Instructions for US Youth Soccer Member Passcards

Passcard forms issued by US Youth Soccer may be used for players participating in certain BAYS Age Groups. Teams participating in tournaments outside of the BAYS compeition may need to produce passcards for non-BAYS tournaments.  SportsConnect produces acceptable passcards for most tournaments

Passcards (or alternatively Player Photo ID sheets) are required for all teams entering the BAYS playoffs and all teams qualifying for MTOC.

The following instructions apply to the official passcard, which is located on the left-hand side of the sheet. The right-hand "membership" card should be detached; it can be discarded or given to players as an acknowledgement of their US Youth Soccer membership.  All information on the front of the card must be typed. Handwritten passcards are not allowed.  USYSA does allow passcards to be printed on non-pre-printed forms

Front of passcard:

Member: PLAYER
Name: Player's name 
Year of Birth: Required for players only  (some older formats would print the entire birthdate but eligibility is determined only from year of birth) 
Team: Name of town organization (e.g., BROOKLINE SOCCER CLUB)

Rest of items on front should be left blank

Back of passcard: 
Player signature is not required.

A recent head-and-shoulders, color photograph must be glued in the space provided or color printed as part of the printing process (do not use staples, tape, or a heat sensitive glue such as Elmer’s). The town registrar must sign on the line labeled "Registrar Signature/Stamp." This signature attests that the photograph belongs to the person named on the card and that the player year of birth has been verified.

Final steps:

Laminate the card. This can be done at many copy shops, or you can buy an inexpensive laminator and laminating sleeves at larger office supply stores. The proper size laminating sleeve is 2-5/8 inches x 3-7/8 inches (military size). CARDS MUST BE LAMINATED! Player passcards do not require any season validation sticker. If the passcard is to be used at MTOC, League registrar signature or sticker must be on the passcard.

Passcards may be re-used from year to year, provided that the photograph remains recognizable.