Friday, January 3
SPRING E Course Scheduled for CROSSVILLE Rec. Youth Soccer Association

There will be an E Course held in Crossville on March 7-9th, 2014!

All CRYSA Coaches can register by going to

Hit the Coaches tab at the top/then press the "Scheduled Courses" tab/Select E Course Schedule/then Registration/then click the E Course for Crossville, TN on March 7-9.

All coaches must register to attend and it will be free for our CRYSA coaches! This course will change your approach towards coaching... and in essence, change the level of play for all the players! Coaching will be greatly enhanced by all those who attend the course! Very exciting!!! The class will be a few hours on Friday March 7, most of the day on Saturday March 8th, and a few hours on Sunday, March 9th. All coaches who strive to be their best and increase their knowledge and enjoyment of the game are urged to attend!

Saturday, April 24


The Crossville Recreational Youth Soccer Association is now on Facebook. Check out our facebook page at!/pages/Crossville-Recreational-Youth-Soccer-Associaition/137893523953.

Sunday, May 17
Don’t Let Money Keep Your Child from Youth Sports

CRYSA Registration Continues
Times are tough financially right now but don’t let that stop your child from participating in youth sports. The programs in Cumberland County are by far some of the most affordable statewide.

Registration for the Crossville Recreational Youth Soccer Association (CRYSA) continues through the month of May. Cost is only $45 per player with a maximum of $125 for the children in a family. That $45 fee covers the cost of a full uniform-authentic soccer jersey (not a t-shirt), shorts and socks along with insurance through Tennessee Soccer that covers all approved soccer activities (practices and matches) and helping to pay referee salaries.

Forty-five dollars is not a lot of money when you look closely. It is only $1.29 per day for a month. That’s a cold soda, one-third of a pack of cigarettes (you need to quit smoking anyways), or almost the price of a half gallon of gas this week. It’s also less than taking you’re family of four out to eat at a nice restaurant or to the movies one time.

CRYSA provides a limited number of financial aid scholarships for players needing help at a cost of $15. These are available on a first-come basis so don’t delay.

Even if you do not have a child playing you can always sponsor one or more players. Just stop by Century 21 on North Main Street and offer to pay for a player that couldn’t otherwise participate. Those players may never know whose generosity enabled them to play but they’re sure to appreciate it.

Speaking of sponsoring another way CRYSA keeps its fees low is through team sponsorships. Area businesses contribute $225 to sponsor a team. This amount gets the business name on the back of all jerseys for the team, the name mentioned when the team name is mentioned in print or on radio and a banner on the CRYSA website ( which can also link to the business’s website.

Last season CRYSA had 40 teams participating serving almost 500 children between the ages of 5-15. This year with the addition of a four-year-old division (U5) there will be even more teams and many more players.

You do not have to own a business to sponsor a team. Individuals can also sponsor a team and then give it whatever name they like. For instance, individuals have sponsored teams and placed the team name on the backs of jerseys rather than a business.

This story was written by a soccer person but it applies equally to the Mountaineer football program, USSSA baseball and softball, the Youth Center teams and all other youth activities. The bottom line is that as a community we either provide something positive like CRYSA or other youth sports and activities  for our children to participate in or many will get into something negative.

For more information send an e-mail to, check out our website at

 CRYSA Soccer, It’s kickin’!

Friday, March 27
Could you help CRYSA by Volunteering?

The Crossville Recreational Youth Soccer Association is a success because of the hard work of volunteers like YOU!

If you are interested in helping CRYSA continue to be the top sports program in the area then please email 


Saturday, April 24
Congratulations to the 2010 Bo Patton Memorial Scholarship recepients: Josh Griffis, CCHS; Kelly Raulerson, CCHS; Cal Turner, SMHS; and Chelsea Holder, SMHS. Each recipient receives $750 towards a laptop computer for college or tuition. The CRYSA Summer Soccer Camp profits fund this scholarship in honor of the forever 16-year-old Patton who served as a CRYSA player, coach and referee.

Coaches, Sponsors and Referees Needed
CRYSA wouldn’t be the successful program it is without the hundreds of volunteer hours of coaches. If you are interested in coaching please indicate so on your child’s registration form.
CRYSA Director of Coaching Geir Bergvin will oversee a coaching clinic in March for Spring and in July for Fall.
Sponsors are needed to help keep the individual player cost down. Businesses (or individuals) may sponsor teams for $225. Team sponsor names are printed on the back of every jersey. It’s a great way to let the community know you care about the youth of the area.
Referees are again needed for the upcoming season. “Reffing” is a great way to stay in shape, learn about the game and make some extra money. Assistant referees, or linesmen, need only be 12-years-old. All games in the upper divisions will have a center referee and two linesmen for all games. The younger age groups have a center referee only. U5 and U6 games are officiated by coaches of the teams playing.
If you are interested in becoming a coach, sponsor or referee please let us know at

Thursday, January 16
2014 Spring Registration
Would you like to save some time registering for CRYSA in 2014? Print the registration form located in the "Handouts" tab, and fill it out before you turn it in. You can also register online, but a processing fee will apply.