Massachusetts Youth Soccer provides an extensive array of benefits to all of our Members. We strive to help all of our Member Organizations and each individual Member in every aspect of youth soccer. Below is the current list of membership benefits in general categories. For special offers and discounts for our corporate partners, please visit the Partners and Coach Education Partners web page.
Your membership includes Liability, Directors & Officers, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Excess Soccer Accident Medical Expense Benefits, and Crime Insurance. Although it is not included, members can also take advantage of extremely discounted prices to procure soccer camp insurance.
BACKGROUND (CORI) CHECKS
We perform Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background checks on all adults working with your players to comply with Massachusetts law and to make certain all youth soccer players across the state can learn and enjoy the game in an environment that is as safe as possible.
Mass Youth Soccer takes our players safety be one of our most important concerns. We are continuously improving our overall risk management responsibilities. Besides insurance and background checks we work with all member organizations on helping them make sure all aspects of running a club or town program can be done with ease and efficiency. This includes training, education, consultations and personal visits.
We are the only official U.S. Soccer arm in Massachusetts and the only body that is permitted to award coaching licenses. Our coaching courses are the first steps towards the US Soccer National coaching schools. In addition Massachusetts Youth Soccer is the exclusive provider of United Soccer Coaches courses in MA.
AGE GROUP PRACTICE PLANS (FREE)
We publish a wide variety of Practice Plans on our website for coaches of players of all ages and stages of development. These Practice Plans are updated frequently and they reflect the latest training methods and practices in youth soccer today. These practice plans receive hits on a regular basis from coaches around the world!
PLAYER/CLUB DEVELOPMENT CONSULTATION (FREE)
At any point you are welcome to contact our professional coaching or administrative staff for consult about any issues facing your soccer organization. We are nationally respected leaders who are happy to share best practices and help you through any challenges.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS/STATE CUP:
Each year we host and run the state championships at which the best teams in the state compete to earn the right to be state champion. Winners move on to fight for the regional and national championships and prove they are among the elite youth soccer teams in the whole country!
MASSACHUSETTS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (MTOC):
Every year town-based league champions play at the Mass Youth Soccer field complex for their town-based state championship and for town-based soccer organizations to show how well they are developing players.
MASS YOUTH SOCCER WORKSHOP
Mass Youth Soccer hosts an annual workshop for coaches, administrators and referees. The workshop includes a host of field demonstrations and classroom sessions, providing our members (coaches, parents, administrators) with a series of educational training.
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
Every year we celebrate our Members and their achievements at a celebratory banquet. Awards are handed out in various categories of youth soccer. The banquet presents a wonderful opportunity for our entire Membership to celebrate excellence and our continued commitment to all of our players.
OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ODP)
Member Organizations players are welcome to participate in ODP which is the original and most proven feeder program to the U.S. National team. Massachusetts ODP teams are coached by our full-time professional coaching staff as well as local college and Region 1 Coaches. Our ODP alumni have gone on to play for Regional and National teams, NCAA National Championship teams and in professional leagues both in the U.S. and abroad.
We help organize and provide support for local TOPSoccer programs across the state that bring the opportunity to play soccer to every child regardless of mental or physical disability.
INNER-CITY INITIATIVES (FREE)
Our GOALS Program provides over 30 sites of free summer soccer camp to undeserved children in Massachusetts each year. We serve over 4,000 children each year and run over 130 weeks of free soccer camp. We are always looking to grow this program. In addition, we support inner city soccer organizations with both administrative and coaching guidance and support.
DISTRICT SELECT PROGRAM
Each summer we run a select competitive soccer league for players who would like to play a bit more and represent their “district” for the summer. This is a very low cost league that is both fun and developmental and includes an end of season tourney that will now include a College Showcase.
Each winter, we operate Technical Development Centers at numerous sites across the state. We provide players from 8 to 14 years of age with intense training in dynamic and fast paced sessions focused on the development of technical skills. Coaches are encouraged to attend and “shadow” and talk to the instructor for FREE!
We assist any Member Organization in organizing and running its’ tryouts. We help guide the format and evaluation criteria for the tryouts; then both evaluate players and teach your coaches to do the same in a manner that promotes self-sufficiency in the tryout process so you can save money in the future.
We are always striving to increase member benefits. If you have any suggestions for partnerships we should make to help you please simply let us know. Working together we can truly create the best environment for all those involved in youth soccer in Massachusetts.