Member and affiliated organizations of Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association must complete certain documents (see below) and obtain tournament approval from Massachusetts Youth Soccer. The required documentation must be emailed to Maureen LaRoche at email@example.com. A member and affiliated organization seeking tournament approval shall not advertise or solicit teams for the tournament until it has received approval from the state office. If for any reason an organization does not receive tournament approval, teams and players will not be covered under Mass Youth Soccer insurance policies.
Organizations with membership in other US Soccer affiliated organizations (i.e. US Club Soccer, AYSO, SAY Soccer, NSCAA) that are interested in leasing/renting the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association Fields at Progrin Park for the purposes of holding a tournament or games (i.e. scheduled competition, friendlies, round robins, etc.) must email their interest to Maureen LaRoche at firstname.lastname@example.org. This email must include the name of the organization, US Soccer affiliation, full contact information, dates of interest, purpose, and any other information you feel necessary to describe your needs. Proof of affiliation with the US Soccer affiliate organization, proof of insurance coverages, a use agreement, and other contracts will be required if fields are available for the tournament. Please do not use the same forms that Mass Youth Soccer/USYS members use.
Non-Soccer Organizations interested in leasing/renting the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association Fields at Progrin Park for the purposes of holding a tournament or games (i.e. scheduled competition, friendlies, round robins, etc.) must email their interest to Maureen LaRoche at email@example.com. This email must include the name of the organization, sport association affiliation, full contact information, dates of interest, purpose, and any other information you feel necessary to describe your needs. Proof of affiliation with the sport organization, proof of insurance coverages, a use agreement, and other contracts will be required if fields are available for the tournament. Please do not use the same forms Mass Youth Soccer/USYS members use.
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.
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! Tournament fee refund requests for clubs, towns, and organizations that cancel their tournament will only be issued with a 90 day notice prior to the tournaments kick off.
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.