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Hempfield Area Soccer Club

Team Selection and Rostering Policy

 

General Policy:

The Hempfield Area Soccer Club will hold registrations advertised openly during the months leading up to each season’s (fall and spring) PA West team declaration deadline.  There will be separate registration windows for the fall and spring seasons with carry over of rosters from the fall to the spring.  There is no carry over from the spring season to the following fall season.  As a community-based organization, HASC intends to serve the Hempfield and Greensburg communities.  But, we have no formal geographical restrictions for players wishing to be club members.  Registered players will be assigned to teams for their appropriate age group based on the US Soccer birth year matrix.

 

HASC will seek to field a competitive team for each age group (U9 – U19).  When the number of registered players exceeds the maximum roster size for an age group, player evaluations will be held to determine those rostered to the competitive team.  Players not selected for an age group’s competitive team will be placed onto a developmental team in the appropriate age group.  This may require combining players from adjacent age groups to create developmental teams. When the number of registered players in an age group falls below the minimum roster size for that age group, the players will be combined with players from an adjacent age group to form a team.  That team would be placed in a competition level appropriate for the abilities of the players on the team.

Players will not play outside of their age group except in the situations outlined above.

 

Note:  These guidelines apply to the fall and spring PA West league years only.  When teams participate in a major tournament (where roster size is the same as the league year – examples: Plum Kickoff Classic, PA West Open) it is expected that all players be offered the opportunity to participate.  When a team participates in a minor tournament or auxiliary league (where roster size is smaller than the league year – examples: Seth Menart and Chris Keifer Tournaments, or futsal leagues) HASC rostering does not apply.

 

 

 

Fall Team Selection:

 

Teams will be formed based on registration numbers.  When the number of registered players exceeds the maximum roster size for an age group, player evaluations will be held to determine which players will be rostered to the competitive team for that age group.  Players will be evaluated by experience HASC and/or HASD coaches based on General Athleticism, Individual Skills, Combination Play, and Understanding of Team Concepts/Positioning.  Those not selected for the competitive team will be placed on to developmental teams.  This may require combining players in adjacent age groups.  When the number of registered players is below the minimum roster size for an age group, players will be combined with an adjacent age group to form a team.  This team will be placed in a level of play appropriate for the abilities of the players on the team. 

 

Spring Team Selection:

Players that were selected for and assigned to competitive teams in the fall season will be placed onto the same competitive team for the spring should they wish to continue playing.  Players that register for the spring season that did not play in the fall (or were assigned to a developmental team) may be evaluated for placement onto competitive teams if roster space exists.  Players not selected for competitive teams will be placed onto developmental teams.  Adjacent age groups may be combined to form developmental teams when needed.  Note:  There is no carry over of rosters from the spring season to the following fall season.

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