NNESL Roster Recommendations

The NNESL Board in conjuction with the Competition Committee has adopted the following Roster recommendations for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 seasons:

NNESL Roster Recommendations

Beginning August 2019

  1. Double rostering is prohibited within any NNESL club, which eliminates “academy style rosters” where players are moved freely between teams without restrictions or controls.  The Competition Committee believes the guest player provision will accomplish the goals of ensuring sufficient number of players on game day, providing opportunities for players to temporarily play up to a higher level and gain further experience, etc.

2.  Guest Players: The CC suggest the following for roster size, number of players dressed, and the allowable number of guest players. 

 

 

7 v 7

9 v 9

11 v 11

Maximum Roster

14*

18*

22*

Maximum Players Dressed

14

16

18

Max # of Guest Players

3

4

5

Guest Players as a % of “Game Day” Roster

 

Maximum 30%

Maximum 30%

1Attached examples of ‘Official Roster’, ‘Game Day Roster’ and the proper addition of guest players to a ‘Game Day Roster’

2Attached table provides guidance for maximum number of guest players

*The CC may allow larger roster size in order for clubs to retain players

  1. Violation of the guest player provisions will result in a written warning furnished to the Club Director (first offense) and a forfeit with fine (second offense) by the team found in violation.
  2. Exemption requests to the guest player policy shall be submitted to the League Administrator and Competition Committee Chair no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled game kick off.
  3. Each coach shall bring two copies (paper) of their gameday roster to the match.  Players who are not participating in the game shall be crossed off the game day roster. One copy shall be provided to the referee and the other exchanged with the opposing coach.  Each roster shall have all of the same information for each guest player as permanent players completely and accurately filled out. 
  4. Player cards shall be present for all rostered players and guest players.
  5. A player from a younger team can guest up to an older age group.  
  6. A player registered on a premier team cannot guest on a championship team of the same age division.
  7. Exemption may be allowed for unusual circumstances (mass sickness, injuries, etc.) but not for loss of players due to an activity outside of soccer that can reasonably be determined in time for a schedule change to be requested.

Table: Guidelines for the maximum number of guest players allowed for each playing format (7v7, 9v9 and 11v11) calculated by the number of official rostered players available on game day.

Roster Guideline Chart

Example Rosters

Roster 1: Official US Club Soccer roster for a U12 team (9v9 playing format) with 14 players (maximum allowed is 18 and maximum allowed to dress and play is 16). Roster1

Roster 2: Game Day roster for U12 team (9v9 playing format) with 2 guest players added at the bottom showing ALL information in addition to player card.  The team may only guest pass 2 players before reaching the maximum number of dressed players for game day. Roster2

Roster 3: Game Day roster for U12 team (9v9 playing format) with 2 players missing from the official roster and 4 guest players added at the bottom showing ALL information in addition to the player card.  The team may guest pass 4 players for game day. Roster3

Roster 4: Game Day roster for U12 team (9v9 playing format) with 5 players missing from the official roster and 3 guest players added at the bottom showing ALL information in addition to the player card. The team may only guest pass 3 players today with the 30% limit for game day.  Roster4