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Guest Player Program


Looking to add additional players to your USA CUP team, please read below. Need help? Then the USA CUP Guest Player Program is for you. It connects coaches with players who want to have the USA CUP experience.

Questions? Email guestplayerprogram@nscsports.org.

Guest Player FAQ

  • Guest players must be identified on the tournament roster as a guest player.
  • A 'guest player' is any player not identified on your current roster (USYS state roster, US Club roster, Provincial or governing body roster).
  • Limit of six guest players per team.
  • Guest players must be registered and in good standing with their governing body and possess a current youth player pass.
  • USYS/AYSO/SAY/USSSA/Canadian guest players must request a travel permit from their respective governing body. A copy of the travel permit must be submitted to USA CUP prior to Final Team Check-in. 
  • US Club guest players must provide a guest player loan form from their host club. A copy of this form must be submitted to USA CUP prior to Final Team Check-in.
  • USYS players are not allowed to guest on a US CLUB team, and vice-versa.
  • International guest players, please contact market@usacup.org for more information.
  • Double-rostered players, please contact registrar@usacup.org; deadline for these players is July 6th.
    • Limit of two double -rostered players per team
    • Double-rostered players must be identified on the tournament roster as a guest player
    • The player fee for the double rostered player on the secondary team will be waived after providing the following information is emailed to registrar@usacup.org by the final roster deadline:
      • Player name, primary team name, primary team ID number, secondary team name, secondary team ID number
    • Players staying in homestay may not double roster
    • Games will not be schedule to accommodate double rostered players
  • Players may play on any team, provided they meet the age eligibility guidelines.
  • Girls may play on boys’ teams; boys may not play on girls’ teams.
  • Players may guest play or double roster on one team in addition to their primary team, providing they are not playing on a team in the same age bracket and flight.
  • Premier players may only play on Super Group and Gold Flight teams in SCHWAN'S USA CUP.
  • Prior to Final Team Check-in, arrange a time to collect the guest player's pas to expedite your teams check-in. Your roster cannot be finalized until all orginal player passes are verified

USA CUP Guest Player Program

  • Complete the online application; application deadline is July 2nd.
  • Interested coaches will contact you directly.
  • If you are picked up by a team:
    • Notify guestplayerprogram@nscsports.org immediately for further instructions.
    • Guest Player Fee: $125. Placement is not guaranteed. This fee will be collected after the player is picked up by a team.
    • Obtain your player pass from your regular season coach.
    • USYS/AYSO/SAY/USSSA/Canadian guest players must request a travel permit from their respective governing body. A copy of the travel permit must be submitted to USA CUP prior to Final Team Check-in. (This does not apply to Minnesota players)
    • US Club guest players must provide a guest player loan form (see below) from their host club. A copy of this form must be submitted to USA CUP prior to Final Team Check-in.
    • USYS players are not allowed to guest on a US CLUB team, and vice-versa.
    • International guest players, please contact market@usacup.org for more information.
    • Your tournament coach will not be able to complete Final Team Check-in without your player pass, causing unnecessary delays. Either get your player pass to the coach prior to Final Team Check-in or check in yourself prior to the coach's arrival at Final Team Check-in.
    • Be prepared with the name of your team and the team's tournament ID number for faster service at Final Team Check-in.

Coaches Seeking Guest Players

  • Coaches seeking guest players should contact the guest player coordinator directly at guestplayerprogram@nscsports.org.
  • Teams utilizing guest players must provide the player with a jersey.
  • You will not be able to complete Final Team Check-in without all player passes, causing unnecessary delays and a return trip to Final Team Check-in; copies of player passes are not accepted.

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