Resources 

 

KCMO Leagues

 Heartland Soccer Association (KCMO & OPKS) 

  • Premier Competitive League in KCMO & OPKS area (U8/9 to High School)
  • 6 Members – Sporting Blue Valley, Kansas Premier Soccer League, KC Rush, Metro United SC (KC Fusion), Northeast United, Overland Park SCKC
  • Most KCMO clubs enter teams into Heartland once they are prepared to leave their Local Recreational League or KC Metro League 

KC Metro League (KCMO suburbs) 

  • WMSL is our Local League. Next step from NSA (U8 to High School)
  • 8 Member Recreational Leagues
  • Blue Springs SC (BSC), Harrisonville SC (HSC), Independence (SAI), KC Prime Elite in Belton (KCP), Metro East SC (Oak Grove) Pleasant Hill SL (PHSL), Raytown (RSC), Western Missouri SL in Liberty (WMSL) 

Northland Sports Association (Platte County, MO) 

  • Our local Recreational League (U4 to U12) 

State / Regional Associations

 Midwest Regional League (MRL) 

  • 1 of 4 Regions of the US Youth Soccer Competition (U13 – U19), covering 13 States in Upper Midwest
  • 3 Tiers of Competition: Premier I, Premier II, and First Divisions 

Missouri Youth Soccer Association (Missouri) 

  • One of 55 State Associations – access to Midwest Regional League
  • President’s Cup (U15-18), State Cup (U13+) and Junior State Cup (U11-12) for Missouri teams 

Kansas Youth Soccer Association (Kansas) 

  • One of 55 State Associations – access to Midwest Regional League
  • President’s Cup (U15-18), State Cup (U13+) and Junior State Cup (U11-12) for Kansas teams 

USA Youth Soccer National Sanctioning Organizations 

US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) 

US Club Soccer (USCS) 

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) 

Soccer Association for Youth (SAY)

USA Elite Youth Soccer Development Programs

US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) – 10 month schedule, no high school sports

  • U-12, U13, U14, U15 – Single year teams
  • U-16/17 and U18/19 teams

US Club Soccer (USCS)

  • Elite National Leagues (U14-19) – ENPL (Boys) & EPLN (girls)
  • National Premier Leagues (NPL)
  • Cup Championships (National & State)
  • National ID Programs, National Camp (only for U-14)

US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) – 55 State members

  • Championships (National, Regional, State)
  • Leagues (National, Regional, State, Local)
  • National ID Programs / ODP, Regional/State/District Teams

College Soccer

High school Soccer

Some Explanations about USA Soccer Pyramid, and Youth and College

US Soccer Federation

Men’s USA Soccer Pyramid

Women’s USA Pyramid

FIFA Laws of the Game 2017-2018