TN Stars and TUSC partnering to form TUSC Stars

A Free Soccer Program for Area Children and Youth with Special Needs

TN Stars and Tennessee United Soccer Club share an interest in providing an opportunity to play the sport of soccer for individuals who are affected by physical and developmental disabilities.  TN Stars is a growing program in Hendersonville.  They have been offering quality opportunities through the facilities at Merrol Hyde Magnet School for many years.

TUSC is the largest select Club in the Northern Middle Tennessee area.  Tennessee United Soccer Club (TUSC), a premier club, is dedicated to fostering an environment that encourages individual confidence and team success by providing players the opportunity to enhance their personal development through the game of soccer in our community.

“We are excited to partner with TUSC,” said Jim Carr, Founder and Director of TN Stars.   “We feel they can enhance the program and provide valuable resources for the goal of the program.  Every child has the right to enjoy the fun of playing sports, the joy of teamwork, the achievement of hitting a ball or making a goal or crossing the finish line.”

This program will be set up through TOPSoccer and is currently available in eight soccer clubs in Tennessee.  US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers.  The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability.  Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family.

"This is an exciting opportunity for TUSC," said Jonathan Wayland, Director of Operations of TUSC.  "We are glad to be involved with what Jim and TN Stars have done and want to continue to provide opportunities for the kids and families in any way we can.  We want as many kids as possible to experience soccer."

Parents can begin enrolling their players now for the Fall 2019 season at  There is no registration fee as this is a completely free program.  The Fall season will begin in September and will consist of six sessions Saturday mornings at Merrol Hyde Magnet School, just as previous TN Stars programs.  Further details will be provided later this Summer.

For questions please contact:

Note:  Read Registration instructions below the Registration button

TUSC Stars are back!!
Merrol Hyde High School 10:00am
Free Program
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Registration instructions;

  1. Click the link above
  2. From the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side, choose the appropriate season and "TUSC Stars"
  3. On the right-hand side, enter your Affinity username and password, and click "Login"

If a player is “new”, In Step #3, instead of logging in, they can 'Create an Account'.

You are not a “new” player if you have played for another club previously or been registered to a rec club through the affinity system or registered at tryouts.

  1. If the player's name is already included in the "Family Members" section at the bottom, click "Continue".  Otherwise, "Add New Player"
  2. On the right-side of the player's name, click "Add to Teams Player"
  3. Confirm/Update player's information and click "Save"
  4. Click "Continue"
  5. Read and put checkmarks by each ELA
  6. Near the bottom, put a checkmark in the box labeled "I accept on behalf of all listed members below"
  7. If not already populated, input your 'First Name' and 'Last Name'
  8. Click "Agree & Continue"
  9. Choose 'Payment Method', fill out the appropriate payment information, and click 'Continue'
  10. Click on "Print Receipts & Forms"
  11. Click on "Print ELA"
  12. Click on "Log out and back to [My Account Login] page"

If you experience any problems or have any technical questions, you may contact Affinity Sports at 1-800-808-7195