National Sports ID not only verifies players but teams as well. We do this by enforcing tournament and league eligiblity rules and making sure all teams meet thier event requirements. Below you will learn how you can get your team verified so it is eligible for the event’s diviison you are participating in.
- Search and find the tourney or league your team is entering.
- Click Join Tournament or League.
- Choose your team and division to participate in.
- Click Reserve Spot so your team is attached to that division.
- On your team page view the orange box for a list of event requirements .
- Complete all requirements by receiving green checks next to each.
NOTE: Your players must be eligible per the divisions eligibility requirements. Example. If you choose age based 14u with a cutoff date of 8/31/20 and a player turns 15 before then the team will verify 15u.
NOTE: When you click Join Tournament or Join League on an event page and choose a division to participate in, all the age/grade rules and requirements from that event will automatically be added to your team. Your team would then be getting verified for the rules of the division you choose.
Team Verification Rules:
- General Settings in Edit Team must be filled out completely.
- All players on your team must be verified.
- The number of players that join your team MUST match the number entered in settings.
- All verified players who have joined the team MUST meet the eligibility rules of the divison.
- All Roster Data must be complete. Jersey number, position and address.
- If waivers are being collected, all parents must sign for their child.
- If physicals or medical forms are being collected then all players must submit.
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 7th grade with 13 age limit cutoff 8/31/ of the current year says that the player must be in 7th grade and CANNOT be 14 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.
Grade Based with Floor Setting
The Grade Based with a Floor Setting allows event directors to make a minimum grade for players to have to be in to make them eligible. For example: If the division is for 8th graders an event director can choose 7th grade as the floor setting, which would mean 6th graders and under would be flagged as ineligible. If the director makes the floor setting 8th grade then all players in the division will have to be in 8th grade.