This page contains information on travel within the United States, Foreign travel, Travel Forms and
special rules for U-10 teams.
TRAVEL TO A TOURNAMENT INSIDE THE UNITED STATES
Permission to Travel is required for any team that wants to play any match or scrimmage outside of Massachusetts. If, however, a team is playing in a League affiliated with Mass Youth Soccer and a League match is scheduled outside of Massachusetts, Permission to Travel is not required. The Permission to Travel requirement applies to all tournaments, whether the tournament is sanctioned by US Youth Soccer or not and to all individual matches or scrimmages. Please Note: Permission to Travel papers are no longer required for any US Youth Soccer sponsored tournament held in any of the states within Region 1. However Mass Youth Soccer asks that all teams going to any such Tournament in Region 1 to complete the on-line Travel Form linked below.
IMPORTANT!!! If a team wants to play in a tournament that is not sanctioned by U.S. Youth Soccer, the team must obtain separate insurance to cover everyone associated with the team. Mass Youth insurance, both general liability and medical coverage does not cover play in events not sanctioned by US Youth Soccer or one of its affiliates.
TRAVEL TO A TOURNAMENT OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
Permission of the US Soccer Federation is required for all travel outside the United States. This includes such short trips as to Canada and much longer trips to Europe, South America and Asia.
Mass Youth Soccer members can now get instantly approved tournament and travel forms right here on our web site. Four different authorization forms are available: (1) Permission to Travel to US Youth Soccer Event, (2) Guest Player Roster, (3) Notification of Participation in Another Organization's Event* and (4) Permission to Host Friendly Games. You can fill in the required data online. Once you click submit you are emailed an approved form certificate. You then simply print the form(s), agree to the terms by signing the printed page, and present the form and other required documents to the tournament/event which your team is attending. It's that easy.
* The Notification of Permission to Participate in Another Organization's Event should only be used for those events that DO NOT have a US Youth Soccer Permission to Host.
PERMISSION TO TRAVEL TO US YOUTH SOCCER SANCTIONED EVENT
GUEST PLAYER ROSTER FORM
APPLICATION FOR FOREIGN TRAVEL
TED STEVENS OLYMPIC AND AMATEUR SPORT ACT STATEMENT
U.S. YOUTH SOCCER and U.S.S.F. TRAVEL POLICIES AND FORMS
Below are links to forms and policies of U.S. Youth Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation regarding travel You can access the U.S. Youth Soccer "Download Center" by CLICKING HERE.
USYS TRAVEL POLICY
USYS TRAVEL POLICY EXPLANATION
USYS TOURNAMENT POLICY
USSF APPLICATION FOR FOREIGN TRAVEL
USSF APPLICATION TO HOST A TOURNAMENT OR GAMES INVOLVING FOREIGN TEAMS
Send all the required documents along with appropriate fees to Mass Youth Soccer.Failure to properly register all your players and coaches will result in the $500 fine.
UNDER 10 POLICY REMINDER
A reminder to all teams Under 10 and younger: By policy adopted by the Mass Youth Soccer membership, all teams Under 10 and younger may play in tournaments (both inside and outside of Massachusetts) only if that tournament is advertised or marketed as a "Festival" a "Jamboree" or otherwise marketed as play that is non-results based. There shall be no awards based upon win/loss records for Under 10 and younger age groups. The tournament may provide participation awards for all players in these age groups. Participation in a tournament that does not meet these criteria is a violation of Mass Youth Soccer policies and procedures and could result in disciplinary action taken against either the team, coach, or both.
A reminder to all teams planning travel outside the U.S.: A team that intends to travel outside the United States must secure permission to travel from both Mass Youth Soccer and U.S. Soccer. Complete the travel procedures available on this web site. However, additional permission to travel is also required from U.S. Soccer. These forms and instructions are available on the U.S. Soccer web site.