One of TCSL’s goals is to provide an administrative experience that is easy, seamless and allows you to focus your energy on what matters MOST – your players.
Documentation for how to register your players with U.S. Club Soccer, register your teams with TCSL, print rosters, and answers to frequently asked questions, will be posted to the respective areas above.
You will need to familiarize yourself with three websites. Each serves a unique purpose.
KYCK – This is the player registration system used for all U.S. Club Soccer leagues and events. A club account must be maintained in this site to register players and order player cards. Helpful tutorial is linked here: How to create a club account in KYCK
GotSoccer – This is the administrative and scheduling platform for all TCSL leagues and events. Club and team accounts are available here and this is where you will register teams, manage contacts, access schedules, etc.
Got Soccer is the official TCSL administrative and scheduling platform.
**Any age-eligible player within a club may participate in a match. While teams may write-in guest players on the official roster, it is considered best practice to add the player formally through this process.**
Pursuant to U.S. Soccer rules, staff registration is required of all individuals working with or managing youth players, regardless of whether they are volunteers or paid staff, or registered with another U.S. Soccer member organization. This includes all coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers assigned to a team with youth players.
Adult participants must complete the following every two years.
Become “SafeSport Trained” **effective as of the 2018-2019 registration year** (FREE) ***Please click here to send an email to SafeSport@usclubsoccer.org and receive an auto-reply with the link, U.S. Soccer access code, and instructions to take the course. (The U.S. Center for SafeSport and U.S. Soccer will not allow the code to be posted publicly.)*** The U.S. Center for SafeSport online training covers the following subjects: sexual abuse, hazing, bullying, emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, harassment (non-sexual) as well as reporting obligations. There are three modules required to become “SafeSport Trained”: a) Mandatory Reporting: Understanding Your Responsibilities; b) Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education; and c) Emotional and Physical Misconduct. Once all three modules are completed, you will be able to download a master “SafeSport Trained” certificate. You will be required to upload it into your next US Club Soccer background screening application beginning with the 2018-19 registration year, as a condition of US Club Soccer staff registration.
Complete Sideline Sports Doc (SSD) online course. [usclubsoccer.sidelinesportsdoc.com/] ($5 per person – clubs may purchase access in bulk) Effective July 1, all coaches and staff members registering with US Club Soccer must complete this course each time a background check is required (approximately every two years). Users will receive a certificate number when the course is complete, which must then be entered into the corresponding background screening application (see #2 below). The SSD certificate number must be entered into the background screening application in order to proceed. Invalid SSD certificate numbers will delay registration. This step must be completed by the person registering with US Club Soccer.
Complete background screening. [US Club Soccer Background Screening Application] US Club Soccer substantially increased its background screening standard and transitioned the application and process to the SportsEngine platform. A valid SSD certificate number is required to complete the background screening application. This step must be completed by the person registering with US Club Soccer.
Either the person completing the background screening application, or his/her club, will pay SportsEngine $18 for the cost of each background check via one of the following options. The charge will appear from “US Club Soccer”.
A) APPLICANT TO PAY DIRECTLY: Payment will be made by the person completing the background screening application via a credit card or bank draft transaction as part of the application process. This is the default option.
B) PREPAID CODES: Through this process, a club may purchase one-time use, prepaid codes for any number of background screening applications and then distribute these unique codes to some or all of their coaches/staff members for use during the application process. All applicants will have the opportunity to enter a prepaid code during the background screening application process. If the applicant has not been given a prepaid code, he or she will be prompted for payment by credit card or bank draft during the application process.
Register, by requesting a staff passcard in KYCK Play. US Club Soccer registration is not complete, nor is insurance valid, until the staff passcard/rec registration have been approved and processed by US Club Soccer. In most cases, this step is completed by the club/organization’s registrar on behalf of the individual coach/staff member. This step may be completed before #1 and #2 above, but the registration will not be approved until all three steps are completed.
TCSL plans to significantly reduce the administrative overhead and time investment required of team managers. There are three areas that team managers will help with in an effort to provide a smooth administrative experience.
NOTE: The below team manager tasks are all done within the specific GotSoccer team account. If you do not know the login credentials for your team, contact your club administrator.
Ensuring that U.S. Club Soccer-approved club passes are available to the team on match day.