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The US Youth Soccer National League Midwest Conference is one of 13 Conferences under the US Youth Soccer National Leagues Program in the Multi-State Tier. The Midwest Conference consists of teams primarily from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. The top teams in the Conference will earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, as well as a chance to earn a coveted spot in the National Tier of the Leagues Program, the US Youth Soccer National League

NL Midwest Conference 2019/2020 Acceptance Policy

Participation in our Missouri State Cup has always been a required element of acceptance to gain entry into the NL Midwest Conference & the USYS National League. Historically we have worked to accommodate all teams requesting entry into the league even if they did not participate in our Cup. This season we placed 127 teams into the Midwest Conference, this well exceeds the number of slots that we are generally allotted based on past performance in NLMC and we have been lucky to have never denied a team entry.

Going forward we will need to require that any team that seeks admission to the NL Midwest Conference at age 14U and above to have participated in the Missouri State Cup the previous year so that we may use this competition to best rank the teams we are accepting. Any team that does NOT participate in Cup shall only gain entry into the Midwest Conference should a slot be available after all participating teams have been approved.

This, of course, does not guarantee acceptance into the NLMC, but by participating in State Cup, it offers us a better ability to evaluate teams in a direct comparison of play rather than trying to find like opponent matches that only show a portion of the picture. This should place all of our teams in the best chance for their success in the league and beyond.

With this information in mind, please make sure that you apply and remit payment for the 2019 Summer State Cup prior to April 1st so that you are eligible for NLMC next year.

Spring 2019 National League

The 2019 National League Season Team Registration:
- U15 through U18 - July 16 - August 8, 2018
- U13 and U14 - October 15 - November 11, 2018.



2018-2019 Midwest Conference Calendar

2018/2019 General Team Information Packet

Midwest Conference - League Manager
Marc Frankland - [email protected]

National League - Midwest Conference

The USYS National League – Midwest Conference (formerly MRL) features three tiers — Premier I, Premier II and First Divisions — to ensure the highest level of meaningful competition among the Midwest. The league provides an opportunity for the most competitive teams in the Midwest to play each other on a scheduled basis while also competing for placement in the prestigious US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, as well as automatic qualification into the highly-competitive US Youth Soccer National League.

Teams interested in competing must meet the MRL Team Criteria For Acceptance (Updated April 2019)

Conference Fees for the 2018-2019 seasons will be $750 for all teams participating per season.
This fee is payable to Missouri Youth Soccer Association and league rosters are not approved until full payment is received.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES – See links on the right of this page
• The Team Application period to participate in the 2018 Fall Season 14U (Boys and Girls), Developmental B15U and G15-19U will open on or around June 6, 2018, and close on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
• The Team Application period to participate in the 2019 Spring Season B15U through B19U and Developmental G15U age groups will open on or around July 16, 2018, and close on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
• The Team Application period to participate in the 2019 Spring Season 13U and 14U (boys and girls) age groups will open on or around Oct 15 and close on November 12.

Be sure to refer to the Official MRL Rules if you have any questions.

For more information on the league, visit 
You can also follow the league on Twitter at @MRLsoccer

Missouri Youth Referee Assignors

If you are in need of referees for your National League matches, please contact any of the following Missouri Referee Assignors.


Randy Masterson

[email protected]


St. Louis

Christine Francis

[email protected]


Kansas City

Shane Kennard

[email protected]



Rick Hess

[email protected]


Columbia, Jeff City,


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