Welcome to the home of the Houston Youth Soccer Association (HYSA). Established in 1968, HYSA works with our member clubs to foster, promote and advance youth soccer in the Houston area. With over 10,000 players, we are affiliated with the South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA) and United States Youth Soccer (USYS).
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HYSA has implemented the following rule change for all U11 and below play: When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue. STYSA is taking a slower approach and will likely recommend changes at their summer governing meeting. This means state competitions (cup play and DDL) do not have this rule in effect. Remember, it is recommended that all 10-year-olds not head the ball during practice at all. Ages 11-12 should practice sparingly.
USYS (through a directive from US Soccer) will be implementing format changes for youth soccer. This includes changes to registration of players by birth year and changes to field sizes and players on field. HYSA will be working with our member clubs to ensure this new model is in place for play Fall 2016.
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