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annual program & field grants

At the heart of the US Soccer Foundation's grant making programs is its open registration process that commences every year on August 1st. The brief online registration form solicits pertinent information on programs or projects that develop players, referees, and coaches with special emphasis on the economically disadvantaged in urban areas.

annual planning grants

Introduced in the spring of 2007, the US Soccer Foundation's Planning Grants provide funding assistance to develop an initial master plan for proposed field projects. The Foundation is offering grants of up to $10,000 in the form of credit with Clough Harbour Sports, its Partner for Soccer Facility Design and Planning, who will provide successful applicants with a high quality master plan.

NSCAA foundation grants

 Annually the NSCAA Foundation conducts a grant application process to reward grants to underserved programs and clubs.  Grant applications are due into the NSCAA by November 30th and all recipients will be notified following the NSCAA Convention in January. The NSCAA Foundation invites charitable 501(c)3 organizations to submit an application for a grant from the Foundation.

responsible sports community grants


The Responsible Sports Community Grants are coming back! Liberty Mutual is now offering the Responsible Sports Community Grants for spring and fall; so now you'll have two chances to help your youth sports organization win a $2,500 Grant.

TOPSoccer & Soccer Start Grants

Last year, as a part of the 10th grant cycle and in partnership with adidas, US Youth Soccer awarded $85,000 in grants. Grants were first made available in 1998 with nearly $2 million given to date. US Youth Soccer has issued 380 awards to groups of various sizes across the United States. Specifically for TOPSoccer and Soccer Start programs, these grants continue to assist in developing soccer programs and furthering The Game for ALL Kids!®. 

Recreation Grants Program

US Youth Soccer established a grants program to help recreation programs of US Youth Soccer State Associations and other organization members, in existence at least three years that are in need of assistance to maintain and grow their recreation programs. 
Past grant recipients

Click here for a Gotsoccer Help Document for Registrars beginning the new year.
Click here for a Gotsoccer Help Document for player photo and birth certificate uploads
Click here for a Gotsoccer Help Document for linking current adult background checks to profiles
Click here for a help document on the use of Virtual Passes for League Play in Indiana
Click here for a Gotsoccer Help Document for the CLUB PASSING TOOL to be used for ISL teams. (PDF)

registration fees & deadlines


Please note that players and coaches may be added at any time. These deadlines apply to new teams added each season for travel and rec+ clubs. Recreational players must be added to the database and paid for by the deadlines.

Fees for all new players must be received by the following dates: 

Fall Registrations

Travel teams - $25/player due by September 1 of each year

Rec Plus teams - $11/player due by September 1 of each year

Recreational players - $9/player due by September 15 of each yea

Spring Registrations

New Travel teams - $25/player due  by March 15 of each year

New Rec Plus teams - $11/player due  by March 31 of each year

New Recreational players - $9/player due  by April 15 of each year


late fees


Fees not received or players not entered into the registration system by the seasonal deadline dates will be assessed late fees: (Please contact Sarah at the state office if your club cannot meet the above deadlines and would like to request an extension.

Travel players - $26/player ($1 / player late fee)

Rec + players - $12/player   ($1 / player late fee)  

Rec players - $10/player  ($1/ player late fee)


2017-2018 tryout dates

To be posted