The Director's Academy (DA) offers competition at the U11 and U12 age groups. Both age groups play 9 v 9. After communication with each club's Director of Coaching, teams will be placed into ability appropriate tiers. By placing teams into tiers the goal is to create a competitive game environment that provides teams with meaningful games.
In all age groups, teams are scheduled to play approximately 8 games in the fall, and 6-8 games in the spring. Beginning with the 2018-2019 seasonal year, all teams will also play in the Junior State Cup (spring). In keeping with the philosophy of the DA, there is not a public posting of U11 and U12 DA league scores.
Director's Academy, Junior State Cup, and the National League Conferences
Beginning with the 2018-2019 seasonal year, all DA teams are required to play in the Junior State Cup. Only those U12 teams who participate in the DA will be eligible to participate in the "NLC-Qualifying" division of MSPSP the following year in their quest for National League Conference endorsement at U13.