US Youth Soccer
The United States Youth Soccer Association (U.S. Youth Soccer or USYSA) is the youth affiliate and member of U.S. Soccer, the governing body for soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer includes 55 state youth soccer associations, one per state except for California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, which each have two state associations.
US Youth Soccer is a non-profit organization whose stated mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through soccer at all levels of age and competition; to make soccer fun; and to instill in young players a lifelong passion for the sport.
US Club Soccer
US Club Soccer is a national organization and member of the United States Soccer Federation that aims to advance soccer in the United States through the development and support of soccer clubs for all ages and genders. The organization sanctions clubs, leagues and tournaments for youth and adults, with a focus on high-level competitive play.
Founded in 2001 as the National Association of Competitive Soccer Clubs (NACSC), US Club Soccer’s stated goal is “To create, develop, and grow the best USSF-sanctioned organization to foster the growth and development of club soccer programs throughout the United States. The result of which will be to improve the level of play of the competitive soccer player, and thereby the U.S. National Teams and professional leagues.”
The organization’s philosophy is that clubs are the primary vehicle for player development. Thus, there is a focus on flexibility in areas such as roster rules, which empowers members to build programs that are in the best interests of their players. US Club Soccer also aims to create a “members for life” culture within its clubs, where players can be developed from childhood through the adult level.
US Club Soccer boasts a membership from all 50 states, and the organization sanctions well over 400 tournaments per year. Its headquarters are split between two locations in South Carolina: an executive office in Charleston and administrative office in Myrtle Beach. Membership is organized into four geographic regions, each of which holds two seats on the organization’s board of directors.
United States Soccer
The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), commonly referred to as U.S. Soccer, is the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States. With headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, the FIFA member governs U.S. amateur and professional soccer, including the men’s, women’s, youth, beach soccer, futsal and Paralympic national teams. U.S. Soccer sanctions referees and soccer tournaments for most soccer leagues in the United States. The U.S. Soccer Federation also administers and operates the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which was first held in 1914.
South Florida United Youth Soccer Association
South Florida United Youth Soccer Association (“SFUYSA”) is the premier boys youth soccer association in the State of Florida. With over 4,000 players and 500+ teams per year, this highly competitive youth soccer organization has developed kids that have played on the US Mens National team and beyond. Starting in 2013, SFUYSA added girls divisions and is committed to bring the same competitive, safe, development environment to our girls teams.