What is the MSYSA Directors Academy? Read the Press Release...
The MSYSA Director’s Academy is a NEW statewide program for U11 and U12 (U13Y) teams who aspire to play at the highest level in US Youth Soccer (National League and/or Midwest Regional League). The Director's Academy focuses on player development through coaching education and roster flexibility. By participaring in the program, clubs commit to a higher standard of coaching education by attending coaching education events and submitting at least 12 weeks of training session plans per team.
Only sixteen teams per age/gender group will be accepted into the program. All sixteen teams will play against each other once in the 10 month playing season, and all teams are required to participate in a special end of the season tournament. Results from the Director's Academy and Director's Academy Cup will be used in determining which teams will advance to the Midwest Regional League at U13.
For more information about the Director's Academy, please read the rules, FAQs, and progression chart below.
Who: The top sixteen U11 and U12 (U13Y) boys and girls teams from across the state
When: Games are played mid-August through mid-June
Where: Games are self-scheduled by the teams involved, and may be played across the state
Cost: $895 ($445 is applied to the Director's Academy Cup team fees)
Application Deadline: 4:30pm on May 10, 2013
Application: Click here to download the application (Note: The application must be filled out by each club on behalf of any/all of their teams wishing to participate)
Director's Academy Links & Documents:
Director's Academy Rules - 2013/2014
Director's Academy League Affiliation Form - 2013/2014
Director's Academy FAQs
Progression Chart of U10-U13 teams in MSYSA Programs/Events