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TARSA (Tampa Area Recreational Scheduling Association) was instituted in 2000. The purpose of our league is a scheduling tool for the 17 soccer clubs we support in area from Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties within FYSA. The individual clubs have teams from the 12U thru the 19U age divisions for Coed and Girls age groups.  Although we are not a competitive program and specialize in recreational soccer, scores and standings are kept and a End of Season tournament is held each year to determine an age group champion in each gender.  A one game playoff with our champions against our counterpart league champions from Pinellas County is held each year to determine a Battle of the Bay Champion in each age group.

REGISTRATION can be done through the club nearest you and is usually held in July, August and September.  Play for each season usually runs from October thru February.  Recreational tournaments are held throughout the season also. Click on "Clubs & Locations" tab at top of page for more info on each club and to get to their web sites for the club nearest you.


TARSA is moving towards the initiative that has been put forth by FYSA and USYS Soccer. Age groups will be identified has the age with the "U" at end now. Example: U14 will now be known as 14U.  TARSA has decided to transition into two year increments again in the girls age groups.  TARSA will begin this upcoming season (2018-2019) to have 4 age groups in the Girls division along with the Coed division this year - 12U, 14U, 16U and the 19U. We will be back to the traditional two year increments. Please see table below to determine which age group your teams will be in through your clubs.  The clubs will be notified of this change and will register players accordingly. If players request to move up an age group, that decision will now be left to club DOC's and approving officials and approval through FYSA is no longer needed.  Absolutely no player will be approved to play down an age group.  Playing up age groups is solely to the discretion of the clubs.


*   Players born in 2007 will not be permitted to play in the 14U age group due to heading rule in place.  - TARSA Rule  NOTE:  This rule was amended at the AGM to have DOC's at clubs make decision on whether 2007 players to be able to head in the U14 age group.

*  9U-2010 TO 14U-2005 are allowed to play up 2 years - FYSA Rule

* 15U-2004 and above are allowed to play up to 19U - FYSA Rule

Age Groups by Birth Year

Age Group Gender Birth Years
12U Coed 2007 & 2008
12U Girls 2007 & 2008
14U Coed 2005 & 2006
14U Girls 2005 & 2006
16U Coed 2003 & 2004
16U Girls 2003 & 2004
19U Coed 2000, 2001 & 2002
19U Girls 2000, 2001 & 2002

2018 Battle of the Bay Results

Click on tab at top under "Battle of the Bay" for results and team photos of participates.  Congratulations to all the participates this year. You made TARSA  and GYSA proud.

2017-2018 TARSA End of Season Results

Congratulations to all the teams that were involved in making this year's End of Season Playoffs a success.  The games were competitive and all the Champions and Finalists received Team Trophies and Individual Trophies or Medals. The two tier system is working great and we will continue to use for EOS.

Click on "End of Season Playoffs" tab at top of page for results and brackets. 


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EOS and Battle of the Bay Finalists

See tab on top for the previous years End of Season Finalists Results and under the "Battle of the Bay" tab, you will see the Finalists and Team Photos in the 1st and 2nd Annual "Battle of the Bay Champions Cup.

US Youth Soccer Player Development Initiatives - New Age Group Matrix

As many of you are aware, US Soccer has mandated changes to its aligning the birth year for age groups for upcoming season and playing formats for U12 age group for the 2018 season.

US Soccer has been interested in moving from the  school year calendar to one based on calendar birth year. This model is used around the world and USYS would like to have all teams use.  This became mandatory in the 2017 season See age group matrix below

It is important to note that this was not a TARSA league decision but a decision made by governing bodies at higher levels. This effects all clubs in our league as well as our state and rest of the country.  Everyone is dealing with same circumstances regarding this change. We as a league realize that this will cause some anxiety for players, coaches and families but hopefully we will all get through this and continue to play a great brand of soccer.

TARSA has gone back to the traditional two year increments for all age groups in the upcoming season of 2018-2019  

We will continue to use the two year method of placement in divisions. For example, the "U"  meaning would be if a team is a U14 team, it would be 14 and under. FYSA and other governing bodies will not allow for players to play down age groups but may make exceptions to playing up an age group. That decision is on a club level and is based on a case by case situation.

In 2018, team roster sizes will be in the U12 age group at 16 players as teams will continue to play 9v9. The idea is to have more players being able to get touches on the ball and player movement.



TARSA has decided along with many other leagues and clubs to initiate the upcoming player development plan with the following rule changes to our league.

In our 12U age group division, we will continue to honor the no heading of the ball by these players. If a player intentionally heads the ball, an indirect free kick will be awarded to opposing team at spot of foul. This will remain in effect during the entire season in league games.

Both of these are in line with mandated USYS and FYSA player concussion and player initiatives.

In the 14U thru 19U age groups, rosters can be set at 22 max and all players can play in games that are TARSA sanctioned, including playoffs.  Tourneys are different by rule of 18 can dress but tourneys will be asked for consideration of this initiative.


    Celebrating it's 18th year, TARSA (Tampa Area Recreational Scheduling Association) is a scheduling tool for the recreational programs of 17 soccer clubs we support in the bay area from Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties within Region C of FYSA. TARSA strives to promote fair recreational play among it's clubs and teams and and provides fun competition for all our youth soccer players.

    Keith Etherton

    Keith Etherton

    TARSA President

    Phone: 813-770-8946

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