US Youth Soccer (USYS) is the nation’s largest youth sports organization. Annually, USYS registers 3 million soccer players. They have 55 Member State Associations and 10,000 clubs. They sanction multiple levels of youth soccer, including National League Conferences, GA, and MLS Next.
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American Soccer has seen a huge increase in participation at the youth levels and with this there seems to be a new club popping up in every town in America. I often get asked by parents what is the difference in clubs and how do they know where their child fits in.
To accomplish this goal, STYSA provides various levels of play designed to fulfill the needsof players age 4 through 19 of various skill levels. Division IV – Recreational –10U and younger players. Children learn the basics of soccer through positive, fun training sessions that include short demonstrations and lots of participation. The primary goal of this play level is fun and the opportunity to play.
Levels of Play. Washington Youth Soccer oversees three levels of play, each with their own leagues throughout the state. Having these levels helps players of all skill levels find the right club and league for them. Check out our Find a Club feature, and you’ll see one of three tags describing the club’s level:
Each summer US Youth Soccer crowns a boys and girls national champion in each of its seven age divisions (13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U and 19U).
US Youth Soccer is a non-profit and educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through the sport of soccer.
Grade 3 indicates the referee's readiness to be considered for international service. Grade 5 and 6 Referees: The highest level of competition within a state (amateur leagues beyond youth) requires a Grade 5 or 6 where Grade 5 indicates the referee's readiness to be considered for national service.