TCYSO, THE ORGANIZATION
What is TCYSO?
TCYSO stands for the TRICITIES YOUTH SOCCER ORGANIZATION, a local organization with a mission to develop and deliver quality youth recreational soccer programs. TCYSO is a registered 501(c), non-profit entity that is known as the Tri-Cities Soccer Club. The program is based on the following philosophies:
- Open registration-no try outs
- Balanced Teams
- Positive Coaching
- Good Sportsmanship
TCYSO encompasses the greater Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg areas; is comprised of about 1,200 players; and an all volunteer team of local residents who participate as coaches, assistant coaches, referees and members of the Board.
Who Can Play?
Each year over 1200 local boys and girls register to play soccer in the TriCities Area. Boys and girls play on separate teams, they do not play one another.
- The players must be between the ages of 4 ½ and 12, (ages 13 to 17 play in the TCYSO sponsored GLCSL).
- There are no tryouts or prior experience requirements.
- Everyone who can make it to practices and games can play.
What is GLCSL?
Great Lakes Coed Soccer League is designed for Girls and Boys ages 12 to 17. The teams play other teams from Lakeshore communities between Grand Haven and Manistee. Fall and Spring are separate seasons. Six games are played in Fall, ( 3 games in GH), and six in Spring, ( 3 games in GH). There is a three game tournament at the end of each season and is optional for the team. The cost is $80.
Are you interested in Volunteering?
It takes more than 450 volunteers, which equates to about one volunteer for every 3 to 4 players, to deliver this program each year. Please request a Volunteer Application Form or contact the Commissioner to see how you can help. There is always a need for volunteers.
Who Can Sponsor a Team?
TCYSO Team Sponsors are local businesses (large and small) that share TCYSO’s belief in offering a quality, recreational soccer program to the youth of our community. Sponsors donate $150.00 for each team they sponsor, which helps keep registration fees low.
TCYSO forms about 125 teams each season and our goal is to have a sponsor for each team! Please request a Sponsor Registration form or during registration, check the sponsor box and make a $150 contribution, we will be in touch to get your information.
We sincerely appreciate our current sponsors. Please patronize our sponsor’s businesses and thank them for supporting our players.