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CANCELLATION or SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The 5th-6th grade schedule has officially changed for Sat Oct 31 - with this now being a regular scrimmage game for both teams starting at 9am.  Official schedule has been revised to reflect this change. 

UPDATED: October 23, 2020 

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MYSL F2020 Scrimmage Schedules

The F2020 scrimmage schedules are posted for all age-groups - see Recreational Soccer page for these schedules.

9/15/20 9pm: MYSL 5th-6th Grade & MYSL 7th-8th Grade SAT Sept 19 is changed from original posting.  5th-6th Grade Scrimmage is at 10:30am and 7th-8th Grade Scrimmage is at 9am on Sat Sept 19.  

Note: These schedules are subject to change and there will be schedule revisions over the course of the season.  Please stay updated with your latest schedule and any changes by periodically checking your game schedule on this website.

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MYSL 3v3 Play Offering in 2020 & Rules Posted

The MYSL is planning to offer combinations of 3v3 and 9v9 scrimmage play as part of the regular scheduling for our 5th-6th and 7th-8th grade age-groups for 2020 MYSL season.  Tentative plans are to alternative scrimmage schedules each weekend for each age-group between 3v3 and the 9v9 style of play.

Though we have had some of our players & parents exposed to 3v3 style of play in 3v3 Live Tourneys held in the past at Metropolis - 3v3 challenges players requiring more speed, considerable constant movement, and understanding of positioning required than "traditional" large size field play.  3v3 style of play offers not only an exciting mix of scrimmage play but also will develop individual skills and positioning related to other players like no other.  Concepts learned and applied at 3v3 - makes much better players when switching back to full-size field style of game play.

 

The official MYSL 3v3 game rules are posted and can be accessed on the "Referee" page (via the menu on the left)

 

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 MYSL F2020 REGISTRATION is Officially CLOSED

The Massac Youth Soccer League Fall 2020 registration period has closed with the passing of our August 22 deadline.  Thanks to all that have registered with us this fall.  If you happened to miss us this fall - we're sorry - mark your calendar that spring season registrations typically occur during the month of February. 

 

For those that registered with us:

Scrimmage based teams are being formulated and you'll hear from your coach once rosters are officially released to them.  We're anticipating that you should hear from your coach about your practice schedule - no later than Sunday Sept 13 9pm.   If you registered & are somehow not contacted by your coach by or before Sept 13, you can contact us via email at massacyouthsoccerleague@gmail.com or Christi, our Registrar at rsummers3@frontier.com

We look forward to fun season of playing soccer again!

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Massac Soccer Boosters Statement for Upcoming Fall Season 

As with all things, COVID has impacted nearly all aspects of life - which obviously includes youth soccer.  As before the pandemic, SAFETY remains the soccer board's first and foremost priority.   Safety of the players, spectators, coaches, and referees has and will remain a primary driver in all of our decisions. 

After much research & debate into various health impacts along with thorough review of Illinois Youth Soccer Association regulations & guidelines - we have decided to proceed to conduct a fall soccer season but stay within full compliance with these state rules. 

 

There will be modifications for this season so to be in compliance and we be allowed to have a season & get on the pitch again.  This includes how we form rec teams, no all-star travel teams, no tournaments of any sort including our end-of-season rec tourney, along with games becoming "scrimmages". 

This also includes being ready to shut down parts of the league if cases occur in order to maintain safety for all.  Things will be different - we know and we may all have to adapt and change things as we go.  We ask for your full cooperation, patience, and you do YOUR active part to help us keep everybody stay safe and be in compliance with the rules.  

 

We're eager to see the kids back on the green grass and playing soccer again - we know the kids are more than ready to get back at it again and play as Pele calls it, soccer the "beautiful game".

 

For more detail, here is the official board narrative on season guidelines:

 

 

For the latest Illinois Youth Soccer website containing state-wide youth soccer guidelines and regulations, go to:

www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org

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Some of GAME RULES will change starting in F2020

FIFA, the international governing body for all of soccer) has implemented several new rule changes that impacts the rules at all age levels of play.  This will also impact the rules that MYSL will play by.  Modifications to our local rules, based on US Youth Soccer recommendations, has also been implemented.

 

See this website's REFEREE page (from the menu on the left-hand side) for a brief upon the new rule changes impacting MYSL starting in F2020.  There also exists a full downloadable reference copy of the rules for each age-group at the bottom of the Referee page. 

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MYSL F2020 Scrimmage Schedules

The F2020 scrimmage schedules will be announced at a later date after registrations & team formations.  These will be viewable by going to the "Recreational Soccer" page via the menu on the left for the latest schedule release.

 

Note: These schedules are subject to change and there will be schedule revisions over the course of the season.  Please stay updated with your latest schedule and any changes by periodically checking your game schedule on this website.

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City National Bank (CNB) Super Soccer Classic Tournament 

Due to 2020 State of Illinois & Illinois Youth Soccer Association health regulations & restrictions against tournament play - the F2020 CNB Super Soccer Classic Tournament will be CANCELLED.  The Massac Soccer Boosters look forward to again host this Rec All-Star tournament in the fall of 2021.

 

Here is the story line about our first tourney held in Fall 2019 and the great day we had:   

Our 1st Annual CNB Super Soccer Classic was a fun day of soccer & successfully hosted by the Massac Soccer Boosters on Oct 19, 2019 in Metropolis.  Congratulations & thanks to all team participants from last fall. 

 

The CNB Super Soccer Classic is an one-day all-star recreational tournament for 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, & 7th-8th grade teams for surrounding area teams.  It is played during the fall seasons.  It is designed to have teams from "smaller-town" programs participate.  This so to provide opportunities to grow + encourage these particular area all-star program teams with possibly more comparative & equal competition.  The tournament is invitation-only and due to being an one-day event - number of teams per age-division is limited.

 

See "CNB Super Soccer Classic" page via the menu on the left for more information. 

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MYSL ALL-STAR Teams FALL Practice Schedule

In compliance with COVID regulations, the MYSL ALL-STARS are CANCELLED and will not be organized for F2020.  We will however provide practice & scrimmage opportunities through the MYSL recreational league format through the 8th grade.  We hope to again offer ALL-STAR play opportunities starting again in S2021 for 3rd thru 6th grade with the 7th-8th graders playing for Massac Junior High School. 

 

Here is the general all-star info from season's past:

MYSL 3rd-4th & 5th-6th grade ALL-STAR teams will tentatively have the following practice schedule EVERY MONDAY night through the season.  All practices are at Civitan Soccer Practice Fields.

 

TBA for 5th-6th Grade All-Stars

TBA for 3rd-4th Grade All-Stars

 

This practice schedule is subject to possible changes which include possible rain-outs.  Changes will be communicated directly to team parents through your designated parent assistant coach with the team.  The head coaches for these teams are former HS players and will lead practices & be game-day coaches. 

Head Coaching duties are currently will be jointly done for all teams.  

 

Good luck to our all-star travel teams!  

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NEXT BOARD SCHEDULED MEETING:

Monthly Board Meeting:  Sunday September TBD at 7pm @ Metropolis First Baptist

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Dick's Sporting Goods & MYSL a WINNING Combination! 

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Dick's Sporting Goods & MYSL has continued their relationship for 2020 with Dick's Sporting Goods sponsorship of MYSL Coupon Discount Weekend conducted March 7 & 8 at the Paducah store.

 

Dick's Sporting Goods sponsors the program with coaches equipment that is used throughout the year that continues to help reduce our league expenses - which in part allows us to keep our registration fees lower with our base recreational fees that haven't increased dating back to 2012!

 

Thanks Dick's Sporting Goods of Paducah for your support of youth sports but also of MYSL.

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