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Competitve Director

Roberta Kruse
Phone: 612-790-6762
Email: mysacomp@mnyouthsoccer.org

Director of League Operations

Ranae Orr
Phone: 952-252-0225
Email: ranaeorr@mnyouthsoccer.org

MYSA Competitive Programs

Minnesota Youth Soccer runs statewide leagues in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin for U9 through U19 players based on the birth year guidelines set by US Youth Soccer. Minnesota Youth Soccer provides multiple levels of competitive play, with Premier being the most competitive division and Classic 3/Gold the least competitive. Within each competitive division, there may be one or more leagues. The availability of competitive divisions, number of leagues and assignment of teams to those leagues is determined each season by the Competitive Committee.

Summer Season: The summer season is for the U9–U19 age groups. Team placement for the U14 through U17 teams and the Premier league is based on promotion and relegation rules from the previous summer season. U9 through U13 and U18–U19 team placement is self-select. Team schedules are done through the MYSA office and consist of 10 to 12 competitive league games scheduled on specific nights based on age/gender/division according to the playing nights chart. The season is approximately ten weeks long, plus Post-League Play. Every team, league and district follows the same set of rules and qualifying criteria for Post-League Play.

Fall Season: The fall season is self-select for the U14 and under age groups and has no bearing on the team’s summer placement. Fall consists of five weekends of league play, playing a total of six league games with a season ending State Tournament played over a Saturday and Sunday. Teams qualify based on league standings and seeds allocated to their league.

Benefits: All competitive teams playing in the league follow the same rules as set forth by the membership. Minnesota Youth Soccer utilizes online scheduling, field directories, rescheduling, score reporting, referee feedback, contact information for teams within your league, electronic signup for Post-League Play. All registered participants, both players and adults, are provided with secondary medical insurance and the clubs are provided with field liability insurance. In addition, all adults that work with the players are required to complete and pass a background check each soccer year to ensure the kids safety through our Risk Management Program.

Requirements for Competitive League Play
(What to bring to a match for all League and Post-League Play)

  • Completed passes for players and adults (signed, photo attached and laminated front and back)
    CLICK HERE to see sample
  • Filled in Competitive Match Report for referee – CLICK HERE to see sample
  • Home team: addressed and stamped envelope for referee (league games only)
  • Medical release forms for players
  • Alternate jerseys
  • At least one Ejected Participant Report