History of RYSA

Rockdale Youth Soccer Association was founded in 1972, as there was no organized soccer in Rockdale County. In 1971, Bob Boggus and Larry Ginder traveled to Dekalb County for their children to play soccer. In February, 1972, a meeting was arranged with Dwight Langley, Bob Boggus, and Larry Ginder to explore the possibility of Rockdale County starting a soccer program. There was no interest at that time. Larry Ginder then placed an ad in the Rockdale Citizen to register soccer players. Forty-six children were registered and RYSA was born.

RYSA's Board of Directors
RYSA Board Of Directors 2022-2023
Executive Board Members    
President Stephanie Guadagno president@rysa.net
Vice President Richard Saturday  
Treasurer Jaime Felix treasurer@rysa.net
Secretary Haley Carroll  
Commissioner Milton Mollison commissioner@rysa.net 
Board Members    
Committee Chair Maria Gonzalez  
Community Relations Lila Hardy  
         Other Contact Info    
Adult Indoor Soccer Marsha Massey adultsoccer@rysa.net
Field Scheduler Tony Guadagno yotonyg@gmail.com
Recreation Director George Marwaha coachgmarwaha@gmail.com
Referee Staff    
Referee Assignor Stuart Dunn rysa.assignor@gmail.com
Micro Referee Assignor Carlene Moran Micro-Referee@rysa.net
Director of Coaching Keion Yearwood keionyearwood@gmail.com
Academy Director Telmo Dantes tfdantes@hotmail.com
RYSA Administrator/Registrar Lisa Fouser admin@rysa.net
Administrative Assistant Michelle Carter info@rysa.net

























RYSA Mission Statement

The objective of the programs at RYSA shall be to implant firmly in the youth of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and reverence so that they may be finer, stronger, and healthier youths and will grow into good, clean, and healthy adults. The objective shall be achieved by providing supervised competitive soccer matches subject to the rules of the US Soccer (USSF), United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), the Georgia State Soccer Association (GSSA), and the Georgia Youth Soccer Association (GYSA). It is one of the foremost objectives that the attainment of exceptional athletic skill or winning the match is secondary and the molding of future adults is the true purpose of the program.


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