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USYS Midwest Conference



The USYS 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 Midwest Conference Team Criteria For Acceptance (Updated April 2019)

Conference Fees for the 2019-2020 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 info section of this page

  • The Team Application period to participate in the 2019 Fall Season 14U (Boys and Girls), Developmental B15U and G15-19U will open on June 4th, 2019 and close on June 26, 2019.

  • The Team Application period to participate in the 2020 Spring Season B15U through B19U and Developmental G15U age groups will open on or around July 26, 2019 and close on August 30, 2019. 

  • The Team Application period to participate in the 2020 Spring Season 13U and 14U (boys and girls) age groups will open on or around Oct 14, 2019 and close on November 12, 2019. 

  • Be sure to refer to the Official USYS League Rules if you have any questions.
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For more information on the league, visit https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/midwest-conference/ 

USYS Midwest Conference 2019/2020 Acceptance Policy

Please fill out the MYSA Team Registration form completely, a link to the Midwest Conference Application will be sent out within 24 hours of submission or we will be in contact with any questions. You are not accepted into the Conference until all submissions are reviewed and approved by Missouri Youth Soccer and USYS Midwest Conference.

Participation in our Missouri State Cup has always been a required element of acceptance to gain entry into the 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 Midwest Conference 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 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 Midwest Conference, 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 Midwest Conference next year.



2019/20 Midwest Conference Details



The 2019/20 USYS Midwest Conference Season Team Registration:

- 2020 Spring Season (Boys 15U-19U & Girls 15U Dev.)
- 2020 Spring Season (
Boys & Girls 13U-14U) Closes Nov. 11th

MYSA TEAMS

REGISTER HERE


Pre-Qualified Teams (Fall 2019)
Pre-Qualified Teams (Spring 2020)


CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEES

Spring 2020 Schedules, Scores & Standings


Fall 2019 Division Schedules/Standings
 

2019-2020 Midwest Conference Calendar

2019-2020 General Team Information Packet

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

Missouri Youth Referee Assignors


If you are in need of referees for your Midwest Conference matches, please contact the assignor listed below:

FOR ALL GAMES PLAYED IN MISSOURI: 


William Brooks
Missouri Referee Assignor
[email protected]moyouthsoccer.org
 
314-616-8107


National League Video

USYS Leagues Info


ABOUT THE MIDWEST CONFERENCE

The Midwest Conference is one of 13 conferences that fall under the scope of the US Youth Soccer Leagues Program and operate at a multi-state level — providing high-level competition on a consistent basis at a targeted local level (Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota).

The Midwest Conference’s Premier I Division and Club vs. Club Division tiers offer its teams an opportunity to qualify for the following season’s National League. In addition to providing a pathway to qualifying for the National League, the Midwest Conference provides teams with a chance to advance to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships, which are held annually each summer. 

The US Youth Soccer Leagues Program provides annual league competitions at the multi-state and national tiers for the highest levels of boys and girls teams in US Youth Soccer.

The multi-state tier of competition is comprised of US Youth Soccer Conferences. The Conference structure debuted in the 2018-19 season, replacing what were previously known as the US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues.

The national tier of competition is the US Youth Soccer National League, which has served as the highest league competition in US Youth Soccer since 2007.

CLICK HERE to visit the Midwest Conference homepage.

NEW USYS LEAGUE FORMAT OVERVIEW

ABOUT THE NATIONAL LEAGUE

The US Youth Soccer National League operates as the highest level of competition in the US Youth Soccer Leagues Program and is for the nation's top teams in the 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U and 19U boys and girls age groups. The 14U through 18U divisions consist of up to 32 teams per gender age group, while the 19U age group features up to 16 teams for each gender. The National League offers additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches and offers the highest level of competition in the country as each team must earn their place in the league.

The top teams from each division advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship in the country. The four National League representatives will join the four Regional Champions in the 14U through 19U age groups to play for the National Championship. The top teams in each 14U through 18U division also secure a spot to return to National League play the following season.

The National League’s alumni have gone on to prove themselves at the collegiate and professional levels, with former players competing in NCAA Division I, II and III, Major League Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

There are three means to earning automatic qualification into the National League:

·        Regional Championship winners (or representatives to Nationals) from the previous season

·        Returning National League division top finishers from the previous season

·        Conference qualifiers from the previous season

Any unfilled slots become open and are filled through an application process.

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