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Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

Classic Team Formation Policy

The following guidelines apply to U11-U15 Competitive teams:

  •  For ANY child desiring to play up to the next age group, please refer to our Playing up policy.

  • Also, like other area clubs, a reasonable fee is charged for tryouts with NO guarantee of placement on a roster. Per the MAYSA tryout policy, this tryout fee is NON-refundable. This also means NONE of the tryout fees can be applied towards other fees. (i.e. Registration Fees)
  • Any Players wanting to be on a competitive team must try out.  This is required per MAYSA rules.  If you’d like more information about MAYSA tryout rules, please go to
  • Teams will be formed if there are enough players at an appropriate skill level to form a team. This also applies to Rec teams.
  • Also remember, just because there is a tryout, does not mean there will be a team at that age group. (MGSC has no way of knowing this until tryouts have commenced and we know our numbers and skill levels of all players at any particular age level)
  • If a player does not make a competitive team, he/she will be offered a roster spot on a recreational team if there is roster space.
  • MGSC’s first priority is placing players on a team appropriate for their skill level and their age level. If numbers warrant, some age groups may be combined or reassigned. This also applies to Rec teams.
  • Players on competitive teams should expect a greater commitment in terms of attendance, practice, tournaments, etc.
  •  Teams play fall and spring and registered players should expect to play both seasons.  Teams formed at Competitive levels expect a level of commitment to attend a majority of games.  Please take this into account for both the fall and spring seasons.
  • Playing on a particular competitive team this year does NOT guarantee placement on the same team the following year. When a player registers to play soccer or participates in tryouts with MGSC they are registering to play IN the club NOT ON a specific team. This also applies to Rec teams.
  • MGSC, like all other area clubs (Madison FC, Sun Prairie, RUSH Wisconsin, Madison 56ers) never guarantees a place on a roster just because you try out for a team within their club.  All efforts will be made if we cannot form a full team to combine with other area clubs to field a team.
  • If your child cannot try out on the dates that are available for tryouts they will need to contact the U11-U18 Age Director to possibly work out a different tryout date. Possible options would be to try out with another age group or if this is not acceptable and they have been on MGSC classic team in the previous year, then we will consider the coaches recommendations and place your child as best as we can with limited information. So PLEASE make every effort to ensure that your child can attend at least one of our tryout dates.