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Recreation Overview

Welcome to the NC Youth Soccer Recreation page. You can learn more about recreation soccer with NCYSA by viewing the FAQ's below, or the links at the right side of the screen. Please email Jamie McLeod with any questions.

The NCYSA Recreation Program is administered by each of our local associations (who offer Rec level play), NCYSA, the VP of Recreation and the Recreation Council. There are no tryouts and there is a participation rule for players to play in each game.

We would love to come out & be a part of your Recreation season! We will be reaching out to individual associations throughout the year to check in. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff to see how we can work together. We are excited to support & collaborate with as many of our associations as possible!

North Carolina Youth Soccer Association strives to promote an emphasis on PARTICIPATION, not COMPETITION. We want our coaches to help truly make soccer the “Game for All Kids.”

It is well known that a child’s learning abilities varies with age. Thus, North Carolina Youth Soccer Association focuses on age-appropriate training, an important process in both the development of the player, as well as the team. Furthermore, NCYSA Recreation places a strong emphasis on using a holistic approach to coaching in an effort to shift the culture of soccer in North Carolina.


Recreation Handbook

Aug 11, 2022
Member Services - Manuals, Recreation Handbook
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What is a Publix Road Show?

North Carolina Youth Soccer is committed to providing soccer coaches with up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge, so coaches across NC can ensure that players develop to their full potential by creating the ideal environment for all youth to grow and excel through soccer.

The hope of this opportunity is to reach into all our soccer communities and make connections that will be long lasting.

Please visit the Publix Road Show page. You may email Jamie McLeod for more information.

What are Recreation Meetings?

We will host Recreation specific meetings and webinars, both in person and virtually  each season to discuss topics of interest, share ideas and keep in touch with each other.

Please visit the Meeting page at right and email Jamie McLeod for more information.

What is TOPSoccer?

The Outreach Program for Soccer is a community based program for players with special needs and disabilities. 

Please view the TOPSoccer page at right and email Keri Jones or Jamie McLeod for more information.

Where Can I Find the Field Dimensions for Small Sided Games?

NCYSA encourages the use of US Soccer Player Initiatives guidelines for Small-Sided games.


How Much are Referee Fees for Games?

You may find the Referee Fees linked here.