Competitive community-based, low cost medium commitment, parent/volunteer coaches, games played against other communities, some tournament participation. This is when quality players start to separate themselves and begin to look for more ways to be challenged above recreational soccer. Many youth players (U8-U12) find this is an excellent feeder league for premier clubs.
COMPETITIVE CLUB BASED SOCCER
Organizations and Leagues
Greater Detroit Area (Eastern & Mid-Michigan)
Michigan State Developmental Soccer League (MSDSL) - MSDSL
Coaches are a cross-section of paid and volunteer staff. Team commitment (training frequency, tournaments, etc.) increases from the community level teams. Some of the leagues listed above have both competitive and recreational divisions.
PREMIER COMPETITIVE LEVEL YOUTH SOCCER
Organizations and Leagues
Michigan State Premier Soccer Program (MPSPS) - MSPSP[Premier Soccer Group (PSG Lansing) U13 THROUGH U18 TEAMS PARTICIPATE IN THIS LEAGUE - WWW.PSGLANSING.COM]
State-wide league begins play at U13 and concludes at U18. Multiple divisions available within each age group: Premier 1 (top), Premier 2, Classic 1, Classic 2, Classic 3, Classic 4 (lowest). Teams are placed in appropriate divisions based on results from previous years. Each season the top teams in each division are promoted up a division and the lowest teams are relegated down a division. Coaches are paid professionals and teams playing in Premier 1 and 2 divisions are required to have a minimum “D” State-coaching license or a NSCAA National Diploma. All head coaches of teams playing in any Classic divisions shall be required to have a minimum “E” State-coaching license.
State Cup (MSYSA) - MSYSA[Premier Soccer Group (PSG Lansing) U13 THROUGH U18 TEAMS PARTICIPATE IN THIS LEAGUE - WWW.PSGLANSING.COM]
State-wide tournament to crown State Champions, part of the National Championship Series. It's organized like the World Cup - teams play three games to determine a group winner, and the group winners advance to the quarterfinals. State Cup champions advance to a Regional tournament, with winners advancing to the National Cup.
Region-wide league begins play at U14 and concludes at U18. Teams must qualify for participation based on State Cup and league performances (MRL or MSPSP). Two tiers of play (Premier and First Division) with multiple brackets at each level. Only eight total teams in Michigan per age group qualify for play in MRL.
GENERATION FOOTBALL A Soccer Development Company
Generation Football (GF) is a soccer development company that services the Mid-Michigan Area. They strive to provide the best soccer development services at every skill level. GF exists to enable youth soccer players the ability to progress from level to level in the U.S Youth soccer structure.
Providing Futsal Training, Player's Academy - Small Group Training, Indoor Team League Play and Summer Camps