|The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) is a non-profit, charitable corporation devoted to promoting youth soccer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.|
|The members of VYSA are organizations of teams having amateur players under 19 years of age prior to August 1 immediately before the start of the next seasonal year. (September 1 of one year through August 31 of the next year.)|
|VYSA has over 144,000 registered players and provides soccer programs and activities for its members. It also has opportunities to develop significant sponsorship and financial support for these programs and activities and those of its members, thus reducing the cost of its programs to its members.|
VYSA currently identifies two types of organizations as members: recreational team organizations and travel team organizations.
A recreational team organization is primarily interested in competition within its own community, at a recreational level, where participation and learning the skills of soccer are stressed. Players on recreational teams are registered to US Youth Soccer through VYSA.
A travel team organization provides high level competition among teams from neighboring communities, other states, and other countries. Players on travel teams must be individually registered to US Youth Soccer by VYSA. This registration includes verification of date of birth, an assigned ID number and an ID photo.
The activities of VYSA are governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by its members. VYSA currently depends primarily on player registration fees to fund its programs and activities. Of each player’s registration fee, $2.00 is paid to USSF and US Youth Soccer to help meet the costs of national programs and activities. The remainder of the fee is used to fund VYSA programs and activities.