US Soccer 2018-19 Policy Manual Policy 601-5 – Registration of Amateur Players; Section 6
Inclusion Policy (A) To clarify the Bylaws, membership of the Federation is open to all soccer organizations and all soccer players, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators and officials without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or national origin. (B) For the purposes of registration on gender-based amateur teams, a player may register with the gender team with which the player identifies, and confirmation sufficient for guaranteeing access shall be satisfied by documentation or evidence that shows the stated gender is sincerely held, and part of a person’s core identity. Documentation satisfying the herein stated standard includes, but is not limited to, government-issued documentation or documentation prepared by a health care provider, counselor, or other qualified professional not related to the player. (C) This policy shall not apply to the Federation’s National Teams programs, but application of this or a similar policy shall be re-evaluated at such time as FIFA addresses the issue (D) This policy shall not apply to Professional Leagues.
Any team planning international travel for a youth match or tournament are required to apply and receive permission from US Soccer prior to international travel. WA Youth Soccer secondary insurance does NOT cover international travel.
The application for Foreign Travel and Official Team Roster is required to be signed by the WA Youth Soccer State Registrar prior to submitting the application to US Soccer. Please contact Keli Bitow at KeliB@WashingtonYouthSoccer.org.
For more information, please visit US Soccer’s website for U.S. Foreign Travel Procedures and Documents.
Certificate of Insurance:
Washington Youth Soccer provides Certificate of Insurance (COI) for facilities used by membership Associations and clubs. Including schools, parks, and private entities. Certificates of Insurance are issued to Associations.To request a copy of a certificate of liability please email Keli Bitow at KeliB@WashingtonYouthSoccer.org.
Medical Play Down:
A parent of a child who would like to participate in Washington Youth Soccer small-sided or recreational soccer may request a medical play down exception to allow the player to play down in age one year if the below criteria are met. The parent must contact their local club to discuss the registration process.
Letter From Physician
- Brief explanation of the child’s medical examination
- How specifically will the player benefit from playing with children one year younger?
- Does the player pose a danger to children younger than the player during physical activity?
- Physician Statement
- Signed Hold Harmless agreements
- Completed Play Down Application with Medical Release
- Copy of state-issued birth certificate