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League America (Recreational Programming)

What is League America?

The goal of League America is to provide a platform of resources for recreational programs across the United States to:

  1. Receive coaching education experiences & coaching resources
  2. Provide enhanced quality of care for players
  3. Improve culture and foster a joy for the game
  4. Celebrate diversity & fair play


  1. Player Drop-Out
    Providing a safe, fun, and effective training environment can keep the love of the game alive for players.
  2. Benefits of Sport
    Physical, psychological, cognitive, and both inter- and intra-personal skill development are all areas in which recreational coaches can grow.
  3. Access to Education
    Coaching education is expensive and time consuming. Making coaching education accessible allows coaches to best serve players. Education allows coaches to teach players at the appropriate levels. 
  4. Membership 
    Inclusive environments allow for a shared sense of support and integration for bringing about positive changes in the game.



There is no additional cost beyond the costs associated with being a Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) member! 
MYSA has received grant funding through our national governing body, US Youth Soccer, to off-set the costs of implementation so that we may offer these resources to our recreational members for FREE!

League America Resources

League America Member Requirements:

  • Be a current MYSA Member Organization that registers all persons with MYSA (all players and coaches no matter the level)
  • Coaches in League America must attend an In-Person Coaching Session organized in conjunction with MYSA.
  • All coaches must complete MYSA's Risk Management/Registration requirements. 
  • Member Associations must agree to distribute and promote a MYSA developed training plan to their coaches.
  • Rules of competition must be reviewed and approved by MYSA staff before the start of the season/session. 


Players that play in a League America affiliated Recreational League will wear the League America crest on their sleeves as a badge of honor. This forms a sense of belonging to something bigger for both players and coaches.

How to Sign Up Your League

Contact Brad Gieske to set up a Zoom and/or meeting!

Brad Gieske

Brad Gieske

League America Manager - Recreational Outreach

Phone: 6363549573

Fall 2022 League America - Missouri Affiliates