CYSA Awards Over $185,000 In Outreach Funds To Local Communities, Families

The mission of the California Youth Soccer Association is to serve all children and our communities by providing opportunities that allow each child to grow, learn, mature and succeed by becoming productive adult members of society through the development, promotion, and offering — regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin and/or ability — comprehensive, community-based leagues that offer a complete range of youth soccer opportunities for all children of all ages and abilities.

CYSA has provided over $185,000 in Outreach funds and player assistance for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2010. The funds were awarded to:

  • Leagues, to maintain and grow their recreation programs. CYSA focuses on the needs of the recreational players and their coaches. Leagues sponsor orientation courses for coaches and managers, which give invaluable instruction to the "rookie" parent.
  • TOPSoccer programs, to continue the community-based training and team-placement programs for young athletes with disabilities. TOPSoccer is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with special needs. These needs are because of a physical or mental disability that might discourage or preclude the child from participating in a sports program.
  • 330+ players, to offset some of the expenses incurred when representing CYSA at Region IV Championships and National Championship Series competitions.

These funds were awarded as part of CYSA’s commitment to “Kids First!”