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Life Time Sport Freedom Cup

MYSA and Life Time Sport Freedom Cup

The Freedom Cup is a uniquely progressive event from MYSA in partnership with Life Time Sport.

The Freedom Cup is a tournament that combines Freedom from the pressure of coaches and parents telling kids what to do and when to do it with Freedom for kids to play and creatively solve their own problems.

The Freedom Cup is played:

  • On World Class grass fields at Life Time Sport, Winter Park in Eden Prairie.
  • With coaches and parents observing from a distance
  • With adult center officials

Event Mission and Guidelines

In this unique event, clubs, spectators and coaches will be asked to let the kids play free from adult influence, free to make their own choices on the field instead of being told what to do throughout a game.

All coaches are asked to join parents, family and fans who can watch from a distance and keep all comments to themselves. Sincere applause welcome if applied to both teams and all players. No interaction with referees will be allowed.

This event requires all adults have patience and self-discipline not to say what they think, rather let the players play the game their way.

The Life Time Sport Freedom Cup will be played under MYSA Rules with modifications.

2019 Champions & Runners-Up

Age Gender Champion Runner-Up
11U Girls Keliix-Intra New Prague
12U Girls New Prague CC United
11U Boys Somali American
Youth Enrichment
Inver Grove Heights
12U Boys New Prague Shakopee



  • MYSA Boys & Girls teams ages 11U & 12U at the Classic 2 and Classic 3 levels
  • Limited to the first 16 teams who register (per flight)

Cost, Registration and Benefits

  • Cost $100 per team (limited registration)
  • Teams register through their MYSA Affinity Access
  • Awards at Semi-final Rounds


  • Single elimination games with finals, third-place or pool play games
  • 9v9 field and game length
  • MYSA Overtime rules
  • June 1–2: Semi-finals and Finals with Third Place at the new Life Time Sport Winter Park