What USYSA leagues do the Michigan Wolves play in?

The Michigan Wolves have teams that play in the top leagues within US Youth Soccer.  These include:

National League

The US Youth Soccer National League competition is for the nation's top teams in the 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U and 19U boys and girls age groups. The 14U through 18U divisions consist of up to 32 teams per gender age group, while the 19U age group features up to 16 teams for each gender. The National League offers additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches and offers the highest level of competition in the country as each team must earn their place in the league.

National League - Great Lakes Conference

The US Youth Soccer Great Lakes Conference is one of 13 Conferences under the US Youth Soccer Leagues Program in the Multi-State Tier. The Great Lakes Conference consists of teams primarily from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Minnesota. The top teams in the Conference will earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, as well as a chance to earn a coveted spot in the National Tier of the Leagues Program, the US Youth Soccer National League.

What is the difference between National League and other leagues?

USYSA’s is the largest youth soccer organization in the US and have multiple divisions within each of their leagues.  Having multiple leagues allows promotion and relegation.

Within the National League this enables teams to move up divisions and allows top teams within the division the opportunity to qualify for USYSA Regionals and Nationals.

Additionally promotion and relegation allows for a more even level of competition within each league, which leads to more meaningful games.

How often do these teams train?

Each team trains twice per week during the fall (U13, U14 & U15 Trapped Players), winter and spring seasons.  

What other benefits are there to these programs?

Video analysis - Games are recorded on a periodical basis and coaches host video analysis sessions in our team room at the Trinity Health Sports Dome.  Games and individual performance can thereby be used as a tool for development.

Who are the members of the staff for these programs?

The Michigan Wolves has arguably the best staff in the region.  All our staff are licensed through US Soccer and the United Soccer Coaches organizations.  For more information please check out the TEAMS page and COACHES bios.

What is the level of college exposure?

For those players interested in continuing their playing career in college, we take an active role in helping young men and their families engage in the college search process. In addition to regular meetings and an annual Wolves College Night, we host a variety of events as well as attend tournaments around the nation.  These include:

  • Novi Jaguars Showcase (March)
  • Meet in the Middle Showcase (Westfield, IN, May)
  • Other USYS Showcase Events TBD
  • Michigan Wolves (TBD)
  • State Cup

For more specific information on which events are planned for your team please refer to the team plans.

What other clubs will we compete against?

Due to teams qualifying for the National League and Great Lakes Conference, the names of the clubs can change on a year to year basis.  However, promotion and relegation means that our teams will be competing against the best US Youth Soccer teams within the Conference and Nationally.

MSPSP teams are accepted from around the state.  Travel can vary and is dependent on the division each team is placed.

For more information please refer to the teams page of the specific age group and team you are interested in.

Is there a training and playing opportunity for trapped High School players?

Yes, the Michigan Wolves provides training opportunities for players who are not involved in high school soccer.

Where do our USYSA teams train and play?

The Wolves have arguably the best facilities in the state. Our teams primarily utilize the Trinity Health Sports Dome and the lighted outdoor stadium field at Schoolcraft College.

Will there be extra opportunities for high performing players?

High performing players within their own teams will be given opportunities to train and play with different teams within their own age group (Academy, ECNL, National League) or the age group above.  These decisions will be made in collaboration between the players head coach, the head coach of the proposed team and the age group director.  This decision will only be made if it is in the best interests of the players development.



NL Director

Scott Duhl



U13 Team - 2011 - Ash Wormall

U14 Team - 2010 - Ash Wormall

U15 Team - 2009 - Matt Grodzicki

U16 Team - 2008 - Lee Mulvaney

U17 Team - 2007 - Tony Yazbeck

U19 Team - 05/06 - Tony Yazbeck

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