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Tournament Sanctioning

[Updated: 11/21/2016] 

Note: If any MYSA-sanctioned tournament has scheduling conflicts with an MYSA-sponsored event, the MYSA-sponsored event takes precedence. The MYSA-sanctioned tournament will be responsible for any rescheduling.

The Tournament Center

To find a Minnesota tournament, simply click on “Find a Tournament,” select “Minnesota” in the drop down box and click on “Search.” DO NOT use this site to apply for your MYSA Travel Request.

The Tournament Center will list all sanctioned tournaments in Minnesota, as well as those sanctioned in several other states within Region II. Tournament Directors will use this site to notify MYSA of its Intent to Host, for submitting sanctioning documents, submitting payment and more. This will make the sanctioning process easier and quicker for all MYSA clubs hosting tournaments. In addition, your information will be saved from year-to-year so you do not have to start from scratch each time.

Tournaments are sanctioned as International (may include foreign teams), National (may include USA teams not affiliated with MYSA) or MYSA-Only (include only teams affiliated with MYSA).


Tournament Directors

There are several important deadlines that need to be met for hosting tournaments in the calendar year for 2017. They are as follows:

10/10/2016 Mandatory identification of invitational tournaments due by 5:00 pm at the MYSA state office
(NO EXCEPTIONS).
10/27/2016 Mandatory Invitational Tournament/Festival/Jamboree Directors meeting 6:30–9:00 pm
at the MYSA office.
11/11/2016 International & National Invitational Tournament Sanction applications due by 5:00 pm
at the MYSA office (NO EXCEPTIONS).
12/02/2016 MYSA-only Invitational Tournament/Festival/Jamboree Sanctioning applications due by
5:00 pm at the MYSA office (NO EXCEPTIONS).
TBD All Indoor Tournament Sanctioning applications due by 5:00 pm at the MYSA state office
(NO EXCEPTIONS).

2016–2017 MYSA Tournament Sanctioning Fees

International - $500.00 (U.S. Soccer Federation fees also apply.)

National - $400.00

MYSA-only - $300.00

Festival/Jamboree - $125.00

Organizations must be in good standing with Minnesota Youth Soccer before they will be considered for sanctioning. Also, if you hosted a tournament, festival or jamboree in 2016, all of the post-tournament reports must be filed with the Minnesota Youth Soccer state office in a timely manner before you will be considered for 2017. This includes the referee report with the list of referees and the games they officiated. Questions may be directed to Norine Olson at 952-252-0228 or norineolson@mnyouthsoccer.org.

Post Tournament Report

In an effort to help automate the tournament reporting process, MYSA has created typeable pdfs that can be submitted electronically. The report has been broken down into four (4) parts:

Questions may be directed to Norine Olson at 952-252-0228 or norineolson@mnyouthsoccer.org.