Continuity of Roster

US YOUTH SOCCER 2017 MASSACHUSETTS STATE CUP CONTINUITY OF ROSTER

CONTINUITY OF ROSTER AGREEMENT FORM

Submission of this form is your assurance that you have read and understand the statement below in its entirety!  You must submit this form before January 15th.

Teams With No Change In Club Affiliation

State Cup teams choosing to have their previous year’s State Cup results used for the current year’s seeding MUST demonstrate continuity of roster from the previous year’s Cup roster to the current year’s Cup roster. To demonstrate continuity of roster, a minimum of 50% +1 of the players from the team’s previous year’s State Cup roster (that is on file with Mass Youth Soccer) must be on the team’s current State Cup roster. The coach/club must certify the continuity of roster when the State Cup application is submitted.

Teams Changing Club Affiliation

Teams who participated in the previous year’s State Cup and who have changed club affiliation may request to have their previous year’s State Cup results used for the current year’s seeding by demonstrating continuity of roster from the previous year’s Cup roster to the current year’s Cup roster. To demonstrate continuity of roster, a minimum of 50% +1 of the players from the team’s previous year’s State Cup roster (that is on file with Mass Youth Soccer) must be on the team’s current State Cup roster. The coach/club must certify that the team meets this 50% +1minimum requirement when the State Cup application is submitted.

Requirements Applicable To All Teams

All teams certifying their continuity of roster (at the time of declaring for State Cup) will have their roster reviewed. Teams must submit their roster to the National Cup Director and the State Cup Registrar 72 hours prior to their roster freeze date. At this time, the State Cup Registrar will review the current Cup roster with the previous year’s Cup roster. Rosters that meet the continuity of roster requirement will be signed by the State Cup Registrar and returned to the team contact. Changes can be made up to the roster freeze date, providing the team maintains the 50% +1 continuity requirement.   Teams not maintaining the continuity of roster requirement (that is, have less than the declared 50% +1 minimum requirement) will forfeit out of State Cup and be required to pay a $1500.00 forfeit fee.

Teams not using the continuity of roster will be seeded without the use of last year’s Cup results.

The National Cup Director reserves the right to modify this policy in the best interest of the tournament.

Examples of 50% +1 Player Requirement

2016 Cup Roster Minimum # of Players Needed
22 Players 12 Players
21 Players 12 Players
20 Players 11 Players
19 Players 11 Players
18 Players 10 Players
17 Players 10 Players
16 Players 9 Players
15 Players 9 Players

 

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