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The Nashville Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) has been providing a quality soccer experience in the Nashville, Tennessee area for over 30 years. NYSA was established in 1981 by volunteer efforts to provide Nashville area youth players with the opportunity to compete in soccer tournaments and state championships sanctioned by the United States Youth Soccer Association (through membership in the Tennessee State Soccer Association).

The original Board of Directors included John Jones, Alf Fidler, Bill Jocelyn, Stan Cook, Marti Cook, Dr. Bill Dutton, Duncan Frazer, Gene Cheatham, Kay Cheatham, and Jed Hill. The early efforts of those men and women laid the foundation for an organization that today provides a complete youth recreational soccer program for players ages 3-18. Several area soccer clubs started as part of NYSA, and when their enrollments were large enough, they formed their own clubs.

During start-up, the Nashville Youth Soccer Association was helped enormously through sponsorship of the local McDonald's franchisees as well as donations from many local companies. In 1984, through the generosity of a local church, NYSA moved to their current location on Heartland Drive in Donelson.

Over the years, NYSA's focus shifted from a being a competitive soccer league (participating in tournaments and state championships) to become a co-ed recreational soccer league for players ages 3 (must have turned 3 years old by July 31 of the "soccer year" - Aug-July) through 18. There are no tryouts and children are accepted regardless of whether they've played soccer before or not. It's our mission to provide a safe place where children can be exposed to the game of soccer and to teach them the game.

The Nashville Youth Soccer Association is an all-volunteer non-profit organization, comprised mostly of parents who have children in the league. One hundred percent of our registration fees go to pay the expenses in running the league, to make improvements to our complex, and to purchase equipment to keep up our facility. NYSA has no employees and there are no paid positions on the NYSA Board of Directors. In fact, the only paid positions anywhere within the league are the referees.

NYSA offers two soccer seasons per year: fall (Aug-Oct) and spring (Mar-May).

Please click here for detailed directions to the NYSA fields.

Rules:
Our number one rule is that we want everyone to have fun! Other than having fun, there are some other rules in place, and they can be viewed on our League Rules page. For the rules of the game, NYSA follows the FIFA Laws of the Game. FIFA is the world governing body for the game of soccer because we believe that it is important for players to learn the proper rules of the game. Modified rules are in place for U4 - U19 and the coaches are provided with the modified rules for their specific age group at the coaches meeting.

Contacting NYSA:
The two best ways of contacting NYSA are by e-mail or phone:
League E-mail: info@nysa-soccer.org

League Phone:
(615) 268-6349
(615) 944-4271

Mailing Address:
Nashville Youth Soccer Association
PO Box 140454
Nashville, TN 37214

  Physical Address - do NOT send mail:
Nashville Youth Soccer Association
3135 Heartland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214




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