Covington Youth Soccer Association

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Our Mission
CYSA strives to be an integral part of our community.  Our goal is to develop and enhance the skills and maturity of our participants.  We hope to produce kids with a true gift for soccer and a love for the game.
Modern soccer rules invoke a sense of sportsmanship that CYSA believes in and fosters. We expect our players to respect the laws of the game, officials, team mates and competitors. We expect our players, spectators and parents to be generous in winning and graceful in losing.
Our club is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and most of our coaches are parent volunteers. Please join us for the Covington experience.

Competitive Team Tryout Schedule for Fall 2016
  • U11 Boys & Girls - No teams planned
  • U12/13 Boys Coach John Hunt, current team Hawks: Mon June 6 and Tues June 7, 6:00 - 7:30
  • U12/13 FC Tammany Tigers, Girls Coach Chris Marrione, Mon May 23, Tues May 24, Thur May 26 at Pope John Paul High School from 5:00-7:30PM. Contact Mindy Marrione to preregister at Tryouts will include girls with '04, '05, and '06 birth years and possibly forming two teams for U12 and U13 girls under the new age group realignment.
  • U15 Girls FC Tammany Tigers, Coach Stephen Aertker,  , June 7,8,9, 5:30-7:30PM at CYSA
  • U15/16 Boys Bolt, none planned, contact
  • U15/U16/U17/U18  Boys birth years 1999-2002 (current Teams United, and Gunners) will hold a combined tryout on Mon June 6th and Wed June 8th 6:00-7:30PM with Coaches Tony Judice, Scott Egermayerand and Joe Petz with the possibility of forming  U15, U16, U17, and U18 teams under the new age group re-alignment. 
FC Tammany Tigers U13 2016 Comp 1 State Champions 

CYSA ODP Players for 2015-2016: Jamie Sigur, Maggie Sides, Phebe Fox, Emma Roberts, and Caroline Aertker and Corrine Provenzano. Congratulations girls!
Recreational Soccer Registration Fall 2015
Recreational teams for 3-5 yr olds(U6) 6-7yr olds (U8),  U10 (8-9 yr olds) boys and girls teams, U12 boys and girls, U14 boys and coed U15-18 rec teams begin registration in June. Games will start after Labor Day weekend. Registration includes fall and spring play. U6/U8 practice one night per week and play one game on Saturday. Older kids may practice 2 nights per week and play one game on Saturday (U12/U14) or Sunday (U16).
  • U6/U8/U10 - $145 for fall/spring
  • U12/U14/U16 - $175 for fall/spring
Register online using links on our Registration Page.

Welcome to Adrian McInnis in spring 2016 who joins JW Hunt as an assistant for the U11 competitive boys team Hawks. Adrian played club ball for MSC Lakers and later LA Fire Juniors and was a 5 year ODP player and a 3 year First Team All-State Selection. He captained the St Paul's Division 1 HS Championship team in 2011 and finished his Wplves career with 71 goals and 89 assists. He was the first St Paul's player to be named Gatorade LA Boys Soccer Player of the Year in 2010-2011. He played for the Baton Rouge Capitols over the summer before becoming a defensive specialist at Furman Universiity and helped his team to a league best 0.74 GAA and 10 shutouts his final year, He was named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll twice.
                  Welcome to John W Hunt (goes by JW) who joins the cadre of CYSA coaches in the summer of 2015. He played club ball with MSC, CYSA and Lafrenier back in the day and played high school ball at SPS where he was All District, All Metro, and All State 3 years in a row. He played his college ball at Lambuth University where he was All American honorable mention in 2004, All Mid South Conference 2004-2006, All Transouth Conference 2007-2008, All Regional Team 2004-2008, and on the Transouth Conference Championship team in 2008. He returned to Lambuth as an assistan coach in 2008-2009 and coached youth U9 girls and U18 boys at Jackson Wolves Soccer Club. He returned to Louisiana and has been an assistant coach at SPS, the 2015 State Champions, for the last 5 years and a U10 development coach at MSC. He has also played for the New Orleans Shell Shockers, the New Orleans Jesters, and the Baton Rouge Capitals

Greg Carnovale

Welcome to Greg Carnovale, who has agreed to form and coach a U16 competitive boys team at CYSA in the fall of 2014. Coach Greg is the Atheletic Director at Christ Epicopal School and the coach of many CES teams including soccer. He was a team mate of Coach Tony  Judice and played on several of the U17/18 championship teams at CYSA in the last decade coached by Coach Hector Vasquez. Coach Greg received a soccer scholarship to Guilford College in North Carolina and earned a degree in Sports Management. He was team captain and an all conference player. He received his coaching licenses in North Carolina, coached in the state Olympic Development Program (ODP) and at the Region III ODP camp in Alabama. He has played for 2 years for the Baton Rouge Capitals, a semi-professional PDL(Professional Development League) team. He's one of the young professionals returning to CYSA with a passion to help the next generation of CYSA players write their own page in Club history.

Tony Judice

Tony Judice, Defender for the New Orleans Jesters. Coach Tony also returns to CYSA in the fall of 2014. We remember him from his playing days on CYSA State Championship teams and his stint with the Baton Rouge Capitals. He has coached for St Paul's High School and our U17 training team several years ago. He is the current trainer and coach for our U12 Tam Bolt and U13 Team United and is another young professional that has returned to CYSA to help develop the next soccer generation. Thanks Coach Tony and GOOD LUCK in the State Tournament!
Upcoming courses will be August 2016 
Coaching Course Registration
Registration is open for the following USSF & Youth Module Coaching Courses.
Click on the location link of the course where you would like to attend. After clicking the link, it will bring you directly to the registration portal. You will need your GotSoccer login information to register for the course.  

Online registration is required for all courses.  
All payments must be complete before attending the course; no walk up registrations will be accepted. 
The course registration portal will close Wednesday before the course begins. 
Youth Module Courses
Youth Modules are free for coaches associated with LSA Affiliated Clubs!  
Youth Module 1 for Under 6's and Under 8's:

July 30, 2016 - U.S. Youth Soccer Youth Module 1 (U6/U8) in Covington/Madisonville, LA.  

Youth Module 2 for Under 10's and Under 12's:

July 30, 2016 - U.S. Youth Soccer Youth Module 2 (U10/U12) in Covington/Madisonville, LA.  

The all NEW US Soccer 'F' License Course is now available online.
US Soccer has created a new, exclusively online coaching course called the "F License".  It can be completed in roughly two (2) hours and allows a coach a year's worth of access to the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center's resources, which include support for practices.  It's designed for U6, U8 and U10 coaches, so please encourage all of your coaches to take the National F License.  It's a great value.  Here's the link to share to get everyone started.
USSoccer National E License Course:

June 24-26, 2016 - U.S. Soccer E-License Course in Covington/Madisonville, LA   

: y: LA Fire Juniors Soccer Club

June 24-26, 2016 - U.S. Soccer E-License Course in Covington/Madisonville, LA   

Hosted By: Gonzales Soccer Club Instructor(s): TBA  Instructor(s): Julio Paiz & TBA  .USSF State D License Courses : Pending

Candidates must be available both weekends. The first weekend candidates will have lectures and observe practice sessions. The candidates will then implement what they've learned during the break between weekends. They will return the 2nd weekend to complete their course examinations.
Prerequisite: "E" License
  • $195 for all coaches
  • Registration for each "D" License Coaching Course will close on the Friday 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.
  • Course times: Friday 6pm-9:30pm, Saturday 8am-5pm & Sunday 8am-5pm (Both Weekends)


July 29-31, 2016 - U.S. Soccer D-License Course (Instructional Phase) in Shreveport, LA.

August 12-14, 2016 - U.S. Soccer D-License Course (Instructional Phase) in Slidell, LA.  

USSF National C License Course 
None currently scheduled in this area

If you have any questions concerning any these courses please contact our office.
Louisiana Soccer Association
475 Gardere Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
T: 225.766.0577 x 103
F: 225.766.0623


All participants that register, attend and pass the course will be qualified grade 8 referees.  This
allows the referee to center or AR any game at club or tournament levels. Courses are held
around the state in August. Most of our referees take the course with the Mandeville Soccer Club
(MSC) or the Hammond Club (STYSA). Access the registration form online at the LSA web site
  • The course fee is $50.  Pay online when you register on the LSA Web site
  • No walk ups will be accepted; Any person 12 years or older may attend.
  • Feel free to call the MSC office at 624-8080 with questions. 
  • Arrive a few minutes early to get checked in.
  • Bring a lunch and/or snacks, paper and something to write with.   
Field Conditions:  Mon June 7, 2016. Fields are open
Rain-Out Hotline: 985-867-1665
Call for weather related field conditions & messages. 

CYSA Field Complex is located at 74020 Penn Mill Rd
Mailing Address: CYSA  |  PO Box 1983  |  Covington, LA  70434
Message Center - (985) 867-1665 - Rain-Out Hotline    
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