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HSA Dual Registration Policy

HSA Dual Registration Policy - Updated January 2023

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.

Dual Registration: HSA does not allow for players to be registered to two different WYS or HSA teams during the same season.

Guest Playing: A temporary release to participate as a guest player during a tournament or individual seasonal game, with the express purpose of getting high level training and game experience or to support rosters under minimum roster size is allowed and must be coordinated through your club's registrar.

HSA players may only register on one Recreational, Select, or Premier team during each active season.

Exceptions and Clarifications:

  • If a player first registers to participate on a team and later successfully tries out for a higher-level team, then the player may transfer to join the higher-level team but cannot be rostered to both teams simultaneously.
  • 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 during the same season.

WYS Dual Registration Policy Specific to State Cup:

  • 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.
In most cases, WYS system does not allow for dual registration. In cases where WYS is not the parent organization for the teams, we want to manage equity in play level and not dual roster to "gain an advantage in the game outcome". For this reason, adding players to get up to minimum player count is allowable. For 11v11 age groups, teams can add players only if they have 12 or less of their regular rostered players available and for 9v9 age groups, teams can add players only if 10 or less of their regular rostered players are available to play in a regular season game.



Highline Soccer Association (HSA), 126 SW 148th Street Suite C100 - Box 187
Burien, Washington 98166

Phone: 206-659-9315
Email: [email protected]

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