The passing of Lew Atkinson
DYSA mourns the loss of Dr. Lewis L. Atkinson III. Lew served as the Director of Coachig for DYSA for over 20 years. He coached both boys and girls teams at many of our clubs. He was a mentor, coach and educator to many of our coaches and will be truly missed.
Lew was inducted into the DYSA Hall of Fame in 2020 and received many other accolades throughout his career.
Our thoughts are with Lew’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.
Registration is now open for DE State Cup and President’s Cup
Delaware Youth Soccer Association hosts the Delaware State Cup, the President’s Cup and a recreational tournament each year for its members.
The Delaware State Cup is the first level to teams advancing to the USYS National Championship Series. The USYS National Championship Series is the nations most prestigious youth soccer tournament, providing more than 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams in every state the opportunity to showcase their skills against the best competition in the country, all while emphasizing teamwork, discipline, and fair play.
The USYS National Championship caps a yearlong series of competitions for youth teams from 12U to 19U as they earn their spot through State and Regional play. With over 600 collegiate coaches attending the Regional and National stages each year, the Series is well-known as a great scouting opportunity due to the high level of skill, talent, and competition showcased at the events.
Founded in 2008, Presidents Cup is US Youth Soccer’s second-tier national competition. The Presidents Cup highlights competition, camaraderie, and community among participating teams.
Please click here for more information and to register your team.
Soccer Teams Dominate at Regional Championship Tournaments
The Delaware Referee Association and US SOCCER are in need of officials – you work with who we are looking for:
- Off Season players
- People who enjoy the sport
- People looking to earn some extra $$$
Please use these links to pass along and try to help grow the game
Delaware State Cup, President’s Cup and DYSA Spring Recreational Tournament. Registration is now open for the Delaware State Cup and the President’s Cup.
To identify players of the highest caliber on a continuing and consistent basis, which will lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams in the international arena.
DE ODP players are selected to represent the state from scouting opportunities, training sessions or games. The State Association trainers and scouts are recognized for their ability to identify and develop players with superior skills.
Players may also be identified during club, high school, or league play by State, Regional, or National coaches. There are several ways that players can stand out. We want to help you develop your skills and abilities and learn to put yourself at the service of the team to help the team win games. How do you win soccer games?
About Our State
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).