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NSA Traveling

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.

2018 Fall Traveling Soccer

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.  

Traveling Soccer Evaluation Update

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:

  • IMPORTANTRegistration for the Fall 2018 travel season: July 15 - August 8. The registration will open on July 15th and a separate communication will be sent with a link for this registration. The Fall season is shorter and usually does not require evaluations for team placement. If we have enough registrants we will field teams at the following age groups for the Fall 2018 season:
    • U10 (born 2009)
    • U11 (born 2008)
    • U12 (born 2007)
    • U13 (born 2006)
    • U14 (born 2005)
  • Registration for the Spring / Summer 2019 travel season will open after the Fall 2018 season has started. A future communication will be sent with details on how to register. If needed, evaluations will take place in the winter of 2019, and only for those teams where the number of players registered would require evaluations for team placement. We plan to secure time at the Dundas Dome, or another indoor facility, to hold practices in advance of evaluations so that players can brush up on their skills.
  • The Northfield Soccer Association (NSA) will do our best to form teams with all players who register. If our registration numbers do not allow for a full team, we will refund your full registration fee in full. 


2018 Summer Traveling Soccer Info

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


Level of Play, C1, C2, C3, what does this mean?

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. 

“1. Promotion
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.
2. Relegation
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. “


Roster Size, Format & Game Time

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

What "U" are you?

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.