All clubs should be setting up yearly Registration programs in their club accounts for classic players, premier players or recreational players. Ideally, these should be separate programs if you register more than one type of player. If you do not know how to do this, please contact Soccer Maine at 207-239-7834.
When registering your players, please make sure that all necessary information is in the player registration – legal name, jersey number, birthdate, address, phone number, and email address. Missing information will hold up the issuance of league rosters.
Additionally, all coaches, assistant coaches and team managers must be registered with full information, regarless of level, including legal given name, and must complete a background check and complete SafeSport training. Completed background checks and SafeSport Certification take 24-72 hours to link up. SafeSport training must be done in your legal given name, not including your middle name, and must match your name in Got Sport. If you have used a nickname in Got Sport and then complete your Safe Sport training using your legal name, it is not going to link. Both should be your legal given first and last names. These requirements can holdup the issuance of rosters for league play if not completed correctly. No coach, at any level, should be on the field with players in any capacity if they have not completed all risk management requirements.
For classic and premier players, once your players and coaches are registered and placed on teams in your club account, you then need to submit these registrations to Soccer Maine through your GotSport account. Follow these instructions:
1) Go to your Dashboard, then Teams. In the menu at the top, click “Registration”. Scroll to find the event that you wish to register your teams in. Click that event, and your teams that are eligible to register in that event will appear.
2) Click the box next to the teams to register, and then click the blue Registration button at the top of the section.
Click here for an outline of Classic & Recreational Club submission and payment due dates
Click here for Recreational player and coach registration submission process.
All Player, Coach and Manager Registration and Risk Management links are through our registration database
Risk Management approval is required of any adult. Coaches and team managers cannot be added to rosters without first completing a background check, Safe Sport training and Heads Up concusion training and having that background check approved. At the recreational level, all coaches must complete all risk management requirements and be submitted to Soccer Maine with the recreational players.
INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE – Players born outside the U.S.
FIFA requires all players over the age of 12, regardless of their citizenship or ability, to receive an international clearance (ITC) from their former country when they are registering to play soccer in a different country (i.e. the United States). U.S. Soccer is responsible for obtaining that ITC on behalf of all players in the U.S. participating in affiliated leagues.
Please click here for more information and instructions.