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
- Player can transfer one (1) time in the fall and one (1) time in the summer.
- Player must submit transfer request to League office. League office gets approval from both teams.
- If transferring across leagues, player must submit request to both League offices. League offices get approval from both coaches.
- 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).
ROSTER RULES FOR TEAMS
- Teams may make additions (non Alliance members) up to five (5) days prior to the start of a qualifying event.
- 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.
- Leagues may set specific date ranges for Transfer and Addition windows exclusive to their leagues.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP AND APPEALS
- 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.
- The Alliance Rules Committee will also function as the Appeals Committee.
- 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.