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Rockdale Youth Soccer Association

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. The Association received its charter from the State on August 19, 1972. Bob Boggus knew Ben Gross from Atlanta and his love of soccer and suggested they ask Ben for a place to play. Ben was excited about the idea and was most generous. He provided the first playing field at the corner of Salem and Old Salem Roads (Gross Field). Practice areas were provided by Ben Gross along both sides of Salem Road. Parents volunteered to cut grass, mark fields, run concession stands, referee, and do anything that was required to make the new Association a success. 

Player participation grew from 46 in 1972 to 280 in 1975; 617 in 1977; 812 in 1978, and 928 in 1979. Today there are over 1400 children and several hundred adults playing soccer in Rockdale County.

  • Oct 31, 2020 10:00 AM

    U6 - Dooley VS. U6 - Jackson

    RYSA Revolution - East Atlanta's Premier Soccer Club - RYSA Memorial B - U6
  • Oct 31, 2020 10:00 AM

    U8 - Guadagno VS. U8 Latimer / Hardy

    RYSA Revolution - East Atlanta's Premier Soccer Club - RYSA - Memorial Field 2
  • Oct 31, 2020 11:00 AM

    U10 - Martin VS. U10 - Story

    RYSA Revolution - East Atlanta's Premier Soccer Club - - Enterprise 1 (U10)
  • Oct 31, 2020 11:15 AM

    U8 - Little VS. U8 - Church

    RYSA Revolution - East Atlanta's Premier Soccer Club - RYSA - Memorial Field 2
  • Oct 31, 2020 11:15 AM

    U6 Latimer VS. U6 Gonzalez

    RYSA Revolution - East Atlanta's Premier Soccer Club - RYSA Memorial B - U6
  • Oct 31, 2020 12:30 PM

    U8 Suberu VS. U8 - Holst

    RYSA Revolution - East Atlanta's Premier Soccer Club - RYSA - Memorial Field 2
  • Nov 07, 2020 10:00 AM

    U6 Gonzalez VS. U6 - Dooley

    RYSA Revolution - East Atlanta's Premier Soccer Club - RYSA Memorial B - U6
  • Nov 07, 2020 10:00 AM

    U8 Latimer / Hardy VS. U8 - Holst

    RYSA Revolution - East Atlanta's Premier Soccer Club - RYSA - Memorial Field 2
  • Nov 07, 2020 11:00 AM

    U10 - Sikes VS. U10 - Martin

    RYSA Revolution - East Atlanta's Premier Soccer Club - - Enterprise 1 (U10)
  • Nov 07, 2020 11:15 AM

    U6 - Jackson VS. U6 Latimer

    RYSA Revolution - East Atlanta's Premier Soccer Club - RYSA Memorial B - U6

Field Status

  • RYSA Revolution - East Atlanta's Premier Soccer Club

    Updated: 06/18/20 9:44AM

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Rockdale Youth Soccer Association

1780 Old Salem Rd. 
Conyers, Georgia 30013

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 770-483-0284
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