Winter League

MSI Winter League 2023-2024

MSI’s Winter League is back! Continue to play outdoors with your teammates and take advantage of MSI’s access to synthetic turf fields. This league is for teams registered with MSI Recreation or Classic programs, or travel teams registered with MSYSA.

Are you an individual who wants to play in the MSI Winter League but don’t have a team? Register Here (Boys) or Register Here (Girls) as a free agent and we will try to help find you a team.

Looking for a player to add to your team? Contact MSI and we can put you in touch with registered free agents!

Schedules:

Schedules are posted to your LeagueApps account. 

The team listed as the ‘Home’ team should provide a match ball and will change jerseys in case of a color conflict with the opposition. Make sure to check team colors in advance to avoid having to change at the field! Accepted teams, divisions, and jersey colors are posted here (updated 11.30.23)

Who Should Participate?

The Winter League is for MSI Recreation and Classic teams and is new for this year – the option for MSYSA-affiliated travel teams to participate. Teams can be made up of any age-appropriate player that is registered with MSI Recreation or Classic programs, or players that can show proof of current registration with MSYSA.

Format:

The exact age bracket and level of play of the divisions will be determined based on the number of teams registering, but will not be combined with more than one year older, nor will rec teams play against travel teams. All teams will play a 7 game season, each game with 30-minute halves. Though scores will be kept, there are no trophies at the end of the season. The MSI Winter League is an opportunity to continue to play outdoor soccer over the winter for practice and enjoyment – not to win silverware or worry about results.

  • U9-U10 (Grades 3 and 4): 7v7
  • U11-U15 (Grades 5-8): 9v9
  • U16 and above (High School): 7v7

Rosters:

Rosters are not required to be shown to referees at each game, but a roster of players needs to be completed in the team’s LeagueApps account prior to the start of the season. Players can be added to your roster during the winter, with MSI being notified when they are added. There is no limit on the number of players on your roster, nor the number of teams a player can join during the Winter League, so long as they do not exceed the age group requirements. Rosters for the Winter League can be copied from the Turkey Shoot Tournament. Click on this how to video for help.

Dates:

  • Opening weekend: December 9-10
  • No games scheduled for December 23-24 or 30-31
  • Weekends of February 17-18 and 24-25 are reserved in case of weather-related postponements.
  • Teams should anticipate games being scheduled over MLK Weekend (January 13-14) and President’s Day (February 17-18), if required. Games will likely kick-off from about 9:30am to 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • Some games may be played on Friday evening if necessary.

Fees:

  • U9 and U10: $770 per team
  • U11+: $820 per team

The price is per team, paying by check. Add an additional 3.65% for credit card transaction fees or 1.9% for bank transfer fees.

Refund Policy: For team registrations, all reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule any games canceled by the MSI League due to weather or other conditions within the stated seasonal calendar (through February). There will be no refunds for cancelations, forfeits, or postponements. There are no refunds for withdrawals. Refunds will be given in full prior to the start of the season if MSI is unable to provide an appropriate division for your team based on age, gender, or level of play.