Jun 23 to Jul 7, 2019
Player Eligibility & Guest Players/Trialists
Players officially registered with your team 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.Except
that club teams may use trialists to increase their game roster size up to the
maximum roster size set out in Section 4.4 (Team Rosters).
You cannot use players who are already playing on another team in City Finals.
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 outdoor 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.
Guest players do not require EMSA I.D. cards. No EIYSA player shall play on an EMSA team for City Finals. This applies to both Community and Premier/Club Team.
Please click here for trialist/guest player form.