Secondary Carding of Players
Team Procedures
This question comes up quite a bit, and so CJYSA, in an effort to assist our teams, we are providing instructions. Of course, these are subject to change by the NJYS office. For most up to date instructions, refer to the NJYS Handbook, found on their website: www.njyouthsoccer.com
CJYSA permits no more than 4 secondary carded players on a team’s roster.
A player may be rostered and play with another team (Secondary Team) in addition to the team of which he/she initially rostered (Primary Team). Multiple rostering is not dual carding. A player may play with more than one team at a time, but may have only one primary pass. He/she may be added as a secondary player to another team. There are conditions to multiple rostering.
There are conditions to secondary rostering. Each team’s league will govern the use of secondary players within its own competition. The following conditions apply to secondary player passes:
1. Each league has the autonomy to permit or not permit the use of secondary players within that league. At the current time, the following leagues will allow a secondary player to participate in their league:
a. Central Jersey Youth Soccer
b. Jersey Coast Youth Soccer
c. Metro Youth Soccer
d. Morris County Youth Soccer
2. A player may roster with more than one team during the same seasonal year (September through August - subject to transfer rules). At initial registration, the player must declare the team on which he or she will have primary status. The player will be considered a secondary player on any and all other teams with which the player rosters, provided that the proper paperwork is completed.

3. Any player rostered to more than one team must participate in the game played by their primary team in the event of a schedule conflict.
4. A player is a primary player on only one team but, with the primary team’s coach concurrence, the player may be a secondary player with several different teams.

5. A secondary player pass is issued to the player for use only in the league in which he or she is designated as a secondary player.

6. Secondary players on a roster makes the team ineligible for NJYS National Championship or NJYS State Cup play. A team cannot enter Cup Competition with a rostered secondary player on the team roster. Teams with secondary players on their roster are NOT eligible for National Championship play or NJYS State Cup play.

7. A player may become secondary only if he or she is rostered to a team as a primary player. If the player transfers or is released from their primary team, their secondary player pass becomes void and must be returned to the District Commissioner. If the primary team is disbanded, the secondary player pass becomes void and must be surrendered to the District Commissioner.

8. A team must have a minimum of 11 primary rostered players on its approved roster before that team can add secondary players to the roster. Therefore, only a maximum of 7 secondary players can be on a roster at one time.

9. No secondary passes will be issued to U10 or younger players.
10. NJYS does not permit secondary players on out of state team rosters.
To add a secondary rostered player to a team, download a Secondary Player Status Form from the NJ Youth Soccer website. Instructions for completing the form are included on the form.

You can find instructions to find and add a secondary player to your roster in GotSoccer here.
Adding a Secondary Player to Your Team
Before you can add a secondary player to your team, you must have frozen your roster in GotSoccer, printed the roster and the player passes and had them validated by your District Commissioner. To add a secondary player to your roster you will have to know the player’s full name and the player pass number of the player’s primary player pass.
The first step is to complete the Secondary Player Status Form. Secondary players must complete the appropriate paperwork on the Secondary Player/Team Status Form. This form may be found on the NJ Youth Soccer website for download or by the link above. There is no specific secondary pass. Teams use a blank NJYS pass. The Got SOccer system will type Secondary Pass on it when printing.
The form must be signed by the player, the player’s parents, and the player’s primary team coach. After completing the GotSoccer steps below for adding the player and printing the pass, the form is then delivered to the league official of the secondary league for signature by the league (that league official for signing is Jan Yager – jan@mssl.org or 908-277-4116. Send by email for fastest assistance ) before the paperwork is delivered to the District Commissioner for validation and adding to the roster.
The next step is to log into your team’s GotSoccer account.
Click on Teams and enter your UserID and password. On your home page, click on Roster in the Registration Event box.
This will bring up your roster page within the Registration event for your league. Remember, you must freeze your roster in GotSoccer and taken it to your District Commissioner to be validated before you can add secondary players to your roster. The next step is to click on Search for Secondary Players.
This will bring up a search box. Enter the Player’s full name in the Name box and the player pass ID# of the player’s primary player pass and click on search. The Age and Gender boxes will be populated with the age and gender of your team. If you are adding a younger player, change the age to the appropriate age group.
If the player is found in the system, their record will be displayed along with an Add button. If this player is the player you want to add to your roster as a secondary player, click on the Add button. The player will be added to your roster as a secondary player.
You should then print your updated roster using the Standard NJ button and print the player pass for just the added secondary player by clicking on the row that you want the player pass printed on. The pass for the secondary player will be labeled as *Secondary and the player’s original player pass number will be the ID number printed on the secondary pass. The secondary pass must be completed to include player picture affixed on the back, along with the player’s signature.

The secondary team will then bring the secondary form, pass and copy of the primary pass, to their own team district commissioner (secondary district commissioner) to sign and validate the form, as well as the secondary player pass.

CJYSA permits no more than 4 secondary carded players on a team’s roster.