2017 HSA Dual Registration Policy

HSA Dual Registration Policy - Adopted April 17, 2017

Players and families residing within the Highline Soccer Association (HSA) boundaries have more options to enjoy our great game of soccer than ever before. HSA currently offers Recreational, Select, and Premier levels of play, and there are many alternative club and league options available outside of HSA.

It is natural for a player to want to continue with their recreational team, even if they successfully advance to a higher level of play, but this presents multiple problems within our recreational program structure. Our intention in creating this policy is to assure fair and equitable competition in all recreational leagues.

HSA Guidelines for Concurrent-Registration (Participation on more than one team)

An HSA player may only participate on one Recreational, Select, or Premier team during each active season, with the following exceptions:

  • Initial team registration remains primary. If the player first registers to participate on a team but later successfully tries out for a higher-level team, then the player may dual-register to join the higher-level team. In this instance, the player must commit to prioritize participation in practices and games with the lower level (primary) team whenever a conflict exists.
  • A player may utilize the 'Club Player Pass' to participate as an occasional guest player on a higher-level team (i.e., Recreational to Select or Premier, or Select to Premier). Guest play may not exceed three consecutive league matches.
  • If a player attends tryouts for any Select or Premier team and accepts an invitation to join that team, then that player may not later register to participate on a Recreational team.

Exclusions:

  • A player cannot be registered on two teams playing concurrently in the same League or State Cup Tournament.
  • If a Recreational team has a player that is also a member of any Select or Premier team, that player may not participate in the Recreational Cup State Tournament.
  • Once a player has completed Recreational league play, they may participate with another team in post-season State Cup play, subject to tournament rules.
  • If a Recreational team participates in a Select league like the NPSL, but was formed as a Recreational team, they are not considered a Select team.

This policy applies when the player is a member of any Select or Premier team regardless of affiliation.