What is the SCYSA? 

The SCYSA is a nonprofit organization that consists of 50+ clubs and 20,000+ registered players. The purpose of the SCYSA is to develop, promote and administer the game of soccer among players under the age of 19 years old.

The SCYSA is part of a much larger soccer community. SCYSA is a National State Association for the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and is a proud member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and Federation International Football Association (FIFA).

SCYSA competes in Region III under the USYS organization. There are various Select league competitions within SCYSA including Piedmont Conference, Challenge League, PMSL, Open League and Spring Development League.

Our teams are also able to qualify for the South Carolina State Cup through SCYSA

How long is the SCYSA Season? 

Our U13-U19 teams all compete in the Fall season that starts in August and finishes in December. The U15-U19 State Cup Final 4 generally takes place the beginning of December. Our U13-U14 teams also compete in a Spring season that starts in February and finishes in May with State Cup final rounds taking place in April

Will I be allowed to play school sports while in the SCYSA?

YES, Participation in school sports will be allowed. We are focused on the players, their development and health so we will continue to monitor during the High School break as some players may elect to not participate in school sports. Players suffer more injuries due to overuse and we want to support players with proper periodization.

What age groups will SC Surf place in the SCYSA?

We will place teams at U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16 U17, & U-18/19.

How do I find out more information on the SCYSA Program?

Please contact Girls Director of Coaching Lewis Dougherty at ldougherty@southcarolinasurfsoccer.com.