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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

USA Soccer Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Notice of Annual General Meeting - 2020 - Motafrenz Car Club Inc.Held: May 23rd, 2021, 7 pm (online)

Elected Positions:  V.P Senior Boys, Les Moore

                            Secretary, Mike Connell

                           President, Paul VanSteenbergen

 USA SOCCER BYLAW CHANGES – APPROVED

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS SCHEDULES

Click here for an electronic copy of the 2020-2021 Game Report* 

 

      The United Soccer Association will be awarding the USA Soccer Grant (formerly known as the Joan Judd Grant) for the thirty first consecutive year, in the Spring of 2021. In the past 31 years, 667 grants totaling $404,750 have been awarded to high school Seniors. The purpose of these grants are to recognize outstanding young women and men of the community, who are USA league soccer players and who have plans to continue their education beyond high school. This year, the USA Executive Board is authorized to offer 4 grants (1 at $3000, 1 at $2000 and 2 at $1000) for those students who meet eligibility requirements.

Applications are now closed.  Winners will be notified by 6/1/2021.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

CONGRATULATIONS TO JACKIE MONTES! FORMER WINTER HAVEN YOUTH SOCCER PLAYER

                              

OUTSTANDING FORFEIT FINES

                        Below is the list of outstanding forfeit fines from the 2020-2021 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. 
TBA 

             

************************************************************************************************************                     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.