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 Player Registration Rules & Regulations

2019-2020 Seasonal Year

(August 1, 2019-July 31, 2020)


GotSoccer Registrar Manual


Player fees

Players are charged by Arkansas State Soccer Association once per seasonal year at the level of the team on which the player is rostered.  Medical insurance, registration with US Youth Soccer, registration with the US Soccer Federation and GotSoccer registration fees are included in the player fee.


Team fees

 Teams are charged each seasonal year and covers the fee for coach and manager background checks, medical and liability insurance for the coach/manager(s) (listed on the roster) and administration.



First Touch (3U-6U)

Player Fee: $9/player

Team Fee: $11/ team


In-House Recreational (7U-19U)

Plays in in-house rec league only. Eligible to play in State Sanctioned Jamborees


Player Fee: $12/player

Team Fee: $11/team


Recreational (7U-19U)

Eligible to participate in Central Arkansas Recreational League

Eligible to play in Ron Heller Recreational Cup

Eligible to play in Recreational Tournaments


Player Fee: $16/player

Team Fee: $20/team


Academy (8U-11U)

Eligible to participate in Academy Leagues & Tournaments


Player Fee: $20/player

Team Fee: $25/team


Classic (11U-19U)


Eligible to participate in the Arkansas State Competitive League & USYS MidSouth Conference.
Eligible to participate in the Arkansas State Championships & Governors Cup.

Tryouts are permitted.


Player fee: $28/ player

Team fee: $45/team




Player Transfers

When a player transfers from one club to another club. The club receiving the new player is charged the fee.

Must fill out a transfer form found in the Forms Tab on our website.

Transfer Fee: $10/player


Secondary Player

When a player plays on a team secondarily. No fee is charged. However, players cannot play down within team levels.  Must fill out a secondary form found in the Forms Tab on our website.


Club Pass

Club pass is allowed in all registration levels. The ability to club pass and the number of club pass players allowed is dependent upon the event that the team has entered.  Some leagues or tournaments may not allow club pass.  Players are allowed to club pass up but cannot club pass down a level.  

Ex. . A 13U player from Club A may Club Pass onto a 14U team in Club A to help fill out the 14U team’s roster for a particular match.

Club Pass is utilized to allow players to play on different teams within their same club.  A team designated at a certain age group cannot club pass older players to its roster even if that team is playing in an older age group.  For example, a designated 13U team cannot club pass a 14U player onto its roster even if the 13U teams is playing in a combined 13/14U age group.


Upgrade Fees

In-House Team Level to Recreational Team Level: $5/player

Recreational Level to Classic Team Level: $15/player




Roster size


5U and below: 6 players max 

6U – 8U: 8 players max, 6 recommended 

9U – 10U: Academy: 12 players max, Recreational 14 players max, 12 recommended

11U – 12U: Classic: 16 players max, Recreational (minimum of 9 primary players on a team)

13U and above: 22 players max, 18 recommended (minimum of 11 primary players on a team)


Team size


Players on the field:

5U and below: 3v3

6U – 8U: 4v4

9U – 10U: 7v7

11U – 12U: 9v9

13U+: 11v11




Arkansas State Soccer Association Leagues

Our leagues are open to teams registered with USYS Clubs. Scheduling meetings occur in the fall and spring before the beginning of the season. League seasons last approximately 8 weeks.


Central Arkansas Recreational League

$27.50/ team



Arkansas State Competitive League

$75/ season




Club Membership Fees

$50/ club

This will be billed on your December 2019 Invoice.




US Soccer Learning Center 

 All Coaches will need to login to the US Soccer Learning Center (

to create or update their coaching profile. You will need to use the Learning Center n order to continue your coaching education. 


All Coaches and Team Managers will have to take their background check each year through GotSoccer starting August 1st, 2019. This is found in their coaching profile within the club. Coaches will also need to have a current CDC Heads Up! Concussion Course & Safe Sport Certification completed (all free).  




Field Size:



Length Range

Width Range

6U - 8U


25' - 35'

15' - 25'

9U - 10U


55' - 65'

35' - 45'

11U - 12U


70' - 80'

45' - 55'


* 4v4 soccer is meant to be played in a less structured environment in order to maximize fun and participation; thus, players eight-years-old and younger should play without formal teams and rosters. Conducting play through in-house programs with flexible and fluid teams is the best approach. 



Heading is not allowed in the 11U and below age groups at practice or at games. In the 12U and 13U age groups limited heading is allowed in practice and unlimited heading is allowed during games.  Coaches need to know how to properly instruct heading at the 12U and above age groups.


Note: If 11U and 12U teams are combined in league play, referees will enforce the heading rule as if all players are 12U, but coaches of the 11U team should still instruct their players that they are not permitted to head the ball. 



9U/10U Build-out Line

USSF has implemented a build-out line for this age group.  The build-out line promotes playing the ball from the back in a less pressured setting.  Please see the USSF Player Initiative for complete details and dimensions of the build-out area.