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Challenger League Registration Info
Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Season

Registration is Now Open for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 - Challenger League

The player and team registration deadline for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 seasons is quickly approaching.  If you are interested in coaching a Challenger League Soccer team this year, please read through all of the information below.  All of our player registration will be done online this year.

Be sure to read through the following information carefully and completely.

Note: You will need a team-specific Team Assignment code to register. (see below).
Forms & Dowloads
General Information
Coaching Requirements
All coaches and assistant coaches coaching in the Competition programs are required to have a coaching license.  All U9 and older coaches and assistant coaches on Challenger League, State Competition & X-League teams are required to hold an E license.  Challenger Coaches who coach more than one team, must have a licensed assistant coach for each team.  U8 Challenger coaches and assistants must have an “F” license.  ALL coaches must complete the Concussion training and upload their completion certificate every year.  This course can be accessed through the online registration process.
  • Coaches must have an “F” license to apply to take the “E” license class or apply for an “E” waiver
  • Coaches must have an “E” license to apply to take the “D” license class or apply for a “D” waiver
All coaches and assistant coaches on State competition teams that coach multiple teams in the State competition program are required to hold a D license.  All State teams must have 2 coaches.
 
License waivers are available for coaches who do not currently have a coaching license (with the exception of the “F” license, which can be obtained online at any time).  Waivers are good for one season, and may only be granted to an individual once in a lifetime.  Once the waiver is expired, the coach will no longer be allowed to coach until they receive their coaching license, or apply for and receive a one-time extension (where applicable).  D waivers may only be granted to coaches who already hold an E license.  Waivers can be applied through the Utah Youth Soccer Association, after the coach has registered online.  The cost of both an E and D Waiver is: $25.  Waiver extensions, where applicable are $50.  The cost of the “F” license course is $25 and may be taken at any time online.

All Coaches Licensing is done through the Utah Youth Soccer Association. Check the UYSA website for more info on licensing clinics and Waiver information at:
 http://www.utahyouthsoccer.net/coaches/coachingeducation.aspx

NUU will reimburse coaches for of the cost of their licensing class. Just email a copy of your license when you receive it, along with your address, and we will mail you a rebate. This offer is only good for any licensing done during the seasonal 2015/16 season, and not for licenses received prior to this playing season.

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Minimum and Maximum Roster Size For Challenger League Teams
  • U8 - U11 play 8v8 and must have a roster between 8 and 14 players.
  • U12 - U15 play 11v11 and must have a roster between 11 and 18 players
  • U16 - U19 play 11v11 and must have a roster between 11 and 22 players - with special game day roster requirements.

Tryouts
Please post your Challenger League tryout information on our website by clicking the ‘Tryout Ad Form’ above and to the left.  Please note that the form is for Challenger League tryouts only. If you  want to post a tryout advertisment for the State Comp League please click the UYSA Comp League tab above.

Also, please encourage all of your players to register for tryouts in advance through the appropriate URL (see the "Tryout" page for the details).

Tryouts for Challenger League teams may not begin until the Tuesday following Memorial Day (May 26th, 2015).

Upon completion of tryouts, teams must make an offer to the parents of the player in writing(may be by text, email, or mail). Players/parents must be given a minimum of 24 hours to consider the offer. The offer is considered accepted and official once the player has registered. (Coaches: send me a list of your selected players after your tryout and I will send out the invitations for you.  e-mail to: terribaker1@live.com)

Click Here To review the complete tryout policy (recommended).


Age Groups
The Age Groupings for the Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 Season are as Follows:
U8 August 2007 - July 2008U12 August 2003 - July 2004U16 August 1999 - July 2000
U9 August 2006 - July 2007U13 August 2002 - July 2003U17 August 1998 - July 1999
U10 August 2005 - July 2006U14 August 2001 - July 2002U18 August 1997 - July 1998
U11 August 2004 - July 2005U15 August 2000 - July 2001U19 August 1998 - July 1997

****Absolutely No U7 Play-ups into the U8 under ANY circumstances****

Tournaments
Any team wanting to attend summer tournaments should make every effort to have their player and team registration done as soon as possible to ensure that your registration is processed in time for your tournament.  You will need to make sure you get photos uploaded as soon as possible.
 
Teams going to in-state tournaments will likely only need a tournament photo roster to play, but teams attending out of state tournaments will likely need player cards. Contact Terri Baker at terribaker1@live.com or 753-8202 if you need player cards.


Challenger League Registration Fees
  • U8-14 | $75.00 / year
  • U15-19 | $45.00 / 1 season
  • Spring Only | $45.00
  • Field Fees | $10.00 year / $5.00 one season
Note: The field fee is now included in the player registration fees, and will be collected through online registration.

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Referee Fees
Referee fees are paid on the field for the Challenger league.  Complete breakdown of referee fees can be found in our Fee Schedule document (see the "Forms & Downloads" section above).


Field Approval
You must get field approval for use of all fields. Your team registration will not be accepted without the appropriate field approval signatures.

Using our city fields is a privilege, we suggest that all coaches work with their teams to make sure that we are respectful regarding the use of these fields to help us ensure that we may continue to keep fees as low as possible, and to ensure that we may continue to use them.  Please make sure that your team picks up all trash before leaving the fields, and be cautious not to play on overly wet fields, or encourage any activities which may result in damage to the playing fields.
 
Many fields are in great demand, and we cannot guarantee that all teams will get the fields that they request.  To have the best chance of getting the home field that you would like, please contact the field rep as soon as possible.  We will be limited the number of teams on each field, to ensure that fields are not overused.

Field Representative information is at the bottom of this page (Click Here).

Field Marking
All teams should be prepared to take a turn in marking fields, if needed. Each team should be able to find two or three volunteers to help mark their fields before and during the season.  If every team participates, it is little work for everyone, rather than a huge job for someone.  NUU will take care of the cost of the paint, and provide the field marking equipment.

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Field Equipment
Every field should be equipped with goals and nets, (except fields in the Brigham City area, where nets may be required of every home team, for each game), however all teams should have their own set of corner flags. It is the responsibility of the Home team to provide the corner flags for each game. Corner flags can easily be found online for less than $20.00 - up to about $45.00. (Check out Sator Soccer online at: www.satorsports.com ) Coaches can also find other equipment at this site, like Goalkeeper equipment, training equipment, etc.) Also, you can check our website’s Resource page for specials from local vendors and others.


Medical Releases
As part of the player online registration process, parents will be prompted to print a copy of their registration form and sign it and give it to the head coach.  This copy of the registration can be used as a medical release in case a player is injured in a game or practice and the parents are not present to give their permission for medical treatment.  You will need to have these medical releases at every practice and at every game.  They will also be required for check in at most tournaments.  Make sure you remind all players to turn in a copy of their registration form to you.


Play up Rule
No player younger than U8 may play in any competition program.  Players who are U8 - U10 may not be registered to a team that competes in an age group more than one year older than the player’s age group.  Players who are U11 - U14 may not be registered to a team that competes in an age group more than two years older than the player’s age group.  Players U15 or older may play up without restriction.   At the state level: any team playing U11 may not roster more than five (5) U10 players. Special play up restrictions apply for High School age teams (U15 - U19), please contact your Registrar for more information.


Multiple Rostering
Multiple rostering allows players to play on two teams at the same time.  Players must be U11 or older and both teams must play at the same level of play, ie: State or Challenger.  Additionally, the teams must be in different age brackets -AND- play in different divisions.  Players must pay fees for both teams. There are restrictions on how many non-Multiple rostered players teams must have on their rosters.  U9 -U11 must have a minimum of 6 non-Multiple rostered players.  The complete policy on multiple rostering is available on the state website as Policy 6324 (section 6 of their bylaws).  Go to: www.utahyouthsoccer.net


Developmental Pass - Challenger League Only
The developmental pass is a tool that allows a team to ‘borrow’ a player from another team on a limited basis.  Players may only developmental pass within the same level of play, and between teams within the same organization (NUU and Infinity SC are now one combined organization.)  Each player may developmental pass a total of six times, and a team may only developmental pass 3 player in any given game.  This is a coach managed program, but must be done through the online registration program (Affinity or ADG).

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Team Registration Instructions
The Team Registration Deadline for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 season is June 13th.

To Register a Youth Competition Soccer Team ~ Pre-Registration Information
  1. Contact us- When you have decided you would like to register a competition team, please contact Terri Baker at (435) 753-8202 or send an email to terribaker1@live.com with the following information:
  • Team Name
  • Team Age
  • Gender
  • Play Level (Challenger League)
  • Head Coach and Team Manager Information:
    • Name
    • Phone number
    • e-mail address
  • Your Proposed Home Field
We will then send you Team Assignment Codes for online player and coach registration.  You will not be able to register as a coach without this information.  We will also send you a packet of information including a registration checklist and financial disclosure, which must be turned in by June 13th..
  1. Coach Registration | Coaches should go online and register for their teams immediately.  (See Coaching requirements above).
  2. Player Registration | Players should pre-register for tryouts between May 20th - June 6th. 
    All players are being asked to go online and pre-register for try-outs.  Players may register for try-outs multiple teams and multiple clubs.  After your team tryout, you may go into the system and through the Affinity program, email invitations to which ever players you would like to join your team - OR - you may email me the list of players you would like to invite, and I will send the invitations to those players.  The invitation email contains a link.  The parents go to that link, pay the fees, and electronically sign the registration application and they are automatically placed on your roster.   The players have until June 6th to respond to these electronic team invitations and register for a team.  If they fail to respond by then, ...see below.
     
    Player registration after June 6th - all player registrations after June 6th will be done by player assignment codes.  Any players that you want to add to your roster after June 6th, will need a team assignment code from you.  They can then go online to our registration site and register online.
  3. Team Registration | Team paperwork is due to the Registrar and must be received by Saturday, June 13th .  Any team registrations not received by Saturday, June 13th, will be considered late.  Late teams will need to be approved by Northern Utah United’s competition board and will be charged a $50 late fee, and run the risk of not being accepted.  Incomplete team registration will result in teams being considered unviable and late. Team registration consists of:
  • A Registration Checklist, with field authorization and coaches signature.
  • Any Multiple Roster forms, if applicable
  • Pictures (these may be uploaded online or submitted electronically by e-mail).
  • Birth Certificates for all new players
NOTE: Teams must have a minimum number of players on the roster and a Head Coach (and an assistant, for Challenger League teams with Head coaches that coach more than one team) to complete the team registration.


Northern Utah United / Infinity SC Registrars
You can choose whichever registrar is more convenient for you and submit paperwork in person or electronically to either:
TIP: Use the Registration Checklist as a guide to make sure your team registration is complete before you turn it in.

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Field Representative Information
  • Logan City Fields | Contact Katie Hollingsworth for field approval at 753-0513 or ckhollings@comcast.net
  • North Logan Fields | Contact Sharon Cox 770-1478 or sharoncox@live.com for Elk Ridge approval  - contact Travis Clements for Meadow View approval at 753-2410  or travis.clements@imail.org
  • Cedar Ridge | Contact Morey Maughan for field approval at 563-8260 or at: maughan_03@yahoo.com
  • Cub River Sports Complex | Contact Terri Baker at 753-8202 for field approval
  • Nibley Fields | Contact Allan Haycock at 787-8541 or at allanh08@yahoo.com for field approval and field usage policies.
  • Brigham City and Perry Fields | Contact Sheri Ricks at 435 237-9076 or sricks04@yahoo.com
  • Bear River Area School Fields | Contact Lori Stokes @ 435 279-4245 or at:  lori@vulcraft-ut.com
  • Hyrum Fields | Brian Tippets for field authorization at: tksoccerdad@gmail.com
  • River Heights Fields | Mike Nelson for field authorization at: mikenelson3@yahoo.com
Providence fields, Mendon Fields, Wellsville Fields, and College/Young Ward fields - Please contact Janet Blad at: registrar@southcachesoccer to find out who the current field rep is, for authorization.

**If you are asked to pay a usage fee, please contact Terri Baker
and she will arrange to have them paid for you**
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Player Pictures
Player photos must be uploaded to the Affinity Sports (ADG) system for each of your players. This can only be done by team administrators (coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers) or by registrars.   Just click on any of the links for Affinity Sports on this website to log into your account.

Please remember that player photos should be head or head and shoulder shots only, with no hats or funny faces. They should be like passport photos.

Helpful Hint: as you are cropping photos, if you will set your crop parameters to 100 pixels wide and 120 height, your photos will not be distorted when you print your game day rosters.   Click Here  to download instructions.


Note:  If you need help uploading your photos, feel free to contact Terri Baker or send them to her by email and she will be happy to crop and upload them for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What forms of payment can we use to pay our online fees? We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover cards, and e-checks, which allow you to take funds directly from your bank account.

Question: When will the online registration be open so I can start registering players? Online registration should be open by May 26th for coaches registration, open on May 20th for tryout registration, and open on June 7th for Player registration with assignment codes.  For more information see section 2 - Player registration at the beginning of this document. Teams may not hold tryouts until after Memorial day, and players must be given a minimum of 24 hours to accept a team’s invitation. X-League tryouts may start the Monday before Memorial Day.        

Question: Does my team / player need player passes? Teams do NOT need player passes for regular league play or for in-state tournaments.  If your team does want to travel to an out of state tournament, you will likely need passes.  Contact your registrar to have them made.  The cost is $50 for a team or $5 for an individual pass.
 
Unregistered players that would like to guest play with your team in a tournament (even in-state tournaments) must have a Tournament Only card.  The cost for a tournament only card is $20.  Contact the registrar to have one made.

Question: How can I access my roster and my account information? When you register online as the Head Coach, you set up your username and password.  You can then go to our Northern Utah United website at: http://NorthernUtahUnited.com  and on the upper right  of the home page, click on the link: “Sports Affinity”.  From here you can log into our online team management program.  This is where you can look at your roster, and eventually check schedules, and upload game scores.

Question: What if my player cannot pay online? Our new policy demands that all players register online.

Question: I’ve turned in Birth Certificates for all of my players before, do I really have to collect them and turn them in again? If the player has played competition soccer, they probably do not need to turn in a copy of their birth certificate.  The Registrar will contact the coach if a returning player does not have a copy of their birth certificate on file.  If they do not have one on file, they will need to provide one before the season begins around the last week of August.  Once your player is registered, coaches can get online, sign in through our online team management program “Sports Affinity”, and look at their player list to see if that player has a birth certificate already on file.  If there is a “B” with a circle around it, to the left of the players name, then that player has a birth certificate on file and will not require an additional copy to be turned in.  If you have any additional questions with regards to Birth Certificates or forms of Proof of age or our records, please feel free to contact the Registrar, Terri Baker at terribaker1@live.com

Question: What is a Player Action Form and What is a Specialty Player Action Form? A player action form is the form you must fill out if you would like to either Release a player, Transfer a player, or Multiple Roster a player.   A Specialty Player action form is the form used allow players to Guest play on other teams for tournaments only.  These forms can be found on our "Resources" page.  Please use the latest version of the Player Action form available.

Question: After Registration, can a player transfer from one team to another? In essence the policy is this: No transfers may be done between teams except during the transfer window of November 15 through January 15th.  Also, transfers will not be approved if it causes a team roster to fall to less than a minimum roster plus two (2) players.  Additionally, teams may not have more than 5 transfers onto their rosters in a year.   Finally, a special exception is allowed for teams within affiliated clubs.  Teams within a club (All NUU and Infinity teams are part of the same club) may transfer players from one of their club teams to another of their own club teams at any time.  In other words: Intra club transfers will be unrestricted by the transfer window, but Inter club transfers will be restricted to the transfer window.  Also, club teams must still comply with the maximum limit of 5 transfers a year.
 
This policy has been developed to encourage players to remain on the team they committed to.  When a player registers with a team in the Fall, that is considered a year long commitment on the part of the coach and the player.  The complete transfer policy can be found on the state website at www.utahyouthsoccer.net in their bylaws, section 7, policy 7327.

Question: When do games begin? In the Fall, games usually begin the last week of August or the First week in September and go through October.  In the Spring, games usually begin around the 1st or 2nd week in April (a little sooner for state teams), and go through the end of May.

Question: When do Schedules come out? Schedules are usually available on our website a minimum of 2 or 3 weeks before games begin.  Teams may reschedule games without charge for the first 10 days after schedules are posted.  After that, there is a $20 reschedule fee for all reschedules.  The complete Reschedule policy and procedure is available to download (see the link above).

Question: I have a player who has decided not to play, how can they get a refund? We have a NO Refund policy, which is clearly stated during the registration process.  We will not allow any refunds unless the reason a player is withdrawing is the fault of our organization, such as: Not enough teams for a division, etc.

Question: Who can I contact for additional information? If you have any questions you can contact me,Terri Baker, Northern Utah United’s Programs administrator and Registrar at the office at: (435) 753-8202, or by e-mail at: terribaker1@live.com.  And of course, check the Resources page.

Question: What's NEW this season? A U8 girls and boys divisions in the Challenger League. - and - Try-out pre-registrations, which allows either the registrar or the coaches to more easily send out team invitations to accepted players and makes it easier for those players to register. 

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Affinity Sports (ADG)
Affinity SportsNUU utilizes Affinity Sports to register and manage our Schedules and Player database. To access your team's information or to register your team or players for Challenger League play you will use this provider. To log into the website you will need a Sports Affinity username and password. 

Click Here or on their logo to the left to access this system.

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