Purpose, Articles & Rules, and General Info


The purpose of the Canton Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) is to promote and advance the game of soccer, to provide the opportunity for fun and recreation, to develop leadership, sportsmanship, physical fitness, and courage through competition, and to provide competent leadership for the attainment of a successful soccer program.

Canton Youth Soccer Association

Canton Youth Soccer Association is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to fostering the physical, mental, and emotional growth and development of Canton’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition. Our job is also to make it fun and instill a lifelong passion for the sport in young players.

Canton Youth Soccer Association desires to act as a positive and productive member of the Canton Community, striving to be a source of inspiration and pride.

Canton Youth Soccer Association is in association with the North Texas State Soccer Association (NTSSA).

North Texas Soccer Association

North Texas Soccer is a Texas non-profit, 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Corporation formed to promote, foster, and advance the cause of soccer for youth and adults within its territory. It shall be the mission of North Texas Soccer to educate, provide administrative service, and promote and stimulate interest in the game of soccer. North Texas Soccer is a member of United States Youth and United States Adult, United States Soccer Federation, and Federation Internationale de Football Association. 

North Texas Soccer is comprised of over 123 Member Associations that maintain a large volunteer base of coaches and program administrators.

North Texas Soccer, governed by a voluntary Executive Committee, maintains a state office with a professional full-time staff. 

North Texas Soccer has one purpose in mind: To ensure that each participant has an enjoyable soccer experience while moving toward his or her personal goal.

Helpful Links

NTSSA Bylaw and Rules

North Texas Soccer Referees Laws and Memos

International Football Association Board (IFAB) Laws of the Game