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Minnesota Black & Blue Leagues


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.

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.

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.

9U & 10U: $350/team 
11U & 12U: $450/team
13U-19U: $500/team

If teams cannot be placed in a reasonable bracket due to geographic or play level reasons, MYSA will refund $200 of their team fees and still provide player passes for them so they can participate in other events.

MYSA recommends the following guidelines when determining to enter teams in either Black or Blue League:

  • The first or only teams at each age group should enter the Black League*
  • Second teams (not as skilled as first team) should enter the Blue League*
  • Clubs must consult with MYSA if they want to enter more than 2 teams in an age group so we can ensure proper placement of each team
  • 10U Black level is designed for the most experienced and capable 9U and 10U players
    • Stronger 9U players should be placed on 10U Black or Blue teams
    • At 9U, only Blue level is available so clubs should create equally competitive teams
  • MYSA has the final decision making authority in all matters related to team and league placement. 

*Exceptions can be made but clubs/teams consult MYSA first

January 4: Registration Open
March 8: Registration deadline
March 19: Initial schedules published | Field & referee assigning begins | Team-to-team rescheduling begins
April 2: Team-to-team rescheduling ends
April 9: Field & referee assigning ends | Schedules locked
May 3: Season begins
July 2: Season ends | Standings finalized

Fall season consists of six games to be played between Labor Day and mid-October, and summer season consists of 8-12 games to be played from May 3–July 2.

9U Blue* Monday Tuesday
10U Black Monday Tuesday
10U Blue* Thursday Wednesday
11U Black Wednesday Thursday
12U Black Thursday Wednesday
11U/12U Blue Monday Tuesday
13U Black Thursday Wednesday
14U Black Thursday Wednesday
13U/14U Blue Monday Tuesday
15U Black Wednesday Thursday
16U Black Thursday Wednesday
15U/16U Blue Monday Tuesday
17U Black Wednesday Thursday
17U/18U Blue Monday Tuesday
18U/19U Black Tuesday Monday

*If 9U Blue and 10U Blue are combined, the playing night will default to the 10U Blue playing nights

Starting Fall 2020, all Black and Blue teams can compete in Fall Finals at the end of the fall season.

All Black and Blue teams can compete in Summer State Championships at the end of the year. 9U and 10U teams will compete in a round-robin Jamboree with the goal that teams will play other teams they didn't see in league play. 11U-19U teams will be seeded based on league results and compete for a championship. 

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 Finals

Registration opens August 31 and closes October 2.

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Summer Championships

End of summer season tournament for all Black & Blue teams

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