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Secondary Player Permissions (2018-2019 Season*)

Players in NJ Youth Soccer may only have one Travel Member Pass (i.e. primary card). NJ Youth Soccer also permits secondary permissions for 11U through 19U players. Note that this is not permitted for 6U through 10U. Policies for secondary permissions are determined at the League level. See your local NJ Youth Soccer Member League for details.

Note: NJ Youth Soccer began allowing club passing with the 2017-2018 seasonal year. Club passes are used to play on another team within the same club as long as proper age restrictions are met. In such cases, secondary player permissions are not needed or applicable. Contact your League for specific policies and rules of its competition.


  • "Dual" or "Double" carding, where a player has a primary NJYS membership with more than one team or club, is not permitted. Any player found to have multiple primary NJYS memberships will expose themselves and their teams to disciplinary action by NJ Youth Soccer and/or their affiliated League, which may include fines and/or suspensions.
  • As it pertains to NJYS State Cups (NJYS National Championships Series, Presidents Cup and Commissioners Cup), players with secondary permissions are not eligible even though the team's NJYS League may permit secondary permissions. If a player with a secondary permission appears on a State Cup roster, that team will be disqualified from the competition. This rule does not prevent a player from club passing (which is different from a secondary permission) to play with another team in that club for non-State Cup competitions.

(*Effective beginning with the 2019-2020 playing season, secondary permissions will be permitted by NJYS for the 9U through 19U levels. Note that secondary permissions will not be permitted for 8U and younger. Beyond that, specific policies for secondary permissions will continue to be determined at the League level.)