DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE CANCELLATION OF THE 2020 SPRING STATE TOURNAMENTS, THE TRYOUT DATES AND INFORMATION DETAILED IN OUR RULES HAVE BEEN AMENDED FOR THE SUMMER OF 2020 ONLY.
Official letter from KSYSA Executive Director Joe Burger:
competitive tryout details
THE FREE AGENT PERIOD WILL BEGIN JUNE 19th, 2020 AND WILL CLOSE JULY 3rd, 2020.
However, starting June 1st 2020, Players/Parents may declare if they are returning to their current club and place a deposit down securing their spot in their current club without going through the tryout process. A club cannot take a deposit from a current club player/parent prior to June 1st, 2020.
A club CANNOT take a deposit from a player/parent that currently plays outside their club or make the promise to a new player that they will have a spot in a new club or on a new team without going through the tryout process.
Also starting June 1st, 2020, Clubs/teams can open up registration for tryouts. Players/parents can begin sign-up for try-outs if they are seeking an opportunity to look at other clubs. If a player/parent signs up for a tryout outside of their current club, they should not put down a deposit with their current club or team.
Tryouts, will begin on June 19th, 2020 for all competitive age groups, subject to a determination that it is safe to return to group activity by United States Youth Soccer (USYS), State Government or local governments. Social Distancing and/or other requirements will be adhered to during this time as recommend by governing bodies.
Players shall remain free agents until July 3, 2020, or until a formal acceptance is made to an offer from a club or team. A Player shall still have ten (10) days from the date of their acceptance in which to rescind their commitment to the club/team without penalty, financial or otherwise.
See the links to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents below as a reference for more specific questions that you may have.
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Rule Summary & Details:
Formal Acceptance: Once a player has made a formal acceptance (written or electronic signature) to an offer from a club or team, they are bound to that club/team for the seasonal year until the next free agency period begins the following seasonal year, UNLESS a Release Transfer Request is submitted and approved by all parties involved.
- A player shall have TEN (10) DAYS from the date of their acceptance in which to rescind their commitment to the club/team and change their mind without penalty, financial or otherwise. No form is required just document proper dates in case of appeal or protest from the club.
Free Agency Period: Amended for Summer of 2020 only due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Please contact any clubs for more details on tryouts and registration processes as they are all different between clubs.
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