3. MINORS PROCESS
Any player currently between the ages of 10 and 17 who is NOT eligible for one of the preceding methods must prove to U.S. Soccer that he/she meets one of the following exceptions:
a. The player has moved with his/her parents to the U.S. for reasons other than playing soccer (e.g. parent’s work).
b. The player lives outside the U.S., but no further than 30 miles from the national border. In addition, the U.S. Soccer-affiliated club with which the player wishes to be registered is within 30 miles of that same border.
Once Minor Process is verified, U.S. Soccer (Per FIFA) will request either the player’s First Registration clearance or International Transfer Certificate (ITC) from the foreign association, depending on which process is applicable.
*Please note the 30 day Provisional Clearance is 30 days after the correct form has been requested from FIFA and U. S. Soccer has contacted the Federation located in the country in which the player last played. If the Federation does not respond in 30 days, U.S. Soccer will issue the player a provisional ITC. Written confirmation that Provisional Clearance has been granted from U.S. Soccer is need prior to the player being placed on a NCS/State Cup roster