Player Call-up Procedure

 
Any CUFC coach wishing to call up a player from a lower tier team or lower age group team must follow the steps below:
  1. Contact the coach of that team to discuss which player(s) is or are required and is or are deserving of playing up.
  2. The coach of the player(s) in question will then contact the players parents to arrange.
  3. The players coach will then inform the requesting coach of the play up arrangements.
  4. Coaches MUST ensure that the Player(s) take their CMSA ID Card and the coach obtains a copy of their Medical Form(s).
  5. Coaches MUST NOT contact the players directly for call ups.
  6. All coaches MUST follow the CMSA Rules of Play set out on the following pages.

CMSA Rules of Play :

Whether a game is classed as round-robin, regular league, or play-off game once a player has been registered, that player is allowed to "play up" for a total of THREE (3) games per team in any one season during the regular league and play-off competition. Exhibition,  Provincials, Inter-Cities, City Finals and Tournament games do not count towards the total of  maximum play-up games per team.
To clarify, THREE (3) games is the total number of games allowed per team for the player. The play- up may be with any team within their own club or with another club. After playing THREE "play-up" games with one particular team, in order to play on that team again for the remainder of the season; the player must transfer prior to the FOURTH game.
No player will be permitted to transfer after the transfer deadline therefore any team playing a "play-up" player past the player’s 3rd (THIRD) game per team maximum after the transfer deadline will forfeit the game.
 
U10 players require a CMSA restricted movement pass in order to play for a higher level or older age group team ONLY.
 
Any issues please contact the CUFC Director of Coaching or the Assistant Director of Coaching to discuss.
Dave Clarke - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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CMSA Play Up Rules:

  1. Tier I – a Tier I player can only play up for a Tier I team in a higher age group.
  2. Tier II – a Tier II player can only play up for a TierI team in the same age group or for a Tier I or II team in a higher age group.
  3. Tier III – a Tier III player can only play up for a Tier I or II team in the same age group or for a Tier I, II, or III team in a higher age group.
  4. Tier IV – a Tier IV player can only play up for a Tier I, II, or III team in the same age group or for a Tier I, II, or III team in a higher age group.
  5. Tier V/VI – a Tier V/VI player can only play up for a Tier I, II, III or IV team in the same age group or for a Tier I, II, III or IV team in a higher age group.
  6. U10 Tier A – depending on which sub Division the U10 Tier A player is playing in, they can only play up for a team in a higher sub Division in the same age group or for any Tier I, II or III team in a higher age group.
  7. U10 Tier B – depending on which sub Division the U10 Tier B player is playing in, they can only play up for a team in a higher sub Division in the same age group, or for any U10 Tier A team, and for any Tier I, II, III, or IV/V team in a higher age group.
  8. U10 Tier C – depending on which sub Division the U10 Tier C player is playing in, they can only play up for a team in a higher sub Division in the same age group, or for any U10 Tier A or B team, and for any Tier I, II, III, IV/V or VI team in a higher age group.
  9. U10 Tier D – depending on which sub Division the U10 Tier D player is playing in, they can only play up for a team in a higher sub Division in the same age group, or for any U10 Tier A, B or C team, and for any Tier I, II, III, IV/V or VI team in a higher age group.
  10. U8 – a U8 player can play up for any team within the U8 age group or with any team in U10.
  11. U6 – a U6 player can play up for any team within the U6 age group or with any team in U8.
  12. For groups that have a seeding round, for the duration of the seeding round, you cannot play for any other team within your Tier grouping or Division other than your own. For example, in the Tier V/VI seeding round, you cannot play for any other team in Tier V/VI for your age group but you can play for any Tier V/VI team in higher age groups. Once the seeding round is completed, the rules above are to be followed.
    • Once the seeding round is completed and the team has been designated as a Tier I, Tier II Tier III, Tier IV or Tier V team, the above rules will apply.
  13. Any provincial contending Tiers (I-IV) that have Pool A and B, players cannot play across within that Tier. Pools within a Tier only exist to facilitate competition and scheduling within the Tier.
  14. Girls may play-up for both genders in their Club, in accordance with the above rules, and may also play on a boy’s team of the same tier and age grouping, providing that there is a female adult on the bench. Boys can only play for Boys teams, in accordance with the above rules.
  15. In Crossover Leagues that have different Tiered teams in the same age group, and in games where different tiered teams are playing each other with the results counting towards the final standings, the lower tiered team cannot draw ‘play-up’ players from a higher tier. Also, the higher tiered team cannot draw ‘play-up’ players from the same tier in the next lower age group which would be equivalent to the same age group as their opponent.
  16. For example, if there are Tier III teams playing in a League with Tier II teams and the games count for points in the final standings, in the games where teams from the different Tiers play one another, the Tier III team cannot draw players from Tier II and the Tier II team cannot call-up players from Tier III teams.
  17. Where teams of different age groups are competing against each other in the same league, the above "playing-up" rules still apply to such teams within the same league. For example, a U14 Tier I player can play up on a U16 Tier I team when that team is playing another U16 Tier I team but may not play up when the U16 Tier I team is playing an U14 Tier I team.
  18. A player’s "play-up" game is any game, in which the player is listed on the game sheet, is dressed for, and plays in the game (subject to that player being eligible to play in such game).
  19. All registered U10 players, playing-up in a U12 or higher game, require a restricted movement pass, signed by their Coach or Member President. This pass is to be given to the team the player is playing- up with. The pass, along with the game sheet is to be submitted to the Referee.
  20. Play-up rules relate to the age group and Tier in which players are registered, not to the birthdates of the players. Thus, a player, who is registered in an age group higher than that required by their birth- date, cannot move down and play for a team registered in the age group corresponding to their birth- date.
  21. ASA or CSA player registration rules shall apply to teams participating in ASA or CSA competitions.