(The following excerpted from MAYSA's Consolidated Policies & Procedures:)
MAYSA Club Passing Policy
Club Passing is an agreement between teams in the same club to allow players at appropriate age levels to join other teams for
league or tournament game play. The following is based on WYSA Club Pass policy:
Club Passing for Recreational Teams
A recreational league team may elect to have up to four Club Passing players added to their game day roster. Club Passing is designed as ‘intra-club’, not to be used as an ‘inter-club’ arrangement between two different clubs. Rec league players may
play down to any competitive level within, but not below, their own age group. i.e., a U12 Rec A league player may play on a Rec B or C league team, but not a U11 team.
Club Passing may be used for recreational teams to roster one player over the maximum roster size at a particular age level in order to fill in players up to the maximum roster size in that age group.
No competitive level player (classic or above) may club pass onto a recreational team.
No male players will be allowed to participate in female leagues unless designated as a coed league which permits such play.
Recreational teams that make use of club passing must designate on the official game report (or game day roster) the names of the players being used. A copy of the official ‘WYSA Team Roster’ for each team the club passing players are coming from may also be needed.
Recreational players may club pass to competitive teams. In this case, a player pass, which is required at all competitive games, must be obtained for the Recreational player. (See Section 2.3.4)
Club Passing for Competitive Teams
A State League or Classic League may elect to have up to four club pass players added to the League game day roster. The club pass is designated as an intraclub player arrangement and is not intended to be used as an interclub arrangement between two different clubs. For older age groups (U15–U18) the maximum number of players on the sidelines and allowed to participate in league games shall not exceed 18. In cases where club passes are utilized by younger age group teams, the maximum number of players shall not exceed the allowable number of players as designated by State policy.
Players rostered to the U14 and younger competitive age groups may not be allowed to play up more that two age group levels (Classic U12 registered players cannot play at the U15 level) unless the player is originally rostered to the higher aged level team roster.
At the State League level players may only play up or laterally in age and competition levels. State League does not allow for a player to play down a competition level.
At the Classic level players may also move down one competition level, if allowed by the competition authority. (Classic A may play down at B, B to C.)
Competitive teams that make use of club passing must designate on the official game report (or game day roster) the names of the players, plus those players must have current Player Passes.
The club president or director of coaching will oversee the implementation and be responsible for compliance to WYSA policies relating to club passes. A player’s first obligation shall be to the team they were rostered to for the seasonal year.
In the event that a tournament allows the use of club passes, those players shall not count as guest players for the event. Guest players are generally from any other club and are countable against the maximum number of guest players allowed in a tournament.
For teams utilizing club passes for the National Championship Tournament rosters would be frozen in accordance with the State Association’s freeze date. National Championship Tournament competition rules of play would be followed and do not allow for roster changes after the designated freeze date.
A player would be eligible to play for only one team during the State, Regional, and National Championship events.