DeSoto Soccer Association (DSA) is a volunteer organization formed in 1979 to promote the development of recreational youth players and coaches in the DeSoto (Texas) ISD. Coaches are often parents of players. DSA is a member of North Texas State Soccer Association (NTSSA) and operates under its by-laws. Additionally DSA is a member of Best Southwest Soccer Association formed to facilitate inter-league play in the Southwestern Dallas and Ellis Counties.
NTSSA is a Texas non-profit, 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Corporation formed to promote, foster, and advance the cause of soccer for youth and adults within its territory. North Texas Soccer is a member of United States Youth and Amateur Soccer Associations, United States Soccer Federation and Federation Internationale de Football Association.
Recreational soccer is defined as a developmental program providing healthy activity, emphasizing enjoyment and development over competition.
- A program that allows kids to have fun, make mistakes, and learn
- For the player age 3-19 who are primarily interested in fun, fitness and friendship
- Able to play within own community
- Philosophy is striving to give every participant substantial playing time