Tri-West Youth Soccer Beginnings
The Tri-West Youth Soccer Club (TWYSC) was created in the early Summer of 1995 by Mrs. Staci Williams, Mr. Kell Miles and Mrs. Tammy Miles. The conversation started in the bleachers between Mrs. Staci Williams and Mr. Kell Miles while watching their sons play little league baseball. They went on to become the first President, Vice President and Secretary of the club. Mrs. Lisa Slater became the first Treasurer of the Club, a position she held until the Fall of 1999 when Mr. Duane Wardle assumed the position . They organized several parents of the kids that were in the age range of their sons, and started with U6, U8 & U10 teams. Per Mr. Kell Miles, they started the club because there was no soccer presence in the Northwest portion of Hendricks County, and the kids that did play rec or rec plus played in either Brownsburg or Danville.
Mr. Don Moreland, of North Salem, made the goals for U6, U8, and U10 that were used at the North Salem Elementary School. Mr. Billy Slater made the U6 & U8 goals and another club donated 2 sets of old U10 goals, and these were used at the Pittsboro and Lizton locations.
That first season started in the Fall of 1995, and saw 64 kids play at the U6, U8 & U10 levels of rec soccer. The games were rotated between the Pittsboro and North Salem Elementary schools and the Lizton First Baptist Church with 3 game weekends at each location. Beginning the Fall of 1998, all games were moved to the Pittsboro Elementary School.
Tri-West joined the WCSSF in the Fall of 1997 and fielded 3 teams: U12B, U12G and U14B. One of the teams finally won a game during the 3rd season with a record of 1-89 over the first 3 seasons. TWYS has come a long ways since its early days!
A Tri-West U12B team earned a berth in the WCSSF tournament’s final 4 for the first time in the Spring 2004. In the Fall of 2004, both the U14B and U14G teams won the tournament with the U12B team coming in 4th place. The U12G team played travel that season, so all 3 Tri-West rec plus teams placed in final 4 of the tournament.
Due to not having any USSF Certified Referees and no time to develop U12 and U14 fields, the rec plus teams played home games at the Brownsburg Soccer Club fields for the Fall of 1997 thru Spring of 1999, and then moved to Danville Soccer Club fields for the Fall of 1999 and Spring of 2000 seasons. Beginning the Fall 2000 season, the Club added a U12 field at the Pittsboro Elementary School complex and a U14 field at Pittsboro Scamahorn Park. When the the Pittsboro Primary School was built in 2007 the TWYSC fields were relocated behind the Tri-West High School.
The WCSSF started a U25 short sided league in the Summer of 2011, now know as “Adult” Open. Tri-West had 2 teams during the inaugural season and at least one team every Summer since. The club became a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in November 2000.
Tournament standings (pdf)
|Staci Williams||July 1995-June 1996|
|Tammy Miles||July 1996-December 1996|
|John Lummis||January 1997-June 1998|
|Howard Beckley||July 1998-June 1999|
|Mike Brooks||July 1999-December 1999|
|Tim Wagner||January 2000-June 2000|
|Duane Wardle||July 2000-June 2012|
|Mark Melton||July 2012-Current|