The birth year determines which level your child will play. When updated the Registration Page should have that information.
Present registration costs for U6 and U8 are $50 each child, and U10 and up are $60 each child. Uniforms are $25 each child (but are good for the fall and spring season), which are required every fall for all players, and for players in the spring that did not play the previous fall or request to be taken off of the team in which they previously played. And late fees are $20 each after the late fee date.
We do have a scholarship available for only one season of the two season year - fall or spring. It is half the cost for that season. It does require a statement from you explaining why you need it and to be voted on by the MYSA board.
All players need a new uniform for the fall season. If players played the previous fall, then they do not need new uniforms for the spring, unless they are replacing lost or damaged uniforms or if they request to be taken off of a team in which they played the previous fall.
Typically, registration begins after the spring season, the late fee of $20 will be applied around July 15, and ends around the end of July or beginning of August. The coaches meeting is normally the week after registration ends. Players should start to hear from the coaches within a day or two after the coaches meeting. Games typically begin the weekend after Labor Day and run to the end of October.
Registration is open until February 28. The late fee of $20 will be applied on February 15. The coaches meeting is normally the week after registration ends. Players should start to hear from the coaches within a day or two after the coaches meeting. Games typically begin by mid-March and end early May.
U means Under, so U6 means Under 6-years old, and so on. The terminology has been changed recently to 6&U (6 and Under), 8&U, 10&U, 12&U, and 14&U due to the registration age change from the school year age to the birth year age.
All U6 and U8 games are at our home field at Anderson-Dean Park. U10 and up are travel teams and are determined by their coaches after attending centralized scheduling. Most away games for U10 and U12 are to Lincoln, Boyle, and Anderson Counties. In the past, there had been games in Winchester, Paris, and Owen County, but these are unlikely. U14 depends on where we can find other U14 teams to play. In the fall since 2016, our team joined with LYSA (Lexington) and played mostly in Lexington, as well as Versailles and Richmond.
If they are in the same age level, then yes. There have been some cases where there was an oversight and they have been placed on separate teams. If this happens, inform us and we will correct it.
Only family members that live in the same household can request to be on the same team. Otherwise, the answer is no.
No. The only request that can be made is to not be placed with a specific coach.
New players, those that move up to the next level, and those who request to be moved off of a team are placed in a pool, and the names are drawn at random and placed on teams. Returning players who are staying in the same league remain on the team in which they last played, unless specified that they wish to no longer play for the same team. There is no selection based on skill level. MYSA follows the KYSA (Kentucky Youth Soccer Association) rules on this matter. For further reading, please visit the KYSA webpage.
Practices are determined by the coaches at the coaches meeting. U6 and U8 game days are mostly on Mondays and Saturdays. U10 and up are determined by the coaches after they attend the centralized scheduling for the area.
No. All players must play in their age-appropriate league. The registration system automatically places each child in their appropriate levels according to their birth year.
Usually teams practice two times per week.
Shin guards are required for all practices and games. Cleated shoes are preferable, especially if play will be on wet, muddy or soft surfaces. Only soccer cleats are allowed in soccer (baseball, softball, or football cleats are not permitted unless the front spike is removed). For very young players, sneakers will do fine. Players should have their own size-appropriate balls and water bottles/drinks. Items can be found online through the US Youth Soccer Shop (www.usyouthsoccershop.com).
A ball (with their name on it), soccer shoes, shin guards, plenty of water, and a positive attitude.
Under-8s and younger play with a No. 3. Under-10 through Under-12 play with a No. 4. Players Under-14 though adult use a No. 5.
The FIFA Laws of the Game prohibit anything which is dangerous to a player or other players. Referees determine if an item can be worn without being dangerous. Jewelry (not even earrings with band-aids over them), religious medals, hard head bands, watches, and non-prescription glasses are prohibited. Casts are generally safe, as long as there is no metal and are not used as weapons. Medical tags may be worn if taped down and well secured. Prescription glasses are allowed, as long as they are being used.
Helmets are not included in the Laws of the Game under Players Equipment. Although the player wearing the headgear is protected, he may play in a physically more aggressive manner than others not protected, thereby becoming a danger to others. However, a player is allowed to wear concussion headwear, which is highly recommended if they have already suffered from a concussion.
Injuries to the teeth are so few that insurers do not require them. Many dentists however recommend them. Keep in mind that coaches want players to communicate with each other on the field.
Jackets are allowed if they are worn under the jersey with the hood tucked in. Gloves and soft head covers that are deemed safe by the referees are also allowed.
U-6 play 4v4, MYSA U-8 play 5v5, U-10 play 7v7, Under-12 play 9v9 and older teams play 11v11.
At the younger ages we place a priority on participation, learning the game, and playing as a team and deemphasize results.