Sam Cary, Missouri Young Referee on Why She Refs

I talked to sophomore Sam Cary at the SLU v Iowa match last week (Cary committed to become a Hawkeye earlier this school year). I wanted to hear about her experiences as a Youth Soccer referee. I’ll let you hear about it in her own words, listen below! Sam Cary, MYSA Young Female Referee 2017 […]

SLYSA Spring League Soccer Opens

The St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA) opened it’s 2017 Spring League Soccer season with 985 teams registered for Spring season. It is the largest league ever for SLYSA and the numbers make it one of the largest youth competitive soccer league in the country. SLYSA has everything from individual teams to clubs with around […]

Weekly News – Scholar All-American, Euro Travels, UNC Recruit

CLUB Good luck to Ian Drake (2003) who is participating in the US Youth Futsal National ID Camp this weekend in Kansas City. I’ll have more next week upon his return. There will be a groundbreaking in Kansas on Sunday at US Soccer and Sporting KC finally begin development of the US Soccer National Training […]

SLYSA League Concludes Largest Season Ever

With the conclusion of the Fall 2015 season, the SLYSA League Champions will be feted during a St. Louis Ambush match December 12th. I count 33 plus teams that could be in attendance from girls U8-U19 and boys U8-U14. There were 792 teams that played in a total of 3668 matches at 17 facilities ranging […]

SLYSA Friendlies Open My Fall Club Coverage

The St. Louis Youth Soccer Association held their pre-season Friendlies, a tournament focused on training young and upcoming soccer referees while offering some early competitive games for the teams involved. I was on hand Sunday morning to get back into the swing of things as well. I will be increasing my Club coverage this Fall. […]

SLYSA U12 Girls – Franciscan SC vs WC St Louis SC

A beautiful Saturday morning and I took in a SLYSA U12 Girls match. No match report, there will be time later in their careers for that. Suffice to say it held my attention for the entire 70 minutes and it was good to see the work the young ladies were putting into the game. For […]

Make Money – Entry Level Referee Course

Want to become a soccer referee? You can earn up to $50 per game refereeing in the SLYSA league and you can set your own schedule. Entry level referee class is scheduled for early August at the Kolping Kicks Soccer Complex. The fee is $65 Dates: 8/11/14 from 6pm – 10pm 8/13/14 from 6pm – […]

Missouri State Cup Group Play Finishing Today

First, a look at the U18 Boys bracket. Sporting STL Rangers have advanced to the Quarterfinals with 9 points in Bracket C but the remaining three spots hinge on two of the three games that will be played this evening at the SLSG Creve Coeur facility. 6:00 pm – #2 Lou Fusz Geerling vs #1 […]

Missouri State Cup Opens

The 2014 Summer Missouri State Cup opening rounds of group play are being held this weekend at several locations in the area but are primarily based at the St Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA) Complex in St Charles. Pool play began Friday May 30th and runs until Monday June 2nd for some St Louis-based teams […]

SLYSA Names New Executive Director

UPDATE September 30 2015 – It’s his birthday 🙂 So Happy Birthday Johann! Thank you for the many accomplishments already achieved at SLYSA, with record participation and a well structured competitive balance, expanding facilities that have increased the options and reduced the travel time for league play as well as the on-going improvements to the […]