Instructions for US Youth Soccer Member Passcards

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Revised: August 2010

Passcard forms issued by US Youth Soccer starting in 2000 are to be used for both players and coaches.

The following instructions apply to the official passcard, which is located on the left-hand side of the sheet. The right-hand "membership" card should be detached; it can be discarded or given to players as an acknowledgement of their US Youth Soccer membership.  All information on the front of the card must be typed. Handwritten passcards are not allowed.

Front of passcard:

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Member: COACH or PLAYER. If a coach has a US Youth Soccer coaching license, indicate it here (e.g., COACH - D).
Name: Player's or coach's name
Birthdate: Required for players only
Team: Name of town organization (e.g., BROOKLINE SOCCER CLUB)

Rest of items on front should be left blank


Back of passcard:

Player or coach signature is not required.

A recent head-and-shoulders color photograph must be glued in the space provided (do not use staples, tape, or a heat sensitive glue such as Elmer’s). The town registrar must sign on the line labelled "Registrar Signature/Stamp." This signature attests that the photograph belongs to the person named on the card, and that the birthdate (for player cards) has been verified.

Final steps:

Laminate the card. This can be done at many copy shops, or you can buy an inexpensive laminator and laminating sleeves at larger office supply stores. The proper size laminating sleeve is 2-5/8 inches x 3-7/8 inches (military size). CARDS MUST BE LAMINATED! The town registrar must affix a BAYS validation sticker for the current soccer year on the front of the card, over the space labeled "Season/Year" for coach passcards. Player passcards do not require a validation sticker effective Spring 2007. This sticker attests that the coach has been registered with Mass Youth Soccer for that year.
Passcards may be re-used from year to year, provided that the photograph remains recognizable. A new validation sticker must be affixed each year for coach cards only.