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BMSC Multiple Rostering Policy

BMSC MULTIPLE ROSTERING POLICY (draft)

Updated 08/23/2017

 

Multiple Rostering and PRIMARY vs SECONDARY Player Status:

Multiple Rostering (including Double Rostering) is playing on more than one soccer team within the same registration year.  At initial registration, the player must declare the team on which he/she will have PRIMARY status. The player will be considered a SECONDARY player on any and all other teams with which the player registers.  When game schedules conflict, the player must participate with his/her PRIMARY team.  PRIMARY practices should take precedent over SECONDARY practices as well.

 

US Youth Soccer, EPYSA, and RBJSL permit soccer clubs to multiple roster players in accordance with their rules and bylaws (references provided below).  However, clubs are granted the authority to manage and administer multiple rostering among their teams within their club.  There are no rules or regulations on which players are permitted to multiple roster.  Each club decides on how to address multiple rostering.  Some clubs permit SECONDARY players; other clubs do not.

 

BMSC Multiple Rostering Policy

1.       Multiple rostering is permitted.

 

2.       Multiple rostering applies to Travel teams only – it does not apply to the Developmental Program.

 

3.       Players who are PRIMARY to other soccer clubs are permitted to register and play on BMSC teams as SECONDARY players.  Likewise, players are permitted to be PRIMARY to BMSC and SECONDARY to other clubs.

 

4.       Multiple rostering within BMSC amongst BMSC teams is permitted as a means to support a team that would normally be low in participants on game day.

 

a.       Multiple-rostered players would be considered PRIMARY to the team they were assigned to at time of initial team formations by the Club and SECONDARY to any other Club team.

 

b.      SECONDARY players should NOT receive more playing time than the PRIMARY players of that team.  Multiple rostering is a means to support a team, not detract from the playing experience of the players who are PRIMARY to that team.

 

5.       Multiple rostering will be considered once Travel registration has closed for that season.

 

6.       Multiple rostering will be made available to all BMSC registered players who are eligible and where team rosters permit.

 

a.       There are maximum roster size limitations along with maximum number of SECONDARY players per team imposed by US Youth Soccer/EPYSA/RBJSL that vary based on age level of play.

 

b.      Some BMSC teams might have already reached their maximums and are not permitted to accept any additional players.

 

c.       Multiple-rostered players must adhere to the age regulations imposed by US Youth Soccer/EPYSA/RBJSL.

 

d.      Multiple-rostered players can play:

                                                               i.      up an age level

                                                             ii.      in some cases down an age level

                                                            iii.      on another team at the same age level

                                                           iv.      for girls, all of the above on both girl and boy teams

 

e.      Teams within an age division typically play on the same day.  In some cases, multiple rostering within an age division may not produce the intended support for the team in need.

 

7.       Players wishing to be considered for multiple rostering on other BMSC teams shall indicate their desires to the BMSC Board.

 

8.       If there is more interest in multiple rostering than space available, priority will be given to those players registered by the initial registration deadline.  If interest still exceeds availability, the coaches of both affected teams will be consulted.

 

9.       Practice Attendance

 

a.       Players playing for multiple BMSC teams are expected to practice primarily with their PRIMARY team.  However, it is reasonable to have that player participate in a few practices with the SECONDARY team.

 

b.      Coaches and parents both need to be cognizant of the player's age, their need for rest and recovery, and their need to balance non-soccer activities such as school.  US Soccer has recommended soccer exposure limitations based on player's age that should be consulted.  Players should not "rest" during PRIMARY practices in order to attend SECONDARY practices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:

US Youth Soccer Policy on Players and Playing Rules (Aug 20, 2016), Rule 206:

Rule 206. MULTIPLE ROSTERING

A State Association may allow a player to be rostered on more than one youth team each seasonal year.

 

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association Constitution and Bylaws (Updated and Amended March 2017), Bylaws, Article VII – Players, Section 8:

Section 8

Secondary Player Status

Status – A player may register with more than one team during the same registration year. At initial registration, the player must declare the team on which he/she will have primary status. The player will be considered a secondary player on any and all other teams with which the player registers, provided the proper paperwork is completed.

Responsibility – Any player registered to more than one (1) team must participate in the game played by the team with which the player is a primary player in order to qualify him/herself as a player on the team to which he/she is registered as a secondary player if both or all teams have games scheduled on the same day.

Exception – A secondary player may be granted written permission to participate in nonleague games/tournaments with a team on which the player has secondary status by the coach of the team, which the player has primary status, providing both teams are not in the same competition.

 

Reading Berks Junior Soccer League (RBJSL) By-Laws, Article II – Registration:

J. (Status) – A player may register with more than one team during the same registration year. At initial registration, the player must declare the team on which he/she will have primary status. The player will be considered a secondary player on any and all other teams with which the player registers, provided the proper paperwork is completed.

K. (Responsibility) – Any player registered to more than one (1) team must participate in the game played by the team with which the player is a primary player in order to qualify him/herself as a player on the team to which he/she is registered as a secondary player if both or all teams have games scheduled on the same day.

 

US Soccer Player Development Initiatives – A resource for parents, coaches and referees supporting the growth and improvement of grassroots soccer (August 2016)

 

 

 

 

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