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 registration deadline is Tuesday August 6th. This is a strict deadline due to needing time to form teams and submit them to the MYSA by our deadline.
The NSA offers traveling teams at U10 – U14 in the fall season. High school soccer is offered for ages U15 and up. *Note* - the middle school does not offer soccer for 6th graders.
The age groups bump up in the fall and continues to the next summer. Below are the current age groups for this fall season:
U10 = 2010
U11 = 2009
U12 = 2008
U13 = 2007
U14 = 2006
Game play begins early September and ends mid-October. Typically six games are played on weekends over a five week time frame.Qualifying teams will participate in the Fall State Championship. Practices are dictated by coaches. Coaches do take into consideration that kids are back at school.
Fall traveling fees:
Does NOT include uniform costs. The Association is using a Nike kit for our current uniform. ALL players will need to purchase a Nike uniform if you don't already own one before the fall season begins. Uniforms will be ordered online from Soccer.com
The NSA offers traveling teams at U10 - U19 for both Boys and Girls, at various levels of play appropriate for each particular age group. Game play begins early May and continues until sometime in July, depending on how far the team advances in Qualifiers and the State Tournament. Teams play 10 - 12 games per season on a Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs schedule. Typically teams will practice 2 - 3 times per week, beginning in April, weather permitting.
2019 Summer traveling fees:
U11, U11 & U12 $370
U13 & Up $405
During registration you will have the option to pay in full or in 3 installments. Installments are due:
1/3rd at the time of registration
1/3rd on January 31st
1/3rd on March 31st.
We are in the process of switching to a Nike uniform kit. If your player didn't purchase a new kit in the fall of 2018, you will need to purchase one for the season. Fees do not include uniform costs.
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||# on Field||Format||Game Time|
|U11 - U12||10 - 16||9||9 v 9||2 x 30 minutes|
|U13 - U14||11 - 18||11||11 v 11||2 x 35 minutes|
|U15||11 - 18||11||11 v 11||2 x 40 minutes|
|U16||11 - 18||11||11 v 11||2 x 40 minutes|
|U17 - U19||11 - 18||11||11 v 11||2 x 45 minutes|
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:
Please see the table below for age groups defined by the MYSA. The soccer year starts in the fall. Please follow the 2019-2020 chart. For example: if you were born in 2006, starting in Fall 2019 you would be eligible for the U14 team.