We hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather that has been the kick off of the fall season. The Board of Directors wanted to share important information in regards to the upcoming registration process for the 2022 spring/summer season, and the player assessments that are utilized to develop the teams for the black and blue leagues in the Southern Minnesota Soccer League.
Registration for the 2022 spring/summer traveling season will open on Monday, October 4th, 2021. The club hopes to have teams in the U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18 age bands this year.
We are also looking into hosting a men and women's team for our players who are over 18 years old but still want to play the game over the summer. The club will also be hosting its spring recreational league with some changes to the format. For those of you interested in the adult leagues and recreational league, stay tuned for further details to come later this fall.
For families interested in the traveling black and blue league for the 2022 season or have committed to our BU16, GU15, and GU13 Premier/League One teams, please make sure to note upcoming important dates for registration and player assessments.
2022 Spring/Summer Traveling Registration opens October 4th, 2021 starting with the early bird registration fee of $330 for U12 players and younger and $375 for U13 players and older.
Players who have committed to the NPSC's BU16, GU15, GU13 premier/league one teams must be registered by November 1st, 2021 in order to remain on the team and participate in the winter training. 
Player assessments for players interested in being placed on the black team for their age band are scheduled as follows:
  • U16 and older (birth year 2004/2005/2006/2007) - November 3rd, 2021, 6-7:30 PM at the Dundas Dome in Dundas, MN near Northfield.
  • U14 (birth year 2008/2009) - November 10th, 2021, 6-7:30 PM at the Dundas Dome.
  • U12 (birth year 2010/2011) - November 17th, 2021, 6-7:30 PM at the Dundas Dome.
Players with birth years 2012 and younger, thus placed in the U10 age bands, will have a different date for early 2022.
As a quick summary, in the SMSL league, black teams are composed of players assessed to demonstrate more advanced soccer skills, game readiness, and game experience. Players placed on the blue teams are provided more focused opportunities to further develop their skills, gain valuable game experiences with equally competitive opponents, and improve their overall development as a growing athlete. Player assessments are held to help coaches and the team formation committee determine appropriate placement for players and develop competitive teams at the black and blue levels.
If you are interested in having your player assessed for possible placement on the black team for their age band, they must be registered before their assessment date and have RSVPed to attend their assigned session. Note, player assessments are a large part of the team formation process. If you are unable to attend your assigned session but still want to be considered for placement on your age band's black team, please contact the club at: to discuss alternative arrangements.
As always, please reach out with questions.



Registration with the NPSC is taken as a sign by the player of their commitment to play soccer. When a player registers to play soccer with the NPSC, it is the intent of the NPSC to place the player on an age and skill-appropriate team.  However, registration with the NPSC does not guarantee a player a spot on a specific team or with a specific coach, family member or friend.  The NPSC does enforce a strict no refund policy as defined later in this document.


Competitive Teams

The NPSC encourages the registration of players for teams starting at the under 9 (U9) level and up through the under 18 (U18) level.



Each season (spring/summer, fall, winter/indoor) will have its own separate registration and it is the responsibility of the player, parent or legal guardian to register separately for each season.


Age Groups

Teams are formed primarily by age groups within the guidelines as set forth by the MYSA.  All players are automatically registered for their lowest eligible age group upon registration with the NPSC. Any play ups, whether by request, tryouts, or the club’s team formation process, will be determined during the team formation process prior to each season.  The NPSC does not guarantee any player the right to play up an age level for any reason including having played up the year before or having siblings, friends or a coach on the team an age level up.

To determine your player’s eligible age group, take the year of the soccer season and subtract your child’s birth year from it to arrive at your child’s eligible age group.  This result is the youngest age group that your child is eligible to participate in according to MYSA rules.

Example: If you are registering for summer of 2017, and your player was born March 8th of 2005, then the soccer year (2017) less the birth year (2005) makes your player eligible to play U12 soccer for the upcoming season. (2017- 2005 = 12)

Registration - General Information

A general registration will be held for all interested youth.  All players must be registered and paid in full prior to the first practice, unless other arrangements have been made and approved by the Board.  The New Prague Area Youth Soccer Club wants to give any youth who wants to, the opportunity to play soccer.

The registration fees are determined when the Board approves each season’s budget and, in general, are to cover the majority of costs associated with playing competitive soccer.

The registration fees do not cover the following, which must be paid by individuals and/or teams:

  • Uniforms (individual)
  • Invitational tournaments (team - optional)
  • Professional coaching sessions not sponsored by the club (team - optional)
  • Credit card convenience fees
  • Coaches hired for teams with no volunteer parent coaches
  • Turf rental fees

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