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Kentucky Youth Soccer Association

158 Constitution Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-268-1254 KY

Executive Director
Kris Zander
859-268-1254 (O)
Bob Drake


By the Numbers:

Established: 1979
Number of registered players in 2006: 38,970

Key Tournament Dates:

  • Kentucky Youth Soccer Annual General Meeting – August
  • Kentucky State Championships – Memorial weekend and first weekend in June
  • Kentucky Youth Soccer ODP Tryouts – August
  • Commonwealth Cup Recreational Tournament – Typically the last weekend of October or first weekend of November
  • Soccer Village Cup – Third weekend of May and first weekend of June
  • Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup – Second weekend of May

Kentucky Youth Soccer Alumni:

  • Raymond Burse – plays for FC Dallas
  • Brad Wilkerson – plays for the Texas Rangers (MLB)
  • David Akers – plays for the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
  • John Michael Hayden – of Louisville was drafted by MLS Cup Champions Houston Dynamo with the 13th overall pick at the Major League Soccer (MLS) Superdraft on January 12, 2007 in Indianapolis. As a youth player with Javanon Soccer Club, John Michael was named the 2001 Kentucky Youth Soccer Eurosport Male Player of the Year and 2000 NSCAA/adidas Kentucky Player of the Year. In addition to his successful career with Javanon Soccer Club, John Michael was a member of the Kentucky Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program and was named to the Region II ODP team from 1997-2000. After graduating from Trinity High School in 2001, John Michael went on to play for the Hoosiers at Indiana University. After four successful years at Indiana, including winning the NCAA Championship titles in 2003 and 2004, John Michael was named to the 2006 Big Ten First Team as a senior.
  • Libby Stout - Has played professionally for the U.S., France and Germany.  Stout is currently a goalkeeper for the Liverpool Ladies. She went to WKU and has experience with U-23 U.S. Women's National Team.
  • Andrew Farrell – plays for New England Revolution. He's from Louisville, KY and was the #1 draft pick in the 2013 Superdraft by the Revolution. Farrell played at University of Louisville.
  • Arin Gilliland – Participated in the Kentucky Youth Soccer ODP program. Gilliand is a University of Kentucky player who is frequently called to the U-23 U.S. Women's National Team. In Jan. 2015, she was chosen 8th overall in the NWSL draft by the Chicago Red Stars.