Beginning in the Fall of 2018, the new US Youth Soccer Leagues Program will commence. It will feature the National League and a network of 13 geographic conferences. Michigan teams will play in either the Midwest Conference or Great Lakes Conference. It is expected that all girls teams will participate in the Midwest Conference. Boys teams may select a conference, but they will remain in that conference for subsequent seasons. Both the National League and the conferences have ties to the National Championship Series. For more information about how the Leagues program works, please read this US Youth Soccer Leagues Overview or go to https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/leagues/.
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 (Point System) below for how endorsement decisions are made.
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. US Youth Soccer League Conferences Application
Both applications and program fees must be submitted by the deadlines listed below. These deadlines may vary slightly from the US Youth Soccer deadlines, so please review carefully.
Fees (Per Team):
$550 (per season) program fees - due at the time of application
$425 team registration fees - due at the time of team registration
All fees are paid directly to MSYSA, who then forwards on the $550 per team per season fees to US Youth Soccer.
Teams who apply for one of the League Conferences but who are not endorsed by MSYSA will receive a partial refund of their program fees (amount paid - $100 admin fees). Teams who apply, are endorsed, but later withdraw will not receive a refund of any kind.
Links & Documents:
US Youth Soccer League Conferences Application - Due June 26 (U14G - U19G, U14B)
US Youth Soccer League Conferences Application - Due August 30 (U15B - U19B, U15G)
US Youth Soccer League Conferences Application - Due November 11 (U13 - U14, B&G)
MSYSA/GotSoccer Application - Due August 30 (U15B - U19B)
Great Lakes Conference Overview - 2019/2020
Midwest Conference Overview - 2019/2020
Great Lakes Conference Calendar - 2019/2020
Midwest Conference Calendar - 2019/2020
MSYSA Endorsement Criteria (Point System) - 2019/2020
Explanation of DA, MSPSP, and MRL Relationship at U13 for 2018/2019
MSYSA Club Merger & Dissolution Policy
MSYSA Policy on Club Passcarding
MSYSA Policy on Roster Continuity
Instructions for Releasing or Transferring a Player