North East Youth Soccer Organization

About Us

NEYSO was established in1978 in San Antonio, TX. NEYSO operates in the heart of the city inside McAllister Park and offers soccer programs for children ages four through nineteen. NEYSO programs are intended to develop good character, mental and physical fitness, and interpersonal skills through soccer activities. Sportsmanship, social skills, and self-esteem are developed by player participation and regular interaction with volunteer coaches.


Vision: To remain the oldest soccer recreational organization within San Antonio and to provide the best quality service and standard for our community based participation within our youth.


Mission: The mission of NEYSO is to provide an exceptional playing environment for players of all ages and abilities by which we can impart our core values.  



·         Hardwork-players will be taught the value of working hard to achieve a goal

·         Determination-players will be taught to handle adversity and learn from their mistakes

·         Teamwork-layers will be taught to work with their teammates by performing specific roles that lead to team success

·         Confidence-players will be uplifted in all training session and games to develop a sense of self-worth and belief

·         Humility-players will be taught to keep themselves emotionally even keeled to never get too high or too low



Strategic Objectives:  


Provide a premier soccer experience that progresses and develops players within the game

  • Create a local Community
  • Promote participation through engagement with the communities least represented populations
  • Ensure facility availability, development and appropriate access throughout city
  • Support and develop the volunteer base in line with organization growth
  • Board of Directors develops and builds capacity in line with the organization growth
  • Proactively resource the NEYSO staff to ensure developmental opportunities to support program growth

Fast Facts About NEYSO

Founded: 1978 by Bill Anderson
Approximate number of players: 500
Location: San Antonio



Tony Rodriguez


Sho Daneshmand


Nicki Minyard


Pete Palomino

Director of Recreation

Carrie Pitcher

Age Group Coordinator

Michael Just

Field Commissioner

Jim Elder

Commissioner of Referees

Terry/Jackie Thompson

Special Teams Coordinators


For more information please click here to email our Director of Recreation Pete Palomino.


Benefit to the Community

NEYSO provides extensive health and wellness benefits to the San Antonio community by offering soccer programs year-round for children ages four through nineteen. There are many benefits to providing athletic programs for youth in the community. NEYSO volunteer coaches teach teamwork and life lessons through soccer. Athletic activity is a great way to fight childhood obesity as well. During registration periods, NEYSO will begin attending numerous community outreach events by visiting local schools to promote soccer for all children, regardless of financial status or skill level.

NEYSO works closely with the San Antonio City Parks and Recreation office, but is not subsidized by the city or funded by taxpayer dollars in any way. It is through donations, grants, community and local support that NEYSO is able to expand and grow to better serve the San Antonio.