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Official Utah Youth Soccer Association tryout policy for all club teams in the state of Utah

6316 Tryouts

1. Rationale

Updated April 2016

a. This policy is established to provide a consistent, fair, and equitable system for forming

Competition Teams, allowing players to properly evaluate and explore their options, and

committing players to Teams.

b. This policy shall apply to any Team participating the next Seasonal Year in any Competition

League administered by UYSA, including the SCL, IRL, and X-league, but not district


2. Timing

a. A Team or Organizational Member may, at any time, advertise tryout dates and information

for the next Seasonal Year.

b. Prior to the second weekend in May, a representative of a Team or Organizational Member

may not initiate contact with a player in another Organizational Member with the intent to

promote tryouts for the next Seasonal Year.

c. On or after the Monday before Memorial Day, tryouts may be held by or for a Team that will

compete the next Seasonal Year in the U-9 and U-10 age groups of X-league

d. After Memorial Day, tryouts may be held by or for a Team that will compete the next

Seasonal Year in the U11 and U12 age groups of the X-league, the SCL or the IRL.

e. Any Team containing players selected through tryouts held before the applicable deadline,

will not be permitted to register for the next season in a Competition League administered by


3. Advertisement

a. As used in this section, advertisements include, but are not limited to, promotions through

television, radio, newspapers, flyers, direct mailings, email, or online postings.

b. Any advertisement must disclose the following information:

(1) Name of the Organizational Member or independent team conducting the tryouts; and

(2) The Organizational Member’s affiliation with UYSA.

c. Advertisements must not be misleading as to participation costs, coach qualifications, or level

of play.

4. Process

a. At tryouts, a player or his/her guardian may be required to sign appropriate liability releases

and pay a reasonable tryout fee, but shall not be required to sign documentation requiring a

commitment to join a Team or pay Team and/or Organizational Member fees.

b. Unless the player is eighteen (18) or older, an offer to a player to participate on a Team must

be made to the player’s guardian in writing, which includes email, text, or website posting.

c. An offer must include the following:

(1) The date of the offer;

(2) The name, age group, and level of the Team for whom the offer is made (notice of the

level of Team made is not necessary for X-league teams);

(3) The time period in which the player has to respond to the offer, which may not be less

than 24 hours.

d. An offer is considered accepted, and a player is considered registered to a Team, at the

occurrence of the earliest of the following on or after the registration opening date specified

in policy 7325:

(1) When the player completes the registration process in SOMS by or with the written

authorization of the player’s parents or guardian in accordance with the policies and

procedures set forth in Section 7 of UYSA’s policies and procedures; or

(2) Upon delivery to a Team official of an executed Player Registration Form along with all

waivers and acknowledgments and State Registration Fees, unless covered by a fee


e. Once an offer is accepted, the player is deemed committed to the Team for the Seasonal Year,

subject to the release rules set forth in the registration policies, Section 7.

f. In the recruitment process, a Team, Organizational Member, or representative thereof may

not make any representation that they know or should know is contrary to UYSA policy or

actual fact.