The league is organized and operated under the direction & rules of the National Soccer Association for Youth (SAY).
1) How are players assigned to a team?
Players are assigned randomly by a blind draw in accordance with SAY rules.
2) Can my child be placed on a team with a neighbor or friend? What about for carpooling reasons?
No. By National SAY requirements, all players are assigned at random to ensure no intentional advantage to any one team. The only players that are assigned to teams are the son or daughter of the Coach, and the 1st Assistant Coach. At the leagues discretion and to facilitate the dispersal of sponsors, the child(ren) of a sponsor may be assigned to a team if requested in writing prior to the draft. Sponsors may not request a specific coach or pairing of children. Our carpooling criteria is the players’ home must be greater than 20 miles distance to the field location. This encompass players from the Wausaukee, Crivitz, Wallace, Stephenson, & Daggett areas.
3) Can I request a certain coach for my child?
No, again this might lead to an unfair team advantage. However, you may request NOT to have one specific coach if it is approved by the league President. The request must be made at the time of registration and in writing. A notification on the bottom of the players registration form will comply with this requirement.
4) Why do I need a birth certificate at registration?
First year players need their birth certificate to verify age.
5) How is age of my child determined?
Your child’s age is determined by age on July 31st. A child must be 4 by July 31 of the current year to be eligible for our youngest division (U6).
6) Can my son or daughter play in the next older age group (Play Up)?
We recommend against this but you may submit a request including the reason at the time of registration and in writing to the MMYSA President. It is subject to review & approval by the board.
7) Can I get the exact days my child will play?
Game days are Monday through Thursday with the following start times: U6 – 5:30, 6:15 Choose (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) U8 – 5:30, 6:30 (Boys – Monday/Wednesday & Girls – Tuesday/Thursday) U10 – 5:30, 6:45 (Boys – Monday/Wednesday & Girls – Tuesday/Thursday) U12-U19 – 5:30, 6:45 (U12 & U19 Monday/Wednesday; U15 Tuesday/Thursday). Your child’s coach will distribute practice/games schedules at their team parent meeting or first practice. Division schedules are also posted to our website or in sports connect. U6-U10 games begin after Memorial Day and go until Mid July; U12-U19 games begin after Memorial Day and go until the end of July (tournament last weekend in July).
8) What ball size is needed?
U6-U8 Ball Size 3; U10-U12 Ball Size 4; U15-U19 Ball Size 5
9) Jersey size and number?
When signing your child up you can select jersey size but not a jersey number.
10) What if I miss the registration dates?
Registration begins January 1 – February 28/29 of each year. Late registration sign-up is still available online. Please note that selection of replacements from the wait list is based on the age & gender opening, not the order of the wait list. Additional fees will be applied for late registrations.
10) When are soccer pictures delivered?
Soccer pictures are taken end of May and delivered after July 4th.
11) What if I have a complaint or protest?
We encourage feedback from our parents on issues they have or situations that have occurred. Formal complaints MUST be made in writing (email) and list the details (include date, division, field, game time) of the situation and who the involved parties were. Contact information for the organizations’ board is available on the web-site www.mmysa.org.
Depending on the persons involved and the nature of the complaint or concern, contact should be made to the following individuals:
- Applicable Division Representative
- Intro Division Coaches Coordinator (U6-U10) or Central Division Coaches Coordinator (U12-U19)
- League President
- Executive Board
Issues regarding referees should be directed to the Chief Referee or Board President. Please note that Judgment calls may not be protested. For example, no official protest may be made concerning the referee’s judgment as to:
- who committed the foul, or whether a foul was intentional or even committed;
- whether a goal was or was not scored;
- which team should be awarded the ball when the ball goes out of play over the goal-lines or the touch-lines;
- allowing or failing to allow an “advantage”, etc.
You may also contact SAY National for rule clarification.
12) How is “All Star” or “Traveling Team” selection performed?
MMYSA is not affiliated with any “All Star, Travel or Select Teams” or any other soccer groups or program in the community. Our only activity is operating a recreational soccer program, May thru July, for the registered participants.