US SOCCER MANDATES & US YOUTH SOCCER VOTE and AGE MATRIX
                                                    
 
To:  VYSA Member Club Officials
From:  Denise Edwards, President
Date: September 1, 2015
Subject:  US Soccer Mandates & US Youth Soccer Vote
 
 
Many of you may have seen the August 24th, both US Soccer and US Youth Soccer released announcements concerning mandates for the small-sided game and changing the age groups from 8/1 - 7/31 to the calendar year passed by the US Soccer Board of Directors. US Soccer is the governing body for the sport of soccer in the United States.  The mandates apply to national youth soccer organizations which are members of US Soccer to include US Youth Soccer, US Club Soccer, AYSO, and SAY to name the more familiar organizations.  Virginia Youth Soccer Assn. is a US Soccer and US Youth Soccer state association.  VYSA did not follow with a press release on August 24th, due to some ambiguity in the US Youth Soccer press release concerning the adoption of the calendar year mandate in 2016-2017.  The USYS Board of Directors had a board meeting on August 29 -30 in San Diego and we have waited to provide you with final information received today.
 
The US Youth Soccer board voted to implement the calendar year registration 2016-2017 year.  All state associations and their members are required to make the change.  The remaining US Soccer mandates will be enacted in 2017-2018.  At the US Youth Soccer AGM in late July, a straw poll vote was taken for implementing the birth year registration in 2016-17 and the result was 91% in favor.  The board of VYSA in August voted we would not vote any changes earlier than implemented by the national bodies.
 
Virginia Youth Soccer Assn. is one of the top four state associations in the country.  Virginia has always been a progressive state in adopting initiatives to further the development of the players and the game in the United States.  Virginia has always worked to assist our members. We will be holding district meetings around the state this seasonal year to address the many questions clubs and leagues have on the changes and provide guidance on how to handle it in your membership to include goals and fields size changes and the birth year registration.
 
US Soccer mandated the initiatives to further the development of the players in the US.  VYSA is looking forward to holding district meetings in the state to assist, discuss, and help our members through a successful transition. The district meetings will bring forth additional ideas from those in your local area that will assist everyone.  I am personally looking forward to meeting with you and a successful implementation.
 

US Youth Soccer New Age Chart Birth Year Matrix: 2016 


More Information

For the announcement regarding the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors approval of the implementation of U.S. Soccer mandates, click here 

For the August 24, 2015 US Youth Soccer Press release which includes US Soccer's press release, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

US SOCCER MANDATES & US YOUTH SOCCER VOTE and AGE MATRIX
                                                    
 
To:  VYSA Member Club Officials
From:  Denise Edwards, President
Date: September 1, 2015
Subject:  US Soccer Mandates & US Youth Soccer Vote
 
 
Many of you may have seen the August 24th, both US Soccer and US Youth Soccer released announcements concerning mandates for the small-sided game and changing the age groups from 8/1 - 7/31 to the calendar year passed by the US Soccer Board of Directors. US Soccer is the governing body for the sport of soccer in the United States.  The mandates apply to national youth soccer organizations which are members of US Soccer to include US Youth Soccer, US Club Soccer, AYSO, and SAY to name the more familiar organizations.  Virginia Youth Soccer Assn. is a US Soccer and US Youth Soccer state association.  VYSA did not follow with a press release on August 24th, due to some ambiguity in the US Youth Soccer press release concerning the adoption of the calendar year mandate in 2016-2017.  The USYS Board of Directors had a board meeting on August 29 -30 in San Diego and we have waited to provide you with final information received today.
 
The US Youth Soccer board voted to implement the calendar year registration 2016-2017 year.  All state associations and their members are required to make the change.  The remaining US Soccer mandates will be enacted in 2017-2018.  At the US Youth Soccer AGM in late July, a straw poll vote was taken for implementing the birth year registration in 2016-17 and the result was 91% in favor.  The board of VYSA in August voted we would not vote any changes earlier than implemented by the national bodies.
 
Virginia Youth Soccer Assn. is one of the top four state associations in the country.  Virginia has always been a progressive state in adopting initiatives to further the development of the players and the game in the United States.  Virginia has always worked to assist our members. We will be holding district meetings around the state this seasonal year to address the many questions clubs and leagues have on the changes and provide guidance on how to handle it in your membership to include goals and fields size changes and the birth year registration.
 
US Soccer mandated the initiatives to further the development of the players in the US.  VYSA is looking forward to holding district meetings in the state to assist, discuss, and help our members through a successful transition. The district meetings will bring forth additional ideas from those in your local area that will assist everyone.  I am personally looking forward to meeting with you and a successful implementation.
 

US Youth Soccer New Age Chart Birth Year Matrix: 2016 


More Information

For the announcement regarding the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors approval of the implementation of U.S. Soccer mandates, click here 

For the August 24, 2015 US Youth Soccer Press release which includes US Soccer's press release, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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VYSA NAMES INARIA INTERNATIONAL OFFICIAL APPAREL SPONSOR OF VYSA &VSTC

 

 

For Immediate Release

VYSA NAMES INARIA INTERNATIONAL AS OFFICIAL APPAREL SPONSOR OF VYSA AND THE VIRGINIA SOCCER TRAINING CENTER

Spotsylvania County, Va. August 17, 2015

The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) announced today that they have entered into a multi-year partnership with INARIA, the Toronto-based soccer apparel and equipment manufacturer. The partnership provides INARIA with sponsorship assets and category exclusive status in the uniform and soccer apparel category. INARIA will provide VYSA uniforms and coaching gear for VYSA’s ODP and Academy Programs as well as a discount on premium INARIA uniforms, gear and equipment for VYSA member clubs and leagues. INARIA products will be worn exclusively by the VYSA State Coaching Staff as well as ODP and Academy players. INARIA will also become a sponsor of VYSA’s Virginia ODP Friendlies and the Virginia Soccer Training Center.  

VYSA President Denise Edwards commented: “We are pleased to partner with INARIA to help showcase their exceptional product line to our 175,000 members. The INARIA brand will be featured nationally and internationally by our industry-recognized ODP program and through the leadership of VYSA.”

INARIA General Manager Saverio Michielli added: “We’re excited to partner with such a premier youth organization like the Virginia Youth Soccer Association.  It’s an expansive program with a wide-variety of age groups and needs, and we’re proud to be able to service each team with our premium product, apparel and gear.  We look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”

About the Virginia Youth Soccer Association: ">The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) www.vysa.com is a member of the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer representing over 170,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in the Commonwealth of Virginia and DC. VYSA oversees programs including the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the National Championship Series (State Cup), the VYSA Academy Program, Coaching Education and more.

About the Virginia Soccer Training Center: The Virginia Soccer Training Center (VSTC) www.vysatc.com is owned and operated by VYSA and is one of the finest soccer training facilities on the East Coast. Situated on 50 acres of former farmland in Spotsylvania County half way between Washington, DC and Richmond, the facility boasts nine FIFA regulation fields including a small stadium. The facility will be the future home of VYSA’s State offices and indoor training facility.

About INARIA

INARIA designs and manufactures a full-line of team sports and active apparel, including pro-style jerseys, practice jerseys, socks, warm-up suits and training apparel. The company offers full finishing, embellishment and unique customization services at its Canadian headquarters. By providing superior quality, value and quick turnaround time, the company’s goal is to continue to develop strong relationships with its customers and loyal sports enthusiasts. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of INARIA, is a publically-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names. Performance Sports Group is a member of the Russell 2000 and 3000 Indexes, as well as the S&P/Toronto Stock Exchange Composite Index. For more information about INARIA, visit the company’s website at www.inariausa.com.

 

VYSA NAMES THS OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT HOUSING SERVICES PROVIDER

                                           

For Immediate Release

VYSA NAMES THS (TOURNAMENT HOUSING SERVICES) AS OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT HOUSING SERVICES PROVIDER TO VYSA AND THE VIRGINIA SOCCER TRAINING CENTER

Spotsylvania County, Va. August 4th, 2015

The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) announced today that they have entered into a multi-year partnership with THS, the Flemington, NJ based leader in youth sports tournament/event housing services. The partnership provides THS with sponsorship assets and category exclusive status in the housing services area. THS will provide VYSA with housing services for all VYSA sponsored events including the prestigious annual ODP Friendlies, State Cup Champions Format Weekends, State Cup Semi-Finals and Finals, Coaching Education courses and other VYSA sponsored events.

VYSA President Denise Edwards commented “We are pleased to partner with an industry leader in the youth sports event housing space like THS. We can now be confident that teams, coaches and other participants in VYSA events will have their housing requirements met with professionalism and total satisfaction”.

THS President Tom Berkman added “We not only pride ourselves on the professionalism and services we provide to our clients, but also on our clients being among the top sports organizations in the country. VYSA certainly represents the top tier in the youth soccer world, and we look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership between us.”

About the Virginia Soccer Training Center: The Virginia Soccer Training Center (VSTC) www.vysatc.com is owned and operated by VYSA and is one of the finest soccer training facilities on the East Coast. Situated on 50 acres of former farmland in Spotsylvania County half way between Washington, DC and Richmond, the facility boasts nine FIFA regulation fields including a small stadium. The facility will be the future home of VYSA’s State offices and indoor training facility.

About the Virginia Youth Soccer Association: The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) www.vysa.com is a member of the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer representing over 170,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in the Commonwealth of Virginia and DC. VYSA oversees programs including the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the National Championship Series (State Cup), the VYSA Academy Program, Coaching Education and more.

About THS: Tournament Housing Services (THS) www.THSweb.com is a New Jersey based sports housing service specializing in amateur tournaments. Since its inception in 1998, THS has provided housing services to over 2,200 tournaments and competitions nationwide. THS provides clubs, teams and parents with a seamless reservation process using live inventory and cutting-edge propriety technology, with a company-wide passion for delivering the best housing experience.

 

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