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NSC Indoor Youth Soccer League

Session I: November 13 - December 19, 2020

Session II: January 2 - February 26, 2021

Session III: February 27 - April 24, 2021

It's true. We live in Minnesota, which means if we want to play soccer, we're going to be indoors from November to April. Our indoor soccer league gives you three separate sessions to make sure your game stays in tune during the long winter.

LEAGUE FEATURES:

  • 6v6 small-sided games played in the NSC Sports Hall on infill turf; no boards
  • Game times will be 50 minutes in length (25 minute halves) with one referee per game
  • Verify player’s age using the age grid. Remember: the oldest player on your team determines the age group.
    • Note that the league is using the 2021 MYSA Season Birth Year Age Grid
  • If an age division does not fill, teams will be given the opportunity to move to the next comparable division.
  • Individual player program available
  • The NSC is a multipurpose facility; teams may be required to play on alternate days.  

Click the following sections to learn more.

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

All customers are asked to review the National Sports Center's COVID-19 Preparedness Plan prior to participating in NSC Indoor Youth Soccer League. Please click here. The indoor facilities specific plan is linked to the top of the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan page.

Please note the following items:

Participants/Coaches:

  • Masks are required in the indoor entrance areas and bathrooms by all participants, coaches, referees and spectators. Masks can be removed by participants when partaking in their league game.
  • Please wait in car until 10 minutes prior to game start time – no earlier than 10 minutes before start time are you allowed to enter the Indoor Sports Hall. 

Spectators:

  • One spectator per participant is allowed during league game. 
  • Spectators are allowed to enter the building at game time – not earlier. 
  • Must maintain 6 ft of social distance from other spectators (that don’t live in same household). 
  • Must stay in designated spectator area.
  • Must exit immediately following the game.
  • Live Barn streaming service information coming soon!

Tips to remember:

  1. If you feel sick, please stay home.
  2. All attendees, including coaches, are asked to wear a mask, unless they are actively participating in a league game.
  3. Signage will be posted on campus to remind people of guidelines.
  4. Our facility staff will help keep public spaces clean and sanitized throughout the day.

League Fees

  • Session I: $690 team fee. Full payment or $300 nonrefundable deposit required at time of application.
  • Session II: $985 team fee. Full payment or $300 nonrefundable deposit required at time of application.
  • Session III: $985 team fee. Full payment or $300 nonrefundable deposit required at time of application.
    • The team fee balance must be paid 48 hours before the first game.
    • If you are paying by cash, office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. The main office is located in the Welcome Center. 
    • Payments will not be accepted at time of check in before the first game.

League Refund

  • Teams dropping from the league prior to that league's application deadline will receive a voucher in the amount of the deposit. The voucher may be used towards another NSC league session within a year of the team dropping.
  • Teams dropping from the league after that league's application deadline will not receive a voucher. 

Event Cancellation Policy: The following policy will be enacted IF an event hosted by the National Sports Center MUST be canceled by the directives of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Department of Health. Please know that our top priority on making decisions moving forward will be the safety and health of our players, coaches, referees, employees and fans.

Team will receive a refund for your event entry. Team registration refunds will be processed at 100% of the registration total. Refunds will be credited to your account by no later than December 31, 2020.

*Please note that if a team elects to drop prior to the event, the above voucher policy will be in effect. This includes teams making their own decision to withdraw prior to the potential cancellation.

Application Deadlines

  • Session I deadline: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 by 5pm
  • Session II deadline: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by 5pm
  • Session III deadline: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 by 5pm

Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis until deadline or until divisions fill.

Tentative Days of Play & Divisions Offered

Session I, II and III

  • Friday: 17/19U boys (start times could be 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.; some games may be Saturday evening as well.)
  • Saturday: 9U-16U boys and girls and 17/19U girls (generally the youngest age groups play first beginning in the afternoon; games could be played as late as 11 p.m.)
  • Some games may be on alternate days and times.

League Rules

Headers

  • Updated March 2016. In the 8U-11U age groups, when a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. Players should not be given a red card by heading the ball off of the goal line, this should be awarded with an indirect free kick as stated above.

Individual Player Pool

Looking for a team? If you are an individual who is looking for a team, start by creating an account through the NSC Event HQ. Teams in need of players will contact you directly. Placement is not guaranteed.

Click HERE to be taken to NSC's new Event HQ to sign up.

We are excited to offer you a new player pool experience at NSC Event HQ!  As a new user you will need to set up a household account in an adult's name. 

  • Once you create your account and verify your email address, you can add "participants" to your account (children, spouses, etc.) for which you can then complete waivers, sign up for programs and register for player pool
  • You will need to provide your name, birth date, gender, address, email and phone number
  • Once you have an account, and have add family members (participants), future events are smooth and easy. You simply click and add, and you’re done!
  • You only need to set up a household account once – quickly sign in with your new username and password for future events
  • We will ask you to confirm your email to keep your account secure

Add yourself to the event player pool by setting up an account at www.NSCEventHQ.org

  • Interested coaches will contact you directly by email.
  • Remember: Pool players may only participate on one team.
  • If you are picked up by a team:
    • Remove your name from the player pool for this event by logging in to Event HQ, find your event pool and select “Leave Pool”

Weather Policy

The National Sports Center does not close for inclement winter weather. It is up to teams if they choose to play or forfeit during inclement winter weather.  The indoor league is not responsible for games being forfeited due to weather; therefore, it does not guarantee make-up games at a later date.

NSC Fund for Play

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

Thank you for considering!

League Contacts

Kelly Distad

Director

Phone: 763.792.7353

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