As part of the development of above average players, some players may be affiliated to the next level. Below are the guidelines for player affiliation. We encourage the development of above average players, however communication is the key between both coaches and the parents. We only ask that this matter be discussed with the coaching committee as per rule 9.02 in order to ensure the player's safety before working with an older team, and to ensure that lal the regulations listed below are followed:
Regulation 9 - Playing in a Higher Division
9.0 Players may play a maximum of four (4) games in a season in a higher division or level ( which includes regular, GELC Championship Tournament, and ALA Provincial Tournament games, but not exhibition or other Tournament games). Box players who are playing in an A level of a division may not play up on a C level team in the division higher; they may play on the B level and A level teams. B and C level players may not play up within their own division or in a higher division. In the Novice division where parity lacrosse is played, Novice teams may only affiliate registered tyke players. They cannot affiliate novice players. No team may affiliate a player from within their own division, including playoffs. Exceptions to the 4 game rule will be allowed in Girls divisions and with goalies, with the permission of the Box Committee. However, a player may play an unlimited number of games in a Championship Tournament, and ALA Provincial Tournament games. The Box Lacrosse Committee, or the Field Lacrosse Committee, as the case may be, may make exceptions to this rule provided there is compliance with ALA rules and provided that those players register with a Team in their age division and, in cases of conflict between the Team in the higher division and the Team in the player's own age division in regard to practices and games, that player, shall, unless excused by the coach of the latter team, be required to participate in the latter team's practice or game.
9.01 Teams in clubs where there are no available affiliates may affiliate players from another club in the league, to the maximum affiliates.
9.02 Teams must ensure that they have obtained permission from the coach of the team that the player is registered on, and permission from a club board member.
9.03 Teams may affiliate only to their registered roster size, with the exception of players suspended by the GELC, who cannot be replaced while suspended.