The Minnesota Women's Soccer League

The Minnesota Women's Soccer League was formed in 1978 as a way to fill a void in competitive women's soccer in Minnesota. We started with just a few teams; we are now over 60 teams strong and have grown to be one of the largest women soccer leagues in the Midwest.

The MWSL is proud to represent women from all walks of life.... Maybe you've played soccer since before you could remember or maybe you've watched your kids play for years, or maybe you are just looking for a healthy way to hang out with your friends; regardless of the reason, the MWSL is the place for you!

The MWSL is broken into four different skill levels:

D1 is comprised of our highest skilled team

  • Most D1 players are current or recently graduated collegiate players
  • Depending on the number of teams that register for D1 – D1 will be split into 1A and 1B; 1A is made of the highest skilled teams (based on past standings, etc)
  • Overall team skill is consistent
  • 1-2 games per week starting early June and ending early August (Monday/Wednesday Nights)

 

D2 is designed for moderately competitive players

  • Majority of players played collegiate or club soccer, but are 5 to 10 years out of college.  
  • Overall team skill is consistent
  • 1 game per week starting late May and ending mid August (Tuesday Nights)

 

D3 is semi recreational

  • Many players played high school soccer and have continued to play
  • Depending on the number of teams that register for D3 – D3 will be split into 3A and 3B; 3A contains the higher skilled teams (based on past standings, etc)
  • Overall team skill is variable
  • 1 game per week starting mid May and ending mid August (3B Wednesday or 3A Thursday Nights)

 

D4 is recreational

  • Designed for recreational players and players with little to no soccer experience
  • Games are more social in nature with an emphasis on fun and learning
  • 1 referee per game
  • No slide tackling
  • 1 game per week starting mid May and ending mid August (Thursday Nights)