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Member Benefits

MSYSA offers a multitude of benefits to its affiliates that expand beyond just the club. There are opportunities for clubs, coaches, and players to benefit from affiliating with our organization.  Check out the benefits below: 

Affiliate Grants

MSYSA desires to grow the game of soccer, specifically at the grassroots level within underserved and under-resourced communities. MSYSA proudly offers Affiliate Grants designed to help affiliates to further grow the game of soccer within Maryland and DC, and are designed to help cover the costs of equipment required to start or maintain a soccer program in (e.g., soccer goals, balls, cones, etc.) In limited cases, Affiliate Grants may be awarded to help cover the costs of field rental/usage fees.

Purpose:

To grow the game of soccer in collaboration with our affiliates by financially helping to increase opportunities for participation within underserved and under-resourced communities within Maryland and DC.

Award Amounts:

Grant award amounts may vary (e.g., from $500 to $5,000).

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible, an organization must:

  • Be an MSYSA affiliate.
  • Be in good standing.
  • Be able to demonstrate that all of their participants, to include players, coaches, and volunteers are properly registered with MSYSA.
  • Follow MSYSA on social media.
  • Agree to remain affiliated with MSYSA for the next 36 months.
  • Provide a written status report and accounting of actual MSYSA Affiliate Grant expenditures within three (3) months of receipt of funding.

How to Apply:

  • Step 1: Complete the online Affiliate Grant application form. The grant application window is now closed. Please check back again in early 2022.
    • Applicants will provide a detailed description of the intended use of the grant funds to include the specific amount being requested and how this will further grow the game of soccer by providing additional opportunities for participation within Maryland and DC.
    • The application window will close on April 16, 2021.
  • Step 2: Applications will be reviewed internally by a number of individuals.
    • The review process may require that the individual submitting the grant application be contacted in an effort to gather additional information.
  • Step 3: Awardees will be notified by June 1, 2021.
    • Approved MSYSA Affiliate Grants will result in MSYSA issuing a paper check payable to the organization that was awarded the grant and will be mailed to the individual whose name appears on the application form using the mailing address provided.
    • Awardees can either utilize the grant funds during the current seasonal year, or the coming seasonal year.

Additional Details:

Submitting a grant request is not a guarantee of being awarded a grant. MSYSA reserves the right to deny a grant application for any reason at any time. In the unlikely event that a grant awardee leaves MSYSA or ceases operations within 36 months of having been awarded the grant, some, if not all, of the awarded funds may be required to be returned to MSYSA.

Coaching Education

Maryland State Youth Soccer has a coaching education program designed to meet your player development guidelines and the curriculum laid out by US Soccer.  The program is suited for the new volunteer coach just starting out to those pursuing the highest level in their field.

Maryland State Youth Soccer provides a variety of opportunities for continuing education and development for coaches.  Locally, we offer  in-person 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 and D License courses regularly. Maryland State Youth Soccer has hosted USSF C License courses and pursues every opportunity to host any applicable level of license.  Additionally, there are a number of online coaching education courses available.

For further details, check out our coaching education section: HERE

Olympic Development Program

The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program is a national identification and development program for high-level players.  The program identifies  and develops youth players throughout the country to represent their state and regional associations.  At the state association level, pools of players are identified in each eligible age group, and brought together as a team to develop their skill through training and competition.  From the state pools and subsequent teams, players are identified for regional and national pools and teams.  Maryland State ODP teams are comprised of some of the best Maryland players in various age group.

Partner Discounts and Sponsors

 

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Sport Pins:

As the Official Awards Supplier of the MSYSA, Sport Pins International, Inc. is offering a 15% discount off catalog pricing for all first time orders from MSYSA affiliates and a 5% discount for all existing SPi, Inc customers.

To take advantage of this special discount please call Sport Pins International 1-800-949-7467, or e-mail info@sportpins.com and mention the MSYSA discount.

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GotSport: 

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Sport Session Planner: 

Sport Session Planner is ‘the worlds most advanced online complete coaching solution’.

Benefits include:

3-5 Sport Session Planner package Licenses (via Request Form). 

Access to the Maryland Club system.

The ability to use the state of the art 3D session-planning/ animation system.

The ability to create match preparation documents.

Access to SSP Version 2 when it is released in 2020 and will be auto-upgraded.

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SportsLab360:

SportsLab360 is an online program that empowers players and coaches to increase their Soccer IQ. As a coach, make assignments through the platform to supplement training themes. With promo code 'MARYLANDYOUTHX', you can receive 20% off of your individual, team, or club subscription.

Email 'nicholas@sportslab360.com' for more information.

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US Soccer Connect:

The Official Registration/Management Provider of MSYSA: US Soccer Connect (Powered by Stack Sports) is an all-in-one integrated sports management ecosystem for US Soccer members. Thanks to US Soccer, all MSYSA member organizations receive use of this platform for free (save the credit card processing fees). For additional information or to set up an appointment with a Blue star representative, please contact: 

Ernie Rehrig, Strategic Account Manager (571) 525-5683 ernie.rehrig@stacksports.com

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K&K Insurance:

MSYSA provides every registered player, coach and adult volunteer in good standing with the association with Medical Insurance. This includes the ability to issue Certificates of insurance (COI's) to affiliate member organizations in good standing with the association.

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MedStar Sports Medicine:

Guaranteed appointment with specialist within 24-48 hours. MSYSA families should call (844) 363-9100 (this number is for non-emergencies. For emergencies please dial 911). 

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eKnowledge:

SAT/ACT Prep Project- Free ACT/SAT preparatory materials valued at $350 for all MSYSA student-athletes.

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Bownet:

The official portable goal of MSYSA. Receive a 10% discount on all purchases with this Link. Use promo code MSYSA

Risk Management Policies and Procedures

MSYSA believes there is nothing is more important than the safety of our children. We greatly appreciate the roles that administrators, coaches, referees, and volunteers play in offering youth athletes from all backgrounds the opportunity to play soccer. An integral part of these roles is taking steps to ensure the safety of the participants. Collectively, we are responsible for providing a playing environment that is healthy, non-threatening, and free from emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

In compliance with The Safe Sport Act, which expands existing mandated youth abuse reporting laws and requires abuse awareness training for youth sports organizations, and in accordance with U.S. Soccer's Safe Soccer Framework guidelines, MSYSA has implemented our own Safe Soccer program.

MSYSA is committed to creating a safe, healthy and positive environment for its participant's physical, emotional and social development.  As part of this commitment, MSYSA has implemented standards as part of risk management requirements for a Player Safety Program that includes policies, procedures, comprehensive background screenings, education and training, reporting, and monitoring and enforcement.  The only way to ensure compliance is for all members to follow the same requirements for the safety and well-being of all participants.

Sanctioned Tournaments

Clubs have the opportunity to sanction their tournaments with MSYSA and to promote their tournaments on the MSYSA website. Click here for MSYSA sanctioned tournaments.

Scholarship Opportunities

Presidential Scholarship

The MSYSA Presidential Scholarship recognizes and honors the coaches, players, administrators, referees and other volunteers who selflessly give of their time, energy, and abilities. The Presidential Scholarship is designed to further grow the game of soccer within Maryland and DC.

Purpose:

To grow the game of soccer by helping to reduce the financial burden of participation.

Scholarship Amounts:

Individual scholarship award amounts may vary (e.g., from $50 to $500).

Eligibility:

To be eligible, an individual must:

  • Be registered with MSYSA or the State Youth Referee Administrator as one of the following:
    • An administrator.
    • A coach.
    • A player.
    • A referee.
    • A volunteer.
  • Be in good standing with MSYSA.
  • Follow MSYSA on social media.

How to Apply:

  • Step 1: Complete the online Presidential Scholarship application form
    • Applicants will provide a detailed description of the intended use of the scholarship funds to include the specific amount being requested and how this will further improve their ability to participate in the game of soccer in Maryland and DC.
    • The Presidential Scholarship is offered as a rolling opportunity. Eligible individuals may complete the application form at any time.
  • Step 2: Applications will be reviewed internally by a number of individuals.
    • The review process may require that the individual submitting the grant application be contacted in an effort to gather additional information.
  • Step 3: Awardees will be notified every few weeks.
    • Approved MSYSA Presidential Scholarship applications will result in MSYSA issuing a paper check payable to the individual that was awarded the scholarship and will be mailed to the individual whose name appears on the application form using the mailing address provided.

Additional Details:

Submitting a scholarship request is not a guarantee of being awarded a scholarship. MSYSA reserves the right to deny a scholarship application for any reason at any time

ODP Scholarships

All ODP players are eligible to apply for need-based financial aid through the MSYSA office. Awards come in partial or full scholarship; a service project must be planned and completed by the player. All complete applications must be received by 5pm on 12/6/2019 to be eligible. 

Additionally, boys in the 2005 age group are eligible to apply for the Ian Custodio Memorial Scholarship that will cover program fees for one player each year. All complete applications must be received by 5pm on 12/6/2019 to be eligible.

Secondary Insurance Policy

Our Insurance Program covers registered members with supplemental General Liability, Excess Liability, and Accidental Medical policies while participating in MSYSA sanctioned soccer activities, such as practice, games, and tournaments. All plans are underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company and brokered by K&K Insurance.

To file a claim, please complete our Insurance Claim Form and contact the office at (410) 768-5401 for further information on submission.

SportsLab360

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SportsLab360 is an online program that empowers players and coaches to increase their Soccer IQ. As a coach, make assignments through the platform to supplement training themes. With promo code 'MARYLANDYOUTHX', you will receive 20% off of your individual, team, or club subscription.

Monthly Module

Third-player runs are a great weapon to add to the arsenal of your team's attacking play. This module will go over everything there is to know about third-player runs, first teaching you what they are, and then focusing on some key points about how to execute one. 

Work through the 11v11 Module below!

VIEW THE 11v11 MODULE HERE!

State Run Tournaments

MSYSA offers two state run tournaments each seasonal year: Presidents Cup and State Cup. Teams participating in State Cup and Presidents Cup, have the opportunity to advance to US Youth Soccer regional and national competitions. 
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