SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A local youth soccer program, with ties to Indiana’s pro soccer team the Indy Eleven, is working towards building more accessibility in the sport and the Sullivan County Youth Soccer Association is now a part of that program.

The Indy Eleven Youth Soccer Program welcomed the SCYSA to the initiative that is designed to increase accessibility in soccer and encourages players, coaches, referees, and parents to extend their passion for the sport by supporting the program.  

The Sullivan County Youth Soccer Association is now the 18th club to join the program and begin a partnership with Indy Eleven’s grassroots initiative, which consists of over 16,000 youth soccer players across the states of Indiana and Illinois. 

“Indy Eleven is excited to welcome Sullivan County Youth Soccer Association as the latest member of its Youth Soccer Program initiative,” said Greg Stremlaw, Indy Eleven President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are looking forward to supporting Sullivan County Youth Soccer Association’s commitment to growing the game of soccer in and around its community.”

The goal of the Sullivan County Youth Soccer Association is to promote accessible youth soccer in and around Sullivan County.

“We are beyond excited to announce our partnership with Indy Eleven and all the great things they offer to this program to help us grow and become one of the most fun and successful programs around,” said Carlos Guzman with SCYSA. “We look forward to growing the game of soccer together and help youth fall in love with this great sport!”

The 18 Indy Eleven Youth Soccer Program partners from across Indiana and Illinois currently include: 

  • Bloomington Football Club | Monroe County
  • The Canterbury Football Club | Allen County
  • Circle City Futbol Club | Marion County
  • Danville Optimist Youth Soccer League | Hendricks County
  • Decatur United Soccer Club | Marion County
  • Delaware County Futbol Club | Delaware County
  • Glendale Soccer Association | Marion County
  • Indiana Fire Academy North | Elkhart County
  • Jasper Youth Soccer | Dubois County
  • Komets Fútbol Club | Morgan County
  • Marshall Club | Clark County, Ill.
  • Noblesville United Soccer Club | Hamilton County
  • Putnam County Youth Soccer Association | Putnam County
  • South Central Soccer Academy (SCSA) | Johnson County
  • Sullivan County Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA) | Sullivan County
  • United Soccer Alliance of Indiana (USAi) | Hendricks County/Marion County
  • Vigo County Youth Soccer Association | Vigo County
  • Westfield Youth Soccer Association (WYSA)/Indiana Fire Juniors | Hamilton County