International Player - Prior to 12 Process
Players who were born outside of the United States, but entered the country to live prior to their 12th birthday simply need to provide proof in order to be cleared to register with U.S. Soccer. The document being used as proof should have the player’s name, a date that is prior to the player’s 12th birthday, and show that the player was taking part in day-to-day life in the United States.
Acceptable forms of proof documentation include, but are not limited to, the following:
School report cards
Certificate of Baptism
Previous registration history with an organization duly affiliated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer.
Unacceptable forms of proof documentation include, but are not limited to, the following:
Passport entry page
Class Photo from a school classroom picture that does not individually identify each student by name
Letter from player/parents verifying the date they moved to the country.
In order to be cleared via this method, the player should complete the following steps:
2. Obtain a copy of some form of official document that proves the player was living in the United States prior to their 12th birthday per examples listed above
3. Send a copy of both the P-12 Form and proof document to the U.S. Soccer Federation to the address on the form.
4. A Player’s documentation is reviewed by U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Soccer approval is sent to Massachusetts Youth Soccer.
Note: All decisions regarding clearance of international players are made by U.S. Soccer and not by Massachusetts Youth Soccer.