HISTORY OF US ADULT SOCCER
On 26 August 1982, Chairman Milton Aimi Called the first Annual Meeting of the Senior Division of the United States Soccer Federation. The Federations went through a reorganization that year and the Senior Division became a separate member entity and not just a division of the USSF.
Over the years, the name changed to United States Senior Soccer Division to the United States Senior Soccer Association to the United States Amateur Soccer Association and to its present form, the United States Adult Soccer Association (USSA). Throughout these name changes, it always served amateur, adult soccer throughout the country.
For many years, the Division/Association organized and was the keeper of cup competitions for men and women, including the US Open Cup, the second oldest continuous soccer cup competition in the world. While the organization is relativity young in comparison to US Soccer, its origin and those of its member state associations go back to the start of the Federation in 1913 and prior.
Guided by shared values of transparency, inclusiveness, integrity, diversity and tradition and as a member of the US Soccer family, USASA’s mission is to:
Administer, develop and promote participation in adult soccer within the United States through a safe and positive playing experience at all levels.
Identify, model and facilitate adoption of governance and administrative best practices for member organizations.
- Promote the vision and all activities of the USASA and its member organizations to make “Soccer- your game for life.”
- Assist member organizations and local communities in developing, improving and securing quality soccer fields and facilities.
- Provide competitions and programs that encourage participation and growth of member organizations.
- Promote quality and consistency in education, training and certification of referees, coaches and administrators.
- Develop, strengthen and promote a unified soccer community.
ADULT SOCCER LEAGUES IN ARKANSAS