The Oswego Youth Soccer Program was founded in 1977 by Dick Benjamin, a physical education instructor at the Campus School in Oswego. The program began with seven volunteers, novice coaches, and the loan of the soccer field at the Campus School at SUNY-Oswego. Prior to this date, there was no soccer program in Oswego (including the school system). By 1980 the program grew to over 400 boys and girls in grades 1-6. The soccer program in Oswego joined the Central New York Junior Soccer Association in 1985. As the program continued to expand in size, a Board of Directors was formed in 1985 to assist in running this organization. Dick Benjamin served as President of this organization until his death on May 19, 2000.
Today, the Oswego Youth Soccer Association enrolls approximately: