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Michigan Director's Academy

By YESsoccer, 08/24/16, 9:45AM EDT


YESconnect At Work

Competitive clubs across the U.S. are using YESsoccer to source high-licensed international coaches through a service we call YESconnect. From California to Connecticut, dynamic clubs are using YESconnect to staff their growth and guide their development.  

In Michigan, six MSYSA Director's Academy clubs are using YESconnect, including Michigan Chill SBC, Rochester SC, Michigan Fire JuniorsNationals Oakland, and newly selected "Growth Clubs" Eastside FC and Michigan Impact.  

These clubs identified a need for licensed international staff, contacted YESsoccer, and chose the right coach from our portfolio of qualified candidates.

Similarly, coaches like Gerard Jones, DOC at Eastside FC, can choose a club through YESconnect:  

"I chose YESsoccer because I wanted to establish myself in the US and have an opportunity to help build a club that can develop players onto more advanced levels. What made me confident in working with YESsoccer was not only their ability to sort out my VISA and talk me through how to get out to the US, but also their fantastic range of club contacts where I was able to speak with various Presidents of clubs in different states and decide myself which club was right for me and my coaching career."

To learn more about how your club can connect with licensed international coaches, or to learn how you can coach in a competitive U.S. club, email  


MSYSA Director’s Academy Clubs Announced for the 2016-17 Season!

Plymouth, Michigan – Six new clubs have been selected to join the MSYSA Director’s Academy program commencing Fall 2016. The selection process included a club-wide evaluation in six categories that includes: club structure, player programming, club history of participation in MSYSA events & programs, player development, parent education and coaching development. Based on the applications received and the clubs already accepted into the DA in the previous year, the clubs selected will participate in the 2016-2017 seasonal year of the MSYSA Director’s Academy Program.

A Growth Club is defined as a new Club accepted into MSYSA’s Director’s Academy. Growth Clubs have limited or no history in State Cup, MRL or National League. However, MSYSA has determined that the accepted Growth Clubs have demonstrated a commitment to developing their players, parents, teams and coaches to meet the MSYSA Director’s Academy application standards.

MSYSA Director’s Academy Club Review: All Clubs in the Director’s Academy will be subject to an annual review, which includes an analysis of their Player Development Structure, Coach Development Program, their Training & Game Environment, Club Administration, the Facilities they utilize and the Soccer Respect campaign.