About us

Our Vision is to the be PREMIER state soccer association known for PARTNERSHIPS, PROMOTION, and PIONEERING the next movement of Soccer.

Our Association

The Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. Founded in 1976, TSSA is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected by representatives from our 100+ Member Associations, and maintains a State Office in Nashville, TN with a professional staff.  Our vision is, “To be the Premier State Association known for Partnerships, Promotion, and Pioneering the next movement of soccer.” 

The Tennessee State Soccer Association is part of a much larger soccer community.  TSSA is a proud member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

 

the governing organizations of soccer and where you fit in

the hierarchy of soccer world-wide

 

 You are on a local soccer team that is part of your local soccer club.

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Your local soccer club is a member of the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA). There are 55 State Associations in the United States: one in each state, and two in California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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 TSSA is a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) and the United States Adult Soccer Associatoin (USASA).  US Youth Soccer is the largest member organization within the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and USASA is the largest member organization for adult soccer in the United States.  Both US Youth Soccer and USASA are organized into four Regions; TSSA is part of Region III.  The four Regions in the United States are pictured below:

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 The USSF is the governing body for soccer in the United States, and is part of the Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Associations of Football (CONCACAF).

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 CONCACAF is one of six member Confederations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), which is the worldwide governing body for soccer.  The six FIFA Confederations are pictured below:

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AFC – Asian Football Confederation
CAF – Confédération Africaine de Football
CONCACAF – Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football
CONMEBOL – Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol
OFC – Oceania Football Confederation in Oceania
UEFA – Union of European Football Associations

 

Office Directory

Hours of Opereration
Monday- Friday 8 AM- 4 PM CST

Tennessee State Soccer Association
2630 Elm Hill Pike Suite 100 Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 615-590-2200
Fax: 615-590-2205

Hans Hobson Executive Director hhobson@tnsoccer.org 615-590-2200 ext 1006

Hans Hobson
Executive Director
hhobson@tnsoccer.org
615-590-2200 ext 1006

Bryan Flanagan State Administrator bflanagan@tnsoccer.org 615-590-2200 ext 1003

Bryan Flanagan
State Administrator
bflanagan@tnsoccer.org
615-590-2200 ext 1003

Derek Greene Director of Sponsorships and Marketing dgreene@tnsoccer.org 615-590-2200 ext 1007

Derek Greene
Director of Sponsorships and Marketing
dgreene@tnsoccer.org
615-590-2200 ext 1007

 
Bryan Johnson Director of Player Development bjohnson@tnsoccer.org 615-590-2200

Bryan Johnson
Director of Player Development
bjohnson@tnsoccer.org
615-590-2200

Andy Poklad Director of Coaching apoklad@tnsoccer.org 615-590-2200 ext 1006

Andy Poklad
Director of Coaching
apoklad@tnsoccer.org
615-590-2200 ext 1006

Cortnie Hewlett Coordinator of Operations & Registration chewlett@tnsoccer.org 615-590-2200 ext 1000

Cortnie Hewlett
Coordinator of Operations & Registration
chewlett@tnsoccer.org
615-590-2200 ext 1000

 
Hilary Pate Coordinator of Player Development mailto:hpate@tnsoccer.org 615-590-2200 ext 1001

Hilary Pate
Coordinator of Player Development
mailto:hpate@tnsoccer.org
615-590-2200 ext 1001

Doug Ronning Finance Administrator dronning@tnsoccer.org 615-590-2200 ext 1004

Doug Ronning
Finance Administrator
dronning@tnsoccer.org
615-590-2200 ext 1004

 
 

Board of Directors

 

John Snyder
President
president@tnsoccer.org

Don Eubank
Executive Vice President
executivevp@tnsoccer.org

Mark Nolan
Vice President — Youth, Competitive
vpcompetition@tnsoccer.org

Carl Cooley
Secretary/Treasurer
treasurer@tnsoccer.org

John Moore
Vice President-Youth, Recreational
vprecreation@tnsoccer.org

Otey Smithson
Vice President — Adult Program
vpadults@tnsoccer.org

Mike Candebat
State Referee Administrator
refereeadministrator@tnsoccer.org

Leanna Wright
Central District Director
centraldistrict@tnsoccer.org

Amy Windley
Eastern District Director
easterndistrict@tnsoccer.org

Glen Garrett
Middle District Director                       
middledistrict@tnsoccer.org

Warren Austin
Northeastern District Director
northeasterndistrict@tnsoccer.org

Greg Love
Southeastern District Director
southeasterndistrict@tnsoccer.org

Rene Bustamante
Western District Director
westerndistrict@tnsoccer.org