Massachusetts Youth Soccer encourages all of the host organizations of youth soccer tournaments across the state to contact 2 of our most valued partners...
Dinn Bros. of West Springfield, MA joined Massachusetts Youth Soccer in 2012 as our OFFICIAL AWARDS AND TROPHIES PROVIDER. Dinn Bros. not only provides fine craftsmanship and tremendous customer service, but they also have agreed to provide all of our Member Organization deep discounts in all of their trophy, meday and awards orders. Dinn Bros is here to support Massachusetts Youth Soccer and your organization as well!
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Contact Mike Dinn directly for special Massachusetts Youth Soccer pricing at MKDinn@DinnTrophy.com
In April 2012, Blue Heron/Northeast Promotion & Apparel was named the Official T-Shirt Provider of Massachusetts Youth Soccer. Since then, they have supplied all of our program, coaching and tournament t-shirts and other apparel items. Order your tournament t-shirts and/or your program t-shirts from our friends at Blue Heron Northeast Promotion and Apparel and receive our Massachusetts Youth Soccer Discount.
To go to their website simply click the Blue Heron/Northeast Promotion & Apparel logo above.
Contact Matt Olivari at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and your orders.
HOW TO HOST A
YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENT
In order 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 email@example.com. 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The forms are given in both WORD and PDF formats.
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.
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.
NATIONAL TEAM: the official national team of US Soccer or any other member of FIFA.