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MSYSA Internship Opportunity: MSYSA is seeking unpaid interns for State Office administrative support. Click here for more information… MSYSA Fall Registration: Registration data and final payment is due to MSYSA by September 25, 2019. Data must be submitted via GotSoccer. Late fees apply for registrations submitted after September 25, 2019. Click here for more information.

Volume 8, Issue 9 I September 2019

MSYSA Important Dates - MSYSA Youth Soccer Awards, Hall of Fame, and other awards applications due September 20, 2019 - Applications for Adalin Farnum ODP Scholarship, MSYSA College Scholarships, MSYSA Recreational/Recreational Tournament Grants, and MSYSA College Scholarships are Due September 20, 2019 - Girls U14-U19 State Cup 2020 – Preliminary games conclude on September 22. Good luck to all teams! - 2019 MSYSA Admin. Workshop: November 9, 2019 Advertise with MSYSA

ODP 101 & ODP Goalkeeper Academy Begin! ODP 101 Beginner Academy and ODP GK Academy kick off in Canton and East Lansing on September 6, followed by Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, and Grand Rapids on September 13. Finally, the Kalamazoo site begins its trainings on September 20.

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*2020 MSYSA TRYOUT DATE** Tryouts may not commence any earlier than Saturday, June 13, 2020. Olympic Development Program – 2008 Age Group The Michigan State Youth Soccer Association is excited to announce the addition of the 2008 age group to the Olympic Development Program. MSYSA is holding an “Identification Day” for the 2008 age group on November 10, 2019 at Total Soccer Wixom. Click here for more information/to register. Page 5 of the newsletter contains more information as well. MSYSA’s ODP 101 Beginner Academy & ODP Goalkeeper Academy Registration is Open! Players born in the 09-11 birth years are eligible to participate in the 101 Beginner Academy program and players in the 03-09 birth years are eligible to participate in the Goalkeeper Academy program. Registration ends one week prior to each site seasonal start date. The cost to register is Full Year ($300), Half Year ($175), and One Season Only ($100). Click here to register for the 101 Academy or Click here to register for the GK Academy. Read more… MSYSA Athlete & Participant Safety Memo (8.27.19) MSYSA Awards, Hall of Fame, Grants & College Scholarships MSYSA is accepting nominations for numerous positions within youth soccer in Michigan (e.g. Volunteer of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Coach of the Year, etc.) through September 20, 2019! Additionally, MSYSA College Scholarships and Recreational Grants are now accepting applications through September 20, 2019! Click to read more…

Michigan State Youth Soccer Association 9401 General Drive, Suite 120 Plymouth, Michigan 48170 Office: (734) 459-6220 Fax: (734) 459-6242 stateoffice@michiganyouthsoccer.org Executive Director | Tom Faro Director of Events | Sarah Shiguango Technical Director | Mark Zathey Director of Coaching Education | Paul Thomas Director of Programs | Josh Sherman Programs Coordinator l Brandon Francis Program Manager (MSPSP) | Tyler Zbik Accounting Manager | Lori Bederka Member Services Manager | Danielle Guzman Administrative Assistant l Julie Pearson

Coaching Education *US Soccer Grassroots Roadshow* In August 2019, U.S. Soccer launched a pilot version of our Grassroots Roadshow in partnership with the Aspen Institute and Michigan State Youth Soccer Association. The Roadshow events are designed to provide coaching education resources for grassroots coaches and community member organizations with a focus on improving everyday environments to retain more players and coaches. Coaches who attended received 10 vouchers to begin grassroots coaching education for their respective organizations. Take MSYSA’s online coaching modules now for FREE!

2019 MSYSA Administrator’s Workshop The 2019 MSYSA Administrator’s Workshop will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Livonia Marriott. Click here for more information. Click here to register.

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2019-20 ODP 101 Beginner Academy & ODP Goalkeeper Academy Registration is open! Registration for the ODP 101 Beginner Academy & ODP Goalkeeper Academy is open for the 2019-20 seasons. Players born in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 birth years are eligible to register for the 101 Beginner Academy. Players born in the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 birth years are eligible to register for the Goalkeeper Academy. About the ODP 101 Beginner Academy To provide additional training opportunities to competitive/travel players seeking new challenges and to help identify the level of youth soccer players within Michigan. Training will be focused on developing the player’s technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social ability through the MSYSA’s ODP age appropriate player curriculum. For more information, click here. Pricing is as follows: Full Year ($300), Half Year ($175), One Season Only ($100) Regional Locations: Ann Arbor, Canton, East Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Royal Oak. About the ODP Goalkeeper Academy To provide a professional training environment for youth goalkeepers from around Michigan. Training will be focused on developing the goalkeepers through the MSYSA’s ODP age appropriate curriculum. This program will also be used to help identify and select goalkeepers to join the ODP training pools. For more information, click here. Pricing is as follows: Full Year ($300), Half Year ($175), One Season Only ($100) Regional Locations: Canton, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Royal Oak. Click Here To Register For The ODP 101 Beginner Academy l Click Here To Register For The ODP Goalkeeper Academy

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Olympic Development Program – Addition of 2008 Birth Year All field players and goalkeepers born in 2008 are eligible for the 2019-2020 Olympic Development Program. Players wishing to try out for the program should attend the following identification sessions. **REGISTER HERE** Male Player Register Here

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2008 AGE GROUP ODP IDENTIFICATION DAY - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019 AT TOTAL SOCCER - WIXOM Players in the 2008 age group wishing to participate in the program should register for the ID Day and must attend both sessions. The cost to register and participate in the ODP ID Day is $100 (if registered prior to 9/1/19) If registered between September 1- 31, 2019 l $125 If registered between October 1- 31, 2019 l $150 Boys Sessions: 10am- 12pm & 3pm- 5pm Field: Wembley Girls Sessions: 10am- 12pm & 3pm- 5pm Field: Old Trafford Location: Total Soccer - Wixom: 30990 Wixom Road, Wixom, Michigan 48393

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MSYSA Fall Kickoff Weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods: August 31-September 1, 2019

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