A Successful Spring for MYSA Travel TeamsLeague Wizard | May 12, 2011
The MYSA fielded a record 16 travel teams this Spring, which gave over 200 Mebane area players the chance to further develop their soccer skills against teams from across North Carolina and train with experienced MYSA coaches as well as trainers from Premier UK Soccer Academy.
In our Select Program, four teams of Under-9 players participated in the NC Champions League against teams from Raleigh, Cary, and Chapel Hill. It was the first year these players had played on all girls or boys teams and against teams from outside of Mebane. In addition to facing some excellent opponents, the teams got to experience playing at different complexes across the Triangle area including a new artificial turf field at the WRAL Soccer Complex in Raleigh. With no standings kept at this level, success is measured purely in how much the players improved and by the end of the season these teams were doing great things!
Seven of our travel teams participated in the Triad Area Challenge League against teams from the Greensboro and Winston-Salem area. A number of these teams wrapped up very successful seasons. The 00 MYSA Dynamo finished in 2nd Place in the U10 Boys Blue division with a 6-2-0 record and a +11 Goal Differential. The 00 MYSA Hurricanes G finished tied for 1st Place in the U10 Girls division with a 5-1-0 record and a +12 Goal Differential. This was a great season for our U10 teams as they played their last season of 6v6! The 96 MYSA Lunachicks G won their TCL division for the 2nd Spring in a row with a 7-1-0 record, allowing less than one goal per game on average and finishing with a +22 Goal Differential. All three of these teams will be moving up to 2nd Division Classic this Fall – Good luck!
Five teams participated in the North Carolina Classic League against teams from across North Carolina. The 94 MYSA Storm, playing in the U16 1st Division, finished in 2nd Place with a 6-2-1 record and a +13 Goal Differential. They were one win away from earning promotion to the Premier Division, consisting of the top 10 Classic teams in NC. This was a huge accomplishment! The 92 MYSA Inferno finished in 2nd Place in the U18 2nd Division with a 7-2-0 record and a +14 Goal Differential. A number of Inferno players will be playing collegiate soccer at a variety of levels. Congrats!
The MYSA strongly believes in skills development above all else, even if it means sometimes enduring tough losses, which some of our teams, including those above, have done. But over time we believe that development pays off and we’re happy to highlight the successes that focus on development can bring! Congratulations!
Interested in our travel program? See our Travel Soccer section for more information!