North East United is proud to announce that it has applied for and has been accepted into the Twin Cities Soccer League (TCSL) for the Summer 2019 Season. Select teams will transition from MYSA to the TCSL this summer and forward.
Clubs must play all home games in a 30-mile radius of the Minnesota United FC Stadium: 400 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
Founded in 2017, Twin Cities Soccer Leagues (TCSL) aims to provide the highest quality soccer league experience in Minnesota. Experience can be defined as:
TCSL is built upon a core set of values:
TCSL, in partnership with its member clubs, aims to evolve the game.
TCSL is a US Club Soccer sanctioned league
US Club Soccer is a United States Soccer Federation member, and is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.
Among US Club Soccer’s guiding principles:
Further, it is the US Club values that allows and facilitates TCSL’s mission to evolve the game.
TCSL’s desire to empower DOC’s to make decision on behalf of their players aligns with U.S. Club Soccer’s belief that “the key to player development is coaching development – better coaches develop better players, and better clubs develop better coaches.”
The culture of TCSL is aligned with US Club Soccer’s as well: “US Club Soccer will encourage collaboration and cooperation between clubs in developing programs and promoting the best interests of players and the game.”
For more information, visit the US Club Soccer website.
TCSL offers competitive soccer for all levels of play against similar sized and skilled clubs within the Twin Cities’ geography. Teams and clubs in TCSL have the option to select to play in the level that best suits them, with oversight via the Technical Advisory Panel. TCSL works closely with clubs to ensure that teams are in the best possible level for development.
Each club is represented on the Technical Advisory Panel, a group of club personnel (most likely DOC). This panel is responsible for correctly placing teams in environments that are best suited to their individual teams in addition to participating in conversation and recommendation to evolve the League over time. Play levels are as follows.
|9U & 10U||7v7||Three Levels (Red, White, Blue)|
|11U & 12U||9v9||Four Levels (National, Regional, State, Cities)|
|13U-19U||11v11||Four Levels (National, Regional, State, Cities)|
During the team registration process, clubs will indicate the preferred level of play for each of their teams. All applications are subject to review by the Technical Advisory Panel.
There is no promotion or relegation in TCSL. Team placements are decided prior to each corresponding season.
As one of TCSL’s core set of values, “sportsmanship” on the part of coaches, parents, fans and players will be emphasized in each one of TCSL’s leagues and events.
Whatever role you are in, recognize that the game of soccer is full of emotions and that properly controlling these emotions is vital to ensuring a positive experience, which TCSL is committed to delivering. TCSL believes that soccer builds character; that adverse situations are likely to occur; and that without adults setting a positive example by respecting referees, coaches, opponents, and other fans, how can we expect players to follow? Each time you set a positive example, you make the game better.
Recognize that referees will make mistakes, each and every game. Most of them will be doing their very best performing a thankless task, and most will be young children under the age of 16. Please remember that the referee who just missed the throw-in at midfield or just called a penalty kick to decide the outcome of the match is a son or daughter, mother or father, or grandmother or grandfather. They are human beings who deserve respect and our patience as they too are learning, just like our players and coaches. Remember, without a referee, there is no game. TCSL will support our referees.
TCSL will solicit information from referees and clubs’ referee assignors, and not only will we collect data on teams or clubs that repeatedly present problems (and deal with the issues), we will encourage referees to report positive instances of sportsmanship as well. In addition, we welcome TCSL constituents (parents, coaches, club personnel, etc.) to report positive instances to the League, the data of which will be to positively reinforce these instances through league promotion and awards.
TCSL seeks to evolve the game. As such, we will deal with poor behavior and more importantly, reward those that respect the values of the league
Limited to TCSL clubs & teams. All players and staff must have US Club-soccer issued passes.
11U-19U Boys & Girls
2 game minimum; 3 or 4 game maximum.
8U-10U Jamboree Format
11U-14U Cup Format
8U-10U Jamboree Format ($275)
11U-14U Cup Format ($400)