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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

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS SENIOR SCHEDULES

Click here for an electronic copy of the 2020-2021 Game Report*                                *All game reports have been mailed, but if you have not yet received, print 3 copies/game.

REVISED Update for the Senior Season as of 8/20/2020

To all USA Soccer Member Clubs:

After sending out the format for the senior season on 8/17/20, the USA Board received a lot of feedback and recommendations regarding ways to improve the original proposal. Everything was considered and below are the revisions that were made:

  •  Clubs that have their fields still closed when we schedule, will play away games for the fall season.  If clubs re-open before schedule is finalized, we will adjust schedule, but once final, we will be locked into home and away designations.
  •  There will be a split season, 4 games in the Fall and 4 games in the Spring.

FALL SCHEDULE

  •  Games will be scheduled on 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3. Weather dates or reschedule dates will be on Sundays in September or on the following dates 10/4, 10/17 and 10/18, ONLY to complete the Fall portion of the season.

SPRING SCHEDULE

  • Games will be scheduled on 2/20, 2/27, 3/06, 3/13. Weather dates or reschedule dates will be on Sundays in Feb and March, 3/20, 3/27, ONLY to complete the Spring portion of the season.

  **Note: you will likely have games on Saturday with Sundays left for weather or  reschedules. So plan accordingly, however, you will only play one game per day. **

  •  Due to the shortened season, rescheduling of multiple matches will be very difficult outside of the reschedule dates above. If you choose to commit to the above dates, please ensure your team and parents are ready to  play.  While assessing fines is not something that we like to do, normal and usual forfeit and fining procedures,will be in affect to ensure the integrity of the schedule and the League.
  • Application fees will remain at $275/team.
  • Every attempt will be made to honor divisional placement requests, but could be affected by the number of teams in any age group, or division.

Junior Team Applications are due by 9/25/20.

As of now, the Junior season should proceed as normal, but will be subject to change, based on the current state of the virus and county and local guidelines.

Click here to apply:

        Link to  Team Application .

  •    The safety and health of each team’s participants, coaches and parents remains our priority.
  •    The locations selected will  adhere to all COVID screening protocols, social distancing and will
  •    encourage the use of masks, whenever possible.
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Housekeeping Items

Please check the USA website (usa-soccer.org) for any outstanding forfeit fines or submit proof of payment.   These must be cleared up, before you can register for the new season.

  • Junior Coaches Meeting will be held online on 9/26/20.   Meeting info to follow.
  • Anticipated start date for the Junior season will be 10/24/20.
  • Registration fees will remain the same.   $275/team 11’s-19’s; $200/team 8’s-10’s

There are still many “unknowns” by our members, due to the late start to the season and differences in how COVID-19 is being handled by the different counties and clubs.  Your patience is appreciated, as we navigate the new “normal”.   Working together, we anticipate that we will be able to offer our youth the opportunity to get “back on the fields”.  Please feel free to reach out to me, with any questions or concerns.

Sheri Doback, VP Admin

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TO: All FYSA Membership

FROM: FYSA Board of Directors & State Staff

May 22, 2020

On Friday, May 22 the FYSA Board of Directors discussed Governor Ron DeSantis’ announcement that all youth activities may resume immediately.  As such, FYSA has authorized that all soccer activities may resume on Monday, May 25, 2020 assuming compliance with all local government guidelines and restrictions. 

Linked below find guidelines to assist in your return to the field. FYSA strongly recommends these guidelines to be followed by all members. FYSA 20/21 tryouts may occur at any time while adhering to these guidelines.

https://www.fysa.com/assets/56/6/return_to_play_guidelines_v6.pdf

Finally, FYSA has developed the below linked waiver/hold harmless agreement which specifically addresses the Coronavirus. It is highly recommended that all clubs utilize this document before returning to participation. Beginning the Fall 2020 season, this document will be required for all registered FYSA members.

https://www.fysa.com/assets/56/6/fysa_hold_harmless_-_revised.pdf

Yours in youth soccer,

The Florida Youth Soccer Association
“United we Lead, Innovate and Inspire a lifelong passion for soccer.”

Congratulations to our USA Soccer Grant Winners!

Landon Graham Herzog   Auburndale $3,000
Peyten Hernandez     Lutz  (Rangers) $2,000
Jacob Wheaton     Haines City  (Winterhaven) $1,000
Christopher Miscannon   Venice $1,000

OUTSTANDING FORFEIT FINES

                        Below is the list of outstanding forfeit fines from the 2019-2020 season. 
Please remit proof of payment to usagamereports@gmail.com or pay the $250 fine via Paypal in order for your club to remain in good standing. You will not be allowed to register teams until these fines are paid in full.  Thank you.  
GAME # GAME DATE AGE GENDER DIVISION FORFEITING TEAM OPPOSING TEAM
             
1723 10/5/19 U19 Girls Premier Forfeit by FC Sarasota CSCCS Cape Coral SA
150 10/12/19 U17 Girls Division 2 Forfeit by Florida Coast Pinellas County United SC
1684 10/12/19 U19 Girls Premier Forfeit by Celtic FC CSCFL Celtic FC Florida
             
84 10/26/19 U15 Girls Division 2 Forfeit by TSYSA Liverpool CSCCS Cape Coral SA
4029 11/2/19 U13 Boys D3 North Forfeit by Florida Premier CNOLS Oldsmar SC
763 11/2/19 U16 Boys Division 2 Forfeit by FC Tampa CNRSA Lake Wales SC
             
3689 11/16/19 U14 Boys D2 North Forfeit by Oldsmar CNFCT FC Tampa
2192 12/15/19 U10 Boys Serie A Forfeit by TSYSA Liverpool CNFHS First Hernando YSC
2210 1/18/20 U10 Boys Serie A Forfeit by TSYSA Liverpool CNFSC Florida SC
            CNFSC Florida SC
1720 2/23/20 U19 Girls Premier Forfeit by Oldsmar CNAYS Auburndale Youth SC
3459 2/27/20 U12 Boys Premier Forfeit by Plant City West Florida Flames
2835 2/29/20 U14 Girls Division 2 Forfeit by Lee County Strikers Lee County Strikers
3095 3/7/20 U12 Girls Division 2 Forfeit by FC Sarasota TSYSA
51 3/7/20 U15 Girls Premier Forfeit by Oldsmar CSBRS Braden River SC
             
1415 3/7/20 U18 Boys Premier Forfeit by Plant City Pinellas County United SC

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  Click here for Junior & Senior Season FINAL Schedules 2019-2020 Season

************************************************************************************************************                     TESTIMONIAL

            We have never met.  But, I am writing to you and the members of the Board about the upcoming Senior Season. I first want to say that I discovered recently that I am approaching my 10th year coaching competitive soccer for the Manatee Magic. In each of those years,  I have coached a team in the USA league.  So, upon recognizing this anniversary of sorts, it caused me to reflect on my experiences. The overriding, relevant reflection for our discussion is that I wanted to let you know just how much I appreciate the USA league and the consistent manner that it has run over the years I have been involved.  As clubs and people naturally are always looking for the greener grass and the next great thing to pitch to parents, the USA league in my opinion consistently puts the kids/players and the clubs at the forefront of it’s mission.  Frankly, you provide a quality product and you provide a welcoming place for even  very small clubs such as ours, to develop players and teams. So, again thank you because although I  am sure there are many chaotic moments behind the curtains, for the most part, folks should have little to complain about. And it is likely that there are some hard working people around there who don’t hear this enough.
      With that background, I wanted to share my appreciation and that of our players and parents for your efforts at trying to get this season going. The fact that you  have stepped up and perhaps stepped out of the crowd to set a stated goal of playing the season has provided much needed positivity to the lives of the teenagers and group that I coach. I can see the excitement in their play during our limited training sessions. I am aware of the recent delay.  I think , most reasonable minds realize the challenges that will come from doing anything in 2020.  It is tough business and I know that the Board has to wrestle with all kinds of issues related to the pandemic. The positive side is that at least we play outside, it is usually warm,  the players are young and the parents have choices on whether they feel safe about their kids playing soccer. Accordingly and hopefully, that helps us ultimately get on the field. I do not write any of this with any political leaning or bent. it seems impossible to hold an opinion without an implication of some position other than the one stated.   I simply wanted you and the Board to know that we appreciate your efforts to have a season.We hope the other Clubs are able to get their fields open and we hope they are also supportive.  So far, our parents are universally supportive of getting on the field while at the same time doing our best to follow recommended procedures. I know we have discussed having two volunteer field Marshall’s per game to ask parents to respect distancing and to support the ever more difficult jobs of referees as  an example.   If there is anything that I  can do to help other than providing this offer of support, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Sincerely,

Brett Mcintosh,

Manatee Magic U17 B

Coach/ Manager

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.