Remainder of Spring 2020 season canceled

posted Mar 30, 2020, 11:10 AM by Lee Nichols

Due to coronavirus concerns, the Capital Area Youth Soccer Association has canceled the remainder of the Spring 2020 season. (read announcement here)

NASA families that paid for a Spring 2020 registration may request a full refund by writing to If you wish to decline the refund, simply take no action - NASA appreciates the donation and will use it to pay for our unrecoverable costs. Refunds will only be granted upon request.

Picture Day is also canceled.

We hope that the fall season will happen - registration for fall will open on May 1.

Please practice social distancing so that we may end this crisis as soon as possible.

CANCELED: Spring Picture Day schedule (U10 and younger)

posted Mar 12, 2020, 9:21 AM by Lee Nichols   [ updated Mar 30, 2020, 11:05 AM ]

Due to coronavirus concerns and the cancelation of the remainder of the spring season, Picture Day has been canceled.

Field Lining Day is February 8

posted Feb 7, 2020, 6:30 AM by Lee Nichols

The spring season begins later this month, so we need your help to get the fields lined! If you can volunteer, please show up at Burnet Middle School, 8401 Hathaway Dr, at 9am on Saturday, February 8.

You don't need any special skills or tools, just wear some work clothes that you don't mind getting dirt, grass stains and paint on. We usually finish around noon - the more volunteers we get, the quicker we finish. If we get rained out, we'll move it to February 15.

Questions? Contact Lee Nichols at 512-796-9877 or

2019 Candidates for NASA Board of Directors

posted May 19, 2019, 4:56 PM by Lee Nichols


I have been playing soccer at various levels (including 2 years as a youth semi-pro) for the past 35 years. I also coached a men’s senior reserve squad (Swedish Division 4) for 3 seasons, and went through some of the base level training with the Swedish Football Association. I got involved with NASA last year when my 2 daughters started playing. Seeing my children’s joy playing, and also reflecting over the importance of soccer in my own life (health, competitiveness, ability to build strong meaningful relationships and be welcomed all over the world) made me realize soccer is truly a gift. The opportunity to help NASA and give back the gift of soccer to our community would be very rewarding.  


Like most of our coaches, I had never played in a soccer game before I got the call letting me know that my son's team needed a coach. Thanks to that call, I have been coaching with NASA for over 15 years, and have been active on the Board for most of the last 10 years. I am committed to NASA's mission of providing soccer opportunities to the widest possible range of youth players, in order to lay the groundwork for a lifelong participation in the sport. I view recreational soccer as the critical strategy to achieve those goals. My goal as a Board member in the coming year would be to continue broaden participation in club activities and to continue to expand the resources available to our coaches and players.


My name is Erika Garcia. My daughter has played for NASA for several years and recently, they needed a coach for her team. I stepped up to coached her team and it was a great experience. As a first time coach for NASA, I’ve learned that working as a team is what it is important. I believe every kid deserves to play and NASA gives the opportunity. Then, recently I started to attend NASA meetings and it was a fun experience discussing soccer ideas. I am thankful to be part of NASA so I can be involved in my community and help children in a soccer environment.

Shane Lewis has coached youth soccer in North Austin for over 15 years and has served on the NASA Board since 2008. Primary interest in serving on the Board is to help ensure that field maintenance projects remain cost effective. His vast institutional knowledge allows him to predict with uncanny accuracy both where the weeds will be at their worst next season -- as well as where people probably should have thrown out more seed.  As a result of his tireless efforts, the patches of nice soccer grass continue to grow ever larger and more contiguous on a number of NASA fields.


I got pulled into coaching when my older daughter started playing back in 2005. I knew little about soccer, but came to love the game as I gradually learned more about it, and grew to love NASA as well. My daughter has done both select soccer and recreational, and while I do believe there is a usefulness to select soccer, I staunchly believe that there must be an alternative for kids (and adults!) whose only reasons for playing are recreation, exercise, friends and fun -- especially the latter. I'm glad NASA is here to fulfill that need, and I am committed to keeping NASA focused on that mission.


Over the last twelve years, with three kids growing up playing soccer for NASA, I have been involved as a "soccer dad," a team manager, an assistant coach, a coach, and a NASA Board member, and also had the honor of serving as the club's President for a couple of. I appreciate NASA's commitment to youth soccer and its sincere desire to provide a safe environment where kids of all ages and levels can enjoy the beautiful sport of soccer and so, I am committed to continuing to serve our community through my involvement with the Board.

Sign up now for soccer summer camps!

posted Mar 23, 2019, 12:32 PM by Lee Nichols

Summer Soccer Camps by Challenger Sports and NASA - Summer 2019

NASA is proud to once again team up with Challenger Sports for exciting and fun soccer summer camps. For full info, click here:

Field Lining Day POSTPONED to Feb. 16

posted Feb 8, 2019, 2:47 PM by Lee Nichols

Due to the miserable weather, we have decided to postpone field lining day to NEXT Saturday, February 16. We will still meet at the same time (9am) and place (Burnet Middle School) on that day.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, and we understand if you cannot make it that day. (But on the upside, we suspect the weather on the 16th will be much better!)

ALSO: Are you signed up for our Rained Out text message service? Do so today! We'll send you alerts any time games or practices are rained out. Sign up at

2019 Spring Picture Days March 30-31

posted Sep 22, 2018, 6:27 AM by Lee Nichols   [ updated Mar 30, 2019, 9:38 AM ]

* Yes, picture day for U5-10 is happening today!*

Picture Days for the Spring 2019 season are March 30-31. Schedule is at

Sign up now for NASA/Challenger summer camps!

posted Mar 28, 2018, 6:01 PM by Lee Nichols

NASA parents, get signed up now for these great summer camps put on by Challenger Sports!

British Soccer Camps
June 11th - June 15th @ Pillow Elementary
June 18th - June 22nd @ Cook Elementary
July 16th - July 20th @ Burnet Middle School

Tetra Brazil Soccer Camp
June 18th - June 22nd @ NASA Clubhouse and Soccer Park

Register Now for Fall Coaching Class

posted Aug 1, 2017, 6:51 PM by Lee Nichols   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 7:04 AM by Rick Jacobsen ]

Fall Coaching Class Saturday Sep 9 (1:00-5:00) NASA Clubhouse and Soccer Park. The NSCAA 4v4 class meets State certification requirements. The course provides an excellent foundation for coaching youth players, with a special focus on the coaching needs of younger players. There is no testing or prerequisite for this 4-hour course. New coaches and experienced coaches who want to take the new NSCAA classes are welcome. All participants must register on-line here: NSCAA Course Registration Page. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come basis. Fees for NASA Coaches are paid by the club. Contact Rick Jacobsen ( for the NASA on-line pass code.

Team Photos Rained Out

posted Apr 2, 2017, 8:42 AM by Andy Martin

The Team Photo shoot scheduled for Sunday April 2 is rained out.  It will be rescheduled for Sunday April 9. 

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