Not entirely. The focus of Marina Soccer is our Fall program recreational league (30 teams and 300+ players). In our Fall program we are not currently affiliated with larger more competitive associations like AYSO or CYSA, we do not keep standings or record scores, we do not currently have allstar or tournament teams. We have also developed a spring competition program. Those seeking more competitive soccer during Fall should contact our partners, the Monterey County Futbol Club.
No. Marina Soccer Fall program is open to all kids from 4-13 regardless of where they live. The Marina Soccer Spring program will only be open to those players that have previously registered in at least one MYSA fall season.
2011 was the first time that Marina Soccer provided spring soccer to our players. Marina Soccer does also partner with the City of Marina to offer a Spring Futsal (indoor) league at the Marina Community Center.
The U6-U10 games are played on Saturdays at Glorya Jean Tate Park. The U12 and U14 home games are played on Saturdays at Preston Park; U12 and U14 away games are played on Saturdays at various fields in Seaside, Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel. Practices for all MYSA teams are in Marina on weekdays, although the exact time and location of practices are determined by the individual coaches.
Each registered player receives a new uniform to keep (jersey, shorts, socks), a photo package (individual, team, wallets, button), a medal and a trophy. Players are also fully covered through our MYSA insurance policy.
Yes. The primary MYSA fundraiser is the summer 4th of July fireworks both, which allows MYSA to keep registration costs at a bare minimum. MYSA also fundraises throughout the season through our snack shack at Glorya Jean Tate Park. Currently, MYSA does not do"at-home" fundraising. Also, this year there is no volunteer requirement for MYSA parents. Parents interested in earning discounted registration make volunteer to work the MYSA snack bar.