The mission of Delaware Youth Soccer Association is to promote and facilitate the game of soccer for all youth at all levels of play in Delaware.
The ultimate vision of our Association is to be the best youth sports organization through the provision of services, education and opportunities to the youth of Delaware. Delaware Youth Soccer Association seeks to work with integrity, cooperation, fairness, accountability, professionalism, collaboration, innovation, passion and excellence in all of our actions.
We will hold ourselves accountable to act in accordance with these basics and expect that our members, affiliates and vendors will understand these basics and work consistently with them. Any decision or consideration made by our Board of Directors or operational staff should be made only after due consideration of these basics.
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, 12U to 19U. The winners of this tournament go on to compete at the Regional competition and eventually to the National Championships of US Youth Soccer.
DYSA also hosts the Target United Cup. This is a tournament open to recreational players and teams only. The Mickey Wherry 3 v 3 is a tournament for players 8U to 16U, recreational and competitive players.
The US Youth Soccer President’s Cup is a National Championship tournament that was designed for those teams looking to play against teams of similar abilities for a national championship title. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to US Youth Soccer teams from the state to the regional to national level. The President’s Cup gives players an additional opportunity to compete against teams from across the country at a high level for the joy and 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.