May 2013

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May 24-27    State Cup 
May 31         Recreational Academy Application Deadline(Info available online Click Here)
The Game for ALL Kids!
 By Kelly Ross: Executive Director
Just as quickly as things got underway, we’re just days away from completing spring competitions. Many of our teams are nearing the finish line in qualifying for our upcoming state finals in our National Cup, Presidents Cup, Directors Cup and the South Texas Cup.   The next few weekends will be extremely busy for our state office staff and our executive committee.
As much as I would like to say how pleased I am with all of the excitement and the thrilling games that have been played to date, I am beside myself with the frequency of less than acceptable behavior that has been documented at several games, at multiple age groups the past few weeks.

We have confirmed reports of fights among players, parents being escorted off game sites by local law enforcement, ongoing rules violations of sorts, ongoing verbal abuse directed toward game officials by parents and coaches and a general blatant disregard for the rules of competition and common sense. In all my years of involvement with soccer at the youth, amateur, collegiate and professional levels, I can say with conviction; this office and the Disciplinary & Protest Committee has investigated and will adjudicate more occurrences in the past 6 months than I have dealt with in the past 20 years. There is no clear and defined explanation as to why. I don’t understand the abhorrent behavior. It is quite disturbing. And, it seems, incidents and the severity of incidents are escalating with no signs of slowing. I don’t know if this is the norm for South Texas Youth Soccer or a growing trend. Suffice to say, strong measures might have to be invoked to address the incidents, to stamp out unacceptable behavior. It seems, the philosophy of "The game for ALL kids" has been lost or forgotten. CONTINUE READING.....


Great Deals on Uniforms & Gear! 
The Consequences of Negative Parents
What to do about M’s father?
The recent death of Salt Lake City, Utah, soccer referee Ricardo Portillo makes me incredibly sad. There isn’t a game on earth that is worth someone’s life. I read that his family says the parents of the 17-year-old keeper who hit him in the head should bear some of the blame. I guarantee you that neither the parents nor anyone else on the sidelines intended for Portillo’s death to happen. But time and time again I’ve watched negative energy result in unintended consequences. READ MORE....Click Here
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In This Issue
"The Game For All Kids" By: Kelly Ross
Score Sports Promo
Consquence of Negative Parents
Coaching Education
20% at Sports Authority
STATE CUP May 24-27 "It All Starts Here"
Upcoming Tournaments
South Texas Players of the Month: 
Congratulations Emily Alvarado and Aylin Villalobos of El Paso! 
The 2 players from Paso del Norte Soccer Association: Galacticas F.C.: GALACTICAS 98 Team, were selected to participate with the U17 Girls - Mexican National Football Team.READ FULL ARTILCE (click here)
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Welcome To STYSA Executive Committee
The STX Executive Committee has appointed Mark McGee as Eastern District Vice-President following Chris Delay’s election as executive vice-president at the 2013 STX Winter GBM in Galveston.  The appointment is interim pending a formal election during the Eastern District meeting at this summer’s GBM in San Antonio.
Proud Sponsor for 2013

South Texas Youth Soccer is pleased to announce that Sports Authority will be a proud sponsor of STYSA for the 2013 season.  In cooperation with STYSA, Sports Authority will be offering monthly shop discount weekends for all STYSA families at 20% off entire purchase the last weekend of every month at any of their 11 Houston area locations.    

South Texas Cupstx cup
Congratulations to all the participants!  A job well done! See you all next year!
Directors Cup
Congratulations to all participants!
List of Teams
Event Photos
Presidents Cup
Congratulations to all participants. Best of Luck & Congratulations to the teams advancing to Regional!
List of Teams:Regionals
STATE  Cupstate cup
Best Of Luck & Congratulations to all Teams this weekend!
May 24-27, 2013
Event Klein Memorial Shootout
Location Meyer Park - Spring
Ages U7-U19 boys/girls recreational; U11-U19 boys/girls competitive
Fee $300-U7/U8; $350-U9-U12; $450-U13 and older
Type Unrestricted
Contact Kevin Quisenberry
Phone (713) 825-1181
Date May 25-26, 2013
Event Memorial Day Cup Houston 2013
Location Katy Park & Bear Creek Park
Ages U8-U19 All Boys & Girls Teams
Fee U8-U9: $325;   U10-U11: $380;   U12-U19: $480
Type Unrestricted
Contact Gregg Munslow
Phone 713-319-5678
Date May 25-26
Event Kick’n in Summer
Location RRSA
Ages U7 - U12 REC, U11 - U12   SELECT
Fee $200-$300
Type Restricted
Website RRSA.ORG
Contact Amie Faires
Phone 512-255-2805
Date May 26-27
Event 2013 Lions FC Memorial Cup
Location STAR Soccer Complex
Ages U9, U10 Academy, U11 - U19 Select
Fee U9/10 (6v6) - $375, U10 (8v8) - $400, U11/U12(8v8) - $435, U12 (11v11) & U13/14 $475, U15/U16 - $495, U17-U19 $525
Type Restricted
Contact Robert Sanderson
Phone 210-598-5243
Date May 25-27
Event Copita Aliaza
Location Houston Texas
Ages Boys U8-U19
Fee U8-U11 $125; U12 & UP $200
Type Unrestricted
Contact Jaun E Vasques-Ani
Phone 713-210-9090
Date May 31 - June 2, 2012
Event 26th Annual Texas Shootout
Location Houston, TX. Lindsay Lyons Park, Burroughs Park & Dyess Park
Ages U10 - U19 Girls
Fee U10/U11 (8v8) - $345 / 3 games, $455 / 4 games, U12/U14 - $395 / 3 games, $465 / 4 games, U15/U19 - $995 / 3 games
Type Unrestricted
Contact Ashley Fendley
Phone 832-559-3516
Date June 1 -2, 2013
Event H-Town Soccer Tournament
Location H.A. Sports Park
Ages U8 - U19 Boys
Fee U8 $160; U9/U10 $200; U11/U12 $280; U13 & Up $360
Type Unrestricted
Contact Hector Avila
Phone 713-319-5688
Date June 7-9, 2013
Event Academy Sports & Outdoors Sun Bowl International
Location El Paso
Ages U6-U10 boys/girls recreational; U11-U19 boys/girls competitive
Fee $150-U6; $275-U8 through U12; U13 through U19
Type Unrestricted
Contact Joe Daubach
Phone (915) 533-4416
Date June 7-9, 2013
Event Academy Sports & Outdoors Sun Bowl International
Location El Paso
Ages U6-U10 boys/girls recreational; U11-U19 boys/girls competitive
Fee $150-U6; $275-U8 through U12; U13 through U19
Type Unrestricted
Contact Joe Daubach
Phone (915) 533-4416
Date June 8, 2013
Event 3v3 LIVE
Location Fort Sam Houston - San Antonio
Ages U8 and Up
Fee Early Fee $170   Standard Fee $180
Type Restricted
Contact Robin Rodriguez
Phone 512-542-4260
Date June 15-16 2013
Event Dawg Dayz of Summer 6v6 Tournament
Location Boerne City Park, Boerne Texas
Ages U9-U18 Boys/Girls Recreation & Competitive
Fee $350
Type Unrestricted
Contact Roger Van Sickle
Phone 210-394-4497
Date July 19-28, 2013
Event Pepsi International Soccer Cup
Location International Soccer Development Center - Alvin Texas
Ages U11-U19 boys/girls competitive
Fee $1,100
Type Unrestricted
Contact John Davies
Phone (832) 729-9648
Date July 26-28, 2013
Event Soccer Factory Invitational
Location McAllister CESA & Blossom CESA
Ages U5-U18 REC Boys & Girls
Fee U5/U6 $150;   U7/U8 $200; U9/U10 $325; U11 $450; U13/U18 $550
Type Restricted
Contact Walter Rule
Phone 210-843-2575
Date August 9-11, 2013
Event Elite Invitational
Location Pflugerville, Round Rock, Cedar Park
Ages U9-U14 boys/girls recreational; U11-U14 boys/girls Competitive
Fee $350 U9/U10; $450 U11-U14
Type Unrestricted
Contact Heidi Meottel
Phone 512-592-1732