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RDYSL Policy for Secondary Player Status 2020

(Author: Brad Schreiber) Plain and simple, if a kid plays for two teams in two different leagues that ARE PART OF US YOUTH SOCCER then they need to fill out the Release to Secondary Team Form.  If a kid's second team participates in a league that is NOT part of/affiliated with US Youth Soccer, then they DO NOT need a secondary form.

The following leagues are affiliated with US Youth Soccer and are the most common 'premier' leagues in our area where a dual-rostered kid is likely to play and would therefore need to complete the Release to Secondary Team Form.  This is not an exhaustive but covers most in our area.  If other leagues are identified to add to this list I will share as they arise.

  • Thruway League
  • Great Lakes Conference
  • Mid-Atlantic EDP Conference
  • North Atlantic EDP Conference
  • New England EDP Conference
  • Frontier Conference

The other youth organization is US Club Soccer.  If a kid plays on a second team that is affiliated with US Club Soccer NO RELEASE FORM IS NECESSARY.  Unfortunately the two youth soccer organizations are eerily similar in nice of them!  The bottom line is if a kid completes and submits a Release to Secondary Team Form it is VERY important that they include the league name for their second team.  Doing so will make is much easier for you (and me) to determine if the second team is US Youth Soccer affiliated or US Club Soccer affiliated.

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