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Transylvania Youth Soccer Association

Recreation Program

With an emphasis on fun and participation, our recreational division is the ideal environment for most kids. This program is the entry point for children who are new to the game. Experienced players who desire a more competitive environment should consider our TYSA Academy program (click HERE for more information about our Academy program). In recreation, we use fun games to develop basic skills, such as ball control and dribbling, and to further players' enjoyment of the game. Recreational soccer is coached by volunteers who are equipped and supported by the organization and will receive communications from the program director with important information and weekly practice sessions throughout the season. Our coaches use a curriculum made up of fun and developmentally appropriate practice activities. Fall season runs from mid-September to early November and our spring season runs from early March to mid-May.  

Click HERE to register for the upcoming Spring 2024 season (link will be live beginning on December 10th)

Order your child's recreation jersey through Lloyd's Soccer HERE


Spring 2024 Recreation Resources



SPRING 2024 GAME & EVENT SCHEDULE:


Week 1 (March 16th)

TCS Spring Break (March 23rd-30th) - NO GAMES OR PRACTICE

Week 2 (April 6th) 

Week 3 (April 13th) 

Week 4 (April 20th & 21st)
NO REGULAR GAMES THIS WEEK
Instead, we are encouraging players to participate in the Recreation Clinic (Saturday, April 20th) and
the Mini Pickup Tournament (Sunday, April 21st). 

Saturday, April 20th
Event: Brevard College Recreation Clinic
Time: 10AM-12PM
Location: Brevard College, Ives-Lemel Family Field (Turf field) - One Brevard College Rd, Brevard, NC 28712
Details: The Brevard College Men's Soccer Team will facilitate a clinic for recreation players to develop their skills and have fun! They are graciously putting on this event for FREE for ALL recreation players. Players do NOT need to sign up for this event. 
Arrival: At the entrance to the field, the BC Men's Soccer Team will have a table for players and families to check in. Please plan to arrive early enough that you have enough time to park and check in. Players should have a water bottle and soccer ball, although TYSA and BC will have some on-hand.

Sunday, April 21st
Event: Mini-Pickup Tournament
Time: 1:30PM-3:30PM 
Location: County Fields - 1078 Ecusta Rd, Brevard, NC 28712
Details: A Mini Pickup Tournament will be held for any recreation player who is at least 4 years old and wants an additional opportunity for structured play. Although it is open to all recreation players who are 4+ years old, players are asked to sign up for the pickup tournament by April 18th so we have an accurate headcount and can assign referees. I cannot guarantee there will be space for players who do not sign up for the tournament by April 18th. All groups will be co-ed for this tournament and players will be assigned to teams at random based on age. Please note that if we do not have enough sign-ups, we will not hold the pick-up tournament - we currently only have 13 players signed up. 

If your child would like to participate, please sign them up by April 18th here:
https://forms.gle/CUt1HL93vvQRCcbq9

Week 5 (April 27th)

Week 6: (May 4th)

MAKE-UP DAY Week 7: May 11th
Schedule TBA

SPRING 2024 DIVISION RULES/FORMATS: 

Spring 2024 Division Rules/Formats


FIELD MAPS:

KinderKix, U6, U8 Fields

U10-U16 Fields



REGISTRATION AND SPRING 2024 SEASON INFORMATION

Welcome to Spring 2024 Recreational Soccer!
Spring 2024 program planning is underway and all details will be posted by December 10th. Please email Caitlyn Murray at [email protected] with questions! View all available divisions and opportunities and register on our Registration Info page. 

Season Dates & More

Coaches Clinic: 
The Coaches Clinic will be held on Saturday, February 17th, from 10am-12pm, located at the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation fields (1078 Ecusta Rd, Brevard, NC 28712).  

Team Rosters/Practice Schedule:
We allow our volunteer coaches to choose their practice day/time for the season. TYSA strives to accommodate family schedules as requested. Team Rosters & Practice Schedules will tentatively be communicated by end-of-day on Sunday, February 18th. 


Practices:
Teams can begin practice during the week of February 26th for divisions U8 & up as long as teams have coaches and coaches have completed their SafeSport training and background check.  


Games: 
(CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER): March 2nd 

(CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER): March 9th 
Week 1: March 16th (First game day)
(No games on March 23rd & 30th, no practice during the week of March 25th-29th) 
Week 2: April 6th 
Week 3: April 13th
Week 4: April 20th (Brevard College Recreation Clinic at Brevard College) & April 21st (Mini Pickup Tournament)
Week 5: April 27th
Week 6: May 4th
Week 7: May 11th (Final game day)

Registration Dates
December 1oth (12:00am)-February 4th (11:59pm)

Jersey Order Information
Recreation players are responsible for ordering jerseys from Lloyd's Soccer. Registration fees have been adjusted to reflect this ordering system.

Players will ONLY need to purchase a NAVY jersey this season. If players already have a NAVY jersey from a previous season that still fits, they do not need to purchase another navy jersey.

You can find details for ordering jerseys below under Lloyd's Soccer: Jersey Order Information. *Please note that players registered through The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club and El Centro will not be responsible for ordering their jerseys through Lloyd's (this will be completed by TYSA and the partner organization).

Registration Fees
Kinder Kix & U6 (Practice only on Saturdays): $60
U8, U10, U12, U14, U16: $80

Age Divisions (Age by March 1, 2024)*
Kinder Kix/U4 Coed (2/3yo) 
U6 Coed (4/5yo)
U8 Boys (6/7yo)
U8 Girls (6/7yo)
U10 Boys (8/9yo)
U10 Girls (8/9yo)
U12 Coed (10/11yo)
U14/16 Coed (12-15yo)
*Subject to change based on enrollment, see information included in the U8-U16 details below.
Note: Players can play up or down a division depending on maturity, experience, and preference - this list is intended as a guide for parents and guardians to view prior to registration. Reach out to Caitlyn Murray at [email protected] if you would like your child to play in a different division than the division available in our system.

KinderKix and U6 will not meet during the week for practice. They will meet every Saturday for the 8 week season, starting on March 2nd. Kinder Kix will practice for 30 minutes, then scrimmage for 15-30 minutes. KinderKix will likely be split into groups of 10 or less, depending on registration. U6 will be split into individual coed teams and will practice for 30 minutes, then scrimmage for 30 minutes. TYSA will send out lesson plans to all the coaches in these divisions before the season begins. 

U8-U16 will be placed on a team and their Head Coach will contact them with their practice and game schedule. Practices will be for 60 minutes, once/week with one game scheduled every Saturday for 8 weeks.

Volunteers are needed as Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches & Team Parents!
Head Coaches are required and Assistant Coaches are encouraged to attend our Coaches Clinic where they will receive their team rosters, practice plans, equipment, reserve their practice field, and any other support they need to make this a fun and positive learning experience for everyone! Head Coaches will either receive free registration for any children playing recreational soccer during Spring 2024 OR a $50 Visa Gift Card at the end of the season after turning in all of their equipment as a THANK YOU from TYSA!

Practice and Game Field Location:
Transylvania County Parks & Rec. Soccer Fields
1078 Ecusta Rd, Brevard, NC 28712

What equipment does my child need to participate in recreational soccer?
Players will need a soccer ball, shin guards & water bottle. Soccer shoes & socks are recommended but not required.
(Soccer Ball Sizes: KK-U8: size 3, U10-U12: size 4, U14 & up: size 5)

Questions? Email [email protected]!


Lloyd's Soccer: Jersey Order information

Recreation players will be responsible for ordering their jerseys from Lloyd's Soccer. Registration fees have been adjusted to reflect this new ordering system. Players will ONLY be responsible for purchasing a NAVY jersey. *Please note that players registered through The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club and El Centro will not be responsible for ordering their jerseys through Lloyd's (this will be completed by TYSA and the partner organization).

Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions regarding jersey orders. 

Order recreation jerseys through Lloyd's Soccer HERE

FAQs 
Which jersey(s) do I need to buy for my child?
All divisions: 1 NAVY jersey (individual teams will wear pinnies)

What is the cost of each jersey? 
Each jersey is $15 via Lloyd's soccer. If you are not able to buy jerseys for your child, please reach out to [email protected]. Our mission is to serve any child, regardless of socioeconomic status, through our programs, and any email requests we receive to waive the jersey fee will be confidential.

Who does not have to order jerseys? 
Players who participated in a previous recreation program season can wear the NAVY jersey from a previous season, and any jersey ordered for this spring season can be used for subsequent seasons. Players registered through El Centro and The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County are not required to order their jerseys - TYSA will place a bulk order for these players prior to the season. 

When do I need to order my jerseys to receive them for the Spring 2024 season? 
Jerseys should be ordered at least two weeks (14 days) before the start of the season (September 16th, 2023) in order to receive them by the first game day.

Why is TYSA requiring families to order jersey for players? 
TYSA is a small non-profit with one staff member coordinating the recreation program for approximately 300 players each season. This will significantly reduce the legwork required in ensuring each player receives their jersey, and Lloyd's Soccer has made the process simple to order jerseys.

Contact

Transylvania Youth Soccer Association

PO Box 801 
Brevard, North Carolina 28712

Email: [email protected]

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