The Midwest Select Youth Soccer League, a “traveling” league in Joplin and surrounding communities of Southwest Missouri. In the fall, play took place in Joplin, Neosho, and Monett. Players and coaches must be registered with Missouri Youth Soccer Association or another US Soccer Federation affiliated organization. Coaches must possess at least a Youth Coaching Certificate (“F” certificate). League play is expected to begin Saturday, March 22, and run through Saturday, May 10.
The Midwest Select Youth Soccer League is sanctioned by the Missouri Youth Soccer Association and operated by Midwest Select Soccer in partnership with participating clubs.
Participating organizations have a strong voice in how the league is operated. Each participating organization sends a representative to the League Governance Committee. Resolutions passed by the committee go to the Midwest Select Soccer Board of Directors for ratification.
Coaches are required to pass a background check before the team is allowed to play.
Joplin games. All Joplin games are played at the Joplin Athletic Complex, 3301 West 1st Street, Joplin, MO, 64801. Parking is behind the main Athletic Complex building on 1st Street. To get to the Complex, turn onto 1st Street from S. Schifferdecker Ave. (First Street is at the north edge of Schifferdecker Park.) Enter the traffic circle at the end of first Street and take the access road to the right. Field 1 is immediately east of the parking lot in the image below (to the right in the image). Field 2 is due east of Field 1. Alternate entrance to the JAC: Turn south from 7th Street onto S. Tri State Road.
Monett games. Monett games are played on Field 3 (in front of concession stand) of the Monett South Park Soccer Fields. First, use the map below to get directions to the intersection of US 60 and Missouri 37 in Monett. Next, use either the following routes to drive to Field 3. Route 1: From the intersection, go north on S. Lincoln Ave (MO 37) and take first right onto Dairy St., and then turn right onto Waldension. Fields will be on your right after passing under US 60. Route 2: Go south from intersection to park entrance off of MO 37. Keep left at intersection inside of the park and follow the outer park road to Waldensian. Turn right and the fields will be on your right.
Neosho games. All Neosho games are played on Field 2 at 1300 Carl Sweeney Pkwy, Neosho, MO 64850. Field 2 is the field to the east in the image below (to the right in the image). If you are coming from the north on Highway 71, take the Highway 60 Exit east, turn left on Cemetery Road, then right on Carl Sweeney Pkwy, and the fields are on left. If you are coming from the east on Highway 60, take Carl Sweeney Pkwy/HH north, and the fields are on the right.
Webb City games. All Webb City games are played at the King Jack Park sports facility. From Highway 171/US Business 71, turn south on Hall Street (by water tower). The entrance to the facility is on the curve between the intersections of Ware Street and S. Walker Street at geographic coordinates 37.134256,-94.461375. After entering the facility, take the first left to the parking lot. Play will be at the larger field to the east.