the discretion of the
intent of this procedure is to establish guidelines the
§ Roster cannot contain more than 3 “exception” players on the roster.
§ Exception players are defined as follows:
1. Roster cannot contain more than 3 players “playing up” an age group
2. A Boys team cannot have more than 3 girls on the roster
§ No grandfather clause exists. Prior years’ rosters must meet this criteria going forward each year.
§ The exceptions to the above criteria are as follows:
§ No team exists (obtained Round 1 approval) in the age group below the Team’s age group
i.e. A U11 Boys team cannot have more than 3 U10 Boys on the roster if a U10 Boys team exists (obtained Round 1 approval).
i.e. A U12 Boys team cannot have more than 3 Girls on the roster if a U11 Girls team exists (obtained Round 1 approval).
i.e. A U9 Boys team can have an unlimited number of Girls and under age players on the roster. However, the Club does not recommend a large number of underage players.
i.e. A U11 Boys team can have more than 3 Girls on the roster if a U10 Girls team and a U10 Boys teams’ do not exist (obtained Round 1 approval).
Players are permitted to guest play up according to the League rules
The club wants players to play age and gender appropriate. This is in the best interest of the players' soccer development. There are always players that are so talented that they are better playing "up" an age group, which is why the club permits three exceptions to our age and gender appropriate policy. However, the Board does not want to see and may not approve "of age" players being excluded from a roster to make room for exception players. The club also wants to see all of our Travel teams compete at the highest level of competition and we believe, as the rosters of other clubs in higher divisions show, age and gender appropriate teams give the players the best possible opportunity for soccer development and success.
§ U9 – U11 = 5
§ U12 – U19 = 7
§ The Club Treasurer will work with the Travel Coach/Manager to determine number of paid players. If the above criteria are met, the Treasurer will recommend “Round 2” Board approval at the May Board meeting.
§ U9 – U11 = 10
§ U12 – U19 = 14
§ Travel Teams not meeting the above criteria will not be registered to participate in any league for the 2011-2012 Soccer Season.
§ Treasurer will work with the Travel Coach/Manager to determine number of paid players. If criteria are met, the Treasurer will issue “Round 3 / Final” approval prior to the respective League (Pags, Delco, MASL, etc…) registration deadlines.