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Great Lakes Conference Application Window Closes August 25



Spring 2023 Great Lakes Conference Application

As a reminder to those that have not, he application window for the USYS Spring 2024 Great Lakes Conference season (13U-18/19U) is currently open. The application window will close on August 25, 2023. 
Team Application Links
The application link has been posted on the Great Lakes Conference homepage, found in the "Latest Updates" box, and we have provided a direct link to registration below:
 Team Information For the 2023-24 Seasonal Year
All pertinent dates for the upcoming seasonal year can be found in the "Team Information" document. This contains all the upcoming dates regarding the "Application Windows," "Must Be Available to Play Weekends," "Conference Hosted Weekends," etc. Please see the links below from the website for all needed information and direct your clubs and teams to the main conference website for information. 
Combined 18U/19U Age Groups
To align with USYS National League across the country, Spring 2024 will see the combination of its 18U/19U age groups. 
Evolved National League Conference Pathway
To learn more about the new enhanced National League conference pathway and how participation in the Great Lakes Conference may help your team reach this pathway, please click HERE. This pathway provides the opportunity for top-performing teams within the Great Lakes Conference to qualify for additional events, including Conference Playoffs and USYS Regional and National competitions.  
New USYS Great Lakes Conference Staff Member
We are pleased to welcome Sarah Schneider to the USYS National League staff as our new Assistant League Manager & Marketing Coordinator. Sarah will help facilitate and operate all things Great Lakes Conference to ensure you have the best experience possible.     
 Sarah joins the National League staff with more than eight years of communications and administration experience and has held several different positions within the youth soccer industry. Sarah has come through the USYS soccer system first as a player in the Midwest Regional League during her youth days and then later as a club administrator for several years before her most recent position as the head of communications for the Florida Youth Soccer Association. You may contact Sarah at
Our previous Assistant League Manager, Kelly Jenkins, remains within the USYS family as the Administrative Manager for National League but will no longer be a direct point of contact for the Great Lakes Conference. Any questions or concerns regarding the GLC should be directed to myself or Sarah moving forward.    


For more information on the Great Lakes Conference, click here.