clubs will complete the Club Application

Clubs will complete the Club Spreadsheet



Clubs are then to submit these documents along with the Player Application and required documents to AYSA no later than Monday, July 14th at noon.


AYSA is extremely grateful to MaxInMotion® for their continued support of our sport and the children of Arizona.




In addition to AYSA, MaxInMotion™ has developed partnerships with other youth sports organizations, including Coyotes Charities, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Phoenix Suns Charities. Grant applications are being fulfilled by each organization for their respective youth sport. Like Arizona Youth Soccer Association, there are established cycles for application submission. Visit  for more details.


MaxInMotion™ provides much needed financial assistance to youth sports programs for underprivileged children and for the development of programs to include special needs populations in youth sports activities. Further, research shows that participation in youth sports enhances community values, interdependency, and collective responsibility. Physical fitness prevents childhood obesity and has also been linked to reducing school dropout rates, teen pregnancy and high-risk behaviors, all of which pose tremendous consequences to our society.



MaxInMotion™ was founded in memory of Max Shacknai, who embodied the ideal young athlete: passionate, hard working, and incredibly committed to his teammates. To learn more or contribute, please Click Here


The best method to reach me with any questions is by email at:




Leslie Johnson

AYSA Executive Director
9034 N 23rd Avenue Ste 10

Phoenix, Arizona   85021

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