All matches/friendlies/scrimmages involving D9 teams are considered sanctioned as long as the opposing team is currently USSF affiliated and in good standing with its League at the time of the match/friendly/scrimmage. It is each team’s responsibility to make sure each opponent is currently USSF affiliated and in good standing with it’s league.
All District IX leagues/clubs shall hold team tryouts during the District IX tryout window of April 1-21. The earliest that teams may announce their rosters or contact players with invitations to join their teams is April 22nd. NOTE: Teams may hold tryouts AFTER that window, but no team may hold a tryout prior to that date.
All District IX teams, regardless of Division of play and with the exceptions noted below, shall ensure that each player, who is willing and able, be allowed to play approximately fifty (50%) percent of each game. For Under 15 and above age teams, participating in the CCSL Gold or above Divisions (or the equivalent as approved by the District Commissioner), may use a minimum playing time of approximately twenty-five percent (25%) of each game.
This policy is in effect for all competitions including, but not necessarily limited to: in-house games and leagues, District and Statewide playing leagues, tournaments, jamborees and cups. The policy remains in effect for District IX teams during tournament and cup preliminary games and finals.
Players who meet any of the following requirements, may be exempted from the policy at the discretion of the coach.
Teams participating in the Walt Zinko Playing League (WZPL) will be allowed the use of guest players in league matches. To utilize a guest player, the team must adhere to the following criteria: