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To host a Tournament, an organization must be affiliated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer. It must also complete all of the required documentation (see below) and obtain Tournament Approval from Massachusetts Youth Soccer. The required documentation must be emailed to Maureen LaRoche at mlaroche@mayouthsoccer.org. An organization seeking Tournament Approval shall not advertise or solicit teams for the Tournament until it has received approval from our office. If for any reason an oreganization does not receive Tournament Approval, teams and players will not be covered uner Mass Youth Soccer insurance policies.

REQUIRED FORMS
Here is a Host a Tournmanent Checklist and the forms that are required. Please complete all of the forms and submit them to the Mass Youth Soccer office at
mlaroche@mayouthsoccer.org. The forms are given in both WORD and PDF formats.
Host a Tournament Checklist                                     
  WORD version          PDF version
Application to Host a Tournament                                 
WORD version            PDF version 
Tournament Hosting Agreement                                  
WORD version          PDF version
Post Tournament Report                                             
WORD version          PDF version
Hosting a Tournament with Foreign Teams                                                                     PDF version
Ted Stevens Certification Form                              
       WORD version          PDF version
 
 
TOURNAMENT APPLICATION FEE
There is a $350.00 fee to Host a Tournament. Payment of the fee must be made when the organization submits its required documentation.  An organization may  
Pay the Tournament Hosting Application Fee online!

UNDER 10 REQUIREMENTS
Please note that all teams Under-10 and younger must play only in a "Festival-Style Format" (standings are not kept or reported) in order to receive Tournament Approval from Mass Youth Soccer.

RECOMMENDED DEFINITIONS OF TEAMS

In the APPLICATION TO HOST A TOURNAMENT there is a column entitled “Type(s) of Team Accepted”. This designation is intended to identify the playing level of the teams that will be accepted to that tournament. All tournaments sanctioned by Massachusetts Youth Soccer must use the US Youth Soccer team definitions in order to ensure consistency in how the terms are applied. In addition, the code depicting playing level is intended to ensure that no team is mismatched for the tournament in question.

Questions about the applicability of your team to the codes and descriptions provided must be directed to the Tournament Director of the tournament you are considering not to Mass Youth Soccer. In addition, Coaches or Team Managers are encouraged to check the “Type(s) of Teams Accepted” column in the Application to Host a Tournament form when considering out-of-state tournaments.  

 

The following descriptions correspond to the “Type(s) of Team Accepted” code that appears on the APPLICATION TO HOST A TOURNAMENT. If more than one code letter appears in the listing, it means that the tournament will accept teams representing all identified categories.

DEFINITIONS OF TYPES OF TOURNAMENTS AND TEAMS
(Place corresponding letter in appropriate space on application.)

 

TYPES OF TOURNAMENTS

   UT   Unrestricted Tournament: A tournament that is open to all Federation affiliated participants. Any tournament that allows international participants must be an Unrestricted Tournament.

     RT   Restricted Tournament: A tournament that is open only to members of US Youth Soccer and its State Associations.

TYPES OF TEAMS

SELECT TEAMS (teams formed by a selection or tryout process):

     S1    generally a team which competes at the highest level of play in a state or region
     S2    generally a team which competes at other than the highest level of play in a state or region
     S3    generally a team which competes in a local area or state

TOURNAMENT SELECT TEAMS 

     S4   a team which is put together for the sole purpose of playing in a tournament or other sanctioned non-league competition, whose roster includes select players who are members of one club.

RECREATIONAL TEAMS 
  
     RT   a team which was formed in a random nature without regard to players’ abilities.

US YOUTH SOCCER ODP TEAMS

     ODP TEAM: the official US Youth Soccer Olympic Development team of US Youth Soccer, any of its regions, a State Association, an Affiliate, other Organization Member, or any district or geographical subdivisions thereof.

NATIONALTEAMS

     NATIONAL TEAM: the official national team of US Soccer or any other member of FIFA.