Q. What is playing up?
A. Playing up is when a player who is registered in a Lower division plays for a team in a higher division. Competitive is the highest, followed by recreational followed by OT/W30+.

Based on the OSA rules the OCSL’s hierarchy for League play is shown below.

 1. A team may “call up” a player from a lower competition level. The ranking of OCSL divisions based on competition level are as follows: 

Men

Old Timers

Women

MP

 

WP

MC1

 

WC1

MC2

 

WC2

MC3

 

WC3

MC4

 

WC4

MC5

 

WC5

MU21

 

WU21

MR 1-6

OT1-8

WR1-6

a. A player must be called up from the highest team they are registered for. 
b. Any call ups to an age restricted division must satisfy the age requirements. 
c. Recreational players can play up to any Competitive team. 
d. MR1 can only play up to OT1 or to competitive. OT1 can only play up to MR1 and competitive 
e. MR2 and lower and OT2 and lower can call up from any OT2 and lower division or MR2 and lower division 
f. Players on W30+ and Masters 50+ are allowed to play up to any OCSL team. W30+ and Masters 50+ may call up from any Recreational team as long as they qualify by age. 
g. Players who are only registered on Coed teams can be called up to any OCSL team. Coed teams can call up from any recreational team.  

 2. Any team wishing to call up a player from another team from within their own club must submit to the Match Official at the start of the game, a completed OCSL Play Up Permit. 
a. The player must meet the requirements as listed above 
b. No more than four (4) players from one or any combination of lower teams may play up for a team in a game. This does not apply for Senior Competitive teams after August 1st . A team found to be playing more than 4 players up at a time may be subject to corrective action. 
c. A player is restricted to six (6) call ups per season. Once a player has played up for a maximum number of games, they cannot play any further games with a higher team unless that player is registered to the higher level team in accordance to OSA Published Rules 
d. Any team found to be using a call up player from within their own club without using and submitting a completed OCSL Play Up Permit will be subject to disciplinary action. 

 3. A team wishing to call up a player from a lower team in a different club must use a Temporary Eligibility Permit (TEP). This permit is to be obtained from the district the player is registered in. It is not possible to call up across provincial boarders. 
a. A copy of the completed form must be submitted with the game sheets to the Match Official. 
b. In the event that players play up without such authorizations the team and club may face disciplinary actions. 
c. A player can only play up on a TEP 3 times in a season. 
d. A player on a TEP must also have with them a valid form of player identification and must present it to the Match Official during card check. 
e. A Senior club can call up a youth player from another club without a TEP if there is a signed affiliation agreement between the two clubs. 

 4. A team may give a trial to a player without registering them. The team must obtain a Trial Registration Permit from the district they are registered in. A Trial Registration Permit is valid for two (2) games over fifteen (15) days. This player must not be registered anywhere for that competition season to be eligible for a Trial registration Permit. A copy of the completed permit must be submitted with the game sheets to the Match Official at the start of the game they are participating in. 

 5. Teams in the Premier or C1 divisions are permitted to designate a reserve team. 
a. The team must be a competitive team from within their own club 
i. A club may designate a youth competitive team from within their own club as their reserve team 
ii. A club may designate a youth competitive team as their reserve team from outside their own club as long as there is an approved affiliation agreement filed with the EODSA. 
b. A Reserve Team Designation Form must be completed and submitted to the OCSL office by May 15th of the competition year to designate a team. 
c. A team may use a maximum of 6 reserve team players per game until August 1st. After August 1st there are no restrictions on the number of players 
d. There is no limitations on the number of games a reserve team player can play up 
e. Play Up permits are not required for reserve players. Player’s full names are to be added to the game sheets with an indication that they are reserve players. 

© 2017, OCSL  | privacy policy
login
Forgot password?