16 Nov Member Update: Forthcoming FIFA and U.S. Soccer Federation registration mandates
Nov. 16, 2017
We want to bring attention to forthcoming registration requirements from FIFA and the U.S. Soccer Federation that apply to all U.S. Soccer Federation members.
Effective July 1, 2018, the following information will be required of
every [see update below***] player (recreational, competitive, and adult) before his or her US Club Soccer registration is processed:
- Country of birth
- Country(ies) of citizenship
- Has the player ever registered and participated in soccer activities outside of the United States with a foreign team?
This information will be used to comply with FIFA and U.S. Soccer requirements, largely as it relates to international clearance. These new fields are in addition to the data currently collected through the registration process. These data fields will be added to US Club Soccer’s registration platform and rec registration spreadsheet shortly, providing a location to enter the data in advance of the compliance date. SportsEngine will also add those fields to its US Club Soccer-aligned club registration tools. We will notify you when they are added, provide you with additional details, and keep you updated with any other relevant information we receive.
[***UPDATE: April 30 – The U.S. Soccer Federation revised its position regarding the player registration initiatives that take effect in conjunction with the 2018-19 registration year. Please continue reading below for details.]
What has changed: Most significantly, the “country of birth”, “country(ies) of citizenship”, and “Has the player ever registered and participated in soccer activities outside of the U.S. with a foreign team” fields (ITC fields) will be required only for players participating:
- on professional teams and any amateur/youth team that has a legal, financial or de facto tie to a professional team
- in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
- in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy
For all other players, these fields will be optional.
***Please read this Member Update from April 30, 2018 for complete details.
As always, thank you for your support.
US Club Soccer