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Independent Teams

General Information


Kansas Youth Soccer is offering teams that just want to play in a league or a few tournaments during the seasonal year to register directly with KSYSA.  All policies and regulations must be met.  The team will be affiliated with US Youth Soccer and receive laminated player cards and a generated official rosters and Got Sport Player accounts and have Coach, & Managers roles be added to the accounts created for them, if not already in our registration system.  Teams can register as competitive or recreational. 


Independent team registration fees below are for a FULL seasonal year and is only one payment.  This means the team would be eligible to play games anytime from August 1st to July 31st of the following year. 


Competitive coaches ONLY will also have a $5.00 fee that is included in the price.  This coach fee is per individual and not per team roster. 


Teams that are wishing to register as an Independent Team will need to click the Registration Link below.  But before you register and pay for your team cost you will need to gather ALL your team officials (coaches & managers) and player information first.  Once you have this information you will click the link below to begin the process. 

We have also created instructions for you to follow along in the registration process. 

KSYSA Independent Teams Registration Instructions:  CLICK HERE



Independent Team Registration & Payment Link:  CLICK HERE



Again when finished you will have submitted payment for your Independent Team and KSYSA staff will be in contact with you for when your Rosters and ID cards will be processed and either mailed or ready for pickup. 


Eligibility for KSYSA State Tournaments

Any KSYSA Independent Team that would like to participate in Kansas State CupKansas Presidents Cup or Kansas Junior State Cup would need to meet all of those events specific qualifications to be eligible to participate.  Click the event above and go to rules for more information on team eligibility. 


For instance, Kansas State Cup requires 51% of the roster will need to be of players that reside in Kansas, as well as participate in a league that meets specific KSYSA requirements in order to be in the event.  


If they do NOT wish to play in the KSYSA State Tournaments, then the players residents has no part and you may still register with KSYSA. So your max roster could have players all from another state and still register with KSYSA as long as they follow appropriate requirements from those state associations.

Independent Team Cost

Prices for the 2023-2024 Seasonal Year
Team Level Age Group Total Cost
Recreational Team Under 9 & 10 $150.00
Recreational Team Under 11 &12 $275.00
Recreational Team Under 13 & Above $325.00
Competitive Team Under 9 & 10 $235.00
Competitive Team Under 11 &12 $375.00
Competitive Team Under 13 & Above $425.00
*This is a one time payment for the entire seasonal year with your maximum roster limit for the age group of the teams that are registered.   Again does not include the Background Checks for any Coaches or Managers that are going to register.  
Coaches & Managers


All coaches and managers that have direct contact with any of the youth players will need to complete two requirements before a US Youth Soccer ID Card can be created or their name put on a KSYSA State Roster.  

Background Check Requirements

Coaches and managers need a background check that will cost them $20 and be valid for two (2) years after approval.  This cost is NOT included in the price of Independent Team registrations and will be covered by the individual coach or manager.  

Should an individual fail to pass a background check then they will not be allowed to be around the team directly with youth players in any soccer team specific activities.  Your payment will NOT be refunded for any reason once your submission of a background check is done.  

More information on how to submit your background check will be sent to you directly by the contact below when you begin to gather your teams information. 

Instructions to Submit a Background Check

Safe Soccer PagE - Coaches & Managers 

SafeSport Certification Requirement

Coaches and Managers need to complete the SafeSport Training Courses modules before they are allowed to be apart of the team.  This training completed once your GotSoccer Coaches or Managers account is set up by KSYSA.   It is FREE of charge if you follow the instructions below.  

If a Coach or Manager has completed the SafeSport Certification through another sports governing body or educational institution then you DO NOT have to complete the requirement again.   Simple email the contact below with your attached certificate and it will be linked to your GotSoccer Account once created.  

More information can be found at the links below.  

Safe Soccer PagE - CoacheS & Managers

Instructions to Complete SafeSport certification


Independent Teams Contact
Sarah McTighe 
Director of Membership & Marketing
Gillian Boehmer 
Coordinator of Marketing & Membership