|How do I register as a player in the VMSL?|
| ||You need to be a part of a club or team or find one that you can join. The team coach or manager will give you a key code to register onto the team. Go to Player Registration under the REGISTRATION menu and complete the process. Note: Returning players must use their existing userid and should not create a new one. Contact admin@ with any questions.|
|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. Teams post a notice on the Notice Board when looking for players. You can also create a VMSL login and post a notice on the Notice Board as a player looking for a team. (The login you create would be the login you would use to register as a player.) Alternatively, you can look under the TEAMS menu option and see all of the teams in their various divisions, and click the email icon beside the names of the team staff of your desired team or teams to contact them directly.|
|How much does it cost to Register as a Player in the VMSL?|
| ||Player Registration costs $50 for RETURNING players (using their EXSITING LOGIN ID) and $65 for NEW players. This should be paid at the time of Registration with your credit card, or select "Team to Pay" during registration if the fee is being paid by the Team Staff 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?
| ||Anyone accessing the VMSL site MUST ONLY USE ONE ID. The league will levy a minimum $100 fine for not ensuring in a timely manner that: (a) your player and team staff profiles are registered with the exact same name and (b) your player and team staff profiles are merged into a single user ID / login ID.
Any existing Team Staff login ID can register as a player, whether on the same team & division or otherwise.
Existing Players must first register as a Team Staff (by having an existing Team Staff set you up), and then notify VMSL Admin so these 2 profiles (the existing player profile, and the newly created coaching profile) can be merged.
|What is a Head Shot and why do we need one?
| ||A head shot (or selfie, 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 (not JPEG, GIP, PNG, etc... are all unacceptable). No optional headware, hats or sunglasses is allowed. (Think Passport Photo)|
|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 2023-24 season, players born in 1988 and earlier will be allowed to play in the Over 35 Divisions. For the 2023-24 season, players born in 1978 and older will be allowed to play in the Over 45 Divisions.
For 2023-24, each team in the Over 35 Divisions will be allowed to register 3 underage players. These players must be born in 1989, 1990 or 1991. 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 2023-24, each team in the Over 45 Divisions will be allowed to register up to 3 underage players born in 1979, 1980 or 1981. 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.
|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 & guide are available on the VMSL site; https://vmslsoccer.com/upload/doc/International%20Transfer%20(ITC)%20Guide%20&%20Application%202020.pdf. After completing the form, it must be submitted by the team staff or club to BC Soccer; email@example.com. Once the ITC is processed and returned by BC Soccer, send the document(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the player’s registration may be completed. There is no cost to have this form completed. BCSA may also provide a date for a provision ITC allowing the player’s registration to proceed.|
|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 team staff or club to BC Soccer; email@example.com. Once the PTC is processed and returned by BC Soccer, send the document(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the player’s registration may be completed. There is now no cost to have this form completed. BCSA may also provide a date for a provision ITC allowing the player’s registration to proceed.|
|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. Players cannot submit these applications. This must be done by the team or club.|
|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?
| ||A YOUTH for the 2023-24 VMSL season will be any player born after Dec 31, 2005.
Please read below for the New Youth Permitting process introduced in 2021-22 season. Please also note that all Team Staff MUST HAVE A COMPLETED CRC (Criminal Record Check) ON FILE with the VMSL before any Youth player can play for your team in the VMSL (be that as a registered player or via a Youth Permit). CRC Information is at https://vmslsoccer.com/crc. CRC’s may only be a maximum of 3 years old (despite them saying 5 years) as per BCSA.
Youth Permits are game specific (i.e., valid only for that 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. The deadline for submission is noon on Friday for games that coming weekend (however more notice is always appreciated).
THE FIRST TIME that a Youth Players is permitting up, he MUST COMPLETE A (FREE) VMSL Player Registration into the YOUTH POOL division. This process is identical to any other player registration, but it will be FREE, and they need to select the YOUTH POOL division rather than use any teams' Key Code. (If you use the Key Code you cannot Register for the Youth Pool division).
During this registration process, a properly cropped, photo head shot will be required for the players VMSL Digital ID.
Team Staff must also submit to VMSL Admin (email@example.com) 1) a copy of the Youth’s current Soccer ID card, and 2) a completed, and hand-signed Parental Liability form (https://vmslsoccer.com/upload/doc/Parental-Liability-Acknowlegement.pdf) to complete the Youth Pool registration process. This will then allow VMSL Admin only to add this Youth player to a specific game roster, when Team Staff submit a valid, completed, and signed Youth Permit.
EVERY TIME, including the first time, you wish to permit the Youth, the permit application must be completed in full (complete Player information with signature, completed ‘From Team’ & ‘To Team’ with appropriate signatures, signature approval from the Youth District, complete game information). Only then do you submit the completed Youth Permit to VMSL Admin.
The final step is for the VMSL Admin to send to BC Soccer for final approval. This all MUST BE DONE before noon Friday of the week the VMSL match will be played.
Approved permits will result in VMSL Admin adding the Youth Player to your team’s roster for the specific game. The Youth will appear on the printed rosters, and also exist in your Digital Card Deck… for that game only. A maximum of 8 x Youth Permits may be used per game, and there will be a $10 Administrative fee for each permit above 4 per game.
Paper copies of Youth Permits are NOT required. Youths hand-written onto rosters will result in a Use of Ineligible Player (UIP) fine, and loss of the game, and loss of an additional 3 points.|