Beginning in the Fall of 2018, the new US Youth Soccer National Leagues Program will commence. It will feature a network of geographic conferences (formerly known as Regional Leagues) which link into the highly successful national tier of the National League Program and the National Championship Series.
For the 2018-2019 seasonal year, the National League Program will feature two tiers of competition (outlined below). More information about either can be found at the US Youth Soccer website.
- The National Tier - called the US Youth Soccer National League
The Multi-State Tier - called the US Youth Soccer National League [Geographic Area] Conference
Teams from Michigan who are accepted for participation in the multi-state tier (the geographic conferences) may have the option of selecting one of two tiers in which to play:
- The Great Lakes Conference
- The Midwest Conference - U15-U19 Girls MUST play in the Midwest Conference
Conference preference is indicated at the time of application
Teams interested in the National League (national tier) must submit their application and fees directly to US Youth Soccer. More information is available here.
Teams interested in the National League Great Lakes or Midwest Conferences will submit two (2) applications. One is the MSYSA/GotSoccer application and one is the US Youth Soccer application. Both application and fees must be submitted by the deadlines listed in the MSYSA Calendar for National League (below). Scroll down below for links to the applications.
Teams who apply for the National League Great Lakes or Midwest Conferences but are not endorsed by MSYSA will receive a partial refund of their fees (amount paid - $100 admin fees). Teams who apply, are endorsed, but later withdraw will not receive a refund of any kind.
US Youth Soccer sets the program fees for both tiers of the National Leagues Program.
National League (national tier) program fees*:
U14 & U15 Teams - $2,800 per team
U16 - U19 Teams - $3,000 per team
*paid directly to US Youth Soccer
National League Great Lakes & Midwest Conferences program fees: $550 per team per season (paid directly to MSYSA, who then submits to US Youth Soccer)
In addition to US Youth Soccer program fees, teams participating in either the National Leagues Great Lakes or Midwest Conferences will owe $425 registration fees (paid directly to MSYSA)
Links & Documents:
National League (national tier) Application for 2018/2019
National League Great Lakes and Midwest Conference Application - Due by November 11, 2018 (U13 & U14, Boys & Girls)
MSYSA/GotSoccer Application for Participation in the Great Lakes & Midwest Conference - Due by November 11, 2018 (U13 & U14, Boys & Girls)
MSYSA Calendar for National League Great Lakes & Midwest Conferences - 2018/2019
MSYSA Endorsement Criteria (Point System) - 2018/2019
Explanation of DA, MSPSP, and MRL Relationship at U13 for 2018/2019
MSYSA Programming Changes Memo for 2016/2017
MSYSA Club Merger & Dissolution Policy
MSYSA Policy on Club Passcarding
MSYSA Policy on Roster Continuity
Instructions for Releasing or Transferring a Player