Rules & Policies

Alliance Fastpitch Roster Rules & Player Transfer Policies


Transfer – A player is on a current roster and is moving from one team to another team’s roster.

Addition – A team is adding a player that is not a member of the Alliance or is an Alliance member that is not currently on an Alliance team's roster.

Roster Rules for Players

  1. Player can transfer one (1) time in the fall and one (1) time in the summer.
  2. Player must submit transfer request to League office. League office gets approval from both teams.
  3. If transferring across leagues, player must submit request to both League offices. League offices get approval from both coaches.
  4. If a player is on a roster of a team that qualifies for a Tier I AFCS berth, that player may only transfer to another team that has already qualified for a Tier I berth (players may not help two (2) separate teams qualify for AFCS).


  1. Teams may make additions (non Alliance members) up to five (5) days prior to the start of a qualifying event.
  2. Leagues may choose between a ten (10) or a fourteen (14) day option prior to an AFCS qualifying event for Teams to accept a transfer player.
  3. Leagues may set specific date ranges for Transfer and Addition windows exclusive to their leagues.
  4. Upon qualifying for a Tier I AFCS berth, a team may only add three (3) more players to its roster prior to the AFCS; by definition that roster locked.
  5. Upon qualifying for a Tier II AFCS berth, the roster is NOT locked, and that team will remain subject to above rules regarding Transfers and Additions.
  6. In the instance that a team qualifies for Tier I AFCS and loses an excessive number of players, that team may submit an appeal to add more than three (3) players to their roster.


  1. If a team wishes to join a league that does not coincide with their home state’s Alliance designation, that team may join a league in which they play a large portion of their schedule. Teams must provide proof of past or future schedule to the Alliance Rules Committee.
  2. The Alliance Rules Committee will also function as the Appeals Committee.
  3. If two (2) leagues are in dispute over an issue, each league’s representative will abstain from voting. In the case of a tie vote, the Alliance Executive Director will cast the tie-breaking vote.