NYSA Registration for the Fall 2023 Season is CLOSED
Registration for the spring season starts first part of January
Please do not contact NYSA for late registration requests. Unfortunately we do not have the manpower for supper late registration.
Fall 2023 Season and Game Information
Game start Saturday September 9
Game time will be on Saturdays 8:30am to 3:pm
Season ends November 4
Coaches meeting date and time to be determined
Coaches Clinic date and time to be determined
Field Work Day date a to be determined
Coaches pick their own practice days and times. Typically, team's practice two times a week for about an hour.
Players team assignments will not be made public until after the Coaches meeting. Coaches will contact players after the Coaches meeting.
Fall season information
In the Fall season, all players change age groups. For example, players with the same birth year and on the same team stay together but move to the next age group bracket. Coaches move age groups with their son or daughter. Players on teams without a coach will be redrafted. Players who wish to change teams next season can request to be redrafted. All registered players will receive a new soccer jersey this fall season. Players and coaches please have a conversation about who is returning from the spring season. Parents do not assume that your coach will be coaching this season. Players on teams without a coach will be redrafted in the spring season.
Age Group Chart Fall 2023 & Spring 2024
U18/U17/U16 Age Group Birth year 2006,2007&2008 Co-ed Teams
U15/U14/U13 Age Group Birth year 2009 2010 & 2011 Co-ed Teams
U12/U11 Boys Age Group Birth year 2012 &2013
U10/U9 Boys Age Group Birth year 2014 &2015
U8 Boys Age Group Birth year 2016
U7 Boys Age Group Birth year 2017
U6/U5 Boys Age Group Birth year 2018 & 2019
U12/U11 Girls Age Group Birth year 2012 & 2013
U10/U9 Girls Age Group Birth year 2014 & 2015
U8 Girls Age Group Birth year 2016
U7 Girls Age Group Birth year 2017
U6/U5 Girls Age Group Birth year 2018 & 2019
The Spring season information
The Spring season is basically a continuation of the Fall season. Returning players and teams stay together in the same age group. Players will continue to wear their Fall jerseys. Players and coaches please have a conversation about who is returning in the spring season. Parents do not assume that your coach will be coaching in the spring. Players on teams without a coach will be redrafted in the spring season.
NYSA supplies jerseys, referees, insurance, soccer goals, grass, fertilizer and fire ant poison.
Players are responsible for black shorts, shin guards, socks that cover up the shin guards, ball and soccer cleats (baseball and football cleats are not allowed).
u5-u8 size 3 ball u9-u12 size 4 ball u13 and up size 5 ball
Shoes / Soccer Cleats: Gym shoes, tennis shoes, or soccer boots must be worn by all players. All footwear must be of soft toe and have no metal studs (screw-ins) or any other exposed metal. Baseball / Football cleats are not allowed.
For questions about our Recreational Program, please email us at email@example.com
Birth Certificate Upload
If you did not upload a birth certificate in the Fall or Spring season please do so now. After completing registration all players will need to upload a copy of their birth certificate to their player profile. Birth certificates can be uploaded using this URL: https://system.gotsport.com/forms/44760C290
Practice Field Schedule
Field 1-6 Reserved for U6
Field 8-12 Reserved for U7 & U8
Field 14,15,19,20,21 for u10
Field 15,16,17 and 18 for COED U12
Field 15,16,17 and 18 for COED U14
NYSA will comply with the local mandates at the time for COVID-19 precautions.
Return to play policy: If a player or coach is diagnosed with COVID-19 they must avoid practices and games for 14 days starting from the first symptoms of COVID-19. If no symptoms were experienced, then the diagnosis date will serve as the start date for the 14 day avoidance period. No testing will be required for symptom evaluation or return to play evaluation.
Return-To-Play Guidelines for Covid-19
• Ensure the player is healthy by checking the players temperature before activities with others. Do not attend trainings or games if exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing or other symptoms identified by the CDC.
• Players should not attend trainings or games if they have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
• Consider not carpooling or very limited carpooling.
• Parents should stay in their car or at least 6 feet from other non family spectators and should not approach non family players.
• Wear a mask when at training or games, except for when actually playing in a game.
• Bring your own hand sanitizer to trainings and games and use when not on the field.
• Ensure players clothing is washed immediately after each training or game.
• Ensure players equipment (shoes, ball, shin guards, etc.) are sanitized before and after each training or game.
• Ensure the player has his/her own equipment (ball, water, bag, etc.) and is told not to share with others.
• Notify your coach or manager immediately if the player becomes ill for any reason.
• Do NOT engage in handshaking, hugs, high fives, during training or games.
• When not on the field, players and players' equipment should be six feet from other players and equipment.
The Texas Governors office has issued and amended the COVID-19 related executive orders several times, to allow for a phased approach of Return to Practice and Play for outdoor sports participants. Effective June 15, 2020, players and teams were allowed to return to both training and games. The following guidelines are to be considered to allow for everyone to return in the safest possible environment. Remember, we are all in this together, so all players, parents, coaches, referees, and administrators should be aware of these guidelines. There may also be guidelines specific to a city or county. It is important that you are familiar with, and follow your local government and health authority warnings and guidelines. Parent and Player Responsibilities
Practice at home with Free Virtual Academy
The Lonestar Virtual Academy is an online platform is designed to support your player's development and to keep our community connected during periods when we are unable to be on the field.
Nacogdoches Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) is affiliated with North Texas Soccer & US Youth Soccer
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P.O. Box 632196
Nacogdoches, TX 75963-2196
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