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Definitions and Frequently asked Questions
A release is for a player that has not played anywhere during the curent Seasonal Soccer Year that started August 1st
This action is called a RELEASE from a territorial boundary to go play in another organization that is different from your domicile address (where you live).
Example: I live in Belzoni where they have a soccer program, but wish to play in a soccer program in Indianola and I have not registered my child to play in Belzoni.
In the example above, the player has not registered anywhere this current seasonal soccer year that started August 1st and wants to be released.
This action is a TRANSFER from a team that your child has been rostered to since August 1st of the current seasonal soccer year and you wish to transfer from that team to be able to go to another organization.
Example: I registered my child in Belzoni and he/she played on a team, but now wish to play in a soccer program in Indianola. This is a routine request, however, this request could be denied for several reasons. You do have the right to appeal such denial.
In the example above, a player has been rostered on a team during the current soccer playing year and wants to go to another team.
Note: Division I transfers will not be completed until their player passes have been returned to the MSA Office
RELEASE FROM SOCCER
This is a request to be RELEASED from playing soccer (Release from Soccer obligations). Be careful as this request is permanent for the soccer seasonal year Sept 1 – August 31st of the soccer year. There is no charge for this type of release.
Example: I registered my child in Belzoni and he/she played on a team, but now does not want to play in a soccer any more. This request is more often made by players of Division 1 teams that need the player off of their roster to accommodate other players. Once this release is approved, the player may not play soccer with any other organization until September 1st of the next year.
In the example above, the player does not wish to play soccer anymore for the seasonal year, it is an irreversible action for the seasonal year.
This action is typically for Division 1 teams who need room on their roster for additional players
Post Season Release
This is a request to be released from your current organization after the current recreational playing season has ended. This is intended to allow recreational players to be rostered on Division I teams as additions to their rosters, not subject to the USYS roster transfer limit.
Division II Release
This is a request to be released from you Division III organization in order to play with another organizations Division II team. This does not release the player from their obligations to their organizations Division III team, that is primary. This release is typically requested when your organization does not have a Division II team, or post season to attend the State Games of Mississippi.
Frequently asked questions
How long does this take?Organizations have 72 hours to act upon your requests. The local organizations registrar and MSA receives an e-mail immediately after you send your submission. If the organization does not act upon the request within that tine frame, MSA may choose to automatically release the player. If you have chosen the pay by check option, your child will not be released until the check has been received at the MSA office. Denial of your request does not alter the release/transfer charge as it covers the cost of providing this online service to you.
What if my request is denied?
If an organization denies your request, you will be sent an e-mail stating so. They are required to provide you official notification via USPS, including information about your right to appeal such denial. The e-mail directs you to the Mississippi Soccer website to review the MSA policy and download any applicable appeal forms.
Typical reasons for denial are an outstanding financial obligation to the local organization, or by transferring your child, it would cause the existing team to fold.
Your request will be denied if you selected the wrong player action