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Division II - Intermediate Program
Division II is the MSA Intermediate playing division for Boys and Girls Under 9 through Under 19 teams. Organizations must maintain recreational soccer program, in each age/gender group in which it intends to form a Division II team, to remain a full member of MSA.
Primary D2 (2A) Registration
Player Registration $35
Player Pass $15
Coach Pass $15
Secondary D2 (2B) Registration
Player Registration $25
Player Pass $15
Coach Pass $15
DIVISION II DEADLINES FOR 2014-15 SEASONAL YEAR
|April 1, 2015||Permanent Rosters|
|April 20, 2015||Presidents Cup Registration Opens|
|April 1, 2015||Letter of Intent for 2015 may be filed|
|May 4, 2015
||Presidents Cup Registration Closes
| May 1, 2015
||DII Roster Freeze Date
||MSA Presidents Cup||Tupelo, MS
|June 11-14, 2015||Regional Presidents Cup||Lafayette, LA
|July 9-12, 2015
||National Presidents Cup||Overland Park, KS|
Division II – Intermediate Program - Policy
Program and Classes
The Division II Program shall be organized into two classes of teams:
The local organization shall determine the most appropriate assignment of these types of teams for the benefit of its organization. However, for each seasonal year, in order for the local organization to form USYS Premier Teams (2A) as defined below, the following requirements mist be met:
U9 and above Age/Gender Group(s) - the local organization must maintain a minimum of one (1) Division III team per age/gender in which it intends to form a USYS Premier Team (2A).
Participation in either type of team is solely the decision of the local organization and cannot be appealed to MSA.
USYS Premier Teams (2A) – U9 – U19 Primary registered teams that maintain a minimum roster of a full field players plus three for the purpose of playing in developmental competitive events
USYS Recreational All Star Teams (2B) –U9 – U19 players secondarily registered to a team or pools for the purpose of limited developmental competitive play
The permanent, rostered teams in the Program will be eligible to compete in the MSA President’s Cup.
The USYS Premier Teams (2A) may be formed in any manner, including tryouts. There is no player age variance required.
The developmental player pools must accept all interested participants from within its organizational boundaries. Permanent rostered teams may be formed in any manner, including tryouts. There is no player age variance required.
Organizations may form more than one team or more than one player pool in any age division.
There is no requirement for the composition of teams to be adjusted to insure a competitive balance between multiple teams.
To be considered a Division II program, it must be opened to any and all players from its MSA-approved territorial boundaries and meet the following additional requirements.
Player and Team Registrations
All registered Division II players and teams must meet the territorial boundary and registration policy requirements which are outlined in this manual.
All released players to Division II teams must meet the policy requirements for team release actions which are outlined in this manual with the following exceptions:
A Division II player may transfer to a Division I team in their controlling organization if approved by that organization.
A Division II player may transfer to another Division II team if approved by the controlling organization subject to the 14 day transfer and territorial requirements.
The MSA Registrar or appropriate MSA Staff member must approve and register all Division II players at least fourteen (14) days prior to the affected player participating in the MSA Division II State Championships. Any Division III recreational player who completed his/her obligations for the seasonal year and was not previously rostered to a Division II team may be added to a Division II roster by 12:00 Noon on the Wednesday, subject to any district/organizational transfer requirements, prior to the Presidents Cup, and be allowed to participate in the Presidents Cup irrespective of the 14 day rule for Division II players.
A member organization must meet all outlined release policies in this manual.
Player Passes: Each player must have a player pass for all games. These passes are obtained online at the MSA website in the player pass section.
The MSA Council shall annually sponsor and manage the Presidents Cup Championship for Division II Teams. Division II teams do not have a qualification process for this tournament as Division II teams are accepted and seeded by the Division II Vice President based upon appropriate bracketing and GotSoccer ranking points. The MSA Council shall publish annually the tournament rules and make them an exhibit in this manual.
The playing format for the President’s Cup shall be determined by the Division II Vice President based upon the number of teams registered in each Age/Gender group with the following two exceptions:
Age/gender groups with less than six (6) teams but more than two teams will use a round robin format.
Age/gender groups with only two teams will play each other in the best-of-three format.
Rosters shall be frozen at 12:00 close of business 14 days prior to the Presidents Cup for Division II registered players. Any Division III recreational player who completed his/her obligations for the seasonal year and was not previously rostered to Division II team may be added to a Division II roster by 12:00 Noon on the Wednesday prior to the Presidents Cup, subject to any district/organizational transfer requirements, and be allowed to participate in the Presidents Cup irrespective of the 14 day rule for Division I players.
Fees for the Presidents Cup will be set annually by the MSA Council.
The Playing Rules for the Presidents Cup Competition will be in accordance with FIFA Laws of the Game and its tournament rules.
USYS Region III Presidents Cup
Champions of the MSA Presidents cup shall represent MSA at the USYS Regional Presidents Cup.
Championship team rosters may be supplemented in accordance with the Regional Presidents Cup Policies prior to competition in the Regional Presidents Cup.
The Regional Presidents Cup Committee may extend wildcard slots to a State Presidents Cup finalist
This years President's Cup will be seeded by use of GotSoccer points. If any team does not have enough points they will be entered into the tournament via "blind draw".
The blind draw method is the same as used at the Regional President's Cup.