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Who we are


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.


Official Member of US Soccer

Official State Association of US Youth Soccer

Official State Association of US Futsal

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 125,000 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.

Contact Us

4805 Lassen Lane
Suite 200A
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Phone Numbers
Office: (540) 693-1430
Fax: (540) 693-1440

Don Rawson
, Executive Director (ext. 220); Cell: (317) 964-9011
Gordon Miller, Technical Director (ext. 216)
Robert Carey, Director of Finance & Administration (ext. 212)
Thomas Truslow, Senior Manager of Finance & Administration (ext. 215)
Jessica Cottet, Director, ODP & Futsal Operations (ext. 222)
David Coffey, Senior Manager of Facility Operations (ext. 218)
Kristen Osteen, Manager of Member Services (ext. 213)
Gretchen Showalter, Manager of Marketing & Communications (ext. 211)
Devin Best, Assistant Manager of Facilities (ext. 218)



The VYSA Soccer Facility was designed with a multitude of European training facilities in mind. After looking at countless examples in Germany, Holland, France, and Spain the best ideas were taken and then meshed with the 50 acre Virginia parcel of land in order to establish this new vision.

The Training Center Contains:

  • 2 Lighted Turf FIFA Regulation Fields
  • 6 Bermuda Grass Fields*
  •  Parking for 1,200 vehicles
  •  Capacity to host multiple events simultaneously
  •  Conveniently located a few miles off I-95 in Spotsylvania County, VA. Halfway between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA

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Virginia Youth Soccer Association 4805 Lassen Lane, Suite 200 A
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408 Phone: 540-693-1430
Email: [email protected]

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