How To Join


SAY Recreational Youth Soccer & Administrative Requirements

If you're ready to join right now, please contact Doug Wood  dwood@saysoccer.org, Director of Marketing and Operations, at the 
Soccer Association 
for Youth, USA National Office.   We provide full service recreational youth soccer league support.   


CLICK HERE for our Info Request Form




Our recreational soccer program requires that every player plays at least half of every game, with teams being formed in a balanced manner. SAY teams can be competitive, but having fun while developing skills is more important. Groups that join SAY are called "SAYAreas." All SAYAreas must have a  minimum of 4 teams to become a SAY member.




AFFILIATE YOUR PROGRAM IN JUST TWO EASY STEPS

1. Complete a SAYArea Agreement Form and submit this application to our National Office. This is the initial agreement                 between SAY and  your Area, which names your program and defines its geographical boundaries.


2. Complete an SAYArea and/or District Board List and submit this list to the National Office. This form lists your SAYArea and District Board  Members for communications from SAY. These names are not published or sold, with the exception of the SAYArea President's information  being published in our "Touchline" magazine.




REGISTER YOUR PLAYERS AND OBTAIN INSURANCE COVERAGE

Complete a Team Packet Order Form and submit this order to the National Office along with initial player membership fees.  For every team in   a SAYArea, we provide a team packet. This packet contains a SAY Rulebook, a Coaching Manual and other miscellaneous information.   Players that are registered after the initial payment will be covered by insurance as well and will be accounted for within your final season   report called the SAYArea Report Form.


Finalize the process by using the SAYArea and/or District Report Form. Think of this form as a final reconciliation. This form provides the National Office with a break down and final summary of the season's player registrations. Late registration fees are paid at this time, or refunded at this time if you lose players. IMPORTANT - Team Rosters must be completed and submitted to the SAY National Office along with the Report Form to be eligible for insurance coverage. The use of the SAY Roster Form is NOT mandatory. We encourage database submissions via mail or e-mail and we will also accept printed copies by fax, or postal mail. All rosters must contain complete information  as follows:

                              -  SAYArea and/or District Name
                              -  Team Name, Team Division (U-8, U-10, etc.), Season (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)
                              -  Player first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number, birth date 
                              -  Coaches first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number, license leve l

If you submit a list of Coaches separate from the players, the list must also indicate which team was coached.


The Soccer Association for Youth, USA's copy of the roster does not need to be signed, but the SAYAreas and/or Districts and the coach  must keep a signed copy of the official team roster.


The Coach signature should indicate that the team is made up of legal players and the roster should be verified by an Area/District 
Representative.


All SAY forms can be located  HERE


If you have any problems printing them out, call the National Office at (800) 233-7291 and we will mail or fax them to you.