Kentucky Youth Soccer offers numerous benefits to its affiliates that expand beyond just the club. There are opportunities for clubs, coaches, and players to benefit from affiliating with our organization. Check out the benefits below:
Comprehensive Secondary Insurance Policy
The secondary insurance policy provides a general liability policy as well as an accident policy to its members. All Kentucky Youth Soccer members, players, coaches, officials, and other registered members receive insurance protection for their protection.
For more information on the insurance policy including detailed coverage information, how to file a claim, etc., please click here.
Risk Management Policies and Procedures
Player safety is a critical component of any youth sport. As a member benefit, Kentucky Youth Soccer covers the cost of background checks for all coaches, board members, club administrators, and team managers. This process is provided via the state provided registration system.
Additionally, KY Youth Soccer offers processes for any adult involved with a member organization to complete sexual abuse training in compliance with the Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. Click here for more information on Safe Sport.
Lastly, there are also processes in place for coaches and team administrators to complete concussion training. Click here for more information on the concussion policy and concussion resources.
State Run Tournaments
Kentucky Youth Soccer offers a total of five state run tournaments throughout the year, three select events and two recreational events. Four of these events occur in the spring, Kentucky American Cup (recreational), Soccer Village Cup (select), Presidents Cup (select), and State Open Cup (Select). The Commonwealth Cup (recreational) is the lone fall event. These events offer opportunities for players of different ages and abilities to play for a state championship. For those teams participating in the Presidents Cup and State Open Cup, they have the opportunity to advance to regional and national events via US Youth Soccer.
Kentucky Youth Soccer offers two leagues for its members to participate.
- 9U Academy: State run program emphasizing player development. The state schedules the play dates for all teams that allow for each team to play two 45 minute games each date against different opponents. There are generally six play dates and a festival date each season (fall and spring).
- Kentucky Premier League: State run league for 11U - 19U teams offering the best playing environment between the highest level teams in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Kentucky Youth Soccer partners with a variety of companies allowing members to benefit via discounts. Current partners offering discounts are:
Each year, Kentucky Youth Soccer grants one-time scholarships up to $1000 each to students planning to attend post-secondary educational institutions. Since 2009, more than $50,000 has been awarded to outstanding members of Kentucky Youth Soccer. For more on the scholarship program, click here.
Olympic Development Program
The Olympic Development Program (ODP) is a national program to identify and develop youth players to represent their State, Region, and country in soccer competitions. ODP teams are formed with each of the 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations and four regions, made up of the best players in the various age groups.
Clubs have the opportunity to sanction their tournaments with Kentucky Youth Soccer and to promote their tournaments on the Kentucky Youth Soccer Website. Click here for Kentucky Youth Soccer sanctioned tournaments.
Kentucky Youth Soccer members receive newsletters about upcoming events, coaching education, ODP programming, and more. Club administrators receive a club administrator newsletter; all registered members receive a general Kentucky Youth Soccer Newsletter; and coaches receive a Coaching specific newsletter.
Kentucky Youth Soccer provides a variety of opportunities for continuing education and development for coaches. Locally, we offer in-person 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 and D License courses regularly. Kentucky Youth Soccer has also hosted number USSF C License courses as well. Additionally, there are a number of online coaching education courses available.
Kentucky Referee Association hosts educational opportunities, mentorship, and experiential opportunities for everyone from new referees beginning their journey to referees who have already made their mark on the game but are looking to continue their development. Learn more about the Kentucky Referee Association!
Marketing & Advertising Opportunities
Kentucky Youth Soccer currently serves over 40,000 youth players in over 90 members across the state, and we are growing everyday. From Pikeville to Paducah, Kentucky Youth Soccer is touching the hearts and homes of families on an almost daily basis with a focus on fitness, family, friendship and fun through the game of soccer.
Whether you are looking for a quick, effective means of reaching Kentucky soccer households or if you want to establish a long-term, comprehensive marketing relationship, Kentucky Youth Soccer has many levels of customizeable marketing and sponsorship opportunities to fit your needs.
The Kentucky Youth Soccer website, www.kysoccer.net, is the primary means of communication with the members on a daily basis. The site offers a traffic pattern of over 400,000 page views on an annual basis.
Kentucky Youth Soccer produces two e-newsletter publications that are distributed to subscribing members.
Mailing List and Rental
Lists can be targeted to fit your demographic needs and are sent to directly to the bonded mail house of your choice. To ensure the quality of advertising, Kentucky Youth Soccer retains the right to preview and approve any mailing to ensure appropriate content for our audience.
Single use email list rental is available for tournament and camp promotion. Lists can be targeted to fit your demographic needs. To ensure the quality of advertising, Kentucky Youth Soccer retains the right to preview and approve any mailing to ensure appropriate content for our audience. Kentucky Youth Soccer sends all message and does not distribute email address' to advertisers.
*Please note that as of September 1, 2014, Kentucky Youth Soccer will no longer be sending out emails for any events (camps, tournaments, etc.) taking place outside of Kentucky. We reserve this advertising method for promoting in-state member, partner and sponsor events. Please contact Holly Kirkpatrick for updated price information.