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Jan. 7, 2022
HSquared
Men's 60
97 posts
Ratings
Multi-part question

If a player has played on a 60 AAA team for a while, and then is asked to fill-in (one time) for a 55 Major team (Team A), does that player then receive a Major "tag" for which he has to retain for two-years?

And if the answer is, yes (he will retain a Major tag), does that tag impact (travel back to) the original 60 AAA team that he is still roster-ed on?

And if that same player is then released from (Team A), can that player join a different 55 team (Team B)? And if so, at what rating?
Jan. 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
H ... IMPORTANT: A player gets one "freebie" out-of-rating experience event per Season ... BEFORE you "go there", please call (or have the 55-M Team "A" manager do it) Sacramento and let them know what you are doing ... Now, back to your three questions ...

[1] NO, so long as he only plays "up" once per season ...
[2] Not Applicable because the answer above is NO ...
[3] Here's the tricky part: He may get a release from 55-M Team "A" and join 55-M Team "B" as his one release per year, per age group ... But if he plays for 55-M Team "B", he has now made TWO appearances at the 55-M experience rating (R/I=7) history, a "tag" he will carry for the two year period, and HE IS NO LONGER ELIGIBLE FOR THE 60-AAA TEAM WITH ITS R/I=5 ... He could play for a 60-M team as one of its three allowable out-of-rating players, but NOT for a 60-AAA ...

One appearance makes you a nice guy helping someone out in a pinch ... Two or more appearances makes you a mercenary of sorts and subject to the tighter requirements ... Good luck ... Be careful on how you do this one! ...

Jan. 7, 2022
HSquared
Men's 60
97 posts
Thanks D. So I guess then, the key point is TWO appearances at any ratings level will "lock" you in at the higher level.
Jan. 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
Yes ... And it's hard to over-emphasize the importance of calling ahead to Sacramento and having them confirm the guy's ACTUAL history ... Take your hypothetical for the pending initial appearance on 55-M Team "A" and add just one factual circumstance: The guy never told that 55-M Team "A" manager OR his 60-AAA manager that he also played for my 55-M "Dave's Dummies" team in a random qualifier ... So, when he plays for 55-M Team "A", he [1] doesn't have a valid release to do so and [2] he's now DQ'd from 60-AAA for the balance of the Season due to multiple out-of-rating appearances ... This happens more than you might think ...

Jan. 7, 2022
HSquared
Men's 60
97 posts
D. One last clarification, "ACTUAL history" is defined as how long a period?
Jan. 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
H ... "ACTUAL history" = The current Season and two (2) previous complete Seasons ... If the player is 70+ or more senior, it's the current Season and the immediately preceding single full Season ...
Jan. 10, 2022
HSquared
Men's 60
97 posts
Thanks D. ..... Sorry, one more.

Since 60 Major is equal to 55 AAA (using the Ratings Chart) can 5 players from Team A (60 M) plus 4 players from Team B (60 M) and 4 players from Team C (55 AAA) form a new team and play @ 55 AAA?
Jan. 10, 2022
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
H ... Yes, they may ... That would be their only logical option because the 55-AAA guys are not old enough to play 60's ...
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