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Register Players & Coaches

New Jersey Youth Soccer provides an online registration option for every player and coach! Our goal is to provide modern solutions for club administrators, allowing us to get more than 100,000 and 10,000 coaches on the field together.

All member clubs utilize the state's Sports Connect State Platform for essential membership functions like player and coach registration, adult risk management, and certificates of insurance. Our exclusive technology provider, Sports Connect, aims to connect administrators, coaches, teams, and families with tools that help save time, reduce burnout, and increase participation. 

Separate from the state's Administrator Portal, Sports Connect also offers a robust integrated platform to assist clubs with player and coach registration, fee collection, and website management. Learn more by clicking here. 

Player & Coach Registration for the 2023-2024 Seasonal Year (e.g. Fall 2023 - Spring 2024) is available for configuration. Please see the Getting Started guide for assistance.  For frequently asked questions related to Player & Coach registration, click here For a list of Sports Connect configuration updates for 2023-2024, click here.

All NJYS Member Clubs can take action now to prepare for the next seasonal year:

  1. Complete NJ Youth Soccer Annual Affiliation Request
  2. Migrate Existing Teams (Video Resource)
  3. Create New Teams (Video Resource)

Register Players

All players applying for membership must do so through an affiliated member club. Note: Travel players may only submit an application through one member club per seasonal-year (see Playing Policies, Forms, & Guidelines).

To access the 2023-2024 seasonal year, please complete the Annual Affiliation Form (2023-2024).

Member clubs have the option of submitting player registrations through one of the following methods:

(A) Sports Connect Club Platform

Click here to learn more about the Sports Connect Club Platform. 

(B) Upload Player Information

(C) Manually Enter Player Information

Seasonal Year Fees: $15/Travel Player, $9/Recreation Player, $0/TOPSoccer Player

For instructions specific to recreation, please click here

Players that are 18 years old or will be 18 years old by seasonal year end are required to complete SafeSport training prior to team assignment. Click here for additional information. 

Register Coaches

To register as a coach for the 2023-2024 seasonal year, click the appropriate link below:

 For an instructional video, click here.

NOTE: If your account is unable to be found during the registration process, please create a new account through the "Register Now" button on the log-in screen. tab on the top right corner of 
When registering, be sure to use the exact variation of the first name, last name, and date of birth that you have previously used to avoid creating a duplicate account that requires new uploads for all compliance documents. 


All coaches (i.e., travel, recreation, and TOPSoccer) must submit NJYS approved compliance documents
in their Sports Connect account for verification (if not previously verified), including Coaching Education *(Travel Only), Concussion Education, and annual SafeSport training. See the compliance requirements below:

All adults applying for a coach member pass must also submit and clear a background check every two seasonal years with NJ Youth Soccer. 

**For Recreation organizations that conduct their own background checks, the organization must complete a "Certification of Criminal Background Screening Compliance for Recreational Youth Coaches."

Team Assignment

Once players and coaches are registered, a club administrator can assign them to a team.  Prior to team assignment, the team needs to be created in the new seasonal year through either of the two methods:

 (1) Migrate Existing Teams From a Previous Year*
 (2) Create New Teams

*Team migration does not migrate players and coaches with the team. Only the team name and code will be migrated to the next age group. 

For instructions on rostering players/admins through the state platform, click here.

Once all players and coaches are assigned, you may proceed to the team activation step. All players and coaches must be compliant (e.g, verified) prior to activation. For requests related to verification, please contact your assigned district commissioner. 

For team activation, pass printing, and roster printing instructions, click here

*Once teams are 'activated the ONLY way to move a player off the roster is through transfer or release. When forming teams, please take careful note of the Member Policies (e.g. Roster Sizes, Transfer Windows and Limits, Minimum Number of Players, Playing Up Age Limits).

'Registration in 90' Videos

"Registration in 90" is a playlist of videos that aims to capture and explain vital steps of the NJYS Player and Coach Registration Process for the 2021-2022 seasonal year in 90 seconds or less.

(1) Uploading Photo & Birth Document as a Parent 
(2) Cancelling a Player Application
(3) Cancelling a Coach Application
(4) Creating a Club Admin User
(5) Printing Passes, Rosters, Medical Releases
(6) Making Payments to NJYS
(7) Start a Player Transfer (Parent) - Rev. Mar. 2022
(8) Approve a Player Transfer (Club Admin)
(9) Background Check Status "None" or "Expired"

Need Help? Contact Us.

Contact New Jersey Youth Soccer
Email: [email protected]

Contact Sports Connect Support

State Platform: 855-873-5357
M-F: 11:30AM-8:00 PM EST
Sat: 10:00AM-6:00PM EST

Club Platform: 866-258-3303

Knowledge Bases
Sports Connect State Platform
Sports Connect Club Platform

A Note on Club Passing, Secondary Permissions, 'Dual Carding'

No 'Dual' Carding: Players in NJ Youth Soccer may only have one Travel Member Pass (i.e. primary card). "Dual" or "Double" carding, where a player has a primary NJYS membership with more than one team or club, is not permitted. Any player found to have multiple primary NJYS memberships will expose themselves and their teams to disciplinary action by NJ Youth Soccer and/or their affiliated League, which may include fines and/or suspensions.

Club Passing: NJ Youth Soccer policies permit leagues to facilitate club passing for players to play on another team within the same club as long as proper age restrictions are met. Contact your League for specific policies and rules of its competition.

Secondary Permissions: NJ Youth Soccer permits secondary permissions, currently managed at the league level, for 9U through 19U players. Note that this is not permitted for 6U through 8U. See your local NJ Youth Soccer Member League for details, as a league may choose to be more restrictive.

Contact Us

New Jersey Youth Soccer

3 Paragon Way, Suite 400
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

3 Paragon Way, Suite 400
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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