859-223-5632 office@lysa.org

How to Volunteer

LYSA depends on parent volunteers to coach its recreational leagues. Coaching is a demanding, but extremely rewarding way to be involved in your child’s sporting life. Previous coaching or even playing experience is not necessary. All you need is a desire to help children.  If you would like to coach, please log on to your account - the same account as your child, and register yourself as a Coach/Volunteer.  Answer questions that pertain to you and give your SS# to obtain a background check provided by KYSA.  There is no cost to you.
LYSA will reimburse all volunteer coaches the cost ($25) of obtaining a National F license from U.S. soccer.* 
The “F” license is a 2-hour course, conducted entirely online, intended for all parents and coaches of youth players. The focus of this grassroots course is to share U.S. Soccer’s best practices in creating a fun, activity-centered and age-appropriate environment for 5-8 year old players. The course can be stopped and restarted for your convenience.
All LYSA recreational coaches also are invited to attend a coaching seminar led each season by Director of Coaching Cary Tsamas.  In addition, LYSA offers coaching guides, advice and player clinics from experienced coaches that will help you on your journey as a LYSA volunteer.

*Copy of F license certificate can be emailed to office@lysa.org with name and address for reimbursement. Coaches being reimbursed must agree to coach one recreational season by registering as a Coach/Volunteer and complete a required background check. 



We will not be holding a Fall 2020 season. Registration for both LYSA TOPSoccer volunteers and players is closed. After reviewing the National and Kentucky Guidelines for Youth Sports Return to Play/Healthy at Home, the Center for Disease Control guidelines and the suggested TOPSoccer program changes from the United States Soccer Association we have decided to cancel the 2020 fall season. Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our players, their families, our coaches and volunteers. 

Thank you for your past support!

Link to Health at Home/Youth Sports Return to Play: https://govsite-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/GGiyf7ZGR4in6hlmgogS_Healthy%20at%20Work%20Reqs%20-%20Youth%20Sports%20-%20Final%20Version%201.0%20DPH%20KHSAA.pdf

TOPSoccer volunteer positions include coaches, assistant coaches, Buddies, and committee members that focus on publicity, fundraising, planning, and the organization of the TOPS program. TOPSoccer coaches are not paid. and no coaching license is required.

We provide training on-site and have training materials available for coaches and buddies. All coaches must complete a background check.

Volunteers can sign up on-line using the Volunteer Sign-Up Form Link.  If you have questions, contact Janice Birdwhistell at jeb147@gmail.com.