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  b  johnson@tnsoccer.org  615-590-2200

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

  Andy Poklad  Director of Coaching  a  poklad@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

Carl Cooley

Secretary/Treasurer

treasurer@tnsoccer.org

Glen Garrett

Middle District Director

middledistrict@tnsoccer.org

Otey Smithson

Vice President-Adult Program

vpadults@tnsoccer.org

Mike Candebat

State Referee Administrator

refereeadministrator@tnsoccer.org

Warren Austin

Northeastern District Director

northeasterndistrict@tnsoccer.org

Mark Nolan

Vice President-Youth Competitive

vpcompetition@tnsoccer.org

Leanna Wright

Central District Director

centraldistrict@tnsoccer.org

  Amy Windley (video to come)    Eastern District Director    easterndistrictdirector@tnsoccer.org

Amy Windley (video to come)

Eastern District Director

easterndistrictdirector@tnsoccer.org

John Moore

Vice President-Youth, Recreational

vprecreation@tnsoccer.org

Greg Love

Southeastern District Director

southeasterndistrict@tnsoccer.org

  Rene Bustamante (video to come)    Western District Director    westerndistrict@tnsoccer.org

Rene Bustamante (video to come)

Western District Director

westerndistrict@tnsoccer.org