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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

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

Update on status of season as of 7/3/2020:
Over the past couple of days, USA Soccer has received information regarding a number of clubs in the Tampa Bay area (approx 30 soccer complexes) and whether or not restrictions have been eased enough to allow games/scrimmages against other clubs.  IF the season started TODAY, 9 out of 30 locations would be able to host games.  We are making progress but still have some ways to go.   Therefore, at this time, we wish to report to our member clubs that we are closely monitoring the situation, but it is not likely we will be able to adhere to the posted calendar.   At this time, we are going to put the coaches meeting on hold.  We will keep the application link open and if your teams are ready to be registered, feel free to complete.  However, at this time, we will not process any  payments, until we have a more definitive direction.  We will continue to keep you apprised of the situation, as it develops.  Thank you for your understanding and please know that it is the goal of USA Soccer to get players back on the field, as soon as it is safe and logistically makes sense to do so.

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On 6/14/2020, the USA Soccer Board of Directors held it’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).  (This meeting was postponed from May, due to COVID-19)

Listed below is a summary of the meeting and what you can expect for the upcoming season.

  • The following officers were elected:

Herman “Coco” Arango – Treasurer
Juan De Brigard – VP Junior Boys
Allan Langford – VP Girls

  • There were no rule changes.   There was discussion on Player and Team Administration (Rule 204) and it is likely a proposed change will be recommended, to simplify this rule.
  • 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.
  • This year’s Coaches Meetings will be held online.   July date and meeting info to follow.
  • Despite the unknown effect of the COVID pandemic, there WILL be a Senior and Junior season.
  • Anticipated start date for the Senior season will be somewhere between August 15th and/or just after Labor Day.
  • Anticipated start date for the Junior season should be on schedule for mid-October.
  • Registration fees will remain the same.   $275/team 11’s-19’s; $200/team 8’s-10’s
  • # of games: To be determined; due to late start, it may not be possible to have 14 games for the senior season; will attempt to have at least 10, but this cannot be determined until we see how many teams register.
  • See calendar for application deadlines.
  • Now that the above decisions have been made, USA Soccer Admin will be working on the season calendar and will continue to update you, as timely as possible.

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

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES FROM FYSA 

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 
1499 9/28/19 U19 Boys Division 2 Forfeit by East Pasco CNEPY East Pasco YSL
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
3885 10/26/19 U12 Boys D3 North Forfeit by East Pasco CNCUS Citrus United
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
3288 11/10/19 U11 Girls Division 2 Forfeit by FSC Spirit CSFHFC Florida Hawks
             
3752 11/16/19 U14 Boys D3 Forfeit by Largo CSLAR Largo United 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
1533 1/11/20 U15 Boys Red-North Forfeit by FC Tampa CNFCT FC Tampa
2210 1/18/20 U10 Boys Serie A Forfeit by TSYSA Liverpool CNFSC Florida SC
1551 1/25/20 U15 Boys Red-North Forfeit by FC Tampa CNFCT FC Tampa
3302 1/26/20 U11 Girls Division 2 Forfeit by Fl Spirit CNFSC Florida SC
1569 1/26/20 U15 Boys Red-North Forfeit by FC Tampa Florida Celtic
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
1572 2/29/20 U15 Boys Red-North Forfeit by FC Tampa CNFCT FC Tampa
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
1278 3/7/20 U17 Boys Premier Forfeit by San Carlos CSLAR Largo United SC
1415 3/7/20 U18 Boys Premier Forfeit by Plant City Pinellas County United SC
1553 3/8/20 U15 Boys Red-North Forfeit by FC Tampa CSPPY Central Academy Youth Soccer Association

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  Click here for Junior & Senior Season FINAL Schedules                       

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.