PO BOX 4122
WINCHESTER KY 40392-4122
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 4122
WINCHESTER , KY 40392 4122
Phone (859) 771-9147
Contact Name Greg Herringshaw
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2000
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
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 fourteen.  Our goal is to provide a wholesome and healthy atmosphere for children of all backgrounds and athletic abilities to enjoy the wonderful and exciting game of soccer.  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 38 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 10 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 to convert a 2 car garage into girls and boys indoor restroom facilities. We are getting ready to bid the contracts for the project in June 2017 and we're hoping to be complete in September.   

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 expand our parking at the lower end of our soccer complex.  We will expand our parking this fall when a mobile home is removed from our complex. This additional parking will eliminate a safety problem for our young soccer players.  We are also planning to use 23 acres of school property to expand our practice areas.
Goal 3 is to build a new storage building this summer. 
Goal 4 pave the parking lot and exit road in our Kroger Soccer Complex. 
Goal 5 is to install new chain link fence to enclose a new parking area.  
Needs Statement
Complete the restroom project 
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 making some major improvements in the summer and fall of 2017.  We also want to improve the knowledge and skills of our young soccer players.

Geographic Areas Served
We serve the city of Winchester and county of Clark.  
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Our organization aims to create a fun, safe, educational environment for the youth in our community.  Through soccer, kids in our community are able to learn physical and social skills that will help them throughout their youth and beyond.  Unlike most recreational sports, soccer is relatively inexpensive to play, and we aim to keep registration and equipment costs as low as possible so that all children, no matter their socioeconomic background, can learn and grow playing this wonderful sport.  We also aim to provide a complex that is enjoyable for the many family members and friends that come out to support our soccer players.  Updating our facilities with new restrooms, more parking, and extra practice fields will help to accomplish this goal.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? Through previous fundraising activities and a grant, we will be starting the renovation of our existing facilities soon.  We aim to have brand new restrooms up-and-running within the next 6 to 12 months.  We have extremely generous and talented experts throughout our community helping with this project to keep its costs at a minimum, including architects, plumbers and electricians.  Still, this will consume much of the funds we have raised over the years, and so we need to continue fundraising to both see this project through to the end as well as commence new ones.  Fundraising activities will include donations from our community during the Good Giving Challenge as well as throughout the year from various other events.  Recently, we auctioned off old equipment to the community which was a great success for our organization raising nearly $1500.  Near term, we plan on partnering with local businesses to add signs to each field, including corner flags with their name/symbol on them.  We hope to raise $2000 with this activity.  We are always reaching out to the community for support in any way they can contribute including participation in our "field days" and uniform processing.  Field days require a ton of volunteer hours to either ready the fields for a season of play, or close them after a season has ended.  Although our community is not necessarily giving us money for this activity, when they show up and help out it prevents us from having to pay for these services to be completed by others. 
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? We have several members on our board that bring expertise to the world of fundraising, construction, and project management.  We have an architect, social media specialist, non profit director, accountant, and auctioneer just to name a few.  We will continue to leverage our own expertise as well as the many contacts we have throughout our community to complete the projects our organization needs going forward.  Currently, we have enough funds to complete several of the near and short term goals we want to accomplish.  Future funds and support will come from our board, community, business leaders/owners, and partnerships with outside organizations.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? What we aim to accomplish primarily, is to keep costs for our players low and quality of facilities high.  We can measure our registration and uniform costs from season to season easily.   Our registration costs are enough to break even throughout each season after paying for field management, referees, director of coaches, equipment maintenance, and general overhead expenses.  Our fundraising activities are intended to allow for expansion of our existing facilities, renovation of our concession stand, addition of a storage building, and update/expansion of our parking spaces. As we lead up to, move through, and complete each project (which have already been prioritized by our board) we can identify and promote the milestones achieved.  
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? Last year, we purchased and started using new goals/nets for every field at our complex.  The money to do this came from the funds achieved by the Good Giving Challenge.  This past season, we hired a Director of Coaches to create and disseminate practice manuals, serve as a point-of-contact for all of our recreational coaches, and offer one-on-one coaching seminars with coaches that desired the assistance.  The funds to do this came from both our success with the Good Giving Challenge and private donations throughout the year.  We are near commencement of our restroom project. The funds for this project have come from a grant, the Good Giving Challenge, and volunteer hours from our board members and community. We plan on expanding our parking spaces within the year.  Our approach to this project will be the same as previous projects.  We will partner with Parks and Rec, use existing funds raised from the Good Giving Challenge and other donations, and utilize community experts to complete this project.  What we have learned over the last several projects is that to be a good steward of the money provided to this organization by our community, we have to leverage local interest and expertise to keep costs to a minimum and community involvement/pride to a maximum.
Board Chair
Board Chair Leonard Shortridge
Company Affiliation Retired IBM
Term June 2014 to June 2018
Board Members
Jason Allman LockheedVoting
Randy Brookshire Ross TorrentVoting
David Bush CPA Ludwig, Blair and BushVoting
Darren Diguette StrideVoting
Greg Herringshaw PharmacistVoting
Alex Kirkwood Winchester Parks & RecreationVoting
Leonard Shortridge Retired IBMNonVoting
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 7
Female 2
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 70%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 9%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
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 install 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
21 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 Greg Herringshaw
Term Start June 2015
2 years as WYSL coach and board member.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 9
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? No
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 2
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  6 different age groups from U4 to U14. 
Budget 60K
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Soccer
Population Served Latin America & the Caribbean, 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.
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
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$16,211$14,696$54,981
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$44,556$35,194$44,009
Administration Expense$1,314$1,420$928
Fundraising Expense$582$603$692
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.371.731.23
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%95%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%4%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$109,431$92,252$65,007
Current Assets$80,442$91,021$63,049
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$109,431$92,252$65,007
Form 990s
2016 2016 990EZ
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 859 771-9147
CEO/Executive Director Leonard Shortridge
Board Chair Leonard Shortridge
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired IBM