Date:  February 10, 2017

Time: 1:00-1:50 p.m.

Location: Howard Community College Gymnasium

Audience: Soccer Organization Leadership, Coaches, Parents

Talking Points:

  • How US Soccer, USYS, MSYSA, AYSO, SAY, Region I, US Club Soccer, ECNL, USDA, CMSA, unaffiliated organizations, and everything else in the sea of acronyms fits together across Maryland youth soccer.

  • Youth players in programs that are unaffiliated with US Soccer through subsidiary programs make up about 70% of soccer players in Maryland.  (70% of youth players are not registered to US Soccer through MSYSA, AYSO, US Club Soccer, or SAY)

  • How the convenience/commitment spectrum affects family decisions on playing soccer.

  • The four major playing levels for youth soccer in Maryland.

  • Time and monetary cost ranges associated with each level.

  • Organizations, coaches, and families can use a per hour cost for soccer participation to make better educated decisions for player development.

  • What will the future bring? Can organizations work together?