NYSAHA Rules for trying out for an organization: NO RELEASE NO TRYOUT!
Players will be allowed to move from one team (association) to another team (association) at the conclusion of the State Tournament for 10 and under players and at the end of National Tournaments for players 11 and above. At the conclusion of the respective tournament the player must obtain a PLAYER/FINANCIAL release from the association that they are
leaving showing they have no financial and/or equipment obligation. When a player joins a new association and the association and player commit in writing, that commitment to participate is for the next complete season. Until the season ends (after respective tournament) no permission to move will be granted without extenuating circumstances. The request must be submitted to the respective Section Vice President who will MAKE THE DETERMINATION AND present it to the NYSAHA Board of Directors. Extenuating Circumstances shall include, but not be limited to the following:
(i) The Association has signed a written release at any time during the season with respect to the player;
(ii) The team on which the player was rostered has been disbanded, and the Association cannot offer the player a comparable team on which to play (a non-tournament bound team is not a comparable team if the player was originally rostered on a tournament bound team); or
(iii) The player has relocated to another region such that it would be impracticable, or unreasonable, to require the player to continue to play with the current Association;
For any reason other than (i) above, extenuating circumstances must include the player having satisfied all reasonable financial obligations to the Association. A release sought under extenuating circumstances ordinarily should not be granted after February 1 if the player was rostered on a tournament bound team during the current season.
ANY PLAYER TRYING OUT IN AN AGE CLASSIFICATION THAT DOES NOT LEAD TO A NATIONAL CAHMPIONSHIP (AS OF THIS WRITING IS MITE (8U) AND SQUIRT (10U))CAN OBTAIN A RELEASE FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRYING OUT AT ANOTHER ORGANIZATION, BUT WILL REMAIN COMMITTED TO HIS/HER PRESENT ORGANIZATION UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF ALL YOUTH/GIRLS NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS.
It shall be evidence of recruitment, if after a player and Association have executed the commitment, the player is contacted by another
Association officer, coach, or component person. Any written and signed complaint regarding recruitment and/or movement shall be directed to the respective Section President, who will investigate and make a full report to the NYSAHA Board of Directors, who will take actions as deemed necessary.