Mad River Youth Soccer League

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About Mad River Youth Soccer

Mad River Youth Soccer provides the youth of Northern and Eastern Humboldt County the opportunity to play and enjoy the sport of soccer at all levels of amateur play. We serve the communities of Arcata, Big Lagoon, Happy Camp, Manila, McKinleyville, Trinidad, Orleans, Fieldbrook, Blue Lake, Bayside, Samoa, Willow Creek, and Hoopa Valley.

Mad River Youth Soccer League is an educational and charitable organization. Our activities include teaching soccer to youth from the age of 4 to under the age of 19 at all skill levels, educating coaches, educating parents about their role in youth sport, organizing games and practices, providing for the facilities to conduct team practices and games, organizing teams to play league games, training referees to referee games, conducting tournaments and jamborees,  organizing training academies and workshops, and raising funds to conduct those activities. MRYSL is affiliated with US Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer,  CalNorth/CYSA, and U.S. Club Soccer. 

MRYSL has a volunteer Board of Directors  which oversees the activities of its organization. Mad River YSL may hire employees or contract individuals to carry out specific functions such as coach education, coaching teams and youth academies, referee education, and referees; as well as labor intensive administrative roles such as registration, assigning referees to games, and field management. To keep expenses as low as possible, we try to use volunteers as much as we can.

Mission and Values

Mission Statement

To develop, promote and administer the game of soccer among the youth under the age of 19, without regard to race, creed, sex or income within the area of Humboldt County north of the Eureka City limits.

Statement of Values

The values of MRYSL include:

  • Commitment to the public good;
  • Accountability to the public;
  • Commitment beyond the law;
  • Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals;
  • Inclusiveness and social justice;
  • Respect for pluralism and diversity;
  • Transparency, integrity and honesty;
  • Responsible stewardship of resources; and
  • Commitment to excellence and to maintaining the public trust.