National Sports ID not only verifies players but also teams. We do this by assuring league and tournament directors that the roster of verified players are with in the criteria set by the team and they are who they say they are. Below you will learn how you can get your team verified based on the age and or grade you say it is. Here is how it works.
- Create Your Team.
- Complete all the information required in the General Information section. (# of players, eligibility etc etc.)
- Fill out your team’s information and turn on any features you plan on using.
- Invite or add your players to your team and get them verified.
- Your team will verify based on the settings you put in place.
NOTE: Your players must be eligible per the settings you choose in order for the team to verify. Keep in mind that these settings must match the tournament or league rules you are entering for the team to be able to enter the appropriate division.
NOTE: You can change your team’s eligibility anytime based on the tournament or league your team is attending. You can usually find the tournament or league eligibility requirements on the organization’s website.
Team Verification Rules:
- The information in the General Settings of Edit Team must be filled out correctly based on the age/grade of the team players.
- All players on your team must be verified.
- The number of players that join team MUST match the number of players entered in team settings.
- All verified players who have joined the team MUST meet the age or grade requirements set in the team settings.
The orange box below is also located on your team page to assist you.
Age-Based Verification (Settings)
Age-based rules mean that all players on the team cannot be older than a certain age before the cutoff date set by the tournament or league. For example, the AAU age cutoff date is 8/31 of the current year. A 14-year-old division would mean a player could not turn 15 BEFORE 8/31 of the current year. To verify your team for an age-based event just check Age-Based, set the maximum age and the cutoff date to match the tournament’s rules you are trying to enter.
Grade Based Verification (Settings)
The Grade Based setting and the rule is simple. Just mark your team for Grade Based and choose the grade your team will participate in. Then all players that are in the grade you choose no matter their age can participate in any tournament or league that is using that rule.
Grade Based with Age Limit Verification (Settings)
This eligibility requirement is becoming more and more popular with tournaments and leagues. This rule says that the player MUST in the grade but there is also an age limit to the players who participate. For example, the 8th grade with 14 age limit cutoff 8/31/ of the current year says that the player must be in 8th grade and CANNOT be 15 BEFORE 8/31/. To set this turn on grade based and choose the appropriate grade for your team. Then turn on age limit and enter the age and cutoff that matches the tournament or league your team is entering.
Grade Based with Grade Exception Verification (Settings)
If you are entering a tournament or league that allows a grade exception it means it is a grade based division that allows a player who is one grade higher than the rules of the event BUT is age eligible to participate. For example, the 8th-grade event with grade exception age limit 14 cutoff date of 8/31 says the 9th grade who DOES NOT turn 15 BEFORE 8/31 can participate. To add these settings to your team turn on the grade of players and choose the grade. Then turn on the grade exception and enter the max age and cutoff date that matches the tournament or leagues eligibility rules.