A list of all MSYSA Sanctioned tournaments can be found at
INSURANCE REMINDER MSYSA provides sanctioned tournaments general liability insurance at no cost. All MSYSA affiliated teams who participate in MSYSA sanctioned tournaments will also be provided secondary medical insurance*. Any/all teams not affiliated with MSYSA must provide or carry their own medical insurance to MSYSA sanctioned tournaments. MSYSA strongly recommends that its sanctioned tournaments require that non-MSYSA teams show proof of medical insurance. For US Youth Soccer affiliated teams, a Permission to Travel or Notification form approved by their home state association is usually sufficient.
*Secondary medical insurance extended to affiliated tournaments and their participants WILL NOT cover any potential COVID-related claims as COVID is considered an illness and not an injury or accident. Tournaments are strongly encouraged to make use of the MSYSA COVID waiver form with all participants prior to participation.
SANCTIONING DEADLINE: Tournament Sanctioning materials with payment are due by February 1st each year. Sanctioning requests/materials received after the deadline will be subject to nonrefundable late fees.
COST OF SANCTIONING: The cost of tournament sanctioning is $350 per year ($200 application/processing fee + $150 Sanctioning Bond). Sanctioning requests made after February 1st are $850 ($350 fee + $500 late fee). Following the completion of your tournament, you will have 15 days to submit post-tournament report. If you are able to submit your fully-completed post-tournament reports within that time-frame, the $150 Sanctioning Bond will be returned. Post-tournament report documents are located at the bottom of this page.
SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT ADVERTISING: All tournaments receive a complimentary listing on The Tournament Center website. Additionally, tournaments may purchase advertising medias through MSYSA (i.e. Website exposure, E-mail Blasts, Mailing Lists, Magazine Advertisements, etc.). Contact Ryan Theisen for more information about advertising opportunities.
HOW TO GET SANCTIONED: Click here for Policies, Procedures, and a Checklist
Apply for Tournament Sanctioning
How to Submit an Online Sanctioning Application - NEW tournaments
How to Submit an Online Sanctioning Application - PREVIOUSLY SANCTIONED
Pay for Tournament Sanctioning Request
MSYSA COVID-19 Tournament Best Practices (Updated 1.15.21)
HOSTING INTERNATIONAL TEAMS DOCUMENTS:
MSYSA requires Tournaments to provide two (2) USSF forms for Hosting International Teams. For procedures, rules, and to host international teams please, click here. To view all required documents, click here to access the USSF Dropbox. International Tournament Hosting Agreements (File #4 in Dropbox) must be sent to MSYSA. International Tournament Hosting Application submissions (File #3 in Dropbox) must be approved by MSYSA before sending to USSF. For MSYSA approval, email USSF application(s) to Ryan Theisen. MSYSA will return approved submission to Tournament Director, who is then responsible for subsequent submission to USSF for final approval.
POST TOURNAMENT REPORT DOCUMENTS:
Post Tournament Report l Injury Tracking Log | Tournament Yellow and Red Card Report | Tournament Champions Report
TOURNAMENT ONLY TEAMS: Click here for information and submission instructions.