INTRODUCTION: MSYSA is aware that these are unprecedented times – both in youth soccer and in life. There is a lot of uncertainty, and while MSYSA cannot tell you when the pandemic will pass and what life will look like then, we can provide some answers on what clubs can and cannot do when it comes to forming their travel teams for the 2020-2021 seasonal year. In general, clubs and players/families should have the ability to connect with each other before entering into a year-long player registration contact. It is important that information such as club associated fees, calendar commitments, training location(s), games/travel distances, tournaments, coach qualifications/assignments, and how a player may ‘fit in’ be communicated by clubs and considered by families when selecting a club. In the absence of a physical tryout, this communication will likely be done virtually. It is our hope that this policy will assist clubs in knowing what types of communications are considered okay and which types of communications should be avoided.
GENERAL RESTRICTIONS: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person tryouts, player trainings, assessments, open practices, etc. are not sanctioned, approved, or insured. However, virtual tryouts, evaluations, assessments, and trainings that are under the supervision of a club staff member and a parent/guardian will be covered under MSYSA insurance. Organizations/Clubs are permitted to guarantee roster spots to EXISTING members of their club beginning June 1, 2020. Organizations/Clubs are permitted to guarantee roster spots to potential NEW players (not existing member of the club) beginning June 13, 2020.
Member Club Tryout Information
Below are links where you can find information on each clubs published tryouts: