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Minnesota Futures League

Overview

Our Minnesota Futures League is specifically designed for 11U-12U players transitioning from 9v9 to 11v11. The ultimate goal of Futures is to prepare clubs and players for to compete in USYS National League's Midwest Conference and National Championship Series.

USYS National League Pathway
Starting Fall 2021, USYS National League Conferences will allow 13U teams to participate. Teams interested in competing in the Midwest Conference of the National League must at least participate in Futures in the spring.

Structure
Clubs identify age eligible player pools and have flexibility in how they challenge and develop their players. Rosters are fluid and can change the day of competition (if players meet the age requirement). Futures clubs are expected to train throughout the winter. 

Schedule
Club Directors will meet quarterly to create game schedules for fall and spring. 

2019-2020 Futures Teams
The following clubs participated in Futures last year: 

Boreal FC (North Metro/Three Rivers)

MN Rush

Eagan Wave

North Oaks

Keliix-Intra

Salvo Soccer Club

Manitou FC (White Bear Lake)

 St. Croix Academy

MapleBrook/MN Eclipse

Waconia

Minneapolis United 

Wright County

Futures Application Process

Clubs must apply using the online application form. Depending upon numbers, clubs may be accepted to participate in just Spring 2021, but preference will be given to clubs that want to participate in fall and spring seasons.

To be accepted into the Futures League, clubs must demonstrate that they have:

  • Curriculum in the development age (11U-12U)
  • Access to quality facilities
  • A qualified coaching staff
  • A pool of boys and girls at 11U and 12U (at least 22 players in each age group and gender)

Club Directors or delegates are required to attend quarterly meetings. Contact StacyDally@MNYouthSoccer.org with any questions.

Helpful Links

Application

Apply for 2020-2021 Futures League

View form here

2019–20 Minnesota Futures League Game Protocols

The following is a guide and expectations of each club participating in the 2019 Fall Minnesota schedule

Coach Conference (48 to 72 Hours prior to match)

Team directors are encouraged to call or email and discuss levels of rosters, and game needs. Visiting team to initiate contact.

Uniform Planning

  • Home teams and visiting teams are designated via schedule.
  • Home teams wear light or white jerseys
  • Home teams should wear, if they own, lighter or white socks
  • Visiting teams wear dark jerseys
  • Visiting teams should wear, if they own, darker or solid-colored socks

Teams should always bring all uniform sets. In the case of a conflict, MYSA rules apply.

Match Day: Pre-Game

  • Field inspection (both teams)
  • Pre-game team introductions (Staff to Staff)
  • The Check-in (Referees) inspection:
  • Check-in by the Referee crew
  • Home team players/coaches should be checked first
  • No need for Passes or Rosters
  • Home team should provide the referees with three game balls. MYSA 9v9 12U rules apply.
  • Request referees use international walk out and teams handshake (sincere)

During the Game

Professional Coaching Standards!

After the Game

  • Handshakes between teams
  • Coaches or managers should report the score in the MYSA Affinity platform

Post-Game Coach Conference

Home team to email or call from offsite