Feb 22 to Feb 24, 2019
Player Eligibility & Guest Players/Trialists
Players officially registered with your team by February 15, 2019 are permitted to participate. Suspended players and team officials are not permitted on or about the field of play nor can they attend other functions representing their team during the championships.
You can only use guest players/trialists to
replace players that are missing. You cannot use guest players/trialists to
increase your current registered roster size of players. Each team is permitted
to utilize guest players (max of 4) during the competition. These players must
be written on the game sheet beside the line marked “Trialist”. These players
must be registered on an EMSA team for the current indoor season. Trialists
must be from a younger age group or if they are from the same age group they
must be from a lower tier/division. Teams which are from the lowest tier in
their age group are the only ones permitted to have a guest player from the
same tier. The players must be from your same Zone (example: West Zone to West
Zone is permitted. You cannot have a player from the North Zone playing on a
West Zone team). The guest player/trialists cannot be from a team that is also playing
in City Finals. Tier 1, 2, & 3
(Premier A/B) players are eligible as trialists on Premier teams ONLY.
Please remember that groups X and Y are considered equal. For example if you
are on a Tier 6X team you cannot use a trialist from Tier 6Y as they would be
considered in the same tier as your team, Tier 6. The only exception to this
rule is if you are in the bottom tier. The trialist forms must accompany your
game sheets when handed into the referee at the start of your game. If you are
using that trialist more than once during the tournament you will need to make
copies of your forms to hand in with each set of game sheets. Please note that
if you are using an ineligible trialist/guest player your team will default the
match. Trialists do not require player cards (just the permission letter). If
you have any questions about the eligibility of a guest player/trialist, please
contact the EMSA office ahead of City Finals to verify if that player will be
legal or visit the Headquarters location prior to your game.
Please click here for trialist/guest player form.