Who Must Register



Pursuant to Policy 4.07, US Club Soccer staff registration is required of all Direct Participating Adults as a condition to participation in activities within US Club Soccer’s jurisdiction.

“Activities within US Club Soccer’s jurisdiction” includes not only activities directly operated by US Club Soccer, but also sanctioned and related activities operated by Member Organizations (ex: clubs), including, but not limited to, practices/training, scrimmages, sanctioned league and tournament activities, team travel, and applicable off-field activities.

“Participating Adult” means any adult individual US Club Soccer or a Member Organization authorizes, approves or appoints to have regular contact with Youth Participants in activities within US Club Soccer’s jurisdiction. This includes, but is not limited to, coaches, club and team administrators, sports medicine/health care professionals, and anyone traveling as a member of a team delegation. There are two types of Participating Adults:

  1. Direct Participating Adult: Directly affiliated with US Club Soccer or a Member Organization.
  2. Third-party Participating Adult: Not directly affiliated with US Club Soccer or a Member Organization, such as athletic trainers from a hospital/healthcare system that a Member Organization uses for a game(s). More information about requirements for Third-party Participating Adults is available in US Club Soccer’s Athlete and Participant Safety/Risk Management Policies.

Direct Participating Adults who are not registered with US Club Soccer are not allowed to participate in US Club Soccer activities, nor are they covered by US Club Soccer insurance. Member Organizations who are not in compliance with this requirement are subject to disciplinary action.

One is registered with US Club Soccer when all registration/membership eligibility requirements are satisfied and current.