Notes for Spring 2019 & Important Dates
December 14, 2018
We have done our best to pro-rate L30 fees to make it cost effective for a player not currently registered to play UYSA soccer to join your team for the spring season only. Have players register just like they did for you in June. Email firstname.lastname@example.org when you see them as pending at the bottom of your roster.
Reminder: Additional Training
Players seeking additional trainings outside of their current team, club or OM may be excluded as a try-out provided the following criteria is followed:
(1) Current coach(es) must be notified in writing
(2) Must be given an written evaluation of skills and abilities and recommendations for improvement in writing by the clinician at the end of the training session(s)
(3) If the training sessions are conducted by or with a different OM team or club than the player is registered with, the player may not transfer to the OM club or team during the current seasonal year.
Alignment Flow & Tie Breaker Policy
L30 Alignment Form - https://goo.gl/forms/8GLNgV2nwPfzcFif2
BOYS - https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/985/15/ BoysAlignment%20Flow%20-%20Spring%202019.pdf
GIRLS - https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/985/15/ Girls%20Alignment%20Flow%20-%20Spring%202019.pdf
TieBreaker Policy & Examples can be found on starting on page 20 - https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/985/15/Player%20Development%20Policies%20November%2020181.PDF
Spring 2019 Alignment Dates
Jan 10 Deadline to submit your alignment requests to L30
Jan 10 Deadline to submit Spring 2019 Field Request Form
Jan 15 Deadline for all Coaches & Team Admins to upload their Safe Sport Certificate
Feb 1 @ 11:59pm State Gaming League Deadline
Feb 4 Pre-Alignment
Feb 5 Posted to UYSA Website
Feb 7 Final Alignment - State Office 6pm start w Boys (check UYSA calendar for updates on time)
Alignment Flow & Tie Breaker Policy
Players may NOT be “kicked off” a team. For serious violations or conflict resolution issues, please refer to the UYSA & L30 policies below.
“TRANSFER WINDOW” – November 15th through the following January 15th. The transfer process MUST be 100% complete with the player on the new roster no later than midnight Jan 15th. While the transfer window is open, please keep in mind there are still restrictions that apply.
Release of the player would drop the number of players on the Team below the minimum number of players required to be rostered by state policy plus two (2)
The player has outstanding fees with the Team and/or Organization that have been contracted for in writing.
The player in the premier league (which includes Premier 1, Premier 2, Silver, Black, Orange and Purple divisions of the Premier League) do not have an open transfer window and must go through the transfer process by submitting the transfer form to the UYSA League Commissioner.
Please use this form for all transfers - https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/985/15/Player%20Transfer%20Form%20with%20instructions.pdf
DROPS - A player that has abandoned the team, move to another state or has an injury that will take them out of play for more than 4 months AND the roster is at max size, can be dropped from the roster opening up a roster spot using this form - https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/985/15/Player%20Drop%20Form(1).pdf
UYSA 7327 Player Releases & Drops Policy - https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/985/15/Registration%20updated%20November,%2020181.PDF
L30 Policies & Procedures ( Including Problem Solving Procedures) - https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5866e576e58c62e1bf060bc2/t/5980eb823a041159df2569b5/1501621123663/L30+Policys+and+Procedures+updated+July+2017.pdf
Safe Sports Certification- Required for Spring 2019
In conjunction with Public Law 115-126 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (SafeSports Act) and US Soccer’s newest policy, Athlete and Participant Safety, UYSA is becoming compliant to ensure the safety of all players through an educational online training course to provide all coaches, team managers, and volunteers the knowledge to protect players.
All coaches & team administrators must complete SafeSport Online Certification prior to their interaction with youth participants. The certificate requires the completion of three (3) online modules:
Emotional and Physical Misconduct
Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
All 3 modules must be completed. You will receive a MASTER certificate at the completion of the third module.
Once received, you must upload the certificate to your Affinity account in order to coach or be on a team roster for Spring 2019.
The official SafeSport refresher course; Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct is required each following year in order for a coach to be eligible to participate within UYSA.
Click on “Sign in” in the upper right hand corner
Click on “Register”
You will need to have a face only photo to upload.
Add Membership - select US Soccer
Access Code: email email@example.com
USE an email address that you check. You will need to reply to an automated email to confirm your registration and proceed with the online modules. You can start and stop the modules & pick up where you left off. Each module is approximately 30 minutes long.
For any technical issues with online training access, please complete the contact form above or contact the Online Training Help Desk at (720) 676-6417.
You are allowed to advertise information about your team for the next seasonal year at any time. Specifics regarding the methods of advertising are noted on page 17 of UYSA Section 6.
Parents & Players are allowed to contact you to ask questions regarding joining your team for next year. Good practices should include:
Correspondences should be confined to text messages &/or email. Personal conversations or phone calls can be misconstrued or misquoted.
Information should be in general about the team & tryouts.
It is best to be able to direct inquires to a website or social media posting for information, team philosophy, time commitments, expected tournament schedule, etc.
Do NOT offer or promise placement on the team until tryouts officially start the day after Memorial Day (for most ages.)
Parents, friends, players or other non-coaches are NOT allowed to talk to players in other organizations or teams on your behalf
You are not allowed to personally reach out or contact players outside your current team to discuss tryouts until May 11th
Encourage parents & players to honorably full fill their commitment to their current team until the end of the seasonal year, as this is the kind of commitment you will expect from them to your team if that ends up being the case next year.
Generally speaking, you can thank the person for their interest in your team. Encourage them to come watch the team play during the spring season. Take their name and number for future reference. Let them know that you can have a serious conversation regarding your team on May 11th. You can even go ahead and schedule a Get to Know the Team Meeting for May 11th if you want. A player can guest play with you at tournaments. You can provide Additional Training opportunities according to the Section 6 policy, page 15 noted below.
Questions regarding entire teams that might want to move from one Member Organization to L30 need to understand that they will give up their spot in the state gaming league unless their current club gifts the spot in writing to the team. Otherwise the team will drop 2 divisions according to policy, unless L30 has a vacated open spot to plug in a new team. While coaches are free to make employment decisions based on where they want to work from year to year, this is a personal decision. One which must be made without involving the team & players until May 11th. Conversations with players & parents while working under one MO about playing for a different club are not allowed until May 11th without breaking the UYSA Tryout Policy.
Your choices and behavior go well beyond your personal situation. Violations of the UYSA Tryout policy can affect all 215 L30 & affiliated teams plus 1500+ players. If you have questions about any of the above, please contact Tracy Proulx @ firstname.lastname@example.org
UYSA Section 6 Player Development - https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/985/15/Player%20Development%20Policies%20November%2020181.PDF