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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.

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USA Adds 9U Developmental Division for Upcoming Season

Click Here to View 9U Format

 

 

 

 

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. 1st class July 30th, 8 pm (online).
  3. Increase Referee Fees, for approx.$20/player, to attract and retain quality officials.
  4. Require coaches to be responsible for parent and spectator behavior. (FYSA rule)
  5. Continue the Referee Mentoring program; Senior Referees will provide hands on observation and training to younger referees.
  6. Continue the use of the Referee Assessment Report; tool to provide feedback and follow up.
  7. Continue to utilize central Referee Assignors, to ensure fair and objective officiating at all USA league games.

 

Send in your Team Applications

Age 15-19 – Senior applications due 7/1
Go to the Senior Application

Age 8-14 – Junior applications due 8/1
Go to the Junior Application

 

 

Click here to see how South Carolina is going to extreme measures

to address the Referee issue.

 

FYSA President Cup Champions

Congratulations to Cape Coral Cyclones u13G’s team and Manasota’s U15B’s team who recently won the FYSA President’s Cup championship. They will proudly represent the state of Florida, the USA soccer league and their respective clubs at the Region III Presidents Cup competition in Tulsa, Oklahoma next month.

Joan Judd Grant Winners


Ramius Stiehler

Chandler D. Hatcher
Lex Abel
Jake Jordan
Hailey Beyett

5 outstanding USA Soccer High School Seniors were honored at the Joan Judd luncheon on 6/4/17.

Mike Connell, Merritt Guthrie, USA Board Members and Greg Zak, USA Co-Administrator were on hand to present checks in the amount of $500 per player. A great afternoon was had by all.

Click to view ceremony pictures

Congratulations to our Re-elected Board Members

President
Paul Van Steenbergen

VP Senior Boys
Alan Langford

Secretary
Mark Butcher

Recent changes to the Tryout rules

You may hold tryouts on April 1st or after provided certain guidelines are met (e.g. all tryouts must be publicly posted and players remain bound to their existing club for the balance of the current seasonal year).

As the current rule reads, “A player may attend a publicly advertised tryout starting April 1st but would not be able to join that team/club until the end of the seasonal year(late May or early June)”.

FAQ about Tryouts

Q. Why the change in date?

A rule change was passed at the 2016 FYSA AGM to allow for tryouts to start earlier. All clubs state wide may now hold tryouts starting April 1st. Clubs will be able to run and hold open tryouts as they see fit as long as it’s within the FYSA provided guidelines.

View the guidelines