In collaboration with the State Referee Committee (SRC), a presentation was recently created to assist and present clarity to referees, coaches, parents and players on MSYSA’s recent decision to eliminate purposeful heading in matches of all players in U11 programs and below. (See link below) 
The presentation is posted on the MSYSA website and has also been posted/published on all MSYSA social media platforms. The SRC will be posting this presentation on its website and also in GameOfficials. Once referees have viewed the presentation in GameOfficials, there is a short quiz for them to complete. (5 true/false questions) You are welcome to forward or share the YouTube video with others.

MSYSA ‘Heading' Module:

Thomas Faro
Executive Director
Michigan State Youth Soccer Association, Inc.
(O) 734-459-6220 x 205 (F) 734-459-6242

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Spring 2018 Registration is now Closed.

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Welcome to the new webpages of Lakes Area Youth Soccer League. One of the longest running recreational leagues within the state of Michigan. LAYSL or Lakes Area Soccer, have seen a number of talented players begin their playing careers and make untold number of friends.  Lakes Area Soccer is a complete recreational soccer league for boys and girls 18 years and younger. Whether you want to introduce your Munchkin to his or her first sport, or help your established athlete get on the path to a college scholarship, we're here to help you succeed.

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