WELCOME! We are excited to have you thinking about becoming an affiliate with the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association. Our goal is for you to understand the many advantages of becoming a MSYSA member and to take full allowance of these benefits. For example, not only are your players covered by Bollinger Insurance, but their safety is also ensured with background screenings of coaches and administrators. Additionally, you are eligible for discounts offered for local and national soccer events and your club can take advantage of a one time coaching seminar covering a variety of applicable coaching topics from the MSYSA Director of Coaching and Education. You will be immersed in the MSYSA soccer community and have full advantage of networking opportunities with other clubs. Along with our programs like ODP and RTP, you will also be able to participate in the Maryland State Cup should you choose. I encourage you to check the MSYSA website frequently and keep your eyes open for the E-news Newsletter that is sent to all of our members. Both of these forums provide information pertaining to MSYSA and the many activities and programs that are offered. This will not only keep you informed but also ensure that your membership in MSYSA is a beneficial and more rewarding experience to everyone associated with your organization.
MSYSA’s registration system enables players to register online, permits teams to obtain their rosters and player passes, and provides clubs with access to player data pertaining to all players on their teams and in their programs. This system has the ability of providing MSYSA organizations with a complete database of their members without additional cost to the organization.
Lastly, the affiliation fee that was submitted with your request is a one time fee as long as a representative of your club attends the MSYSA’s Annual General Meeting. The AGM is held either in May or June of each year with notice of the meeting sent to MSYSA member organizations at least thirty days in advance of the meeting. A new affiliation fee must be paid to the state prior to the following seasonal year if representation is not fulfilled at the AGM; however, you will find that the AGM is a great place to see what MSYSA has planned for their members for the upcoming year and a forum that MSYSA utilizes to pass on valuable and up-to-date information that impacts the organization in its entirety!
We look forward to facilitating a successful partnership!
With sincere regards,