CAL NORTH BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXTENDS ROSTER FREEZE DEADLINE FOR TEAMS PLAYING IN RESCHEDULED U12-U14 CAL NORTH FOUNDERS’ CUP
The Board of Directors has reacted to the members’ concerns regarding the fact that some teams were struggling with being able to keep their roster intact for the twice-delayed U12-U14 Founders’ Cup. In order to give teams an option to maintain their viability for the rescheduled cup, the Board has approved an extension of the roster freeze deadline. Accordingly, the teams participating in the U12-U14 rescheduled Founders’ Cup are permitted to continue to making changes to their rosters. There is still a requirement for cup rosters to retain a minimum of 9 players from the league roster however the Board’s directive means teams can continue to add, transfer and release players to ensure the team can be sustained for cup. (Cal North registration rules permit U12 teams to roster up to 18 players and U14 teams to roster up to 22 players.)
For games scheduled to be played on January 12-13, any requested changes to the roster must be submitted by the league to the District Registrar not later than January 4th giving the District Registrars time to approve the roster changes by the following Tuesday, January 8th. Teams wishing to take advantage of the new roster freeze deadline should communicate with their league registrar as soon as possible for guidance and assistance regarding roster changes.
Updated rosters do not need to be sent to our office as all rosters will be downloaded by staff following the freeze deadline.
Preliminary round games are scheduled to be played at the Mistlin Sports Park on January 12-13 and the single elimination rounds on January 19-20. Teams should continue to monitor their emails and refer to the Cal North website as staff will continue to keep them informed of any updates, including any changes to the schedule should teams withdraw.
We are thankful for teams patience and understanding as we grapple with an uncooperative Mother Nature. We are so very appreciative of the team officials and registrars who are taking extraordinary steps to make sure the teams looking forward to Founders’ Cup will have the opportunity to play.
We are hoping that the New Year brings some dry weather our way!!!!
Enjoy your holidays and keep watching the website and emails for more information.