WPSL Player FAQ

WPSL Player FAQ

How can I indicate my interest in playing for Elite Development Academy (EDA) WPSL Team?

The link below is for players that are interested in joining the team.  Filling out the form does not commit you to joining the team and does not commit the team to offering you a position.  We do need this information for all interested players and will get back to you quickly after reviewing the submitted forms.

PLAYER INTEREST FORM >>>>

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE PLAYERS

Will I get paid to play on the team?  No, this team is not a professional team.  It is a developmental team for college athletes and others that want to further their development as soccer players which in some cases may be a future professional team.  Note that the opportunity to play on this team is solely because of individuals and businesses willing to donate time and/or money to make this team possible.

What will it cost me to play on the team?  Players will be required to pay a one-time (per year) $150 registration fee if/when they earn a roster spot on the team.   Any tryout fees paid would be applied to the registration fee.

Will I need to buy my own uniform?  Yes.

When will training sessions be held?  The current plans are for training sessions Monday & Wednesday 7:30-9:00 p.m.  No training will be held obviously on game nights and other adjustments will be made as needed based on team schedules.  

I play on a Division 1 NCAA team currently.  Can I play on this team?  Yes, you are able to play on this team with the following restrictions that the team will abide by:

* No involvement with team until May 1st.

* No more than 5 players can be from the same D1 school

* No coaches from your school can be involved with our team (coaching or administration)

* Cannot compete against players with high school eligibility remaining

I play on a Division 2 NCAA team currently.  Can I play on this team?  Yes, you are able to play on this team with the following restrictions that the team will abide by:

* Can participate at end of your school’s spring semester

* No coaches from your school can be involved with our team (coaching or administration)

I play on a Division 3 NCAA team currently.  Can I play on this team?  Yes, you are able to play on this team with the following restrictions that the team will abide by:

I play on a NAIA team currently.  Can I play on this team?  Yes, you are able to play on this team with the following restrictions that the team will abide by:

* If you have had a break in enrollment or did not play with your team for a 12-month period (transfer, redshirt, injury, academic problems, etc.), your college eligibility may be affected by playing in WPSL.  Inform our team if that is the case so we can work with you to understand your situation and get a ruling before you are added to the roster.

* NAIA is very sensitive about participation in professional teams.  Our team is not a professional team (no paid players at all) and should not be referred to as professional or semi-professional, etc. for any reason.  The same is true when speaking about our opponents–They should not be referred to as professional teams.

* NAIA coaches are allowed to be involved in WPSL teams as long as they are following existing recruiting guidelines while doing so (admin or coaching activities).

I play on a NJCAA team currently.  Can I play on this team?  Yes, you are able to play on this team with the following restrictions that the team will abide by:

* Coaches cannot play on the same team as student athletes.

* No other restrictions

I am not a U.S. Citizen.  Can I play on this team?  There is additional work required before you can be added to our roster.  We will have to verify that US Soccer Federation and FIFA rules are being met.  Please let us know your situation and we will review this on a case by case basis.

I am a U.S. citizen, but I am registered with another country’s federation as a soccer player in that country (because I played/trained in that country).  Can I play on this team?     For purposes of WPSL you are treated like a foreign player and we need to review your situation on a case by case basis to understand what is needed to make you eligible to play here.

Will I have insurance as a player on the team?  Players are required to have primary health insurance (through their family or employer, etc.) but the team also carries WPSL secondary insurance that provides additional coverage for players participating in team activities.

Are there other times that I could be asked to participate beyond the game schedule and practice schedule?  Yes, there may be community events, scrimmages, or other events scheduled during the season for the benefit of the team as a whole.    We understand that existing commitments may conflict with unknown team activities and the coaching and administration staff understands that.

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