Tupelo Youth Soccer is designed to promote and teach the game of soccer to all the youth of Tupelo. Soccer is played in the fall and spring of each year and all games are played at the beautiful Ballard Park.
Click here for a map of Soccer Complex Parking.

About the Association


Laura Kramer


662-841-6580 Fax

TYSA Director of Coaching

Christian Dane comes to Tupelo Youth Soccer Association from Roanoke Star Soccer Club where he served as the Boys Director of Coaching. Prior to his tenure at Roanoke Star, Christian worked for Thunder Soccer Club, located directly south of Atlanta, GA. He served as Thunder’s Under 6 Academy of Excellence Director as well as head coach of several boys and girls teams ranging in ages U9 through U16. Christian was also the goalkeeper coach and assistant Boys Varsity Coach at Union Grove High School in McDonough, GA. Christian has coached teams in several high level tournaments such as the Virginia State Cup, Disney Junior Soccer Showcase, Publix Atlanta Cup and Georgia State Academy Cup. His teams finished first in the latter two tournaments. Christian holds the USSF National B License, USSF National Youth License, Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I and II diplomas. He intends to earn his USSF National A in the near future.

Christian accepted a scholarship to play soccer at Georgia Southwestern State University, a NCAA Division II institution located in Americus, GA. He was a four year starter and was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-South Region Second Team. Christian was the first student-athlete at Georgia Southwestern to receive an all-region award at the NCAA level. He graduated in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology and graduated in 2012 with a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University.

Christian has a strong passion for soccer and working with players. He is excited to serve as the Director of Coaching at TYSA/TFC United.

TYSA Executive Council

President - Leighton Gibens

Vice-President - Henry Daniels

Secretary - Craig Fikes

Treasurer - Whitney Williams

Division II/III Representative - Cory Fremont

Division I Representative -Cheryl Dexter


  • 2015 TYSA DII Classic
  • 2015 Adidas Tupelo Invitational
    • September 19-20, 2015
    • Location: Tupelo, MS
    • Ballard Park Sportsplex
    • Unrestricted Tournament for Boys and Girls teams Age groups available: U9-U18
    • Website available soon

    2015 THS Soccer Jamboree:

    High School Teams Only

    • Nov. 19-21, 2015
    • Location: Tupelo Sportsplex – Soccer Fields
    • Tournament Application
    • Return application to: Tupelo Parks and Recreation Attn: Laura Kramer 655 Rutherford Road Tupelo, MS 38801

  • Information You Can Use

    Fall Soccer Game/Practice Schedules

    Thursday Game Schedules Click Here

    Tuesday Practice Schedules:

    Recreational Soccer

    Recreational Soccer Registration Dates: June 1-19, 2015 Click Here to register.

    Estimated Start Date: September 15, 2015

    Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

    Ages: 4-18

    Cost: $50 city residents, $60 Tupelo School District, $75 Lee County Resident

    Register at the Tupelo Parks and Recreation office or online.

    If you have any questions contact Laura Kramer at (662) 841-6440 or email

    Division II Soccer

    Division II is the TYSA intermediate playing division for boys and girls under-10 through under-16 age divisions. It's a combination development and all-star division designed to result in a more competitive level of play. Teams must play in their recreational soccer program in each age/gender division in which it intends to form a Division II team.


    Select Soccer

    Tupelo Futbol Club's purpose is to provide their players with the best available training and coaching to help them improve their team and individual skills. TFC will also seek to provide every player with the opportunities both on and off the field that will help them advance to the highest level. TFC also hopes to create a program that all players, parents and spectators will be proud of and that they will represent the community with pride.

    2015-2016 Tupelo Futbol Club Information:

    Boys Rosters:

    Girls Roster

    Soccer Camps

    Tupelo Youth Soccer Association will be hosting 3 sessions of our TYSA Soccer Camp this summer. This camp is designed to provide the highest quality soccer experience in a safe environment that is both developmental and enjoyable. Our unique program will challenge players of all levels and abilities.

    Camp Director: Christian Dane Tupelo Youth Soccer Association/Tupelo Futbol Club Director of Coaching brings almost a decade of coaching experience at many different levels and ages and holds a USSF National “B” License.

    Camp Dates:


    • 4-and 5-year- olds- $65/session
    • 6 and older- $125/session


  • 9 - 10:30 a.m. for 4-and 5-year-olds
  • 9 a.m. - noon for 6 and older

    Each participant receives a camp shirt, soccer ball and player evaluation.

    Players can register at the Tupelo Parks and Recreation office or online at the links above.

  • Referee

    If you have any questions about our referee program, please contact our TYSA Referee Assignor David Carlisle or Laura Kramer.

    Our Courses:

    • Grade 9 (Entry Level) - This course is for anyone (boy or girl) who wants to be a referee for the first time. All participants must be 12 years old or older to become a referee.
    • Grade 8-9 (Re-Certification) - This course is for anyone (boy or girl) who was a referee last year and wants to continue refereeing this season. More information about this referee course will be coming soon for the 2014-15 season.
    • Bridge Course - This course is for youth referees who want to move from a Grade 9 (entry level) referee to a Grade 8 referee. More information about this referee course will be coming soon for the 2014-15 season.

    Schedule a Soccer Practice

    Book a Practice Here


    • Click on "Book a Practice Here"
    • Left click on: Soccer
    • Select Field: (example: Burger King, Strategic Wealth, etc.)
    • Select Service: Soccer Practice
    • Select Date: Choose white block, not gray block
    • Select Time: Choose white block, not gray block
    • Check Appointment Information
    • Check New or Returning User
    • Must fill out ALL REQUIRED FIELDS
    • Finalize Appointment: You will receive an email confirmation