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.

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Soccer Registration Fall 2019
Recreational teams for 3-5 yr olds(U6) 6-7yr olds (U8), U10 (8-9 yr olds) girls teams, U12 boys and girls, U14 boys and coed U15-18 rec teams and Competitive teams U11 and older begin registration in May. Competitive players must first register for a tryout (see Competitive page). Recreational games will start in September after Labor Day weekend. Rec players in U6/U8 practice one night per week and play one game on Saturday. Older Rec 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, fall or spring only $75
  • U12/U14/U16 - $175 for fall/spring, fall or spring only $90
  • U6 and U8 Practices start the week of September 2nd
  • First game will be September 7th, 9AM for U6 and 10AM for U8
  • No games Mardi Gras or Easter
  • Last game November 2nd (rain out weekend, if needed will be Nov 9th)
  • End of the Season party, Trophy Day, Parents vs. Kids games is held in the spring (April)

 Recreation Soccer 2019/2020 Registration Form 


Soccer Registration for Competitive Players

(Younger players try out in April after their state tournament)

Fall 2019 - See Competitive Page

 HappyFeet Soccer
Training for 3-4-5 year olds is coming to CYSA in May 2018   
UPDATE coming for summer 2019
Saturday Mornings: The 4 session league will kick off on May 12th - June 2nd. LittleToes for 2's & BigToes for 3's will play at 9 am. HappyFeet for 4's & 5's will play at 10:15 am.

                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

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!


Coaching Course Registration
U.S. Soccer has announced some new and exciting changes in Coaching Education nationwide. The changes include the introduction of a new pathway called the "Grassroots Coaching Education Pathway". The Grassroots Pathway will focus on helping novice coaches.  With the creation of the Grassroots path, the current US Soccer F-License and E-License will no longer be taught or be a part of the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education curriculum. For current holders of these licenses, U.S. Soccer and Louisiana Soccer will continue to recognize both as national licenses that meet all prerequisites and or coaching license standards.
To read the official U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Announcement 
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US Soccer Digital Coaching Center
All coaches who register for any Coaching Education course must first register with US Soccer's Digital Coaching Center (DCC). The DCC not only enables US Soccer to centralize all course registrations across the country but also provides coaches with valuable resources. All coaches who intend to coach a competitive team in Louisiana are required to register in the DCC before they can be placed on the team roster. To access the DCC
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Description of the US Soccer Grassroots Pathway
The Grassroots Pathway has been introduced as part of the overall U.S. Soccer Coaching Education structure to permit easy access and entry points. Four new Modules are offered in the Grassroots Pathway. Each of these Modules are designed specifically for a youth soccer format. Each format generally reflects the age of the players. The formats are
4 v. 4     7 v. 7     9 v. 9     11 v. 11
The new structure will allow a coach to enter the pathway in one of two separate ways:
  1. the candidate may take the Online (OL) course or
  2. take the In-Person (IP) course
The online and in-person courses will be treated as two separate licenses. For Example, the 4 v. 4 on-line course will be treated as a separate License as the 4 v. 4 in-person course.
The new in-person licenses to be offered by South Texas YSA are four (4) hours in length. Each IP course contains two hours in the classroom and two hours on the field. The highlight of the IP course is that it offers coaches the ability to have hands-on experience learning with an instructor and players in a realistic environment and promote best practices in coaching education.

Effect of New Pathway on License Requirements in Louisiana

LSA requires that anyone who wants to coach a team in the Louisiana Competitive Soccer League must possess a US Soccer E-License or the equivalent as determined by the LSA Technical Director (305.2.1). Until further notice, present E-Licenses will be honored without the need to take any of the US Soccer Grassroots Modules.

Going forward, an E-License shall be defined as successfully completing at least 2 in-person Grassroots Modules and 1 on-line Grassroots Module. One of the in-person Grassroots Modules must be the 11 v. 11 Module. 
A coach who possesses an F-License will be considered to have completed one on-line Module.