Spring '20 Scores & Standings:| BDA | CDYSL | CJSL | ECNL | BECNL | EDP [NA] [MA] [Futures] | ENY Challenge | NY State Cup |
| GDA | LIJSL | LI Cup | NCSANJ | NPL | NYCSL | WYSL | WYSL Premier |


Latest Posts
Hanky Panky at FC Fury GDA
by Anonymous - 04/02/20 10:31 PM
EDP Soccer: League and Tournament Update
by Anonymous - 04/02/20 10:26 PM
B2004:U16 Fall 2019/Spring 2020
by Anonymous - 04/02/20 02:26 PM
EDP Spring 2020
EDP Conferences (NA) (MA)
Futures Scores & Standings
USSDA Standings 2019-2020
GDA Standings
BDA Standings
ECNL 2019-2020
Girls NE Standings
Girls NE Schedule
Boys NE Scores
Boys NE Schedule
WYSL Scores & Standings
Spring '20 Scores & Standings
LIJSL Scores & Standings
Spring '20 Scores & Standings
Spring '20 LI Cup
LIJSL Spr. '20 Schedule
ENY State Cups 2019-2020
Challenge Cup
NY State Cup
NSCAA HS & College Rankings
Sponsors

SUSA
Academy
Camps and Clinics
Leagues
Tournaments
Private Training
Happy Feet
Birthday Parties
Field Rental
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Dave Birnbaum, Larry Miller), 29 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Search

BOTN en Espańol
Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Player Card Release #732054 01/20/20 10:11 PM
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 12
T
Tommy B Offline OP
Back of THE NET
OP Offline
Back of THE NET
T
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 12
I know this was covered here before but I need some help. If a kid playing with a 2008 EDP team wants to leave thay club and join another club now (technically between the fall and spring season) can the original club hold his card and make him sit out a year? The dad will pay his original club all the tuition due etc, it's just releasing the card. I thought someone in here mentioned that there is an actual youth sports law prohibiting this, that kids must be allowed to move freely? Any help would be appreciated.

Reply Quote
Junior Soccer Advertisements

Re: Player Card Release [Re: Tommy B] #732058 01/20/20 10:41 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 17,163
Larry Miller Online
Chief Rocker
Back of THE NET
Online
Chief Rocker
Back of THE NET
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 17,163
Originally Posted by Tommy B
I know this was covered here before but I need some help. If a kid playing with a 2008 EDP team wants to leave thay club and join another club now (technically between the fall and spring season) can the original club hold his card and make him sit out a year? The dad will pay his original club all the tuition due etc, it's just releasing the card. I thought someone in here mentioned that there is an actual youth sports law prohibiting this, that kids must be allowed to move freely? Any help would be appreciated.


You are correct. The Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act clearly states that amateur sports players are not chattel. BOTN has posted this document and I have posted it here for you and everyone else once again.

Attached PDF document
TedStevens.pdf (307.21 KB, 62 downloads)
Reply Quote
Re: Player Card Release [Re: Tommy B] #732059 01/20/20 11:09 PM
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 12
T
Tommy B Offline OP
Back of THE NET
OP Offline
Back of THE NET
T
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 12
Thanks Larry. That was it

Reply Quote
Re: Player Card Release [Re: Tommy B] #732064 01/21/20 12:45 AM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
Why leave mid season ? Is it playtime , or competition , or training ?? Just wondering

Reply Quote
Re: Player Card Release [Re: Larry Miller] #732067 01/21/20 07:51 AM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
Originally Posted by Larry Miller
Originally Posted by Tommy B
I know this was covered here before but I need some help. If a kid playing with a 2008 EDP team wants to leave thay club and join another club now (technically between the fall and spring season) can the original club hold his card and make him sit out a year? The dad will pay his original club all the tuition due etc, it's just releasing the card. I thought someone in here mentioned that there is an actual youth sports law prohibiting this, that kids must be allowed to move freely? Any help would be appreciated.


You are correct. The Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act clearly states that amateur sports players are not chattel. BOTN has posted this document and I have posted it here for you and everyone else once again.


OK, I just scanned the document, so I may have missed it, but where does it address the issue in the OP?

To the OP, IS the original club holding the card? Did they give a reason why? Or is this a hypothetical?

Reply Quote
Soccer Events

Re: Player Card Release [Re: Tommy B] #732095 01/21/20 02:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 12
T
Tommy B Offline OP
Back of THE NET
OP Offline
Back of THE NET
T
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 12
The kid is moving from one club to ours because he likes the training and coaching better. Right now it's just hypothetical. The father believes the original club will put up a stink and threaten not to let him go and sign over his card. Hopefully none of this happens and all is smooth. Thanks

Reply Quote
Re: Player Card Release [Re: Tommy B] #732098 01/21/20 03:07 PM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
I don’t think a club would hold a card to a kid or dad who don’t want to be there.

Reply Quote
Re: Player Card Release [Re: Tommy B] #732100 01/21/20 03:14 PM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
Originally Posted by Tommy B
The kid is moving from one club to ours because he likes the training and coaching better. Right now it's just hypothetical. The father believes the original club will put up a stink and threaten not to let him go and sign over his card. Hopefully none of this happens and all is smooth. Thanks


The club that currently holds his pass has the ability to make things difficult by dragging their feet and/or refusing to release the pass. There is technically nothing illegal about doing this, but it would at least be an ethical issue. Why would an adult at any club refuse to release an individual player who clearly wants to leave? From a business perspective, clubs do not want to get a reputation for disrupting individual player movement or being difficult to deal with.

In my experience, the only scenario where this becomes a factor is when multiple members of the same team request their release at the same time, or when a club fears that a single departure may have a snowball effect that impacts an entire team/age group. Even so, the worst they can do is refuse to release the pass (and/or any monies already paid), which only means the player would not be able to play in league games for the new club. If the training/coaching at the new club is a significant upgrade, I would still consider making the move and let the situation with the pass unfold between the 2 clubs. It's only U12 and training is much more important at that age.

Reply Quote
Re: Player Card Release [Re: Tommy B] #732101 01/21/20 03:32 PM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
Originally Posted by Tommy B
The kid is moving from one club to ours because he likes the training and coaching better. Right now it's just hypothetical. The father believes the original club will put up a stink and threaten not to let him go and sign over his card. Hopefully none of this happens and all is smooth. Thanks


Unless the family owes the club money the old club has little choice in the matter.

Reply Quote
Youth Soccer Events of Interest

Re: Player Card Release [Re: Anonymous] #732103 01/21/20 03:42 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 17,163
Larry Miller Online
Chief Rocker
Back of THE NET
Online
Chief Rocker
Back of THE NET
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 17,163
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I don’t think a club would hold a card to a kid or dad who don’t want to be there.


Happens more times than it should which is zero times....simply put there is no reason or right for any club to hold back a players pass. The league that club belongs to needs to get involved and if they dont then go directly to the sanctioning body, US Club or USYSA and file a complaint.

Let me repeat myself. NO CLUB IS ALLOWED TO HOLD A PLAYER HOSTAGE FOR ANY REASON.

Reply Quote
Re: Player Card Release [Re: Larry Miller] #732162 01/23/20 11:42 AM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
Originally Posted by Larry Miller
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I don’t think a club would hold a card to a kid or dad who don’t want to be there.


Happens more times than it should which is zero times....simply put there is no reason or right for any club to hold back a players pass. The league that club belongs to needs to get involved and if they dont then go directly to the sanctioning body, US Club or USYSA and file a complaint.

Let me repeat myself. NO CLUB IS ALLOWED TO HOLD A PLAYER HOSTAGE FOR ANY REASON.

Yeah I was gonna say 'how long have you been in youth sports?' It's particularly egregious in hockey.

Reply Quote
Re: Player Card Release [Re: Larry Miller] #732284 01/27/20 10:43 AM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
Originally Posted by Larry Miller
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I don’t think a club would hold a card to a kid or dad who don’t want to be there.


Happens more times than it should which is zero times....simply put there is no reason or right for any club to hold back a players pass. The league that club belongs to needs to get involved and if they dont then go directly to the sanctioning body, US Club or USYSA and file a complaint.

Let me repeat myself. NO CLUB IS ALLOWED TO HOLD A PLAYER HOSTAGE FOR ANY REASON.


what if the player owes the club money?

Reply Quote
Re: Player Card Release [Re: Anonymous] #733956 03/03/20 06:58 PM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
Happens all the time. East Meadow held up my daughter's card years ago until we called US Club Soccer and told them about it and they forced the release.

Reply Quote
Re: Player Card Release [Re: Anonymous] #733989 03/04/20 02:12 PM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Larry Miller
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I don’t think a club would hold a card to a kid or dad who don’t want to be there.


Happens more times than it should which is zero times....simply put there is no reason or right for any club to hold back a players pass. The league that club belongs to needs to get involved and if they dont then go directly to the sanctioning body, US Club or USYSA and file a complaint.

Let me repeat myself. NO CLUB IS ALLOWED TO HOLD A PLAYER HOSTAGE FOR ANY REASON.


what if the player owes the club money?


US Soccer will tell you to file something in Small Claims court. They do not get involved

Reply Quote
Re: Player Card Release [Re: Anonymous] #734191 03/07/20 03:00 PM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Larry Miller
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I don’t think a club would hold a card to a kid or dad who don’t want to be there.


Happens more times than it should which is zero times....simply put there is no reason or right for any club to hold back a players pass. The league that club belongs to needs to get involved and if they dont then go directly to the sanctioning body, US Club or USYSA and file a complaint.

Let me repeat myself. NO CLUB IS ALLOWED TO HOLD A PLAYER HOSTAGE FOR ANY REASON.


what if the player owes the club money?


US Soccer will tell you to file something in Small Claims court. They do not get involved


Someone (either you or US Soccer) does not understand what small claims court is.

Reply Quote
Upcoming Soccer Happenings

Quick Reply

Options HTML is disabled
UBBCode is enabled


Nobody Does It Better
Tournaments
Voorhees Mem. Classic 5/22
Gettysburg Blue Gray 5/23
Columbia Invit. Mem. Day 5/23
EDP Pocono Mem. 5/23
Commack Memorial Day 5/23
FC Transylvania Mem. 5/23
Mason Dixon Cup 6/13
Lancaster Classic 6/13
Gettysburg Battlefield Blast 8/29
OBCG Capital Cup 9/5
Creators Cup 9/5
SAC Columbus 10/10
WAGS 10/10
Columbia Boys Classic 11/15
Columbia Girls Classic 11/21 Baltimore Showcase 11/28
Southampton Baltimore 12/5
Southampton TX 12/5
Summer Camps & Clinics
LIRR Striker Camps
LIRR Goalkeeper Camps
LIRR Summer Camps
SUSA Summer Camp Series
Eastern Champions Camp
Eastern FC HS Camp
NYSC Summer Camps
FC Transylvania
Oasis Summer Day Camp
Tryouts Mini Calendar
Calendar date events are shown in black. click here to add an event
Newest Members
HERricane1, Anon24, NHP G08, James Flahery, EIsilverlining
14910 Registered Users

Click Here!