CAPITAL DISTRICT MABL (ALBANY, NY): CDMABL News: 2010 Free Agent Rule

Tuesday, November 3
2010 Free Agent Rule
Free Agent Rule for 2010 Season
A player must stay on his team from Feb. 1 to the end of the season of the division for which he plays. If a player chooses to leave his team, he must notify his team's General Manager (GM) and the division's Commissioner in writing.

A player can request to be released by his GM after Feb. 1, but a GM is not obligated to honor the request. A GM will inform the divisional's Commissioner of his decision. If a player is released and he signs onto another team, he must follow the registration process of a new player. A player cannot switch teams unless he satisfies any and all outstanding financial obligations of his former team, including the return of his team uniform or team equipment if required. Team obligations can only be waived by the Board of Directors.

A GM can release a player at any time. Any player who is released can then sign on with any team up until the date rosters are frozen. If a player is release after the roster freeze date, said player must wait to join another team until the next free-agent period begins.

All players who join a team for the first time must sign a waiver form and Code of Conduct form. A player's previously submitted forms will not carry over to his new team. All players must also supply CDMSBL with proof of age when registering with a team.

Commissioners of each division, the Board of Directors and GMs will assume that players will remain with their respective teams unless notified in writing or by email of intent to move to another team. All correspondence must be verified by both parties.

If a player requests to be released by the Feb. 1 deadline, then changes his mind, the GM of the team for which he obtained his release is not obligated to reinstate him.

A player or GM has the right to protest any release or non-release through a forum provided by the Board of Directors. All protests must be presented in writing to the CDMSBL league President and held at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may refuse to hear the protest. The Board of Director’s decision on all protests is final and binding.