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Parent's Code of Conduct

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NYSA Board of Directors

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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 34 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!

NYSA Continues to Accept
Late Registrations for the Fall Season

The Nashville Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) began accepting Priority Registrations for the Fall 2015 Soccer Season on May 1, 2015 and continued until July 25, 2015. We will continue to accept late registrations until age groups fill up and close.

In Late Registration, the fees are $130 per player ($105 registration and $25 late fee) and include 10 weeks of games, a full uniform of a jersey, shorts, and socks, registration and secondary insurance through the Tennessee State Soccer Association, and an end-of-season medallion.

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

  NYSA players

The fastest way to secure a spot on a team for your child is to register online using a debit/credit card. If an age group is full and closed, you will see that and our system will not allow you to register a child in that age group. Click the button below to begin the process:

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Please be sure to see the "About NYSA" and "Frequently Asked Questions" links at the left.


Important dates for Fall Soccer 2015 at NYSA
  1. May 1, 2015 - Early Registration Begins.
  2. July 25, 2015 - Final day of Priority Registration. Late Registration will continue after this date on an "as space is available" basis. After July 25th, requests for a specific coach or team cannot be honored and a late fee will apply.
  3. August 1, 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 August 8th, please e-mail us at
  4. August 22, 2015 - First games. All age divisions will begin their seasons on this date.
  5. September 12. 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. October 1, 2015 - Early Registration for Spring 2016 season begins.
  7. October 24, 2015 - End of Season Celebration - final games of the season; 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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