United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
The United States Soccer Federation (also referred to as the USSF or U.S. Soccer) is the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States. Its headquarters are located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a member of FIFAand is responsible for governing amateur and professional soccer, including the men’s, women’s, youth, futsal and Paralympic national teams. U.S. Soccer is also responsible for sanctioning referees and soccer tournaments for most soccer leagues in the United States. For more information visit: www.ussoccer.com.
United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA or US Youth Soccer)
The United States Youth Soccer Association is the youth affiliate and largest member of U.S. Soccer, the governing body for soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer includes 55 state youth soccer associations, one per state except for California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, which each have two state associations.
Over 3,000,000 youth players between ages 5-19 are registered with US Youth Soccer. The US Youth Soccer membership is divided into four regions, each with a Director elected to the board. The regions are essentially East (Region I), Midwest (Region II), South (Region III) and West (Region IV). FC Alliance is a member of the South (Region III). Each State Association has a Board of Directors, elected by delegates from their member leagues, clubs or teams. For more information visit: www.usyouthsoccer.org
Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA)
The TSSA is the National State Association member of United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and United States Amateur Soccer Association (USASA).
Middle Valley Soccer Academy is an Eastern District member of the TSSA and registers all its U9 and older players with this association. As a member of the TSSA, Middle Valley is able to provide additional opportunities for our players to participate in state sanctioned tournaments, state run events, and compete with and against other competitive and recreational clubs registered with the state of Tennessee. For more information visit: www.tnsoccer.org.
Chattanooga FC Academy
Middle Valley has been partners with Chattanooga FC Academy since 2016 to provide additional programming to meet the needs of the soccer community at large. When Middle Valley rec players are ready for a more competitive environment, we recommend them to Chattanooga FC Academy. The move is always optional. For more information, visit ChattanoogaSoccer.com.