Minnesota USSSA Seventeenth Annual Hall of Fame Banquet

USSSA Extends Agreement with USL

KISSIMMEE, FL. – United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) announced that it has extended its agreement with the United Soccer Leagues (USL) to serve as the player registration and insurance administrators for the Super Y-League.

“We are very pleased to have renewed our agreement with USL and look forward to continuing the relation¬ship we have built over the past two seasons,” USSSA Vice President of Soccer Craig Scriven said. “The system they have created for their members offers a high level of youth soccer in an environment that focuses on devel¬opment; we are excited to be able to assist in helping the youth game grow throughout the country.”

USL’s partnership with USSSA Soccer, allows clubs to directly register players with their respective USL youth teams via the registration system on USLsoccer. com. USSSA will also continue to serve as the insurance conduit for the Super Y-League.

In addition to enhanced administra¬tion benefits, the registration and insurance aspects of the agreement reduces player registration costs for Super Y-League teams and provides member clubs the opportunity to register their teams and players at all levels with USSSA.

“Our partnership with USSSA has been a huge added benefit for our clubs during the past three seasons,” USL Senior Director of Youth League Development Brian D’Amico said. “Not only has it streamlined the process, it has significantly enhanced our ability to service our clubs while reducing their costs as well.”

United Soccer Leagues is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and has become the largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America by building on the vision, commitment, and passion of players, fans and inves¬tors. Now in its third decade of opera¬tion, USL continues to be a driving force in the growth of soccer in the United States, Canada and Caribbean. USL provides a clearly defined path for the progression of male and female soccer players beginning at the youth level (USL Super Y-League/ USL Super-20 League), continuing up through the amateur level (USL Premier Development League/USL W-League) and on to the professional level, both outdoor and indoor (USL PRO, I-League). A platform for count¬less players to reach for their dreams each year, USL is devoted to devel¬oping the sport at the grassroots level in every community across the region.

Based in Kissimmee, Florida, USSSA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and expand the game of soccer in the United States. Founded in 1968, USSSA originally stood for United States Slow-pitch Softball Association.

In 1997 the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) became the first multi-sport governing body to oversee slow and fast pitch soft¬ball, baseball, basketball and golf. In July of 2001, USSSA added soccer to its multi-sport organization by becoming a member of U.S. Soccer. In the past decade, they have aggres¬sively grown their soccer membership base by providing high quality / low cost services to competitive and recre¬ational teams throughout the country. For more information visit www.usssa¬soccer.net

About USSSA:

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World's Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!


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