Our friends in South Dakota are hosting the 2015 Spring Fling Soccer tournament April 17-19 at the Avera Sports Institute in Sioux Falls. They’re going for a 5v5 modified futsal format with coed, women’s, and men’s divisions. Don’t miss this event!
Call Jen Slater-Unruh for more details: 605-321-9706
US Adult Soccer will stage the National Championships Series from July 14 through July 19, 2015 at Hampton Roads Soccer Complex in Virginia Beach, VA. (Men’s U23 & Veterans Cup registration is also open.)
The National Women’s Championships serves as one of the premier women’s competitions in the United States. Some of the best amateur women’s teams from around the country will get the opportunity to test their skills.
Registration for the National Women’s Championships is now open!
Registration deadline is June 15.More information on the National Championships Series can be found here.
Midwest Soccer’s regional stage of the 2015 USASA National Cups is once again heading to the beautiful facility in Overland Park, Kansas, this June. Here are some details about the partner hotels:
The newest addition to the list below is:
Ramada Inn – Ask for Ana Campos 913-262-3010 $79.00 per day
7240 Shawnee Mission parkway
Overland Park KS 66202
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We’ve just added some 2015 events to the calendar. Check back often for more details.
MN Soccer Association Coed Spring Mixer Tournament
May 30-31, 2015
USASA National Cups Region II Finals
June 12-14, 2015
USASA Region II Summer Meeting
July 24, 2015
USASA Region II Tournament of Champions
July 24-26, 2015
MN Soccer Association Ancient Ranger Tournament
September 12-13, 2015
As I begin preparing for the 2015 soccer year back in my home state I can’t help but feel something still resonating from the recent USASA Mid Year conference a few weeks ago. As usual it was quite a jam-packed weekend. It was filled with workshops, formal meetings and, of course, some of the most important encounters of all being those in the hallways, at the social events and informal meetings. In any setting, getting real face time with friends and colleagues from around the country can be truly invaluable. However one of the truly special events of the weekend, the USASA Hall of Fame dinner, brings us together to celebrate and honor the amazing people who have made such a dramatic contribution to our soccer community. With each passing conference I can’t help but be drawn further into the biographies of the inductees, truly feeling the emotional impact as they tell their own story. The weight of their accomplishments is almost crushing in the sense that upon reflection I feel so small, my contribution being so insignificant, and that almost every soccer aspect of the world around me that I’ve perhaps taken for granted for the past 35+ years exists because of what they’ve built.
It becomes clearer to me with each passing year that we are truly standing on the shoulders of giants.
The 2014 USASA Hall of Fame inductees are: Alphonse Amato, Tony Briggs McGee, Richard Groff, Paul Sherer, Hank Steinbrecher
The dust has finally settled and the results are in. This year’s MSA Ancient Ranger Tournament in Minneapolis saw a record 46 teams registered. And with the Cardinals FC (O30M) finally coming of age we may be witnessing the dawning of a new dynasty in the O30 men’s division.
Teams and individuals from Alaska, Florida, Iowa, Texas, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois came to participate in the Minnesota tournament that many players claim is the highlight of their soccer year.