Arizona Lacrosse League Eligibility 2016
Arizona Lacrosse League
Every program must designate a home high school regardless of whether or not the school recognizes the program. This designation must be approved by the league.
Every program must declare whether it is or open or closed . Closed programs do not accept players from schools other than its home school. Open programs accept all players from unattached schools who meet the eligibility conditions for that program.
If a player attends a school with an attached program ( Type A players) , he must play for that program.
If a player attends a school without an attached program ( Type B players) , he must make a one-time, permanent choice of either:
- The nearest open program to his school. This is known as his scholastic option.
- The nearest open program to his home address based on Google Maps default
routing. This is known as his residential option.
If a player is home-schooled or attends an online school at home ( Type C players) , his school address is considered is his home. Therefore, his scholastic and residential option are the same.
A Type A player who is cut from his team may not apply to play for another team.
A Type B player who is cut from his team may not apply to play for another team once he has
participated a sanctioned league game. This includes junior varsity games.
A player who is only eligible to play for a D2 program is NOT allowed to bypass the eligibility rules in order to play for a D1 program regardless of ability.
A player who transfers schools is immediately treated like a new player and must play according to the eligibility rules. He is NOT “grandfathered” onto his original team.
A player whose program folds is immediately treated like a new player and must play according
to the eligibility rules. The players from the folded team are treated individually, not as a block. Players on other teams whose scholastic or residential option has changed as a result of a folding team are NOT allowed to change teams.
A Type B player who attends a school that adds a team can choose to play for this new team or
continue with his existing team. This is a one-time choice that must be made before the new
program’s first year of varsity competition.
A Type B or Type C player who has a new residential or scholastic option due to the creation of a new team can choose to play for the new option or continue with his existing team. This is a one-time choice that must be made before the new program’s first year of varsity competition.
All distances are determined and fixed at the beginning of the same calendar year of the
competition. Distances are determined via Google Maps. Any change to routing that becomes
available after Jan 1 of the competition year is not considered until the following season.
2016 D2 MIGRATION
Due to a variety of legacy issues, a number of players have been playing for teams outside of
the eligibility requirements above. The intention is to use the 2016 season to bring all of these exceptions into the open so that we can move forward with a strictly enforced policy.
Any player on a D2 roster in 2016 who does not currently comply with the above eligibility
requirements can make a one-time choice to remain with his current team. All players who
choose to stay with their current teams must be registered with the league as an exception. The league will maintain and publish this list before the start of the season.
After the 2016 season, players who are on the exception list will be afforded the opportunity to switch teams only if a new residential option or scholastic option is presented in future seasons due to the creation of new teams.
After the 2016, there will be no new such exceptions. All new players, including younger
siblings, will be required to comply with the eligibility requirements.