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U.S. ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE

Expansion and Membership

Since 2017 the U.S. Arena Soccer League is committed to growing the sport of indoor soccer in the United States in a sustainable way. The 2017 expansion plan is to grow strategically by strengthening our existing conferences and expanding the national footprint of the USASL pyramid, into new areas of the country that does not currently have high level indoor soccer.

Today we have a global presence within the indoor community, with domestic and global networks coming online everyday.  We are working with the micro soccer communities at a great pace with a bullish mentality, to cover not only our local market but to leave a global footprint.   As members of the North American Futsal Federation, we have established ourselves as the premier league for North America.

The USASL brand will become unmistakable and recognized everywhere, our brand will make a powerful statement whenever it is used, and invokes many feelings of power, sustainability, confidence, and longevity.  We are proud of the work we have done, but we are not done yet. There is still much work to be done and with your help we can accomplish the goals and visions of the USASL.
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Joining the USASL

Joining the USASL or any of our league programs starts with a great plan that makes sense. The USASL Board of Directors has done a great job from day one, to establish a sensible approach at the professional level. Many factors have been taken into consideration in the development of all our programs. It is imperative that all interested parties follow our outline to obtain entry into the USASL.

  1. Start by contacting us through email or phone to introduce yourselves.
  2. Send an email stating your intentions to enter the bidding process for your state or city.
  3. Once you hear back from us and are accepted, sign your USASL Franchise Contract.
  4. Then send us all information regarding your facility or gym you plan to use for all home matches.
  5. Host your team tryouts and place all players under contract using the official USASL Professional Player Contract (Provided)
  6. Send copies of all contracted players and any new ones that you obtain during the season.
  7. Register all players and coaches with the NAFF using the online payment system or by sending in hard copy forms with the correct payment.

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USASL Pro and Premier Expansion Deck for 2018 make a commitment early.

This Expansion Deck is for the USASL Professional Divisions only Men's and Women's divisions,

These listed fees will be paid directly to the MLF Accounts Payable feature through PayPal. all programs listed below are considered a franchise feature and fall under the principals and guidelines of MLF Franchise Ownership.
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2018 Annual Participation Fees: 

  • No Franchise Fee: $0
  • Individual Registration Fees: $20
  • Referee Fees: $50 each team for two refs  

USASL LEAGUE FORMAT 2018

U.S. Arena Soccer League will be considered the top level professional Men's and Women's Indoor Soccer league in the United States. It was founded in 2017. The USASL which is played under NAFF rules. East and West featuring teams from Mexico, United States and Canada. Participation in the USASL is based on franchise qualifications under the current conditions and minimum standards for operating a team in the USASL.

League Seasons:

  • USASL Men's Professional March-August)
  • USASL Women's Professional March-August)
  • Season Winners Medals, Trophies   
  • Providers of the Worlds Authentic Small Game Youth To Pro, Since 2012.

PISL 

USASL is owned and operated by a board of directors for the sole purpose of promoting Professional Indoor Soccer in the US and abroad.

USASL, will follow “NAFF Laws of the Game”.

WELCOME TO THE PROFESSIONAL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE

An advantage of joining the USASL is to be member of the best professional indoor league in the United States and it is also the only form of indoor style soccer recognized and supported by the NAFF, the worlds governing board. As a chartered member you are backed by a professional National Counsel that works for you.

OPERATING A USASL FRANCHISE IS MORE THAN A GAME!

A USASL franchise provides you with the opportunity to own and operate your own sports franchise while providing opportunities for elite athletes and promoting your community spirit by providing an affordable family entertainment option.

As a franchisee, you will receive unparalleled support from the USASL’s professional full-time staff, located in Phoenix Arizona.

EXPERIENCE

With an elite staff and management core, USASL will become the largest organization of elite-level indoor leagues in North and South America by building on the vision, commitment, and passion of players, fans and investors.

GROWTH AND FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT

If you are looking to bring a professional indoor soccer team to your market, the USASL boasts tremendous opportunities for growth with sixteen active franchises fielding over twenty teams in 2016. The USASL provides a clearly defined path for the progression, supporting the open league model featuring promotion and relegation found all over the world in a three-tier system. There is no limit to the possibilities of the USASL.

FRANCHISE SUPPORT

As a USASL franchise, you’re backed by strong support from the USASL management team at the USASL Headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. Every year the USASL hosts an Annual General Meeting which will be a platform for owner and interested parties to post ideas and take minutes.

The Annual General Meeting prepares each franchisee for the upcoming season, provides training sessions focused on critical team operations, and enables franchisees to share best practices.

With franchise locations in the U.S., North and South America, USASL is redefining Professional Indoor Soccer. As a franchise owner, you will receive the infrastructure, support, and competitive platform to allow you to provide indoor soccer as an exciting, affordable family entertainment option in your city or town.

As North America’s largest system of Professional leagues for men and women, you will have an experienced professional league staff at your disposal.

Team services provided by the USASL include:

  • Franchise Training – USASL provides a comprehensive on-site training program for each organization and its staff we will come to you.
  • Accident and General Liability Insurance – The USASL makes available a comprehensive professional third party insurance program with the AAU that covers all franchise operations and members. You can receive practice and event insurance certificates for facility rentals, and immediate action if an incident occurs that requires the submission of an accident/injury claim. Remember this is a secondary insurance program it is advisable that you make sure your participants have a primary insurance program.
  • USASL - You become part of an independent self- insured entity that has the power to insure and sanction events, practices and clinics. We are now the only independent professional indoor able to foster the growth and development of indoor soccer in America and International Territories without the political pressures that exist today. USASL national base of operation will remain is the US but will grant charter conferences to territories outside the US like Canada, Mexico and Hawaiian Islands. The USASL expects to grow a global structure that can be subject to independent conferences throughout the world.
  • League Manuals - Licensed use of comprehensive manuals developed by the USASL and its partners in the following categories: Operations, Ticket Sales, Game-day, Marketing, Best Practices, Web & New Media
  • Marketing Services - National strategic partners to provide instant credibility and additional support. Unique branded marketing materials adaptable for individual team use and promotion in the local community
  • Television / Internet Media - All USASL Pro matches are streamed live on our very own YouTube channel all teams have the opportunity to utilize the platform for live streaming.
  • New Media - Dedicated support staff to guide each team with all new media efforts that promote the visibility of the franchise. USASL provides the teams with team services support across social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, blogging, viral video)
  • Player Registration – All Professional player registration system that adheres to all USASL registration procedures and NCAA Regulations
  • Communications – USASL communications department supports the activities of each member to promote their team(s).

USASL also provides dedicated team services support in the form of social media, media relations, statistics, publications, broadcasting, photography, etc.

  • National Technical Director – USASL employs a full-time national technical director to support teams and set curriculum for league activities
  • Competitive / Technical Support - Full access to the USASL national technical director as well as hosting of player showcases, combines, drafts and identification camps to expose the league’s most advanced players
  • Operations - Experienced staff that includes an executive management team supported by communications, creative services, new media, finance, marketing, player registration, and operations department
  • Meetings / Seminars – USASL Annual General Meeting which contains various seminars as well as regional meetings comprised of sessions to assist in sharing best practices.
  • Minimum Standards - Enforcement of quality control and minimum standards of all teams to maximize the consistency of product regardless of market
  • Officiating - Support staff that assists in processing referee assignments and evaluation with federations through the NAFF.
  • Affiliation - Sanctioned by the NAFF.
  • Club Growth - An integrated system of high- level professional individuals, allowing your club to grow within our organization
  • Premium Match Futsal Balls - Each USASL franchise has access to official ball of USASL. With a great partnership that provides service and a great price.
  • Intellectual Property/ Operations Manuals - Use of trademark name, slogans, as well as access to comprehensive operations, game-day, and marketing manuals.

THE POWER OF THE USASL

The USASL was founded in 2017 and will serve as the parent company of all USASL franchises and affiliate programs throughout North and South America and for all intents and purposes will be known as such. The USASL and its affiliate franchises will operate as a fully insured league providing individual and team insurance programs. The structure of the league allows each participating team to have one vote on league matters. Each team is owned and operated individually, and is responsible for maintaining league minimum standards and for raising its own operating cash. The existing team owners, that comprise the league management team, approve all new teams who desire to join the league.

PISL GENERAL COMPETITION INFO

USASL will be considered the top level professional indoor soccer league in the United States it will cater to Men's and Women's teams. It was founded in 2017.

The USASL which is played under NAFF rules. Participation in the USASL is based on franchise qualifications under the current conditions and minimum standards for operating a team.

USASL MINIMUM STANDARDS

THE PISL STRIVES TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF MEN’S AND WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL INDOOR SOCCER JOIN US.

-Official Season may start no earlier than July ending no later than October.

  • All players and staff must be registered with the NAFF but no other age or nationality restrictions apply
  • Two sets of 14 complete numbered uniforms, with USASL and NAFF patches.
  • Home team provides athletic trainer for both teams at all games
  • Official Indoor Soccer Certified referees provided by home team
  • Each Professional match must be recorded and made available to the USASL.
  • Game day publication provided by home team
  • Facility capable seating capacity of 500+
  • Professional Indoor Equipment as outlined by the USASL.
  • Working phone number available throughout the year
  • Operational Website posting updates after each match within 24 hours, and stories sent to USASL website for national exposure:

LOCKER ROOMS OR CHANGING AREA FOR HOME AND AWAY TEAMS, PRESS BOX, WORKING P.A. SYSTEM, AND WORKING SCOREBOARD.