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Player Transfer and Release Process

Each year, there are players who wish to switch to another club prior to the end of the seasonal year.  Kentucky Youth Soccer has policies in place regarding player transfers.  This information and more can be found by reviewing the state rules.  Detailed information on these polices and the processes to complete transfers can be found below.

Player Transfer Deadlines

August 1 - November 1   

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No Transfers                                                                    

November 1 - February 1 

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Free Transfer

February 1 - April 1             

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$200 Transfer Fee

April 1 - June 1                         

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No Transfers

Player Obligation/Club Tryout Policy-Player Commitment 

Kentucky Youth Soccer Association has policies regarding player obligation and club tryouts.  (Sections 4 & 5 on page 12 of the State Rules).

  • Section 4:  Player Obligation - Once a select player signs a club/team registration form, that player becomes bound to that team for one year. The player may not transfer to another club/team unless specified in the transfer polices.
  • Section 5: Club Tryout Policy - Player commitment - Kentucky Youth Soccer will not recognize a player commitment to a club prior to June 15th for any player. Players who wish to be released from a commitment to a club prior to June 15th may be released by the state office without approval from the club. Player wishing to be released after June 15th will need to complete the release form and receive approval from their current club.

Player Transfer within Kentucky Member Clubs

Player Transfer Process Instructions (PDF): For players transferring internally to another team within their club OR  from one KY Youth Soccer member club to another KY Youth Soccer member club. 

  1. The family will contact the club they are transferring to  (receiving club).
  2. The receiving club will initiate the process in the registration system.
  3. Family sends an email to lisaduvall@kysoccer.net to give approval for the transfer.
  4. The state association will contact the releasing club via email to ensure that there are no outstanding issues (i.e. outstanding fees). Upon receipt of approval from releasing club, the state association will approve the transfer in the system and the player will automatically be moved from one team to the other. *Note that if the transfer is requested during the fee period, then the transfer will NOT be approved form the state until after the $200 fee is paid. 
  5. Once approval is complete, the state association will notify receiving club, releasing club, and parents/guardians that the transfer has been approved and processed.

Player Transfer to Another State Association OR Player Release

Player Transfer/Release Form: For players transferring to a team in another state OR to drop from a team.  If player is transferring to a team within another  state association, the player will need to have a transfer form completed/approved AND  complete the Out of State Registration Form.

  • Transferring to a team in another state: 
    1. Parent/Guardian will complete the transfer form.
    2. Transfer form must be signed by the club President or Registrar from the releasing club. 
    3. Submit form to lisaduvall@kysoccer.net (including transfer fee if it is during the fee window).
    4. The state association will approve the form and email completed document to all parties. 
    5. Upon receipt of the approved transfer form, the parent/guardian will complete the Out of State Player Registration online. 
  • Player release: 
    1. Parent/Guardian/club will complete the player release form selecting reason for the release (i.e. no longer player; moved beyond reasonable travel distance, etc.)
    2. Completed form submitted to lisaduvall@kysoccer.net
    3. The state association will approve the form and email completed document to all parties. 
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