Legends 07 Premier Players Participate in ODP Training
Date Posted: 11/21/2021
TENNESSEE STATE SOCCER ASSOCIATION (TSSA)
The Tennessee State Soccer Association is part of a much larger soccer community. TSSA is a proud member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
TENNESSEE STATE SOCCER ASSOCIATION YOUTH PLAY LEVEL DEFINITIONS
DIVISION 2 – The 2nd tier level of competitive play offered to teams that are categorized as U13 to U19 in the State of Tennessee. This level of play is recommended for our teams that are not quite at the elite level but aspire to be there one day. Teams are eligible to participate in tournament sanctioned events and will typically play in our Tennessee State League (TSL) and may qualify to play in our Division 2 State Cup, Region III Presidents Cup Tournament, and the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Presidents Cup Tournament. Players at this level have the opportunity to also participate and be selected for the Olympic Developmental Program (ODP). Registration at this level includes Indoor and Futsal registrations.
DIVISION 3 – The 3rd final level of competitive play offered to teams that are categorized as U13 to U19 in the State of Tennessee. This level of competition is recommended for teams that desire something more than the local recreational soccer league. Teams are allowed to play in tournament sanctioned events and are eligible for the Division 3 Tennessee State League (TSL) and may qualify to play in our Division 3 State Cup. Players at this level have the opportunity to also participate and be selected for the Olympic Developmental Program (ODP). Registration at this level includes Indoor and Futsal registrations.
DIVISION 4 – This level of play is categorized as our local grass roots (or recreational soccer) age U3 to U19. Play is specifically organized locally and teams are allowed to participate in tournament sanctioned events that have a specific bracket organized for recreational teams. Recreational teams are NOT allowed to play competitive teams without prior approval from the Tennessee State Soccer Association. Teams are eligible to compete in seasonal Kohl’s Cup or Cleveland Grimes Friendship Cup events designed specifically for our recreational minded teams. Registration at this level includes Indoor and Futsal registrations.
SOCCER JUNIORS – This level of play can range in skill levels. This category is specifically designed to offer a lower cost to our teams categorized as U9 to U12. Teams are allowed to participate in tournament sanctioned events, but there are no State Cup competitions offered to these age groups. Tennessee State Soccer Association strongly recommends that all clubs registering Soccer Juniors use the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) recommended modified playing rules (Policy 13) when organizing play for these age groups. Registration at this level includes Indoor and Futsal registrations.
INDOOR/ FUTSAL - This level of play is designed for players seeking ONLY to register and play during the indoor/ futsal soccer season. This season is typically but not limited to the winter months. Players categorized to be on teams age U3 to U19 are eligible to participate. It is suggested that players attempt to play on teams and against teams with similar abilities, but need to understand that Indoor/ Futsal events may merge ability groups together to make an event more likely to occur.
US YOUTH SOCCER
US Youth Soccer is a non-profit organization whose stated mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through soccer at all levels of age and competition; to make soccer fun; and to instill in young players a lifelong passion for the sport.
US YOUTH SOCCER OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRM (ODP)
The Germantown Legends are a premier youth soccer club located in Germantown, Tennessee.
Established in 2011, the Legends Soccer Club focuses intensely on creating brave creative leaders for life. Our no guilt, no shame, no blame philosophy gives kids the confidence to get out of their comfort zone and create the big play in any situation!
The Germantown Legends Soccer program is the official 'Soccer Provider' to the City of Germantown.
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