Player Registration


PLAYER REGISTRATION

Registration is required of all players participating in US Club Soccer-operated or -sanctioned programming. Players who are not currently registered with US Club Soccer are not allowed to participate in US Club Soccer programming, nor are they covered by US Club Soccer insurance.

PLAYER REGISTRATION / MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

One is registered with US Club Soccer when the following requirements are completed and current.

  • Applicable to: All players.
  • Membership types/categories:
    • Youth – Competitive
    • Youth – Rec
    • Adult
  • Timeframe: Each registration year (ex: 2023-24, 2024-25).
  • Completed by: Member org admin on behalf of the player being registered.
  • Applicable to: Youth – Competitive players only

  • Timeframe: Once

  • Completed by: Uploaded by parent/player or member org admin, and verified by US Club Soccer.

  • Accepted documents: birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, other document issued by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security or U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, or other document as determined by US Club Soccer.
  • What it is: An annual requirement to complete the next available SafeSport Trained Core or Refresher course in the annual cycle listed below. Only one course needs to be completed each year, and please note that the SafeSport for Youth Players course does not satisfy this requirement:
    • SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation (yr 1) – this is also referred to as “Core” training
    • SafeSport Refresher 1 (yr 2)
    • SafeSport Refresher 2 (yr 3)
    • SafeSport Refresher 3 (yr 4)
    • Repeat from SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation / Core (yr 5)
  • Applicable to:
    • Youth players who will be 18+ years old during the applicable registration year (on or before July 31, 2023, for the 2022-23 season)
    • Adult players who are on a team with a Minor Athlete (anyone who is under 18 years old).
  • Timeframe:
    • For 2023-24: Must be completed on or after June 1, 2023.
    • For 2024-25: Must be completed on or after June 1, 2024.

A player’s registration will not be valid, a passcard will not be issued, and the player will not appear on an Official Roster until SafeSport training (and any other applicable requirement) is completed and approved in the player’s account. That means some 16- and 17-year-olds will be required to complete SafeSport Training with parental consent.

  • What it is: Verification that the player is not included on any of the following registries or lists, pursuant to US Club Soccer Policy 13.08, as well as U.S. Soccer and U.S. Center for SafeSport requirements:
  • Completed by: Administrator of the member org who purchased the player’s membership/affiliated the player with US Club Soccer.
  • Applicable to:
    • Youth players who will be 18+ years old during the applicable registration year (on or before July 31, 2024, for the 2023-24 season or July 31, 2025 for the 2024-25 season)
    • Adult players who are on a team with a Minor Athlete (anyone who is under 18 years old).
  • Timeframe: Once, at the time of initial registration once this requirement is applicable. Ongoing checks are managed by US Club Soccer.

    A player’s registration will not be valid, a passcard will not be issued, and the player will not appear on an Official Roster until this – and any other applicable requirement – is completed and approved.

Once the org admin/club registrar adds a person to GotSport with a role of Player and assigns the person the appropriate affiliation (USCLUB) and competitive level (Competitive, Rec, etc.), the applicable requirements and forms will be available via the dashboard of that person being registered.

To access your dashboard and requirements, please be sure you log into your GotSport account using the same email address used by your org admin/club registrar. (Help article: How to log in)

FIFA & U.S. SOCCER PLAYER ELIGIBILITY / INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE INFO:

Members are also required to abide by the FIFA/U.S. Soccer international clearance regulations. For more information, please visit U.S. Soccer’s International Clearance web page.