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Welcome to the Nashville Youth Soccer Association

The Nashville Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) has been providing a quality youth soccer experience in the Nashville, Tennessee area for over 30 years. NYSA is a co-ed youth recreational soccer league for players ages 3 (must have turned 3 years old by July 31, 2015) through high school (click here for age groups by birth date). 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 learn the game. The NYSA fields are located in Donelson, just off McGavock Pike.

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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 Board of Directors.

For more information, please see the "About NYSA" and "Frequently Asked Questions" links at the left.

We hope that your family will join us!

Early Registration for Fall 2015 Season:
May 1-31, 2015

The Nashville Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) will be accepting early registrations for the Fall 2015 Soccer Season beginning May 1, 2015 and ending on May 31, 2015. Priority Registration will then continue until July 25, 2015.

Register by May 31, 2015 and save $10 off the regular registration fee.

Please Note: Registrations must be received by May 31, 2015 or submitted online by 10:59pm Central Time on May 31, 2015 to qualify for the early discount.

Dates for the Fall 2015 Season: August 22 - October 24


Three Ways to register:

  1. Register online using a credit card or PayPal:

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  2. Download the registration form here (PDF) and mail your payment via U.S. Mail (mailing address is on the form).

  3. Register in person. Board members will accept in-person registrations the last two Saturdays of the season in May (the 16th and 23rd)from 9:00a-1:00p

The Nashville Youth Soccer Association has been providing a quality Soccer experience in the Nashville, Tennessee area for over 30 years.

For much more detailed information, please see the "Frequently Asked Questions: Registration" page.


Important dates for Spring Soccer 2015 at NYSA
  1. October 1, 2014 - Early Registration Begins.
  2. February 21, 2015 - Final day of Priority Registration. Late Registration will continue after this date on an "as space is available" basis. After February 21st, requests for a specific coach or team cannot be honored and a late fee will apply.
  3. February 28, 2015 - Coaches Meeting. All coaches are required to attend the Coaches Meeting. At this meeting, we cover NYSA rules and policies, the NYSA Coaches Code of Coduct, and coaches get their team rosters. Practices may begin after this date.

    We will ask all coaches to contact all of their players as quickly as possible, but no later than one week after the Coaches Meeting. Parents: If you have not heard from a coach by March 7th, please e-mail us at
  4. March 21, 2015 - First games. All age divisions will begin their seasons on this date.
  5. April 18, 2015 - Picture Day. All players are asked to be at the fields at least one hour prior to their scheduled game time for individual and team photos.
  6. May 1, 2015 - Early Registration for Fall 2015 season begins.
  7. May 23, 2015 - End of Season Celebration - final games of the season and free hot dogs in concession stand.

Fill the Fence, Raise the Roof!

The Nashville Youth Soccer Association continues the rebuilding process following the May 2010 Flood! Our current campaign is focused on building a combined Concessions and Board building. We have been running our concession sales (used to help cover our referee and maintenance costs) from a previously flooded building that we were able to completely gut and salvage. Our previous Board Building was completely destroyed in the flood. All of our organizational needs – recordkeeping, Board meeting space, storage space for shirt sales, etc. all have been forced to move offsite vs. a unified space.

Purchasing a banner not only helps us raise funds for the new building, but it also benefts your company through a low-cost advertising campaign that will literally be seen by thousands of people each week. Click here for more information and for the banner order form.

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Contact information for photographers

Each season, the Nashville Youth Soccer Association gets multiple requests for the contact information for the photographers who take pictures on Picture Day. Please contact them directly if you were unable to pick up your pictures when they were at the fields or to order additional prints:

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Referee Certification Information

We often have parents and/or players asking us about where they can take referee certification classes. Certification courses are held throughout the year in various locations in middle Tennessee. The easiest way to find out where classes are being held is to go to the Soccer Officials of Tennessee web page at and click the "Approved Classes" link at the top of the page. There you may view the classes being offered by month, as well as where and when the courses will take place.

You'll see that there are classes for different grades of referees. For someone getting certified for the first time, the choice is really between a Grade 8 (black patch) and Grade 9 (blue patch) certification. Both Grades are considered "Entry Level" certification. A Grade 9 certification allows a person to referee recreational youth games for ages 14 and younger as well as assistant referee on any game U-14 or below. Grade 8 certification allows a person to referee all recreational and competitive youth games. There isn't any age restriction like the Grade 9, but NYSA will not schedule a referee to officiate a game where the players are the same age or older than the referee. (For example, a 14-year old Grade 8 referee would not be scheduled as a center referee for a U-14 game.)

Please note: NYSA requires that a referee be 13 years old or older.

Contacting NYSA

The two best ways of contacting the Nashville Youth Soccer Association are by e-mail or phone.

League E-mail:

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

Click here to join Nashville Youth Soccer Association text alerts on RainedOutTM
to receive SMS text messages or emails for rain-out notices

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

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


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