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SASA Recreational Program

At SASA our primary focus is to provide a total, well rounded and positive soccer experience for the player, coach and parent. 

Click on the links above to learn more about our recreational league and youth academy programs.


Alexis Richie comes to SASA after spending two seasons as the assistant women’s soccer coach at Blackburn College. Previously she was the Associate Sports Director at the YMCA of Springfield from June 2016 - November 2018.

A 2016 graduate of Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL,  Richie played four seasons on the Women’s soccer team while attending Blackburn. She has also spends time coaching and reffing throughout Macoupin county.

Tyler Benton - Youth Academy Director

Tyler is SASA's Youth Academy Director.
He has over 16 years of coaching at multiple levels he has obtained the following licenses: National US Soccer E, D, C, as well as the Premiere, Advanced National, Advanced National Goalkeeping, and many other diplomas from United Soccer Coaches, and has his Coerver Youth diploma 1 and 2 and coached camps and Clinics for Coerver. Tyler will provide our Recreational Program with additional training opportunities at a higher level.

Tyler has experience as a goalkeeper/assistant coach for both men and women at the college levels of NCAA D2, D3, and NAIA. He was a coach for the State of Illinois - IYSA Olympic Development Program (3 years). He was also previously the DOC for Rocket Soccer Club, Girls Director for Integrity Soccer Club, and a full time soccer director with Midstate Soccer Club for 3 1/2 years, where he oversaw their rec, youth academy programs, goalkeeping, tournaments, and adult leagues.