WELCOME TO TELLURIDE YOUTH SOCCER CLUB

The Telluride Youth Soccer Club is the official independent youth soccer organization for Telluride kids in grades 1-12. TYSC was founded in 1995 in an effort to complement school programs and make youth soccer available in both spring and fall. Since that time, we’ve grown to be one of the largest athletic programs in the region, offering multiple league divisions, tournaments and summer camps. Our mission is to instill and nurture a passion for soccer while developing character, discipline and desire, encouraging young athletes to reach their highest potential. We strive to create life-long athletes.

Announcements

Letter from the President of the Board

Hello Telluride Soccer Community,

I am delighted to write to you as the new President of the Board of the Telluride Youth Soccer Club. I have been a part of this club for the past three years as a parent and more recently as a board member and am honored to serve in this role. I moved to Telluride full time in 2020 with my wife, Jessica, and our three kids after coming here for the past 20 years. I share a strong passion and love of this beautiful game alongside many of you. The Club, overall, is in great shape and I want to personally thank Justin, Anna-Britt and the many other coaches, parents, board members, team managers and kids that have committed endless hours of their time since the club’s inception.  This is an opportune time to bring in fresh energy and transition the leadership of the club as we prepare for the Fall Season.

We have made changes in our leadership team at the Executive Director/Director of Coaching and Administrative levels. These changes are aimed at building off of a great foundation that has been laid over the last decade to continuously improve the quality of our programs, enhancing the experience of our players and families, and strengthening the financial sustainability of our club.

First, I am pleased to announce that we have hired Andrew Brachle as our new Executive Director.  Andrew has been a member of this community for the past 20 years with almost 15 years of experience in Telluride Youth sports through Telluride Gymnastics and Ninjas with his wife Teresa. Andrew grew up in nearby Glenwood Springs playing soccer for both his local high school as well as the Roaring Fork Valley select club team. Andrew will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the club, managing the staff and budget, developing strategic partnerships, and leading fundraising efforts. Andrew will be representing the Club and attending the League kick off meeting in Grand Junction on August 16th and will be working closely with Justin over the next 30 days from a transitional standpoint as the Fall season commences on August 28th.  Andrew can be reached at director@telluridesoccer.com.

Second, I am happy to formally introduce Ashley Williamson. Ashley is a current TYSC board member and the cultural liaison at our club. She has been a member of the Telluride community for 17 years and lives in Ophir with her husband and 2 daughters.  She is a National Board-Certified teacher who taught English Language Development at the Telluride School District for 15 years where she served as the ELD Department Head and oversaw the Pre-K-11th grade Winter P.E. program for TSD’s ELD students. She is a board member of SPARKy, a local nonprofit that supports young Latinas by sending them to college through the SPARKy Latina Scholarship Fund and she is founding board member of True North Youth Program. Ashley’s role as cultural liaison is key to connecting the club to the Telluride region’s Latino & Latina community. Ashley will be responsible for registration, communication, and other administrative tasks for the club.   Ashley can be reached at soccer@telluridesoccer.com.

Third, I am thrilled to introduce Erica Comte, who’s role within the club will expand from coaching U10 girls to working alongside Andrew in designing and implementing the coaching curriculum, mentoring and evaluating the coaches, and ensuring overall player development as well as supporting Ashley in various administrative functions. Erica played division I soccer at Cal State Fullerton as a defender then went overseas to Germany after college to play professionally with FC Gutersloh in the women’s 2nd Bundesliga. Erica was drafted in the WPS with LA Sol and finished out her career in the WPSL with FRAM Ajax.  Erica holds an E coaching license and has coached with various soccer clubs such as Chelsea SC and Strikers FC, in Southern California with ages ranging from U8 to U18.  Erica can be reached at coach@telluridesoccer.com.

I am confident that these changes will bring positive impacts to our club and help us achieve our mission of providing a fun, safe, and competitive environment for our players to learn and grow through soccer. I hope you will join me in welcoming Andrew, Erica and Ashley to our club family.

If you haven’t registered for the fall season yet, please do so by Tuesday, August 15th.  We will be meeting with CSA on Wednesday to create teams and finalize the league game schedule.  You can register at www.telluridesoccer.com.   

Once teams are created, expect an email from your child’s coach prior to the first day of practice which is Monday, August 28th for U10 and up and Tuesday, August 29th for 1st and 2nd grade players.  Please check the website for practice times. 

As always, thank you for your continued support and dedication to our club. I look forward to seeing you on the field soon.

Sincerely,

Jeff Manno

President of the Board

Telluride Youth Soccer Club

 

Registration is closed!

Due to the limited field capacity, restricted team sizes, scheduling of games and number of coaches, registration officially closed on 8/15/23. 

Please come back in February for Spring 2024 registration. 

 

Age Bands and Cost for Fall 2023 & Spring 2024:

U8 (1st/2nd) Girls and Boys: 2016 and younger, $100

U10 Girls and Boys: 2014 & 2015, $300

U12 Girls and Boys: 2012 & 2013, $300

U15 Girls and Boys: 2009, 2010, 2011, $300

U19 Girls: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, $300

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

U8 practice begins Tuesday, August 29th – Thursday, September 28th. Practice/Games will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45 – 4:45. No practice Thursday, September 14th. 

U10 – U19 practice will take place M,W,F.  Practice begins August 28th and runs into October dependent on game schedule. (Check in with your coach for the exact date as each team may be a little different). 

Age Group Gender Days of the Week Field Time # of Players
U8 Boys & Girls Tuesdays and Thursdays Festival 3:45pm-4:45pm 47
U10 Boys & Girls Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Bear Creek 3:45pm-4:45pm 47
U12 Girls Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Festival 3:45pm-4:45pm 10
U12 Boys 1 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Festival 3:45pm-4:45pm 14
U12 Boys 2 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Festival 3:45pm-4:45pm 15
U13 Girls Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Warner 3:45pm-5:00pm 11
U15 Girls Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Warner 3:45pm-5:00pm 19
U15 Boys 1 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Festival 5:00pm-6:15pm 14
U15 Boys 2 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Festival 5:00pm-6:15pm 14
U19 Girls Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Warner 5:00pm-6:15pm 22

We are currently working on the fall season game schedule.  As soon as we have the information we will post it here.  You will also be receiving information from your coaches a few days prior to the first practice.  Expect games most weekends in September and October.

The week of Blues & Brews, Wednesday 9/13, Friday 9/15 and Monday 9/18, U10-U19 practices will be held at Lawson Hill.

 

Team & Season Overviews

We operate two seasons – in the Fall and in the Spring. Fall consists of weekly team treaning with weekend league games against teams ranging from Montrose to Crested Butte, Gunnison and beyond. The Spring consists of weekly team training and two or more tournaments in Durango, Grand Junction and beyond.

Sponsors

With great appreciation we thank our amazing sponsors for supporting youth soccer in Telluride.