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 offers traveling teams at U10 – U14 in the fall season. High school soccer is offered for ages U15 and up. 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 changing uniforms to a Nike kit. ALL players will need to purchase a new uniform.
Travel soccer evaluations for the Spring / Summer 2019 season was originally scheduled for July 30-31, 2018 and has now been postponed until Winter 2019.
In prior years there has been confusion around our travel evaluation and registration dates and we are hoping the following revised schedule will help alleviate that:
The NSA offers traveling teams at U11 - 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.
Summer traveling fees:
U11 & U12 $360
U13 & Up $395
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:
The MYSA is changing how age groups are defined for competitive play beginning Fall 2016 season. Click on link below for details.