Multiple Rostering

A Guide for Players Rostered on More than One Team

Commission Note:  MAPLE recognizes that many of its players also play on a team in another of the state's leagues or on an ODP team.  Indeed, we encourage this.  We believe that for the committed premier player improvement and excellence is fostered by exposure to as much training and as many competitions and touches on the ball as his or her academic, family and other obligations will allow.  To help players and their families to manage these commitments, the MYSA by-laws establish the following rule:

These priorities:

  • apply to all State Team players - regardless of age - rostered on any other team;
  • apply to all multiple-rostered players aged U14 and younger;
  • but do not apply to non-State Teams players age U15 and above.


In general terms, a player's priorities are as follow:

Major Tournaments:

  • Regional ODP Tournament (after Memorial Day)
  • State Cup
  • MTOC and Qualifying Games


On major national holiday weekends:

  • Memorial Day - priority to Premier (MAPLE) Teams
  • Columbus Day - priority to Town Teams


All other tournaments- players are to alternate attendance in event of schedule conflict
State Team Tryouts (except Sunday afternoons during MAPLE Seasons)
Regularly scheduled league games
Make-up games

Practices

However, there exist variations in priority based on the playing season.  Please read and understand each category and how they interrelate:

Soccer Activity Priority List:

1. Regional ODP Tournaments;

2. State Cup Tournament;

3. MTOC and Qualifying Games;

4. State Team Tryouts, in summer, fall (other than on Sunday afternoons) and winter seasons only.  Try-out dates must also be established and available through the State Office at least one month in advance.

5. All Games:

  • State Team - (summer only);
  • Premier (MAPLE) Teams - all year for any games scheduled from 11:00am on Sunday until dusk;
  • MTOC eligible Town Teams - all year for any games scheduled from Friday afternoon to Sunday at 11:00am;
  • State Team;
  • Non-MTOC Town Teams, or any fall teams other than Premier or winter teams.

6. Tournaments:

  • State Team - (summer only)
  • Premier (MAPLE) Teams - priority for Memorial Day only and U12 placement tournament (1st and 2nd weekends in June);
  • Town Teams - priority for Columbus Day only;
  • All other tournaments - players are to alternate attendance in event of conflicts.

7. Practices

  • State Team. To have priority during the spring season, State Team practice dates must be established and available through the State Office at least by March 15.
  • Premier (MAPLE) team - Division 1 only;
  • All other teams - players are to alternate attendance in event of schedule conflict

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