Player Membership Instructions (NJYS, Guest, and Secondary)

New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS)

Please visit the site for a variety of processes, instructional documents, and links to videos related to coach and player registration and carding. MCYSA as a member USYS affiliated league, uses NJYS cards for all competions. Policies and processes associated with coach carding and primary player carding are developed and administered by NJYS. Although, MCYSA Board Members are involved at the NJYS level, NJYS is responsible for maintenance support for these processes. At this time (9/6/17) most appear to be found under the "Registration" link from the main page. Some of the information and processes that you'll find at the NJYSlive Site are:

Coach/Player Registration Forms

  • NJYSA Membership
  • Player Membership
  • NJYSA Volunteer Coach Membership
  • NJYSA Non-Volunteer Membership Form
  • NJYSA Medical Release
  • Player Release
  • Out of State Identification
  • KidSafe Disclosure Form

NJYS Forms and Policies

  • Administrative Information

  • Stack Sports (previously Blue Star Sports, Bonzi)
  • Out of State Players playing in NJYS
  • Small Sided Soccer Policies 

  • Hardship Teams

  • Out of State Identification Form
  • KidSafe Club Certification Form
  • Indoor Facility Roster
  • TopSoccer
  • Certificates of Insurance

You will need Adobe Acrobat to view the pdf forms. You can download it at

Player Carding

Updated 9/6/18 with clarifications....

MCYSA allows for three (3) ways a NJYS Travel Member Pass can be used for MCYSA Competitions; With a NJYS Travel Member Pass, as a Guest (aka Club Carding) or with Secondary Permission. To follow are some policies and clarifications of each.

1. Member Pass: Players can only have one Travel Member Pass (card) that commits the player to a NJYS team for the entire seasonal year (i.e., August through July). A club may provide a "duplicate" pass to a player at their discretion to reduce administrative burden.

There should be no "dual" or "double" carding where a player has a NJYS membership with two teams or two clubs. Any player found to have multiple NJYS memberships will expose themselves and their teams to discipline action by a competition (NJYS, League, Tournament, etc.) which may include forfeit(s) where a player played in a match, and club/coach/player suspensions.

Solutions to multiple memberships need to be addressed at the club level through the request of the parent. The League should not be involved in resolving these issues between clubs. Any inquiries about Membership should come from a MCYSA League Contact or Club Registrar to maintain consistancy of communications on these policies.

Starting with the 2017-2018 season, Instructions for Coaches, Players, and Guest Carded Players can be found at or

2. Guest: A process by which players can use their Membership Pass to play with another team within their home club. Understand that permissions to utilize this process are managed at the club level. Estimated frequency of use is <0.05% and is designed promote the development of players.

MCYSA Guest Player policy (Implemented 11/13/16): MCYSA guest carding policy 180906.pdf

3. Secondary Permission: A process by which a player can gain league permission to play for a second team that does not qualify under the Guest policy. MCYSA has established a policy that follows NJYS's general policy/guidelines for "Secondary Player Passes". This policy is unique to MCYSA competitions and should not be used for non-MCYSA sanctioned events. Estimated frequency of use is <0.15% (150 over 10,000 players) and is designed to provide reasonable flexibility for players to play in with their age and community when they may have a membership in a team at a higher level.

- MCYSA permits secondary permissions at the 11-19U age divisions (not 7U through 10U)

- Before the League will review any secondary carding request, permission to play for a secondary team must be provided by the player, a parent, a primary team coach, and the secondary team's club. All need to acknowledge permission on the MCYSA Secondary Player Permission Form, which can be found here (revised 9/6/18): MCYSA 2017-18 blank secondary form final 170906.pdf

- Secondary permissions will be considered for players confirmed to have only 1 NJYS Travel Membership Pass, US Soccer Connect (aka Stack Sports) will be the lone database used for verification. In the event that a player is found to have a more than one Membership Pass or registration or the player membership/ID numbers do not match, the issue will need to be corrected prior to a secondary permission.

In the event that a player, played in a match without an approved transfer, then the player will be subject to a 3-game sit prior to a secondary permission being process, the team the player played for may forfeit each match played without permission, and files may be levied against the club.

- the player primary team must be registtered with a NJYS Member League (e.g. MCYSA, JAGS, MOSA, Mid-NJ, CJYSA, SJGSL, SJSL, Metro, etc.)

- A fee of $20 for the secondary card must be paid to MCYSA prior to playing in the first game as a secondary carded player.

- If a secondary card request is approved, the date of the League Officer's signature on the form will be deemed the effective date on which the player is permitted to play as a Secondary Player on the secondary team.

- On Game Day, the player presents the primary card at check-in along with a copy of the fully approved MCYSA Secondary Player Permission Form. The referee will retain the form and submit it with the Game Day Roster.

- In the event of a scheduling conflict between the primary team and the secondary team, the player must be accountable and play for the primary team before being considered to the secondary team.

- Any suspensions associated with playing on a secondary card may impact the player's availability on both the primary and secondary carded teams if both teams are playing in MCYSA-sanctioned events.

- Players are expected to participate with their primary teams for League Cup. No secondary carded players are permitted to play with their secondary teams in MCYSA League Cup Games 8U-14U).

- See the MCYSA Secondary Player Permission Form for details and limitations on the use of this privilege. If there is any abuse of this policy, the MCYSA Registrar and/or President may impose disciplinary action upon the club, team, or player including but not limited to revoking the ability of the club, the team, the coach in all teams coached, and player from utilizing a secondary permission for all MCYSA competitions.

- Questions about Secondary Passes by ONLY CLUB LEAGUE CONTACTS (not parents, coaches, trainers, etc.) can be directed to our MCYSA Registrar, Scott Fitzgerald, at (mailing address: 57 Grandview Drive, Woodland Park NJ 07424).

- Be advised that a listing of approved secondary permissions may be posted on the MCYSA site for quick reference by game officials and league contacts.

NJYSA District Commissioners that cover MCYSA Clubs (as of 3/7/2018)

District District Commissioner Email Escalation Clubs in District
50 Shane Serrao Arsenal, Cedar Stars, Elmwood Park, Maroons, South Hackensack, West NY
51 Scott Fitzgerald FC Gottschee, Ironbound, Montclair, NJ Heat, Northern Valley, Royals, Stateline
52 Christie Motyka Belleville, Caldwell-West Caldwell, Just One Soccer, SDFC, West Essex, West Orange
53 Barry Weiner ArJahz, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Den of Lions, EPIC Sporting Stars, Excellent, Livingston, Millburn, Newark Soccer School, Soccer for Life SC, Sport Club Portuguese
54 Ken Rudnicky; Rob Mains (added 8/8); FC United, Harrison Futbol Club, Hudson United, Kearny, Soccer Academy of NJ, Union City United Soccer FC
55 Christie Motyka BB United, Dover Strikers, Kinnelon, Long Valley, Randolph, West Morris
56 Kyle Haddock Lincoln Park, Montville, Morris Elite, Morris United, Mountain Lakes, Parsippany
57 Shane Serrao E. Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover, Madison, Madison Area YMCA, Pequannock
58 Dan Smith (Added 8/8) Centercourt, Chatham, Jefferson, Mount Olive, Roxbury
59 Casey Becht (changed from Kyle to Casey 8/8) FC Berna, HUB Soccer of Denville, Jersey Celtic FC, Jersey United, NJ Crush, Rockaway, Stronghold, Sussex Warren, Wharton
60 Christie Motyka Little Falls, NJ Stallions, Pasco Soccer Club, Ringwood, Totowa PAL, Wanaque, Wayne, West Milford
61 Scott Fitzgerald Clifton, NASA, Passaic, Pompton Lakes-Riverdale, West Paterson
62 Scott Fitzgerald High Point, Hopatcong, Kittatinny, Lenape Valley, Newton, Skylands, Sparta, Vernon, Wallkill Valley
63 Shane Serrao Community First Sports, FC Copa, San Juan Baulista
27 Kevin Dearman Branchburg, Bridgewater Soccer Assn., Bridgewater United, NJ Santos FC, Valencia Soccer Academy, Watchung Hills
29 Ken Schinkel Club Valley 2010, Colonia, Elizabeth, FC Sportika, Future Soccer, Linden Youth Soccer Assn., Merlin Soccer Academy, Rahway Youth Soccer, Roselle Park Soccer, Soccer Club of Springfield, Summit Soccer Club, Vulcan Futbol Club
31 Ken Schinkel Arsenal Soccer School, Hackettstown, Hoboken City FC, Independence, Peninsula, Queen City League, Warren United, West Jersey Soccer Club