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United Soccer Association

USA Soccer is one of the longest standing leagues in the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas.  We are primarily a scheduling body, but our ultimate goal is to provide a rich, organized playing experience for players, coaches and parents alike. We hold true to our ideals of fair, equitable play for all and thank you for being part of a soccer experience that shapes our youth.

Important Announcements

2018-2019 Season

 Click Here to view SENIOR SEASON and JUNIOR SEASON DRAFT SCHEDULES

Feel free to contact Sheri Doback or Greg Zak , Co-Admin Coordinator, should you have any questions. We look forward to another successful season!

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2nd Annual USA Soccer League College Showcase

United  Soccer  Association is proud to announce the 2nd annual  College Showcase to take place on Sunday, January 27, 2019, 8 am – 4 pm at FC Tampa Shimberg fields. 

This event is a FREE, invitation only showcase for 15u through 19u boys & girls who have aspirations of playing at the collegiate level.  Players MUST be registered with the USA League to be eligible. 

“We are excited to be able to showcase the league’s talent, to provide an opportunity for the kids to play in front of college coaches and continue to provide value to our member clubs.  This is another example of what sets the USA League apart from other leagues.”  says USA League President, Paul Van Steenbergen.

College coaches from all levels (NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA, NJCAA) will be in attendance to evaluate players.  College coaches to be announced on the USA League website, as they are confirmed.  The showcase will be structured to give players multiple opportunities to showcase themselves in a combination of small sided games (7v7) and full sided games (11v11).  Training gear, water and lunch will be provided courtesy of the United Soccer Association. 

Space is VERY limited (36 Boys & 36 Girls).  Academics, level of play and DOC/Coach recommendation will all play a part in the selection process.  For more information and to apply for this event, please CLICK HERE.  Application deadline is  November 10th, 2018, 5 pm.

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  United Soccer Association 2018 Grant Winners!

Every year, USA Soccer selects deserving high school seniors to receive a grant to further their college education, awarding over $400,000 over the years.  This year, it was decided to increase the amount of the award, but to limit the number selected, to add more value to the award.  Congratulations to all our recipients, who will be honored at an award reception on 5/20/18, 12:15 pm at Maggiano’s Westshore, Tampa.

Daniella Castrogiovanni – $2500

Alexis Campagna – $2500

Hannah Cardozo – $1000

Nathan Kotlyn – $1000

Congratulations to all on your outstanding achievements! 

 

 

 

Responding to the Referee Problem

In response to the growing issue of training and retaining quality referees, the USA Executive Board has taken a hard look at the reason for the referee shortage.  Referees have cited concern for personal safety; inappropriate player, parent and spectator conduct and lack of respect as some of reasons for the referee shortage.  The following measures will be implemented for the upcoming season:

  1. Require member clubs to host referee training courses (new or refresher) once every three years,  to increase the referee pool.
  2. USA will offer several online MANDATORY training sessions, to educate referees on USA Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and appropriate game day procedures.   
  3. Require coaches to be responsible for parent and spectator behavior. (FYSA rule)
  4. Continue the Referee Mentoring program; Senior Referees will provide hands on observation and training to younger referees.
  5. Continue the use of the Referee Assessment Report; tool to provide feedback and follow up.
  6. Continue to utilize central Referee Assignors, to ensure fair and objective officiating at all USA league games.