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About the US Youth Soccer Leagues Program

Beginning in the Fall of 2018, the new US Youth Soccer Leagues Program commenced. Since then, the USYS Leagues Program has changed and adapted to the ever-changing landscape of youth soccer. Currently, there is a network of 13 geographic conferences. Michigan teams play in either the Midwest Conference or Great Lakes Conference. It is expected that all girls teams participate in the Midwest Conference. Boys teams may select a conference, but they will remain in that conference for subsequent seasons. The conferences have ties to the National Championship Series. For more information about how the Leagues program works, please go to the US Youth Soccer website.

NEW - National League Overview (Updated October 16, 2020)

Teams from Michigan who are interested in participation in one of the conferences will need to submit an application to MSYSA seeking endorsement. MSYSA is limited in the number of teams that can be endorsed in a given age/gender group. See the Endorsement Criteria below for how endorsement decisions are made.

For MSYSA teams, the FALL season of NLC is open to U14 - U19 girls teams, U14 boys teams, and U15 boys teams wishing to play in a supplemental/developmental league.

For MSYSA teams, the SPRING season of NLC is open to U13 - U19 boys team, U13 - U14 girls teams, and U15 girls teams wishing to play in a supplemental/developmental league.

Application Information:
There are TWO (2) applications that must be submitted if a team wishes to be considered for one of the League conferences:

1. MSYSA/GotSoccer Application
2. USYS League Conferences Application (and payment)

Fees will be submitted directly to US Youth Soccer. Both applications and fees must be submitted by the deadlines listed below. 

Fees (Per Team):
$650 (per season) USYS program fees - due at the time of application
$425* MSYSA team registration fees - due at the time of application
 *raising to $450 for the 2021-2022 seasonal year
 
All fees will be submitted directly to US Youth Soccer. Teams who apply for one of the League Conferences but who are not endorsed or who are not accepted into the program will receive a full refund. Teams who apply, are endorsed, but later withdraw will not receive a refund of any kind.

Links & Documents:
USYS League Conferences Application (GREAT LAKES CONF) - Deadline has passed
USYS League Conferences Application (MIDWEST CONF) - Deadline has passed
MSYSA/GotSoccer Application - Deadline has passed
Great Lakes Conference Information - Application Instructions, Calendar, Rules, Etc.
Midwest Conference Information - Application Instructions, Calendar, Rules, Etc.
MSYSA Endorsement Criteria 2020/2021
Explanation of NLC, MSPSP, and DA Relationship at U13
MSYSA Club Merger & Dissolution Policy
MSYSA Policy on Club Passcarding
MSYSA Policy on Roster Continuity
Instructions for Releasing or Transferring a Player