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Player Registration
 How much does it cost to Register as a Player in the VMSL?
 Can I be registered for more than 1 team?
 What if I have more than 1 login ID for VMSL?
 What is a Head Shot and why do we need one?
 Why does the player have an exclamation mark (!) beside his name?
 Can I play in another league if I am a registered player in the VMSL?
 Can I register underaged players in the Master's Divisions?
 When is the deadline for Player Registration?
 I am a new player looking for a VMSL team to play on. How can I contact prospective teams?
 What is an International Transfer Certificate (ITC)?
 What is a Provincial Transfer Certificate (PTC)?
 Who's responsibility is it to get an ITC or PTC?
 What happens if a player does not have an ITC or PTC?
 How do I register for a new Division this year from last year?
 How can we Permit a Youth to Play in a VMSL Match?
 
Player Registration
How much does it cost to Register as a Player in the VMSL?
 Player Registration costs $50 per player. This can be paid either at the time of Registration with your credit card, or paid by the Team from the Team Page after your registration is complete.
Can I be registered for more than 1 team?
 Unfortunately, this is disallowed by FIFA, CSA, BC Soccer and would result in a multiyear suspension if you were caught registered on two teams in sanctioned leagues. You are free to play on other teams in unsanctioned leagues however. A list of Sanctioned leagues, that you can only play in one of, can be found here: https://www.bcsoccer.net/directory-membership.
What if I have more than 1 login ID for VMSL?
 You MUST only use one login ID. The VMSL will soon be fining any player who creates multiple Logins. If you've ever had a VMSL Login ID, then you STILL have one, and that is the one that must be used. If you are not sure which to use... ask admin@vmslsoccer.com.
What is a Head Shot and why do we need one?
 A head shot (or photo of your head) is used for your VMSL digital Player ID Card. It's very important that this is clear, in color, and cropped tightly to your head. Referees have the ability to deny players from playing a match if that players head shot is not a clear representation of himself. Head shots MUST be in JPG format only (JPEG, GIP, PNG, etc... are all unacceptable)
Why does the player have an exclamation mark (!) beside his name?
 If an exclamation mark is beside a player's name on your team roster, that player has not yet completed the registration requirements. Once that player has submitted his SIGNED, player registration form, his Photo ID with Signature, uploaded an adequately cropped head shot to his VMSL profile, and Paid the registration fee... the registration will be flipped to "accepted" and the exclamation mark will go away. Players with incomplete registrations (i.e. with an exclamation mark) will NOT show up on game specific rosters nor on the digital Player ID cards and are not eligible to play.
Can I play in another league if I am a registered player in the VMSL?
 No. You may only play in a single, sanctioned league at one time as per FIFA, CSA, and BCSA. Players caught registered for more than a single sanctioned league in the same year will be subject to multi-year suspensions. A list of sanctioned leagues can be found at this link; https://www.bcsoccer.net/directory-membership
Can I register underaged players in the Master's Divisions?
 Yes, within the guidelines. For the 2018-2019 season, players born in 1983 and earlier will be allowed to play in the Over 35 Divisions. For the 2018-2019 season, players born in 1973 and older will be allowed to play in the Over 45 Divisions. For 2018-19, each team in the Over 35 Divisions will be allowed to register 3 underage players. These players must be born in 1984, 1985 or 1986. These players will be allowed to participate in regular League play as well as Cup play. However, they will not be allowed to participate in the Over 35 Provincial Cup competition. For 2018-19, each team in the Over 45 Divisions will be allowed to register up to 3 underage players born in 1974, 1975 or 1976. These players will be allowed to participate in regular League play as well as Cup play. However, they would not be allowed to participate in a potential new Over 45 Provincial Cup competition.
When is the deadline for Player Registration?
 Registration Deadline is March 31st.
I am a new player looking for a VMSL team to play on. How can I contact prospective teams?
 Please check the VMSL Notice Board; https://vmslsoccer.com/webapps/buysell/buy_sell_admin. Many teams will post here when looking for players. You can also leave a note here for potential teams to pick up. Alternatively, you can look under the TEAMS menu option and see all of the teams in their various divisions, and target your desired team or teams directly.
What is an International Transfer Certificate (ITC)?
 An ITC is a form that is required to be completed by any player who has played outside of Canada within the last 30 months, in any other FIFA sanctioned league. The form is available on the VMSL site; https://vmslsoccer.com/upload/doc/International-Transfer-Application.pdf. After completing the form, it must be submitted by the player, team of club to Kendall Allen at BC Soccer; kendallallen@bcsoccer.net. Once the ITC is processed, it needs to be returned to admin@vmslsoccer.com so that the players registration may be completed. There is now no cost to have this form completed. BCSA will provide an Interim ITC if this process takes longer than 30 days.
What is a Provincial Transfer Certificate (PTC)?
 A PTC is a form that is required to be completed by any player who has played outside of BC, but within Canada, in the last 30 months, in any other FIFA sanctioned league. The form is available on the VMSL site; https://vmslsoccer.com/upload/doc/Provicial-Transfer-Application.pdf. After completing the form, it must be submitted by the player, team of club to Kendall Allen at BC Soccer; kendallallen@bcsoccer.net. Once the PTC is processed, it needs to be returned to admin@vmslsoccer.com so that the players registration may be completed. There is now no cost to have this form completed. BCSA will provide an Interim PTC if this process takes longer than 30 days.
Who's responsibility is it to get an ITC or PTC?
 It is the responsibility of the player or team he's playing on, to initiate the ITC or PTC process with BC Soccer.
What happens if a player does not have an ITC or PTC?
 Any player determined to be playing in the VMSL without a required ITC or PTC, will be deemed an ineligible player and subject to those fine laid out in section 8.b. "Use of ineligible player" in the VMSL Rules and Regulations available online; https://vmslsoccer.com/Rules.
How do I register for a new Division this year from last year?
 If you are changing divisions this year from last year, first login with your User ID and Password, select your last years profile, then once you enter the keycode for the new team (and press the key) you will be registering for the proper division.
How can we Permit a Youth to Play in a VMSL Match?
 Youth Permits are game specific (i.e. for a single game) and are available on the VMSL site; https://vmslsoccer.com/upload/doc/Permit_Application-Youth-to-Adult.pdf. Permits must be actioned well in advance of the match in order to complete all of the requirements. First access the permit and complete the player information, and team information the youth is permitting FROM, and the team information the youth is permitting TO. The details of the match the permit is for must also be entered. Signatures (signed in pen, not digital) are required from the PLAYER, the DISTRICT the youth is in, the TEAM the youth is on, and the TEAM the youth is permitting to. Only then does the permit then get sent via email to admin@vmslsoccer.com for a signature. The final step is for the VMSL to send to BC Soccer for final approval. This all MUST BE DONE before Friday of the week the VMSL match will be played, in order to give BCSA time to process and return the permit before closing at 3pm on Friday. There will be no guarantees of completing permits submitted on a Friday. Permits NOT processed by BCSA are not valid and will necessarily prevent the youth from playing in the match.