Registration

Register or Login at our Club Login.

 

Registration Schedule

The NSL Registration Schedule is outlined below.  Please review and pay special attention to the registration and payment deadlines.

  1. Registration Window (Register teams)  + $500 bond check due **
    1. For Fall season - June 23rd-July 7th
    2. For Spring season - November 23rd- December 7th
    3. Teams may not be added once registration is closed without the approval of the League Administrator.
    4. All clubs applying to register teams must also satisfy the NSL club standards for their application to be confirmed.  Clubs unable to satisfy the new NSL club standards will not be eligible for league play.  Click here for the New NSL Club Standards.
  1. Deadline for clubs to drop teams with full refund; and deadline to submit preliminary rosters.
    1. Fall cutoff is July 15th
    2. Spring cutoff is January 15th
  1. Rosters checked for minimum numbers by league registrars *
    1. Fall cutoff is July 22nd
    2. Spring cutoff is January 22nd
  1. Full registration fee due (if registration fee is not received at this time then the respective team will not be scheduled for the respective season)  
    1. Fall - July 31st
    2. Spring – January 31st

 

      * Minimum and maximum roster numbers:

7v7                  minimum:  9 players                maximum:  14

9v9                  minimum:  11 players              maximum:  16

11v11                minimum:  13 players              maximum:  22 (18 can dress) 

 

** $500 Bond

  • A $500 bond for fall/spring clubs is due at fall registration.
  • A $500 bond for spring only clubs is due at spring registration.
  • The bond amount of $500 (per club, NOT per team) will be required from any club composed of a single team or multiple teams entering into NSL.  This amount will be carried over to the following season unless a club removes its teams from the league.  At that time the full bond will be returned minus any outstanding fees owed to the league.  Any violations of NSL by-laws or rules (ethics/discipline) that have a financial penalty will be deducted from the bond.
  • The club will submit a separate check for the bond amount and will be deposited into a separate NSL Escrow Bank Account. 

 

How to Register

Go to the club login on the front of the NSL website.   If you are having trouble please contact me.

If you are a new club, you will see a place where you can create a club. This is for new clubs only. Everyone who had teams in the league last fall or spring will already have the information available on the website.

You will be asked to register teams for the spring 2017 season by selecting that season in the drop down menu.  You will be able to register existing teams and add new ones in all the age groups until registration closes on December 6th.

You will be required to complete coaches and managers information before you can register. There is now a place to enter the license level for each coach.  This is required information and clubs will have to enter it for existing coaches. Likewise there is a space to enter your GotSoccer number.  If you already have one please enter it here.  More information on GotSoccer is below.  Teams returning from last season will have the coach's and manager's information carried over. You can edit or change this as necessary.

Add any new teams and fill out the coach and manager information for each.  At the moment you will not be able to add teams in the 15U-18U age groups so if you want to create new teams please send me an email.  I am hoping to get this fixed so that you can enter new teams yourself. 

Proceed to the fields section at the bottom. A list of your previous fields will appear. If there are no changes you do not have to do anything. If there are, select the "manage your fields" button. You will then have the option to create new fields, delete previous ones, or exclude teams or dates. Please delete any field that appears that you no longer use.

If you have a field only for 10U, 11U or 12U use you must exclude all your other teams from it. Likewise, exclude these teams from your larger fields. You can also differentiate fields on the basis of size if you would like your older or younger teams on certain fields.

Since so few clubs do this I assume at this point you are really bored with reading all this.

When you are done with the fields return to the top and check the box next to each team to register that team. When all the teams are done hit the bottom bar to register selected teams. That will send an email to me to approve the teams. Teams will be approved only when a check for them is received in the NSL office or your credit card has been accepted.  You may register the teams a few at a time or all at once, but you may not change the payment option once you have registered the team.

If you are not going to claim one of your spots please send me an email so I know you didn't just forget to check it. I have long waiting lists and would like to notify these teams as soon as I can.

In the past I have honored requests to arrange schedules for coaches who have more than 1 team.  I must have an email from the club indicating who those coaches are. This information does not carry over from the fall season.

Division 1 teams and 12U – 14U Elite teams may postpone one match per season to attend a tournament. If you intend to exercise this option I must be informed by February 1st.

League fees should be made payable to NSL and sent to 225 Cedar Hill St, Suite 200, Marlborough, MA 01752. You can also charge league fees when you register on-line but you must do it when you register.  You cannot go back and do it later.

League fees for spring are $650 for 7v7 & 9v9 teams, $845 for 11v11 teams.  League fees are due in their entirety by January 31st.

The deadline for registration is December 7th.  January 15th is the last date a team can be withdrawn and the fee will be refunded and also the deadline to submit preliminary rosters to your area registrar. These rosters will be checked by January 22nd and teams not meeting the minimum number of players may be dropped from the league.

The season starts April 2nd and runs for 7 weeks, skipping Easter which is April 16th, the Sunday of the MA State Cups Round Robin which is May 22nd, and Memorial Day weekend.   The last regularly scheduled game will be June 4th.

 

GotSoccer Requirement

All teams are required to register on GotSoccer for the Spring 2017 NSL season.  This process is an addition to the above and the two systems are not connected.  That season has not been created yet and you will receive instructions on what to do when it is, so please do not do anything at the moment.

 

Rosters and Passcards

Instructions for Electronic Passcards and Rosters

1. Login into the club. Only the club contact login will work for rosters. 
2. Pick the team you want to make a roster for and click on the name of that team. 
3. Add Gotsoccer number and if the team has an ID number now.
4. Hit Edit Team/Manager info
5. Pick a coach or use the one who is already there. If the coaching license level is missing now is the time to enter it. Correct any incorrect information. Go to the Browse button and upload a picture. Hit Save Team Information.
6. Switch to the manager, change any information that is incorrect and hit the Browse button to upload a picture. Hit Save Team Information. 
7. Hit Edit Roster
8. Hit Create a New Roster
9. The state and date of birth is required for all players. Uniform numbers are not, and you do not have to fill out the town as long as you designate the state. 
10. At this point you will create players. After you have done that once the players will be there to select in later seasons. Make sure you add the pictures for each. Pictures must be a 1" head shot and they are now on the front of the card.
Some of you may not have pictures for all your teams on your computer. You may paste them on later the old-fashioned way once the passcards are approved if you wish - however please add at least one picture so we can check the size. All pictures must be 1" head shots. Pictures are now on the front of the passcards. 
11. Add the players to the roster. 
12. You may also upload the players from a spread sheet rather than having to create them. Follow these directions if you are choosing that option:

DIRECTIONS FOR UPLOADING SPREADSHEETS AND CREATING ROSTERS IN THE NEW MAPLE ROSTER SYSTEM:
Create a spreadsheet and populate it with the following information 
Player First Name
Player Last Name
City
State
Phone Number
DOB
Jersey Number (this column can be left blank, but you need the column header)
Save the spreadsheet as a .txt file (tab delimited text)
Go to the Maple website and login in with Club/Coach login information
Click on one of the teams in your club (it doesn’t mater which one).
Click on “import player”.
Choose the spreadsheet that you created and click “import player information”
Map the columns that you created in your spreadsheet and hit “import player information"
Click “find a player” to search from the spreadsheet that you uploaded
Type the last name or first name and hit search
Check off the player/players you want to add and click “add selected player”

After you have added the players using either directions then:
13. Select the roster type
14. Add additional coaches. You get 4 adults per team. 
15. When that is done hit submit for approval. 
16. The roster will be returned as either approved, or rejected with a reason it was rejected. You may then print out the cards either on passcard stock or plain stock. 
Players with long names, or written in all caps, may throw the spacing off on plain card stock. If that happens print those cards separately.
17. Separate the cards and laminate them.
18. To add a player, take your last approved roster and select “edit”. Add the player and resubmit for approval.
19. To drop a player, take your last approved roster and select “edit”. Delete the player and resubmit for approval. 
 

Continuity of Rosters

Teams 14U-17U wishing to play Division 1 must demonstrate a continuity of roster each year when they register a team. To demonstrate a continuity of roster a team must maintain a minimum of 30% of the players from the previous year’s roster throughout the entire season. If the roster drops below this percentage based on circumstances not under the control of the coach the roster will be reviewed by the Commission. Teams must submit their current roster, along with the previous year’s roster, to the NSL office at the time of registration. 

 

A Guide for Players Rostered on More than One Team

Commission Note:  NSL recognizes that many of its players also play on a team in another of the state's leagues or on an ODP team.  Indeed, we encourage this.  We believe that for the committed premier player improvement and excellence is fostered by exposure to as much training and as many competitions and touches on the ball as his or her academic, family and other obligations will allow.  To help players and their families to manage these commitments, the MYSA by-laws establish the following rule:

These priorities:

  • apply to all State Team players - regardless of age - rostered on any other team;
  • apply to all multiple-rostered players aged 14U and younger;
  • but do not apply to non-State Teams players age 15U and above.

In general terms, a player's priorities are as follow:

Major Tournaments:

  • Regional ODP Tournament (after Memorial Day)
  • State Cup
  • MTOC and Qualifying Games

On major national holiday weekends:

  • Memorial Day - priority to Premier (NSL) Teams
  • Columbus Day - priority to Town Teams

All other tournaments- players are to alternate attendance in event of schedule conflict
State Team Tryouts (except Sunday afternoons during NSL Seasons)
Regularly scheduled league games
Make-up games

Practices

However, there exist variations in priority based on the playing season.  Please read and understand each category and how they interrelate:

Soccer Activity Priority List:

1.  Regional ODP Tournaments;

2.  State Cup Tournament;

3.  MTOC and Qualifying Games;

4.  State Team Tryouts, in summer, fall (other than on Sunday afternoons) and winter seasons only.  Try-out dates must also be established and available through the State Office at least one month in advance.

5.  All Games:

  • State Team - (summer only);
  • Premier (NSL) Teams - all year for any games scheduled from 11:00am on Sunday until dusk;
  • MTOC eligible Town Teams - all year for any games scheduled from Friday afternoon to Sunday at 11:00am;
  • State Team;
  • Non-MTOC Town Teams, or any fall teams other than Premier or winter teams.

6.  Tournaments:

  • State Team - (summer only)
  • Premier (NSL) Teams - priority for Memorial Day only and 12U placement tournament (1st and 2nd weekends in June);
  • Town Teams - priority for Columbus Day only;
  • All other tournaments - players are to alternate attendance in event of conflicts.

7.   Practices

  • State Team. To have priority during the spring season, State Team practice dates must be established and available through the State Office at least by March 15.
  • Premier (NSL) team - Division 1 only;
  • All other teams - players are to alternate attendance in event of schedule conflict

 

Fees

Fees for 2016-2017 will be:

Fall 2016 
9U, 10U, 11U & 12U:  $675
13U - 15U: $980

Spring 2017 
9U, 10U, 11U & 12U  $650
13U - 18U: $845

 

Registars

GENERAL REGISTRAR

Kathryn Irwin
5 Lanes End
Natick, MA 01760
P: 508-655-3210
E: leagueadministrator@nslsoccer.org

Clubs: Alliance FC Hooksett,  Bayside United,  Capital SC, CSP United, Derry, FSC North, Hampshire United, JBSA, JSSA, Lusitana, MAF SA, Portsmouth Pirates, Rams, RI Rush, Tidal Wave, Total Soccer, Victoria SC, World Cup, WSA Force

AREA REGISTRARS

Michael Bilas
256 Church Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
P: 781-837-8860
E: mjbilas@msn.com

Clubs: Alianca, America, Boston Rams, Commonwealth, DFC Dragons, Easton United, Galway Rovers, Harvest SC,  Marshfield United, Mass City, Norwell United, SS Select, SSU Blazers, Synergy, United SC, Weymouth United

Nancy Tescione
6 Hunting Lane
Lynnfield, MA  01940
P:  781-334-5052
E: ntescione@yahoo.com

Clubs:  AC Legends, Andover Alliance, Atletico Jrs., Boston Azzurri, Boston Stars, BSA North Shore, FC Padova, FC Swampscott, Greenlions, Malden Cosmos, Melrose United, Mystic United, SF Vikings, FC, Victory, Wakefield United, Wildcats, 

Terri Filippetti
21 Winslow Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
P: 508-845-1844
E:  tfilippetti@townisp.com

Clubs:  Boston Storm, Dream Team,  Explosion, FC Blazers,  FC United, Fortis FC, Franklin SC,  Fuller Hamlets, Nova,  Old School

Kathy Kelly
12 Sherwood Road 
Springfield, MA 01119
P: 413-782-0812
E: kmlpkelly@verizon.net

Clubs:   Berkshire United, Boxford FC, Chicopee Heat, DFC, Euro United, Franklin County, Hampshire Utd/MA, Monson United, Mutiny, Pioneer Valley Storm,  VSA United, Western MA FC

Rachel Coppersmith
57 Nimrod Drive
Concord, MA 01742
 P: 978-371-1403
 E: rcoppsoccer@aol.com

Clubs:  Chesnut Hill SC, Condors SC, Greater Lowell, Hammer SC, Lincoln FC,  Lowell Flash, LPDA, Middlesex Phantoms, Mill City,  Nashoba FC, NE Rush, Newton Academy, Strikers United, Sudbury United

Kerry Silvia
68 Washington St 
Somerset, MA 02726
P: 508-675-6367
E: msilvia427@aol.com

Clubs: Cape Cod United,  Mariner United, New England Navigators, Nor’easter SC,  Sandwich, St Michaels, Taunton Eagles, Taunton Sports, Vipers