Soccer is the game for everyone, and at TYSA, we provide a fun, safe and healthy game for all kids . Since 1978, TYSA has been the home of youth soccer in our community. We're one of the largest and strongest clubs in Georgia, serving more than 1,400 children in the greater DeKalb area last year alone. Playing soccer at TYSA is a great way to stay fit -developing athleticism and coordination as your child builds lasting friendships and learns to play as part of a team.
TYSA provides healthy activity and training through our recreational programs, available to kids from 3-19. These programs emphasize FUN and de-emphasize winning at all costs. Every child is guaranteed playing time and the game is taught in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
For the player with advanced skills and greater ambition, we offer professional coaching and highly competitive leagues through our Gol Soccer Academy (ages 8-19). Our Gol teams compete at the highest levels - three of our teams were recently selected to play in the prestigious U.S. Youth Soccer National League against teams from across the nation. Our coaches have a proven track record of taking players to the next level.
Whatever your child's skill level, there's a place for them at TYSA - DeKalb's oldest and strongest youth soccer organization.
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About our Club
Since 1978, TYSA has been the home for youth soccer in our community. Playing out of Henderson Park in Tucker, TYSA has worked with thousands of area youth and their parents to develop healthy bodies, strong minds and future leaders.
For more than 30 years, TYSA has worked to develop soccer skills in a healthy atmosphere focused on FUN. TYSA's players are trained through a small army of volunteer coaches, who undergo hours of state-mandated ~ training under the leadership of our Director of Coaching Gareth O'Sullivan. As a former professional - and current college coach - Coach Gareth has a proven track record of teaching the game. Working with his staff, Coach Gareth ensures that our players develop top-flight soccer skills in a healthy, low-pressure atmosphere. Our program is designed to encourage early success, while teaching good sportsmanship and a love of the game.
Gol Soccer Academy
In the summer of 2013, TYSA teamed with two other area clubs to form the Gol Soccer Academy. Through Gol, our academy & select players have the ability to compete at the state, regional and national levels while being trained by top-notch professional coaches. Gol teams have qualified to play in the ultra-competitive USYS National League for five out of the last six years, and our teams played in the finals for the last two years. Last year, our girls program finished just outside the top 20 in the Elite Clubs National League, and Soccer America ranked us the #21 girls club in the nation. This season, we have more than 1,100 kids developing in our Academy & Select program.
Our professional coaching staff has a proven history of developing players. Gol Alumni include two MLS players and hundreds of college alumni. We currently have three players on US Youth national teams, and more than 50 players participating in U.S. Soccer's Olympic Development Program. Perhaps most importantly, Gol has an amazing track record of placing our players in top colleges throughout the nation, and developing young leaders in our community.
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