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The YSI@GSA Recreational Program

YSI@GSA is a COED recreational soccer program for players ages 4 through 18.

Run by program founder Sandi Rivera since 1974, YSI@GSA is the largest and fastest-growing youth co-ed recreational soccer program in the area!

Under the umbrella of Gainesville Soccer Alliance, the YSI@GSA program strives to have a positive impact on all of it’s players, in soccer and beyond!

Program Mission Statement

As the longest-running, most popular recreational soccer program in north central Florida, YSI@GSA creates a structure in which kids of any soccer experience can participate on a team to learn skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, personal development, play in games and most of all…have FUN! Our hope for each player is they not only grow as a person, but also develop a passion for the game that provides him or her with a lifetime of playing, watching and loving soccer.


Boys and Girls, 4 through 18 years old.

Divisions are based on birth year:
2019-2018: U6 Teams
2017-2016: U8 Teams
2015-2014: U10 Teams
2013-2012: U12 Teams
2011-2009: U15 Teams
2008-2005: U19 Teams


There are two separate YSI@GSA seasons each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Each season is approximately 2 months in length. The fall season starts in early October, while the spring season begins in April.


Season Overview

We use parent/volunteer coaches in our YSI@GSA program. These coaches will set their own practice times at specified locations around Gainesville. All games will be held at GSA’s Jonesville Soccer Park on weekends (mostly Saturdays).

Often, out-of-town teams who are interested in participating are added to our game schedules.

Practice/Game Days

Practice days, times, and locations will vary for our YSI@GSA teams. We utilize only volunteer coaches, and the practice schedules will be set by them.

Games this spring will all be at Jonesville Soccer Park, on April 6, 7, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, and the spring tournament on the 18, and 19.

Please note the following:
Teams practice twice weekly
Games are played on weekends
U15 and U19 games are occasionally played on Friday evenings
Some weekends include Saturday and Sunday games


Gainesville Soccer Alliance
Jonesville Soccer Complex
14100 NW 32nd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32606


Playing in YSI@GSA does not require a tryout.


Our teams are run by volunteer coaches, including parent coaches. Anyone interested in coaching a team should contact Sandi at: 352-377-1714



This price includes all training, facility, association, insurance fees, and a game jersey. Parents furnish black shorts/socks for games and shin guards/cleats for all practices and games.

There are no additional fees.

Additional Website

Our YSI@GSA program has an additional website with further information at: https://gainesvilleyouthsoccer.net/


Improving lives by improving homes!

2021 Administrator of the Year – Sandi Rivera


Congratulations to our very own YSI@GSA Director Sandi Rivera for receiving the prestigious 2021 Administrator of the Year Award from the Florida Youth Soccer Association! With almost 50 years of service in the soccer community, it is very much deserved!

We love you, Sandi!

Fall 2023 Teams & Schedules

U6 Teams

Fall 2023 teams will be posted soon!

U8 Teams

Fall 2023 teams will be posted soon!

U10 Teams

Fall 2023 teams will be posted soon!

U12 Teams

Fall 2023 teams will be posted soon!

U15 Teams

Fall 2023 teams will be posted soon!

U19 Teams

Fall 2023 teams will be posted soon!

Sandi Rivera

YSI@GSA Director








Danielle Vargas

Sandi is wonderful! My boys had a fantastic season. We will definitely be back next season to play for theTigers!

Tony Baker

My whole family really enjoyed our experience with YSI@GSA this season! We loved Coach Gary, Sandi and everyone with the program. Playing at Jonesville Park was amazing too!

Jessica Saywer

All of my kids have played with Sandi and YSI@GSA and have loved it! She has become part of our family. I highly recommend this league to anyone who wants to play soccer!