Volunteers are always needed... and appreciated !!

       SYSO is a program that is organized and ran by volunteers. In order for the program to

                      continue and be successful for ALL kids, we need your help!

Coaching: No experience needed but helpful!

           For the younger age groups of U6 and U8, coaching is very basic. We are teaching them

             basic dribbling, kicking and the simplest rules such as not using your hands, etc.

  • In U6 games, the coaches are on the field with the players so you can help both teams navigate the field. Sometimes it is as simple as keeping them all going in the right direction!
  • In U8, we introduce more rules and add the goalie position. Coaches are on the sidelines but we do have referees that will make the calls and explain to the kids what they did wrong.
  • U10 and  U12/14 begin to get more involved with playing field positions and operating as a team, passing, Skill development and ball handling skills.

Other Volunteer Positions:

  • Concession Stand  - the concessions booth is our main source of fundraising for the program. We ask parents to work a 1 hour shift when their child is not playing.
  • Field Lining - This is a very simple job but necessary! We ask parents to help line the fields - preferably while their children are at the fields practicing. SYSO is responsible for keeping the fields lined before games.
  • Board Positions: We are always looking for parents to join our board of directors. Please contact us if you are interested or would like more information on the board's responsibilities.

SYSO is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the game of soccer at the youth amateur level in Sturgis, Michigan and the surrounding communities. We are a non-competitive, inclusive league. All games are played at Franks Parks against other SYSO teams.

The organization is run by volunteers. Its purpose is to provide recreational soccer teams for area youth, ages 4- 8th grade.

SYSO is not affiliated with the City of Sturgis or the Doyle Community Center. SYSO rents the fields at Franks Park from the City of Sturgis for the Spring & Fall soccer seasons.

SYSO registration fees are used to purchase necessary equipment (goals, nets, balls, field lining paint, team shirts, etc.), pay city maintenance and user fees, & other costs.

The concession stand is our only fundraiser and those funds are used to help cover our expenses. 



President: Mark Larimer

Vice President: Frank Perez
: Gabe Alvez

At Large: Matt Holden

YTouth Rep: Alex Medina

Director of Soccer: David Smith

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