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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 2020-2021 seasons will be $800 for all teams participating per season.
This fee is payable to USYS at time of registration and league rosters are not approved until full payment is received.
***Teams will have two payment options. They can pay by credit card online or they can mail in a paper check to the National Office. Teams that choose to pay with a credit card will be charged a processing fee, this processing fee will be 3.25% plus a $0.15 per application fee for a credit card payment. Credit cards will not be actually charged until a team is officially accepted, so they can have a club admin log back in to pay for all their clubs teams at once if needed. If they choose to mail in a paper check this will incur no additional fees and they will be provided with a payment form that must be included with their check when it is mailed.***


APPLICATION PROCEDURES – See links on the info section of this page
We are now officially open to accept team applications for the Fall 2020 season. See important Registration Dates listed below:

  • June 8 - Team Registration Begins for the 2020 Fall Season (14U through 19U)
  •  July 5 - Team Registration Closes for 2020 Fall Season (14U through 19U)
  • July 7 - State Assn. Deadline for Approving/Rejecting Teams for 2020 Fall Season

  •  July 16 - Selection Committee completes team assignments for 2020 Fall Season

Fall 2020 Application Window

As you know, we have switched over to the GotSport (formerly GotSoccer) platform for the Fall 2020 season.  Since GotSport is operates separately from GotSoccer, new accounts for each team will need to be created prior to registration. The team walk-through documents are available on the Midwest Conference website under the Team Information section will aide teams and clubs in the account creation and registration process, as well as sending in payments, updating team contact information, and other processes that may require assistance.

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

For more information on the league, visit https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/midwest-conference/ 


USYS Midwest Conference 2020/2021 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.


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 USYS Midwest Conference homepage.



2020/21 Midwest Conference Details



The 2020/21 USYS Midwest Conference Season Team Registration:


MYSA TEAMS 
REGISTER HERE



$800 for the 2020/21 Season

Fall 2020 Schedules, Scores & Standings

2019-2020 Midwest Conference Calendar

2019-2020 General Team Information Packet

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

Important_Dates

June 5 - Team Registration Begins for the 2020 Fall Season (14U through 19U)
July 5 - Team Registration Closes for 2020 Fall Season (14U through 19U)
July 7 - State Assn. Deadline for Approving/Rejecting Teams for 2020 Fall Season
July 16 - Selection Committee completes team assignments for 2020 Fall Season
July 30 - Premier I and II Mandatory Scheduling. Location/Process TBD (14U through 19U)*
July 31 - First Divisions Mandatory Scheduling. Location/Process TBD (14U through 19U)*
July 24 - Team Registration Begins for 2021 Spring Season (15U through 19U)
August 1 - 2020 Fall Season Begins
August 28 - Team Registration Closes for 2021 Spring Season (15U through 19U)
October 12 - Team Registration Begins for 2021 Spring Season (13U & 14U)
October 24 - Roster Freeze Deadline for the 2020 Fall Season
November 8 - 2020 Fall Season - Last day of scheduled games for ALL 14U teams
November 9 - Team Registration Closes for 2021 Spring Season (13U & 14U)
November 22 - 2020 Fall Season - Last day of scheduled games for ALL 15U-19U teams
*Final decisions on scheduling meeting locations/processes TBD based on Covid-19 guidelines
(All dates are subject to change)



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


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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 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.

 

 

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