The NSA Traveling Program is part of the MYSA Competitive program. Half the games are played in Northfield and half are played in Southern Minnesota communities such as Mankato, Owatonna, Rochester, Albert Lea, and/or South Metro communities in the Twin Cities. The Traveling program provides opportunities for players to learn advanced soccer concepts and skills as well as teamwork, self-discipline, honesty, and self-confidence.
The NSA fields traveling teams at U9 - U18 for both Boys and Girls, at various levels of play appropriate for each particular age group. Teams are typically announced early March, with practices beginning as soon as fields allow. Game play begins early May with teams playing 10 - 12 games per season on a Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs schedule. Typically teams will play 1 -2 games with 2 - 3 practices per week until early July. Following is the link to MYSA and information on playing nights:
MYSA provides multiple levels of play, with Classic 1 being the most competitive and Classic 3 the least and Classic 2 in between.
- Teams at U13 and under are self-selected. That means we as an MYSA member can choose to form such a team at our discretion.
- U14 and above must be promoted. Following is the excerpt from the MYSA rules, section 4 page 24.
a. Classic 2 and Classic 3 teams that place first in their leagues are automatically promoted.
b. Classic 2 and Classic 3 teams that score 75 percent or higher of the total number of points possible for their league are automatically promoted.
c. Classic 2 and Classic 3 teams that win the Summer State Tournament are automatically promoted.
a. The last place team in each Classic 1 or Classic 2 league is automatically relegated. If two or more teams tie in points for last place they will all be relegated. The only exception will be if the last place team(s) earn 40 percent or more of the total points for their league; in this case, no team from this league will be relegated.
b. Classic 1 and Classic 2 teams that score 25 percent or lower of the total number of points possible for their league are automatically relegated. “
|Age||Roster Size||Over Roster||# on Field||Min # on Field||Field Size|
|U9||8 - 12||1||6||4||40x50 yards|
|U10||8 - 12||1||6||4||40x50 yards|
|U11||10 - 14||2||8||6||60x70 yards|
|U12||10 - 14||2||8||6||60x70 yards|
|U13 - U15||11 - 18||2||11||7||70x120 yards|
|U16 - U19||11 - 22||No over roster, max 18 check in per game||11||7||70x120 yards|
How are NSA teams formed?
The NSA is a member of MYSA, and as such abides by its policies.
Age/ Gender Rules:
The grids on this page are from the MYSA Policy and Rules Manual.
Birth Year Cut-off Dates per MYSA Rules:
|Fall 2012-Summer 2013|
|U7||8-1-05 to 7-31-06|
|U8||8-1-04 to 7-31-05|
|U9||8-1-03 to 7-31-04|
|U10||8-1-02 to 7-31-03|
|U11||8-1-01 to 7-31-02|
|U12||8-1-00 to 7-31-01|
|U13||8-1-99 to 7-31-00|
|U14||8-1-98 to 7-31-99|
|U15||8-1-97 to 7-31-98|
|U16||8-1-96 to 7-31-97|
|U17||8-1-95 to 7-31-96|
|U18||8-1-94 to 7-31-95|
|U19||8-1-93 to 7-31-94|