AYSA is a member of the Iowa Soccer Association, the Greater Des Moines Soccer League, and the East Side Coalition. All AYSA players and coaches must be registered with ISA and receive an ISA player or coaches card before being allowed to participate in practice or games. Beginning at the U8 division, players and coaches must present their card to the referee’s before the start of each game.
All U6 teams play against other AYSA teams. Our U8 and U10 teams participate in the East Side Coalition against teams from AYSA, Pleasant Hill, Bondurant, Polk City, Pella, and Newton. Teams are required to travel for half of their games.
Our U12 and older teams participate in the Greater Des Moines League. These teams are placed in one of three divisions by the Greater Des Moines League in an effort to keep the games competitive. Placement is determined by experience and prior records. Teams may move up and down from divisions each season depending upon the team’s performance and the number of returning players.