Northeast Soccer League

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I am a new club president/registrar. How do I go about registering my club?

You will need to register your club & players with US Club Soccer in order to play in the Northeast Soccer League. This registration procedure provides the insurance for your team. Their website, usclubsoccer.org will give you all the information you need. Here is how to become a member through US Club Soccer and other forms and documents needed. 

All adults associated with a team are required to complete adult registration through US Club Soccer. This is required also for out-of-state clubs, even though you have done it in your home state. 

Clubs are also required to submit a copy of their Constitution and By-Laws and complete the NSL New Club Application Form to the NSL office before they can register teams. 

2. How can I obtain Player Pass Cards and Membership Forms?

Player Pass Cards are sent by US Club Soccer when registration is complete and the teams are approved by the league. 

3.  My child is interested in playing club soccer. How do I find a team and then roster him/her on that team?

Your first step is to go to our Club Directory and enter your zip code. A list of the clubs within the mile radius you have selected will appear. You will have to open each one to see if they offer a team in your age group. You can also check their websites, which are linked to the clubs.

4.  How do I find out what my child's proper “age group” is?

There is a current age-group listing on our Administators section. Please note that town and club soccer age groups run from August 1st of every year. The ODP program alone classifies age groups by calendar years.

5.  The owner of the fields where my team practices tells me he needs proof that my team is insured. How do I get that proof?

You will need to fill out a Certificate of Insurance (COI), (multiple or single) found in the Insurance section of the US Club Soccer website. Please note that we will only be able to issue a Certificate of Insurance if your club/team is currently registered with Mass Youth Soccer.

6.  How do I report scores?

Scores should be called or emailed to your Age Group Coordinator each Sunday night by 9:00 PM. Everyone should call, not just the winners. That way, we should have the standings and scores posted to the web by Monday morning. A list of the Age Group Coordinators is in the Score Reporting section of the website.

We do not keep results for the 9U & 10U sections.

7.  I would like to postpone a game, or change a time, because a) I am missing a lot of players, b) the coach cannot be there, c) some other reason. Can I do that if the other team agrees?

Games may not be changed or moved, even by mutual consent of the coaches. Games may be moved by the league office in the event that the originally scheduled field is unplayable or unavailable.

We will also allow a postponement if a significant number of the players have an academic commitment, such as a trip to Washington DC. These must be cleared in advance with the NSL office.

Teams involved in State Cups also may have one postponement of a spring league game.

8. The goal differential for my team is not correct. Why?

There could be two reasons for this. The league has a 6-0 cap on goal differential, so if your teams wins by more than that differential only 6 goals will be counted. The other is that a forfeit is involved and forfeit tie break rules are in effect.

9.  Can my child play with a cast?

That's up to the referee at the field. He or she is the only person who can determine if the cast might be potentially harmful to either the player or other players on the field.