Welcome to Meridian Youth Soccer Organization
MYSO Mission - The Meridian Youth Soccer Organization
exists to promote the development of youth in our community through
participation in athletic competition. Our goal is to provide activities
that offer recreational, social, and physical development for children of all
skill levels. We are committed to providing participants with the
opportunity to develop athletically and personally in a positive, supportive,
and safe environment. The Meridian Youth Soccer Organization encourages
and promotes ethical and moral behavior, good sportsmanship, community
involvement, and citizenship.
MYSO - is a proud member of US Youth Soccer, the largest
youth sports organization in the United States. MYSO registers nearly 1,000
players annually, ages 5 to 19, and offer programs that provide a fun, safe and
healthy environment for players at every level of the game.
United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer -The
Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest youth sports organization in the country and
largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of
soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million
players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and
volunteers in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a
fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the
game. For more information, www.USYouthSoccer.org.
Division I, Division II, and Division III Information
III (Recreation Soccer) – This is what soccer is all about!!! It is what you see every Saturday morning and
Monday night. The DIII program is where
you register to play soccer and you are placed on a team and you play
approximately 8 games in the fall and 8 games in the spring. This is the life line for all other programs
and where development begins.
II (Challenge) – This is still a product of Division III and it offers a little
competitive flavor. This typically
begins at U9 and rosters do not have to be DIII rosters. These teams can be formed as all-star teams;
however, we are looking to offer more openly to all to allow more
opportunities. The players still play on
a DIII team, but also play in Challenge tournaments too. This is typically six tournaments a year and
can include President’s Cup (State Championship through MSA) and The State
Games of Mississippi.
II (Primary) – This too is a product of Division III, but it takes the players
out of DIII. These are more advanced
teams that are focused on playing tournaments.
The ages typically range from U10 and up.
Division I (Select) – This is your most competitive form of soccer and
you do not play Division III at all. You
practice and play tournaments. When you
play with MSA, you play league games, which allow you to constantly play teams
you will eventually face in State Cup (MSA State Championship).