Soccer is a growing sport in the Princeton, MN community. There is participation at the recreational level, competitive traveling level, and Princeton Middle School & Princeton High School levels. Princeton Youth Soccer Association has offered competitive soccer league play since 2007.
Recreation Soccer vs Competitive Soccer
Recreation Soccer Clinics are a wonderful way to learn about the game of soccer. Players will be taught a variety of soccer skills through fun games and creative instructional soccer drills. Players will even explore soccer scrimmaging as your child's soccer skills grow. Recreational Clinics are a fun, non-competitive soccer environment.
If your son/daughter is looking for more of a challenging environment of play and has the desire to expand on their soccer skills in a more competitive structured soccer environment then it is time to look at our Competitive Traveling Soccer Level Teams.
Princeton Youth Soccer Association Spring/Summer League is also perfect for middle or high school soccer players who are looking to improve upon and help maintain soccer skills during the public schools off season
Princeton Youth Soccer Association and Princeton Community Ed. are pleased to announce the merger of our Recreational Soccer Clinics!
Our new joint programming will offer Princeton youth soccer players an opportunity to learn and practice their soccer skills, participate in small sided games, and provide a platform for a transition into the PYSA Competitive (traveling soccer) programming and Princeton Middle School and High School soccer programs. With this merger, Princeton Youth Soccer Association will be taking over the coaching portion of the recreation clinics, while Princeton Community Ed will be involved in the organization of the recreational clinic logistics. We look forward to celebrating together our love of soccer and the pride of being Princeton Tigers.
How Recreation Clinics work:
Players will be broken down into small manageable teams by age.
Each team will be assigned a volunteer coach.
*We do need volunteer coaches to make this a success, no experience is needed to volunteer, PYSA board members and coaches will be advising our volunteers how each clinic session will run. Coaching session guides and equipment will be provided for our volunteers to carry out each session.
Each session includes skill instruction and scrimmaging opportunities in a fun, non-competitive environment.
The High School Boys and Girls soccer players will assist teams and volunteer coaches during skill instructions and scrimmages during our recreation clinics.
Locations, Times and Cost for Fall, Winter, and Spring Recreation Soccer Clinics can be found throughout the year on our PYSA Website, and in the Princeton Community Ed Catalog and online at princeton.k12.mn.us (Community Tab, then click Community Education)
If you have any questions about our now combined Rec Soccer Clinics please email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or Doug at email@example.com
PYSA Competitive Player Information
Players with PYSA range in age from 7 years old up to age 18. We have offered Under 9 (U9) teams up to Under 19 (U19) teams in the past. Teams are gender specific. Each year we have increased our player numbers and have been able to offer more levels of play, and additional off season opportunities to keep our players engaged in building their soccer skills.
PYSA Competitive League Information and Time Commitment
The Spring/Summer Competitive Soccer season starts about the middle of April. The snow really plays a big role in when we can get out on the field. We play all of our games through Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA). The MYSA season starts the last week of April and goes through the middle of July. There are typically 10 games, half of which are at home and the other half typically in the north metro area. There are some teams that may have to travel to the Duluth area during the spring/summer competitive soccer season.
Competitive Soccer Teams typically practice 2-3 times a week. Player expectations and practice schedules are set by the coaches. Typically practices are during the week after 6:00 pm and sometime on Sunday evenings. Games are usually played during the week (Monday thru Thursday).
PYSA Competitive League Level Costs
The cost to participate in spring/summer competitive soccer league is $200. There is also a uniform fee. Uniforms are purchased through Ultimate Sports in Princeton. The uniforms are on a two year cycle. Current cycle is for the 2017 and 2018 soccer seasons.
There will be new uniforms for the 2019 spring/summer season. If you are new to PYSA for 2018, or are a current PYSA player missing part of your uniform or need additional socks you can purchase these through Ultimate Sports as well.
PYSA Field Location:
PYSA began playing on the NEW SOCCER FIELDS behind the Primary/Intermediate Schools during the 2017 soccer season.
Additional PYSA Competitive League Time Commitments & Costs:
Each competitive team is also allowed to play in one tournament of their choosing. One tournament registration "team fee" is paid for by PYSA (this does not include the "individual player fees" for any tournament)
The coach for your team has to set up the tournament and has to be available to coach during said tournament. There are occasions where it does not work out for a team/coach to participate in a tournament.
Please note, if you choose not to participate in a committed tournament, there will be no refund of your player fee.
If a team wants to play in more than one tournament they can do so but PYSA only pays for one requested tournament per year. Tournaments are played on the weekends and sometimes include a Friday.
Competitive Fall League is a much more relaxed version of Competitive Spring/Summer Soccer. U9-U14 Teams are formed. PYSA recommends that those in grades 7-12 commit to playing for the Princeton Middle School and Princeton High School soccer teams. MYSA does not provide teams for U15 and over. The season starts the Saturday after Labor Day and continues for about 5 weeks. Each team plays between 5-6 games on Saturdays and Sundays. Games are usually not played before noon on Sundays. Coaches will schedule practice for the team. Each team will practice 1-2 times each week. Practices during the week should be after 6:00 pm. There is a state fall tournament that each team can elect to participate in for U11-U14. This will add an additional weekend to the schedule, and cost each player an additional fee. The fee for Competitive Fall Soccer is $100 and does not include the jersey or any tournament/player fee's. If you played Spring/Summer Competitive we will use the same jerseys that were used for that season. Jerseys are on a two year rotation and can be purchased from Ultimate Sports.
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