The Delaware Youth Soccer Association, Inc. (DYSA). Is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and United States Youth Soccer (USYS). It is also subject to the authority of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). DYSA membership is open to all soccer players, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials in the State Of Delaware. The goal of DYSA is to provide a governing body at the state level to function as an administrator of the policies and procedures set forth by the National and International organizations. Our philosophies mirror those of these organizations in supporting the concept of Fair Play, while providing a safe and organized playing environment for our youth soccer players.
DYSA is responsible for several programs within our calendar year. The association holds the National Championships Series State Cup annually to decide the state champion team in each competitive soccer age group. The winners of this tournament go on to compete at the Regional competition and eventually to the National Championships of US Youth Soccer. DYSA is also the proud sponsor of The Kohl’s American Cup. This is a tournament open to recreational players and teams only. We also hold a tournament for the President's Cup. The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to US Youth Soccer teams from the state to regional to national level. The Presidents Cup gives players an additional opportunity to compete against teams from across the country at a high level for the joy and the challenge of the game. It provides the chance to experience a unique US Youth Soccer event with camaraderie, community and competition through sport. This competition is not for teams that expect to advance in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.
The association also administers the state's Olympic Development Program. This is a system whereby potential U.S. National Team members and Olympic hopefuls can be identified and developed to their fullest potential. Additionally, DYSA has shown a commitment to coaching and player development by offering several coaching and player clinics throughout the year.