About BYSO

The Bandera Youth Soccer Organization (BYSO) is a non-profit organization. For over 30 years, our organization has provided a great opportunity for kids of all ages in Bandera & local surrounding areas to learn and experience the game of soccer. BYSO is organized and operated by volunteers who devote a significant amount of their time and resources. Our goal is to provide a fun, exciting and safe way for your kids to learn and play soccer. A special thanks to our board members and all that they do!

Soccer is a very popular and exciting sport and BYSO thrives solely on the work of its volunteers. During off season, a BYSO volunteer can expect to put in about 1.5 - 2 hours per month attending a once a month board meeting. During soccer season (registration, games, end of season wrap-up) a volunteer can expect to put in about 2 - 8 hours per week depending on the position. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please contact any BYSO Board Member for more information.

                    Contact information    
                    Bandera Youth Soccer Organization
                    P.O. Box 2003
                    Bandera, TX 78003

               Executive Board
 President     Bryant McCartney
 Executive V.P. Travis Carlson
 Secretary Shara McCartney
 Treasurer Shari Carlson
 Registrar Barrett Frantzen

Board of Directors


Mike Kennedy

Public Relations

Cherlyn Rowland

Field Coordinator

Kelli Gray


Jeremiah Trombly


Taniha Olvera

About Soccer

At the turn of the 21st century, soccer was played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field of grass or green artificial turf, with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by driving the spherical ball into the opposing goal.

In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms (unless the ball is carried out of play, where the field players are required to restart by a throw-in of the game ball), while the field players typically use their feet to kick the ball, occasionally using other parts of their legs, their torso or head. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout, depending on the format of the competition. The Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by the Football Association in 1863 and have evolved since then. Soccer is governed internationally by FIFA—Fédération Internationale de Football Association (English: International Federation of Association Football)—which organises the FIFA World Cup every four years.