Transgender/Nonbinary Policy

Published on: March 15, 2022

The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC) is committed to providing players a fun, positive, and secure environment to learn and enjoy the game of soccer. The club’s Transgender / Nonbinary Policy is split between CRYSC sanctioned activities and Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) sanctioned activities. Please make sure to contact your Director of Coaching for your player’s age group as you are registering to find the best environment for your player.

 

CRYSC Sanctioned Activities

CRYSC sanctioned activities include any camps, clinics, leagues, and programming that are run solely by the club. This includes our Soccer Start program, our summer, winter, and in-season camps, as well as our internal recreational leagues. 

Families are able to register their player for the gender team/program with which the player identifies via the club’s sports registration system. We ask that families also reach out to the Director of the program to make them aware to assist with the placement of the player and create the best and safest playing environment.

CSA Sanctioned Activities

CRYSC will follow the guidelines from USYS/US Soccer for state league and CSA-sanctioned activities which include, but are not limited to, to CRYSC’s 8U-10U Select Program, 11U-19U Competitive league programming, and any recreational programming that participates against other clubs through CSA sanctioned events.

Per U.S. Soccer and United States Youth Soccer:

For the purposes of registration on gender-based amateur teams, a player may register with the gender team with which the player identifies, and confirmation sufficient for guaranteeing access shall be satisfied by documentation or evidence that shows the stated gender is sincerely held, and part of a person’s core identity. Documentation satisfying the herein stated standard includes, but is not limited to, government-issued documentation or documentation prepared by a healthcare provider, counselor, or other qualified professional not related to the player. 

The medical documentation should be shared with your program director and uploaded into the player’s GotSport profile (this information and file upload is encrypted) or sent to Colorado Soccer Association directly.