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Mission & Vision Statements

Mississippi Soccer Association is a nonprofit organization representing over 18,000 youth soccer players, 3,000 coaches and 1,000 referees throughout the State of Mississippi.  MSA consists of various leagues developing youth players (boys and girls) from ages of 4 through 19 and adult players 20 and older, throughout the state. 

Our Mission Statement:

We Serve Mississippi with Integrity, Provide Value, and Empower our members to Grow through the Game of Soccer.

 

By empowering our members and ourselves, we will ultimately reach our goal of MSA's Vision Statement for Mississippi:

Inspiring a Lifelong Passion for Soccer

Mississippi Soccer Association is a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYS) and the official representative of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for the State of Mississippi. By affiliation with the Mississippi Soccer Association, players are also affiliated with USYS and have the opportunity to participate in the following functions:

  • All properly sanctioned tournaments in the United States, Canada and abroad.
  • District and Recreational State Cup - unique tournaments only open to recreational players.
  • State Cup Competition - Champions and Finalists will advance to Regional Competitions and National Competitions.
  • Competitive I Program – Mississippi’s top level program for elite players
  • State Select Teams Program (ODP): The State Select Teams Program is the first step in moving toward selection for the Regional and National Olympic Development Program teams and the USSF National Youth Teams. ODP is the highest level of youth play in the nation and is regarded by many colleges as their most important avenue for recruiting and providing scholarships.
  • TOPSoccer Program - which is dedicated to youth athletics with special needs.
  • Soccer Start Program - which is designed for the inner city and rural players.
  • Insurance Coverage - Players, coaches and assistant coaches are covered under this policy.  Also, all League Board of Directors  in good standing with MSA are covered under a $1,000,000.00 liability policy..
  • Coaching Education:  MSA offers age specific courses for the novice coach at three levels.
    • Grassroots Courses are offered for all playing levels:  4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11.
    • More advanced courses are offered at the National 'D' and 'C' License levels.
    • All instructors are Nationally Licensed and trained.
  • Referee Training – clinics are held throughout the year for anyone who would like to expand their knowledge and officiate soccer games.

The Full Members' rights are:

  • To cast one vote at all membership business meetings.
  • To have qualified teams participate in all Mississippi Soccer Association sponsored and sanctioned tournaments.
  • To have qualified individuals hold Mississippi Soccer Association Council offices if elected in accordance with the provisions of Mississippi Soccer Association Constitution and Bylaws.
  • To participate fully in all Mississippi Soccer Association programs for which the organization is eligible.
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