Tournament Team

2017/2018 Tournament Team Procedures (valid August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018)

IMPORTANT: Any pass/team that needs processing for the Memorial Day Weekend must have everything submitted online and paperwork turned in NO LATER THAN 2:00pm on Thursday, May 24, 2018 and will incur the rush processing fee of $40 per pass.  Anything received after this will be processed the week of May 28-June 1.

These procedures MUST be followed for an Illinois team comprised of Illinois residents that is not currently registered for IYSA competitive play that only wants to play in tournaments. Read all details below.  The fee is $20 per player and per coach.  The total amount will be charged when the team is processed and will be charged for $20 per player and per coach!  Nothing is charged until the team is processed.  PLEASE NOTE: IF TEAM REQUIRES RUSH PROCESSING (ANYTHING LESS THAN 7 DAYS WITHIN THE TOURNAMENT START DATE), THE FEE WILL BE $40 PER PLAYER AND PER COACH.

TAKES UP TO 1 WEEK TO PROCESS AFTER ALL PAPERWORK IS RECEIVED.  No passes will be processed on Fridays. Passes will be mailed through regular mail.  If overnight is required, it will be at the expense of the tournament team.

Team will NOT be processed until ALL of the following is received:

1.) Copy of birth certificates for all players. Birth Certificates must be government issued; no hospital birth certificates will be accepted.  DO NOT UPLOAD TO GOTSOCCER. Birth certificate MUST be emailed to katie@illinoisyouthsoccer.org or faxed to 847-290-1576.

2.) Signed Illinois Medical Release Form for all players.  DO NOT UPLOAD TO GOTSOCCER. Medical releases MUST be emailed to katie@illinoisyouthsoccer.org or faxed to 847-290-1576.

3.) Photos have been uploaded for all players, coaches, and assistant coaches (headshots only).  Photos will be rejected for any of the following reasons:

  • photo is a file format other than .jpg
  • file is not less than 1MB
  • subject is a full body shot
  • subject is wearing any altering items such as a hat, mustache, sunglasses, etc.

4.) All coaches must submit a background check through the system used by Illinois Youth Soccer at http://www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org/background-check Background checks submitted elsewhere will not be accepted.

5.) Coaches need to provide a copy of a US Soccer Federation Coaching Education License.  Acceptable licenses are the USSF A, B, C, D, and E.  A tournament team coach and assistant coach must have a minimum of a USSF E License.  For a list of courses offered by Illinois Youth Soccer, please click here. No exceptions or special accommodations will be made.

6.) Every coach and assistant coach must complete the online concussion training through the CDC and provide a certificate of completion.  To complete the online training, please click here.

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