Good Luck at STYSA Presidents Cup State Victoria Fire 11G!

The Victoria Youth Soccer Organization (VYSO) is proud to announce that our U11 girls select team, Victoria Fire 11G, will be playing in the South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA) Presidents Cup State Finals!

This is the first year this group of girls has been together as a select (competitive) team and for them to qualify for the state finals in Presidents Cup is a huge accomplishment!

Victoria Fire 11G has had a great first year! They played in the WDDOA Alpha division. In their fall season, they had 7 wins and 1 loss. For their spring season, they continued to dominate and took 1st in their bracket with 5 wins and 1 tie. They will move up to the WDDOA Challenger division this fall.

The team decided to challenge themselves and entered the STYSA Presidents Cup, which is the second highest cup event offered by STYSA. They were prepared to face some tough opponents but were ready to hone their skills on the field. They tied their first game, won their second game, and lost their third game. They had to win their fourth, and final, game to earn a spot into the state finals. These girls did not disappoint and won that game 4-1!

This is the second time one of our teams has qualified into the Presidents Cup State Finals. The last time was when our U19B team, Victoria Fire 99, made it to state four years ago.

STYSA Presidents Cup State Finals will take place Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, at the Veterans Memorial Park & Athletic Complex in College Station. Our team will play two games on Saturday and one game on Sunday. If you are in the College Station area, please go cheer these girls on!

  • Saturday, May 21, 12:30 PM Houston Dynamo Dash City 12 South v VYSO Victoria Fire 11G
  • Saturday, May 21, 6:30 PM VYSO Victoria Fire 11G v Houston Dynamo Dash City 2 11 South
  • Sunday, May 22, 10:00 AM Lonestar 11G Elite NTH B v VYSO Victoria Fire 11G

We wish all the players, their families, and the coaching staff the best of luck this weekend and hope you all have a wonderful time enjoying the great game of soccer!

TEAM ROSTER: I. Aguilar, Z. Bassano, C. Cantu, L. Caskey, M. Chaput, E. Davila, L. Garza, R. Guerra, A. Johnson, J. Pilat, A. Pous, S. Seerden, and T. Thomas.

COACHING STAFF: Head Coach: Jesse Davila, Assistant Coach: Heidi Seerden, Team Manager: Daron Seerden

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Your Opinion Matters at VYSO


VYSO needs you to help promote soccer to the youth of Victoria. Your opinion matters to Victoria Youth Soccer Organization. Help us make the decisions for a successful soccer program.

This begins at the VYSO General Meeting on Thursday, May 12, when the VYSO Board will be elected.  There may be people running for positions who have very different views on how VYSO should be run. Your attendance and vote are important to these decisions.

The VYSO Board’s purpose is to manage the soccer programs.  It is important to have all the positions filled to increase diversity of thought and new ideas to improve the organization.

Parents of young players are ideal for a position on the VYSO Board since the actions of the board will affect their kids the most.

The greatest misconception is that being a board member requires unreasonable amounts of time. Scheduled Board Meetings for the next year are June 13, October 10, and April 10; and at least one board member should be on site during scheduled games.

My goal as president is to keep the board meetings to one hour while still accomplishing the business of VYSO. The needs of VYSO requiring board action and discussion between meetings are conducted remotely via BAND app and email.

When divided between the 8 board members, this load is lighter.

The board positions to be elected are as follows:

PositionBoard Member
PresidentStephen Biles
Vice-PresidentJulie Workman
Recreational Program Vice-PresidentVACANT
Select Program Vice-PresidentTisha Franz
TreasurerVACANT
Board Member At-LargePatricia Hoffman
Board Member At-LargeAdrian Rigby
Board Member At-LargeVACANT
Current Board

For more information, please contact the Board President, Stephen Biles, at vysopres@gmail.com.

Victoria Fire Select Teams for 2022/2023 Year

For information about the Select Program, please contact the Select Program Vice-President, Adrian Rigby, at vysoselectvp@gmail.com.

VYSO’s competitive (select) soccer teams are known as Victoria Fire

These teams will be holding player evaluations in May.

The coaches of these teams will be looking for talented players to add to the teams.


Registration Info

Players must register before they can attend player evaluations. Registering for player evaluations will also register the player for the 2022/2023 select year.

When registering, parents will see an option to delay the first payment of the player registration fee until June 15th. This allows for players to attend evaluations without requiring a payment.

Registration Fee: $380

This covers the full uniform and all normal seasonal costs including referee fees, player insurance, registering for leagues, etc.

This does not include tournaments, training fees, or STYSA Spring Cups.

Payment plans are available.

Trainer Fees: Coaches have the option to hire a trainer.  The fees typically range from $25-$90 per month.  Please discuss this with the team’s coach if you have any questions.

VYSO Spring 2022 People of the Season Awards


Congratulations to the winners of the

VYSO Spring 2022 People of the Season awards!


Coach of the Season: Elise Tate

Volunteer of the Season: Clayton Franz

Youth Referee of the Season, female: Emma Seiler

Youth Referee of the Season, male: Adyn Salazar


Thank you to everyone that nominated individuals for these awards!


Reminder of VYSO Intro to Soccer Free Event

For more information, please contact the Executive Director, Michelle King, at vysoadmin@gmail.com.

Event Location & Hours

The event will take place at the Riverside Soccer Complex at 1407 W. Red River St in Victoria. It will take place from 2:00 PM — 4:00 PM. You can come and go anytime during those two hours.

Check In

Please check in for the event at the white tents near the parking lot at the Riverside Soccer Complex.

What to Bring

Please have your child wear soccer cleats or tennis shoes. Please bring water for your child and a soccer ball if you have one.

Drawing for Free Registration

Before leaving the event, please make sure to enter your child’s name in the drawing for a Free Registration for the Fall 2022 REC Season! The drawing will be held at 4:00 PM on April 30.

*players from fall 2021 or spring 2022 seasons are not eligible for the drawing.

Fall 2022 REC Season Registration Information

For more information, please contact the Executive Director, Michelle King, at vysoadmin@gmail.com.

Online Registration is Now Open!


Registration Information

  • For players born in 2004–2019
  • Registration fee is $100. This includes the uniform and all season costs.
  • The player will also need a soccer ball, shin guards, and soccer cleats.
  • A non-refundable late fee of $25 will be added to all registrations received on or after August 21.

Interested in Receiving Free or Discounted Registration?

The VYSO Board of Directors has launched two new programs that can help with registration fees.

Bring a Friend Promotion

Players can receive $10 refunds for referring brand new players to play with VYSO in the Fall 2022 REC season. The brand new player can be any age or gender; he/she does not have to be in the same division as the referring player.

Banner Sponsor Program

Businesses and individuals have the opportunity to help support VYSO through sponsorship. With the new Banner Sponsor program, the business or individual purchasing the banner sponsorship can designate one player to receive a free REC registration.


Special Requests For Team Placement

The VYSO Board of Directors allows for certain requests to be submitted with regards to team placement of players. If you are interested in submitting a special request, you need to read the full information posted about special requests.

New Special Request: Specific Practice Day Request. This request is only acceptable from players that will be on a U08 or younger team. Read more using the link below.


More Information Posted on Registration Page

  • Link to Register
  • Refund Policy
  • Parent Jerseys
  • Season Timeline and Game Days
  • Age Chart

Coaches

We always need coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers. There are some national requirements that all volunteers must complete before participating. If you would like to be a coach or manager, or if you are just thinking about it, please go ahead and register so that you can complete these requirements.

Bring A Friend Promotion

For more information, please contact the Executive Director, Michelle King, at vysoadmin@gmail.com.

Special Promotion for the Fall 2022 REC Season!

Refer a Friend to Play in VYSO and Receive a $10 Refund!


Players can receive $10 refunds for referring brand new players to play with VYSO in the Fall 2022 REC season. The brand new player can be any age or gender; he/she does not have to be in the same division as the referring player.


Promotion Requirements

For this promotion, the brand new player and the referring player must both register on time, be fully registered, placed on a team, and not request a refund to earn the referring player a $10 refund.

There is a limit of five (5) player referrals per player for a maximum $50 refund.

The refunds will be processed after the third game day of the Fall 2022 REC season.

The brand new player must give the referring player’s name during online registration.

The referring player must fill out the Player Referrals Form using the link below.

Fully registered means:

  • Registration form submitted (online or paper)
  • Registration fee paid (or payment plan set up online)
  • Date of birth verified

Banner Sponsors

For more information, please contact the Executive Director, Michelle King, at vysoadmin@gmail.com.

VYSO is launching a new sponsorship opportunity: Banner Sponsors!

Free REC Registration included with each Banner Sponsor!


Businesses and individuals have the opportunity to help support the Victoria Youth Soccer Organization (VYSO) through sponsorship. With the new Banner Sponsor program, the business or individual purchasing the banner sponsorship can designate one player to receive a discount off his/her REC or Select player registration fee. The business or individual will also have their banner displayed during the soccer season along the fence at the Riverside Soccer Complex.

Fall 2022 Banner Sponsor: $300

Your approved design will be printed on a 3′ x 5′ banner and displayed during the fall soccer season along the fence at Riverside Soccer Complex. The player you specify will be given a code he/she can use during online player registration to take $100 off his/her player registration fee for the fall season. (Can be a REC or select team player.)

Fall 2022 — Spring 2023 Banner Sponsor: $500

Your approved design will be printed on a 3′ x 5′ banner and displayed during the fall and spring soccer seasons along the fence at Riverside Soccer Complex. The player you specify will be given a code he/she can use during online player registration to take $100 off his/her player registration fee for the fall season. He/she will receive another code in November that he/she can use to take up to $100 off his/her player registration fee for the spring season. (Can be a REC or select team player. For a select team player, he/she will receive one code to take $200 of his/her registration.)

Banner Design

You chose the company logo or design for your banner. All submitted designs will be reviewed to ensure they are suitable for display at youth soccer events.

The bottom left corner of every banner will say “Proud sponsor of” VYSO. (1′ x 1′ — see image above)

Display of Banners

The banners will be displayed on the fence, along Red River St, at Riverside Soccer Complex during the VYSO soccer season(s). For the Fall 2022 season, the banners will be displayed September 7 through November 5. For the Spring 2023 season, the banners will be displayed February 13 through April 29.

Use of Funds

Funds generated will be used for player skills training sessions and to help offset operating costs.

Intro to Soccer: Free Event

For more information, please contact the Executive Director, Michelle King, at vysoadmin@gmail.com.

Come out to learn more about soccer for kids in Victoria!

This exciting free event is open to kids born 2004–2019!

Saturday, April 30

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM (come and go during these times)

Riverside Soccer Complex, 1407 W. Red River St, Victoria

Kids should wear soccer cleats or tennis shoes and bring water and a soccer ball (if they have one).


There will be soccer activities for kids of all ages including the following!

  • Soccer drills with UHV soccer players!
  • Dribbling soccer balls
  • Kicking soccer balls at various nets
  • Obstacle course

Drawing for Free Registration for Fall 2022 REC Season!

Every child that attends the event, that did not play with VYSO in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 seasons, will be entered into a drawing for a Free Registration for the Fall 2022 REC Season! That is a $100 value!


Registration Required: Online or In Person

You can register in advance using the link below. We will also have paper registration forms available at the event. Again this is a free event, we just need parents to register the child and sign the participation release.