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.
SPRING 2020 REGISTRATION
9U & 10U: $350/team
11U & 12U: $450/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.
TEAM PLACEMENT GUIDELINES
MYSA recommends the following guidelines when determining to enter teams in either Black or Blue League:
*Exceptions can be made but clubs/teams consult MYSA first
SPRING 2020 SCHEDULE
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.
*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.
SUMMER STATE JAMBOREE AND CHAMPIONSHIPS
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.
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.