QUALIFYING FOR THE NATIONALS

The USYF National Championships is a competition that brings together the top Futsal teams from around the country, usually requires qualifying through one of our Regional Championships.  Due to local Covid restrictions, some Regionals were not allowed to hold the event.   We will consider At-Large applications from those teams and teams that participated in a Regional but were not Champions or Finalists in a division.

Teams are eligible to apply for the USYF National Championships under 2 categories; Guaranteed Acceptance or At-Large Application.

Guaranteed Acceptance Teams - Teams that played in a USYF Regional in 2021 and were awarded division Champion or Finalist. These teams have until May 1, 2021 to register and pay the National tournament fee to retain their guaranteed acceptance status.  If registration and payment is not completed by May 1, teams will forfeit their guaranteed acceptance status and we will look to fill brackets with At-Large Applicants,

At-Large Teams - These are teams that either competed in a Championship Series event and were not awarded a Guaranteed Acceptance or they are teams that were unable to compete in a Championship Series Event entirely.

  1. After all guaranteed bids are registered, the first preference for consideration will be given to teams that participated in a 2021 USYF Regional, but were not crowned Champions or Finalists.  Due to the Covid limitations in 2021, we will also give special consideration to teams that have historically competed in Regional and National Championship Series Events that were unable to compete in a 2021 USYF Regional Championship due to State Enforced Covid restrictions.  Please note your state specific Covid limitations on your application.

  2. After those teams have been placed, the remaining slots will be filled by any additional At-Large candidates.

To be considered, all at large teams must register and pay by May 1, 2021.  The tournament committee will review the at large applications and acceptance status will be sent to those teams no later than May 7, 2021.