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Tournament Permissions

General Information


There are other soccer organizations that are members of the United States Soccer Federation, but are not members of US Youth Soccer. These organizations may offer competitions (tournaments or friendly games) that are sanctioned through their organization but not through US Youth Soccer.

Since there are many more tournament choices; your team should be aware of the following information:

  • The use of MSYSA player passes, rosters and medical waivers is prohibited at non-MSYSA/USYS Sanctioned events.
  • MSYSA Insurance and Liability Coverage applies to MSYSA/USYS sanctioned competitions only.
  • If attending a non-sanctioned USYS Competition, (in-state or out-of-state) please make sure all players and parents are aware that the MSYSA insurance will not be in effect for this competition.
  • Contact the hosting organization regarding insurance coverage for their event.
  • If the non-sanctioned event is out-of-state, then MSYSA cannot approve a USYS Notification to Travel form, nor does the non-sanctioned event have the authority to require this approval since the event is not sanctioned by USYS.

Always know who is hosting the competition. Approved or 'sanctioned' competitions should provide a form signed by an official of the hosting organization. This document is usually called an 'Application to Host a Tournament' and will list the name of the hosting organization.

The MSYSA website contains a list of the MSYSA sanctioned tournaments HERE

If you have further questions regarding non-sanctioned competitions please contact Jessica Hafer at the MSYSA State Office.

Out of East Region Tournaments

Team Permissions: Rostered Travel Teams traveling to play in an out of state event

For tournaments sanctioned by South, West & Midwest Region State Associations:

  • Application to Travel and approved Guest Player forms ARE required
  • Teams are covered by MSYSA supplemental insurance
  • Registration is still required for Non-Rostered Guest Players
  • Guest players from other states require permission from their home state association and MSYSA
  • Teams must complete and submit the Permission to Travel Outside East Region Form
  • Fully completed forms and documents should be submitted to Jessica Hafer

Individual Player Permissions: Individuals traveling and playing as a single player without their currently rostered team

For tournaments sanctioned by South, West & Midwest Region State Associations:

Non-USYS Sanctioned Tournaments

  • Teams are not covered by MSYSA supplemental medical insurance
  • MSYSA does not provide any tournament-specific paperwork approvals; this includes registration of Non-Rostered Guest Players and/or approval of out of state guest players
  • MSYSA does not prevent teams from participating in this type of tournament, nor penalize teams that choose to do so.
  • Under US Youth Soccer and MSYSA policies, the MSYSA-approved Roster and Cards are not valid; please contact Jessica Hafer at the MSYSA Office for any additional questions
  • Teams must complete and submit the Alternate Player Pass Form and pay the appropriate fee