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 relatively 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.
|1982-1983||Millton Aimi (Texas South)|
|1983-1984||Jim Depew (North Texas)|
|1984-1989||Edward Nunes (California North)|
|1989-1991||Millton Aimi (Texas South)|
|1991-1997||Gianfranco Borroni (Ohio North)|
|1997-2006||Mike Edwards (New Mexico)|
|2006-2010||Brooks McCormick (Florida)|
|2010-2014||Richard Groff (Eastern Pennsylvania)|
|2014-Current||John Motta (New Hampshire)|
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:
The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) is the National Governing Body for soccer in the United States, as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee. The USSF is organized into four general areas of soccer: a Youth Council, Adult Council, and Professional Council, as well as an Athlete’s Advisory Council. To join the Adult or Youth Council, an organization must qualify as a USSF “National Organization,” which means an organization offering programs in at least 26 states with a membership of at least 200 thousand. USASA is the only member of the USSF Adult Council. The United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) are the members of the Youth Council. Major League Soccer, and the USL 1st division are members of the Professional Council.
The USASA is administered from the national office in Chicago, IL. The office is staffed by the USASA Executive Director, an Administration & Operations Manager, Membership & League Relationship Manager, Website/Communication Manager and a Content Manager.
The USASA is divided into four regions. Each region elects four officers for two-year terms to lead a regional council comprised of representatives of each of the member State Associations. Certain national programs such as the National Amateur Cup, progress from the state level to regional level. Therefore, the regional council is empowered to conduct these competitions and programs for the USASA.
USASA’s governing board is its Executive Committee, comprised of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, four Regional Directors, two At-Large Members and one Independent Director. The President and Vice President are also members of the National Board of Directors of USSF. The USASA Executive Committee meets roughly every two to three months, often concurrently with national events.
USASA is comprised of 54 State Associations, who handle registration of players, teams, leagues, and referees. The number of State Associations exceeds the number of states as a result of split State Associations in Texas, California, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio.
In addition to State Association members, USASA rules provide for National and Multi-State Leagues as members of USASA. USASA National Leagues must have a minimum of thirty-six (36) teams. The teams must be located among all four (4) time zones of the continental United States (Eastern, Central, Mountain & Pacific) and must have a minimum season length of three (3) months. The USASA currently has two men's national leagues, the National Premier Soccer League and the UPSL, and two national women's leagues, the Women's Premier Soccer League and the UWS. A Multi-State League must have a minimum of sixteen (16) teams. The teams must be located in at least among four (4) State Associations. A minimum of two (2) teams must be located in at least three (3) separate State Associations. Multi-State Leagues must also have a minimum season length of three (3) months.