AYSA Registration Information

Registration Issues - We would like to remind all Clubs and families of the following information regarding insurance coverage:

1) If you are a Club that has picked up players during tryouts who have not been registered with Arizona Youth Soccer during the current season, you need to register them if they are currently playing or practicing with the team so they are insured. Any new administrators should also be registered immediately so they have both medical and liability coverage. 

2) To all parents: If your child has not completed club registration for the seasonal year, he or she is not insured through the AYSA insurance. It is possible that your club has insured your player through US Club Soccer. It is up to you to verify this information and to contact them for any insurance issues. 


In order to help the confusion between the Transfers and Moves AYSA has provided the following document.


The following forms may be required and can be found in the "ASYA Forms" section of the MEMBER RESOURCES tab on the website.

Membership Form
Medical Release Form 
Multiple Registration Form 
Member Status Change Form (Release/Transfer) 
Member Loan Form
International Clearance Form 
International Clearance Waiver
Concussion Return to Play Form
Concussion Policy
Code of Conduct

For a player who comes to the United States on or after the player is 12 years of age, the player must request and receive an international clearance from the Federation. However, an international clearance is not required of a player who is 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16 years of age if the player and the player's parents sign a statement that the player has not signed a professional contract or received money from a professional team for playing soccer. All players who come to the United States who turned seventeen (17) years of age by January 1 of the year they arrive, must complete and submit to USSF an international clearance form per FIFA rules before playing for a team in this country (Steinbrecher, 10/21/99).

Club Registrars are required to verify each player's age and a copy of the player's proof of age must be available to the State Registrar upon request. The following is a list of acceptable "Proof of Age" documents:

Board of Health Records 
Passport (current or expired)
Birth certificate (must be a certified copy)
Driver's License (not valid for State Championship play)
Alien Registration Card (issued by the U.S. Government)
Birth Registration issued by an appropriate governmental agency
Certificate issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service attesting to age
Certificate of an American Citizen born abroad issued by the governing agency

NOTE: Hospital, Baptismal or Religious Certificates are not acceptable as Proof of Age.  Documents in foreign languages must have an English translation attached to the original document (the translation is required for tournament play).

Passes must have a current photo and must be laminated. Player passes do not need to be signed.

A player is considered rostered: when placed on a team and that team is registered with the appropriate league. Once a player has been registered and rostered, any movement between clubs is considered a transfer.  Players coming from another State Association during the seasonal year must complete the Interstate Clearance Form prior to registering to a team within AYSA. 

Players and coaches must present their passes to game or tournament officials prior to the start of each game. All passes, both for players and Coaches/Team Officials, must include a current picture and the pass must be laminated. Up to three (3) Assistant Coach passes are provided free to each team. Warning: Unregisted Players, If an unregistered player is allowed to participate in any AYSA sanctioned event; the offending parties will be referred to the appropriate committee. This is a serious offense and could lead to suspension from AYSA activities. Any coach who is found to have played a player who is over-age and/or illegally registered shall, at a minimum, be suspended for the remainder of the seasonal year in which the player is found to have played and the following seasonal year. In addition, the team shall forfeit any game(s) in which that player has taken part (AYSA Bylaw 803- False Registration). 


Age groups for the seasonal year that begins  Sept 1, 2015 and ends Aug 31, 2016








Players born 8/1/96 and younger

Players born 8/1/97 and younger

Players born 8/1/98 and younger

Players born 8/1/99 and younger

Players born 8/1/00 and younger

Players born 8/1/01 and younger

Players born 8/1/02 and younger







Players born 8/1/03 and younger

Players born 8/1/04 and younger

Players born 8/1/05 and younger

Players born 8/1/06 and younger

Players born 8/1/07 and younger

Players born 8/1/08 and younger



Roster Sizes

Age Groups




5 players

14 players


7 players

18 players


7 players

22 players

Please see your club registrar BEFORE you consider multiple registering any player.

To Transfer a player from one club to another during the seasonal year, the
 Member Status Change Form (available on the "AYSA Forms" section of the MEMBER RESOURCES tab) must be completed with all requested information and signatures and turned into the club registrar. 


Coaches/Parents, please remember the following transfer rules apply:


NOVEMBER 1st Transfer Policy:


Players who transfer from one club to another club after November 1st will be ineligible for participation in the Arizona State Championship series for that seasonal year.  A transfer is defined as the process by which a player changes club affiliation, moving from one club and re-registering to a team within a different club within the same seasonal year. 

A maximum of five (5) transfers are allowed for teams which participate in the Arizona State Championships Series.  

There is no limitation on transfers for teams which do not participate in the Arizona State Championship Series.


There must be a valid reason for a player to be released from a team:  The player has violated rules of the USSF, USYSA or the AYSA. The player has moved beyond a reasonable travel distance; the determination of 'reasonable travel distance' is subject to definition by the AYSA. The player is injured in such a manner that the player will not be able to participate for the remainder of the season. Please remember, a parent always has the right to request his/her child be released from a team.

The Member Loan Form
 (available on the "AYSA Forms" section of the MEMBER RESOURCES tab) must be completed in its entirety with each of the appropriate designated team official signatures. State official signatures are not required.  Loan Forms must be held as proof of adherence to the AYSA 5171 Policy. 




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