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Minnesota Black & Blue Leagues

OVERVIEW
Minnesota Black and Blue Leagues are intended for 9U-19U multi-sport or seasonal-committed athletes.  

Black is the higher level league compared to the Blue League. Each season clubs choose which league to enter their teams as there is no promotion/relegation or roster continuity rules in either league.

STRUCTURE
Teams will be placed in brackets within their chosen Black or Blue league based on their geographic location. Teams will get a schedule and have the ability to reschedule any games.

REGIONS
Black and Blue teams are "traveling soccer" teams that are expected to travel for games. Leagues will be organized by regions to help keep travel time to a reasonable amount. The regions consist of Central, South, Arrowhead, Prairie, Metro, Wisconsin District 9 and Independent regions.

TEAM CONTACT INFORMATION
Each team is responsible for providing accurate contact information to MYSA. Only listed team contacts and club officials may communicate with MYSA regarding team, league, and game issues. 


Fall 2022

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

August 2: Team registration opens
August 8: Team registration deadline at 11:59 p.m.
August 9: Bracketing and scheduling begins
August 11: League Formation meetings via Zoom

August 16: League schedules published to clubs and teams; field and referee assigning begins; team-to-team rescheduling period begins
August 26: Team-to-team rescheduling period ends
August 31: Field assignments and game times locked at 11:59 p.m.

September 3: All league games may begin
September 10: First scheduled league games
October 15-16: Last play weekend - league or fall event


SCHEDULE

Fall season typically consists of 6  games to be played on weekends. Number of games is ultimately dependent on group size.

 Some teams may have a second game in any given week scheduled due to a holiday or blackout date.

During the “Team-to-team” rescheduling period, teams and clubs who agree, may reschedule games to any day of the season. Unforeseen circumstances may also have games rescheduled during the season.  While games are initially scheduled on weekends, the final game schedule may be played as teams and clubs need. Managers should refer to the Team Manager Manual for more details. 


Helpful Links

Fall Finals

Each fall, MYSA hosts a culminating tournament at the end of the fall league for 11U–15U Black & Blue teams.

9U and 10U teams will compete in a round-robin Festival.

Learn more

Summer Championships

Each summer, MYSA hosts the Summer State Championships for 11U-19U Black & Blue teams at the end of the season.

9U and 10U teams will compete in a round-robin Festival.

Learn more