Youth Players Playing on Adult Teams

In this age of instant litigation, there area certain steps that must be taken when a Club wishes to register a player who is under the age of 18.  Note, it is the Club's responsibility to make sure these actions are taken and the necessary steps are followed, including all clearances, courses, education, etc. 


Players

If the player is signed to a youth travel team playing in a US Youth Soccer affiliated league this seasonal year (Sept to Aug), he/she will need to complete a PS-1 form (section Youth Participation in Senior Games) and get the form signed by an official of the youth team.  If the team is based in PA the form must then be approved by EPYSA, and if in NJ then approved by NJSA.  It is then signed by an official of the adult team and provided to our League Registrar.


If the player is signed to a youth travel team playing in a US Club Soccer affiliated league this seasonal year (Sept to Aug), he/she will need to complete a R002-A form.  This does not require any additional approvals.  (That is why US Club is eating USYS lunch all over the country)


If a player is NOT signed to a youth team this seasonal year, a choice is made.  The player can be signed as a youth player directly through either EPYSA or NJYS, depending on where they live.  Or the player can sign directly to the adult team, but they then lose all eligibility to participate in youth competition.


All Players will then go through the normal online player registration process as any other player signed to a team.  The team you are signing with will initiate this process.  The only difference is that since our system is not set up to process parent's approval, download, complete and sign the USASA Release of Liability form.  Then submit this to our League Registrar.


Teams and Clubs

All teams and clubs are responsible for making sure all requirements are met.


Coaches and Managers of teams with Youth players need to get background checks.  More specifics are on this diagram provided by EPYSA.


Coaches and Managers of teams with Youth players must also complete the Safe Sport online training.  Contact EPSA for a registration number to sign onto the website in order to take the course and get credit.


Information and Links


EPYSA 

4070 Butler Pike, Suite 100, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 //  610-238-9966  //  www.epysa.org

NJYS

569 Abbington Dr #E, East Windsor, NJ 08520  //  609-490-0725  //   www.njyouthsoccer.com

EPSA

4070 Butler Pike, Suite 100, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 //  610-238-9966

Safe Sport Certification

NOTE:  Safe-Sport is Federal Law.  All coaches or team personnel who exercise direct control over a youth player MUST be certified.    https://safesport.org/


Forms:

PS-1


R002-A


PA Child Protection Laws Checklist


USASA Release of Liability form




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