Ten days before the start
of the season a team must register all the players on the team with the
New Jersey State Youth Soccer Association (NJSYSA). The State has appointed
District Commissioners to do this work. In the capacity of District Commissioner
they are acting as officials of the State not the League. The completion of the
player registration forms and their validation by a District Commissioner will
produce a player pass. The player pass identifies the player, gives the date of
birth of the player, and bears a photo of the player.
Please refer to Section 2 of the "New Jersey Youth Soccer
Handbook," located inside the packet envelope for all pertinent instructions
regarding completion of the required documents and special case situations.
4.1.1 Player Pass
The front of the player pass has the player's name, date of
birth, the club and team name, team number, age group, seasonal year, and player
number. The Club must fill in the name, date of birth and team name. The team
name must be the same on all player passes. The team number and player number
are preprinted on the pass. The team number must agree with the preprinted
number on the State roster form. The District Commissioner will complete the age
group. The seasonal year is also preprinted.
The back of the pass contains a picture of the player and the
player signature. Only the player can sign his/her pass. The NJSYSA has imposed
heavy fines and long suspensions upon coaches who have signed their players'
passes. The picture should be a recent passport sized photo - about 1.5 x 1.5
inches; original, no copies. No computer generated, Polaroid or photo copies may
be used as the picture. The pass may not contain any erasures, write overs, or
white outs (use another blank pass instead). After registration, the pass must
be laminated in plastic. Passes which are not laminated will be confiscated by
The Club must make sure that the player passes are correctly
completed and validated. If a discrepancy is noted at game time, the player may
play. However, the player's pass will be collected by the referee and forwarded
with the game report to the Disciplinary Chairperson.
If a player's pass is mislaid, the player will not play. If an
attempt is made to persuade the referee to allow a player without a valid pass
to enter a match, the referee will record this action in the game report. The
pink team roster cannot be used as a substitute for the player passes since no
photograph appears on it.
In a game where a player is ejected, that player's pass will not
be returned by the referee to the team. The referee will send the pass to the
Discipline Chairperson. After or during the suspension period, only a club
officer may make arrangements to pick up the pass from the Disciplinary
Chairperson. The pass will not be mailed back to the Club.
A player must have a player pass to play. In accordance with the
NJSYSA By-Laws, the MCYSA policy is:
** NO PASS - NO PLAY
- NO EXCEPTION **
4.1.2 Player Membership Form
The Player Membership Form must be completed and signed by the
player and by a parent or guardian. This form must be given to the District
Commissioner when the player passes are validated.
4.1.3 Proof of Age
Each year, at registration, a player must present a copy of proof
of age. This will be retained by the District Commissioner, forwarded to the
NJYSA state office, or returned to the
coach after verification. Therefore, do not present original documents.
Proof of age can be a copy of a:
- · Birth Certificate
- · Passport
- · Alien registration card
- · Board of Health Record
- · Certificate of Naturalization
- · Department of Defense I D Card
- · (Baptismal, or religious certificates are not
4.1.4 US Youth Soccer Medical
A medical release form must be filled out, signed by a parent or
legal guardian and properly notarized by a Notary Public. This form must be
shown to the District Commissioner when registering a player but is retained by
4.1.5 Lost Passes
A lost player pass can be replaced by obtaining a new one from
the District Commissioner who originally registered the player. You will need
the player's photo and the pass
number of the lost pass.