PO BOX 4122
WINCHESTER KY 40392-4122
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 4122
WINCHESTER , KY 40392 4122
Phone (859) 744-8383
Contact Name Leo Shortridge
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2000
Financial Summary
Mission Statement
Winchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) is a youth recreational sports program that offers opportunities for children from age three to twelve and teenagers from age thirteen to nineteen.  Our goal is to provide a wholesome and healthy atmosphere for children of all races and athletic abilities to enjoy the  wonderful and exciting game of soccer.  In other words; we want all children to get a KICK out of our sport.  Our board of directors and coaches consist of all volunteers.  We also have teenagers and adults who referee our games.  Our goal is to help these young referees to be more responsible with their time and money while building confidence by being involved in our program.  We are a recreational league that is governed by rules and guidelines that allow our youth to play at least half of their game which provides much needed exercise.  In order to help keep the children more active we offer both a spring and a fall season..  Many of our players also play indoor soccer in the winter months.    
Background Statement
The Winchester Youth Soccer League was started in 1979 and began with 2 teams that consisted of  approximately 25 players.  Today, we are 37 years old and now have around 525 children and teenagers  playing in our spring and fall seasons. We originally played anywhere we could find a field, which included parks, schools and vacant business lots.  In the 80's we developed a complex consisting of 4 fields behind the Kroger Winchester Farms Dairy plant and played there until 2008.  Kroger donated usage of 15 acres for this complex which was subsequently moved as the land was sold.  Our current complex consists of 11 fields on approximately 32 acres which is leased to us by the local parks and recreation board.    However, with the current and consistent growth of our league we are continually in need of additional practice fields.
Impact Statement
In the fall of 2014 WYSL was awarded a $75K matching Federal Land and Water Grant and we are planning to convert a 2 car garage into girls and boys indoor restroom facilities.   

Goal 1 is to continue to offer a British Soccer camp that will be conducted by European soccer players.  We  want to increase the knowledge of the game and further enhance the abilities of our players.   
Goal 2 is to continue improving our parking areas and also start developing some land to provide additional practice facilities as there is a shortage of practice facilities due to the overall growth of soccer in Clark County.
Goal 3 pave the parking lot and exit road in our Kroger Soccer Complex. 
Goal 4 is to install new chain link fence to enclose a new parking area.  
Needs Statement
Additional practice facilities
Improved parking and roads on the premises
Renovate the interior and exterior of the house that holds our concessions and office areas.
Board Chair Statement

What makes WYSL soccer a Great Soccer Program and sets us apart is the rule that All Players are to play at least half of their soccer game.  Our focus is on the players and everything we do is strive to make soccer a positive experience for them.   

WYSL has a very active and action orientated board that is focused on taking soccer to the next level in Clark County.  Our folks are forward thinking and eager to increase facilities and soccer activities for our soccer youth.  We're hoping by spring 2017 to make some major improvements to our soccer complex and also improve the knowledge and skills of our young soccer players.

Geographic Areas Served
We serve the city of Winchester and county of Clark.  
Board Chair
Board Chair Leonard Shortridge
Company Affiliation Retired IBM
Term June 2014 to June 2018
Board Members
Jason Allman LockheedVoting
David Bush CPA Ludwig, Blair and BushVoting
Darren Diguette StrideVoting
Jenni Ebert University of KentuckyVoting
Greg Herringshaw PharmacistVoting
Cory Johnson Stop N Shop, LLCVoting
Martha Lopresti GRC SchoolVoting
Becky McCraith Peoples BankVoting
Leonard Shortridge Retired IBMVoting
Desiree Taulbee University of KentuckyVoting
Craig Taylor Manager Paris Stock YardVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 71%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 10%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
CEO Comments
Our biggest challenge is remodeling an existing home that we currently use for equipment, uniform, soccer field supplies and lawn mower storage as well as our concession stand.  When we remodel the 2 car garage into boys and girls restrooms we'll have to build a separate storage building to keep our mowing and field soccer equipment.  We'll have to lay 2700 feet of sewer line to the WMU sewer manhole.  An E1 Grinding station will  have to purchased and installed at approximately $15K. 

We also want to install all new windows in the house, rework the concessions area and install vinyl siding and metal coil on all exposed exterior wood. 
Our entrance road did get paved but we still need to pave the exit road between our locked gates. We're also creating a new parking area that will require gravel to be spread as a road base for car traffic and parking.  
In the future we plan to develop an existing field into 3 to 4 more practice and playing fields.  
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Leonard Shortridge
Term Start June 2014
20 plus years of coaching and board member to include WYSL Vice President and current President also former WYSL President in the 1980's
Co-CEO Cory Johnson
Term Start June 2014
3 years as WYSL coach and board member.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 11
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? No
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
Ginny Carrington June 2009 - June 2010
Daniel Johnson June 2010 - June
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation No
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Summer soccer camp is offered to enhance individual player soccer skills by learning new technics as well as team tactics.  The camp is conducted by soccer players primarily from England.
Budget 250 - 350
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Other Health/Disability, K-12 (5-19 years),
Program Long term Success  Youth will increase their knowledge of the game of soccer and also enhance their skills.
Spring and fall soccer coed leagues made up of  9 different age groups from U4 to U19. 
Budget 60K
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Soccer
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Other Health/Disability,
Training programs are made available to enhance coaches and referees knowledge of the rules, regulations and guidelines.  
Budget $1K
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other
Population Served Adults, Adolescents Only (13-19 years),
All board members, coaches, assistant coaches and referees are required to have a background check.  We're also implementing a picture ID badage for all coaches.
Budget 1K
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Soccer
Population Served Adults, Adolescents Only (13-19 years),
Description Soccer Academy is offered to girls and boys to help improve their skills and knowledge of soccer.
Budget 1K
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Soccer
Population Served People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities, ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments

WYSL requires training, certification and re-certification to ensure our coaches and referees are properly trained with the knowledge and expertise necessary to work with youth soccer players.  Yearly background checks are required to verify that we have volunteers without criminal backgrounds that could jeopardize the health and safety of our young players.   
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2015
Projected Revenue $64,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$14,696$54,981$199
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$35,194$44,009$48,824
Administration Expense$1,420$928$639
Fundraising Expense$603$692--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.731.231.24
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%96%99%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%1%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$92,252$65,007$54,683
Current Assets$91,021$63,049$52,280
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$92,252$65,007$54,683
Form 990s
2015 2015 990 EZ
2014 2014 990 EZ
2013 990EZ
2012 2012EZ
2011 990 EZ 2011
2010 990 EZ 2010
2009 2009EZ
2008 Form 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Address PO BOX 4122
WINCHESTER , KY 403924122
Primary Phone 859 744-8383
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Leonard Shortridge
Board Chair Leonard Shortridge
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired IBM