Michigan Tigers Announce Birth-Year Teams for 2016-17
As many have heard, U.S. Soccer has made changes to the age group cutoff barriers, mandating a move to birth year (January - December) rather than school year (August - July) teams by 2017. In an attempt to be proactive, the Michigan State Youth Soccer association, as well as affiliated local leagues such as MSDSL and WSSL, will implement these changes beginning in June 2016.
We strive to balance social and player development with the desire to follow professional-level standards and best practices, and as such, will begin offering birth year teams beginning in June. Doing so will give our players the best environment to compete and develop, as we anticipate clubs from around the area making similar decisions.
In the coming months, we'll hold open age group sessions to aid in making the transition as seamless as possible, and remain available to you as a resource to answer any questions you may have about the change. A schedule of informational meetings, organized by 2015-16 teams, is located here.
We thank you for you continued support of the Michigan Tigers and look forward to an excellent winter training season.
Michigan Tigers Gear Up For Disney
(December 30, 2015)
Four Michigan Tigers teams will be making the inaugural trip to Orlando for Disney's President's Day Soccer Festival. Accepting only the best teams from the country, Disney gives the Michigan Tigers an opportunity to showcase their talents on a national scale.
Michigan Tigers return to MSYSA Director's Academy
(June 2, 2015)
After participating in the Director's Academy for the first time in 2014/2015, the Michigan Tigers are excited to return for 2015/2016. Michigan's most competitive state-wide program, the Director's Academy is for U11 and U12 teams "who aspire to play at the highest level of US Youth Soccer in the future."
Four Michigan Tigers teams, the '04 and '05 boys and girls, will compete against the top teams in the state of Michigan, and prepare themselves for premier-level Michigan and Midwest competition at the U13 age group.
Three Michigan Tigers selected to State ODP Team
(March 30, 2015)
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels; and, through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.
Renee M. (U15), Bradley W. (U14) and Conleth S. (U13) were selected to the state ODP pool, deemed the top players in their age group in the state of Michigan. Congratulations to all of them!
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