Appendix C - AMSL & University / College Soccer Memorandum of Understanding


Appendix C - AMSL & University / College Soccer Memorandum of Understanding

  1. All teams will declare by the end of February annually their status for the upcoming AMSL season, the status can be changed no later than the roster deadline outlined in the AMSL operating rules.

    1. AMSL - Championship Team

      1. $1,000 Performance Bond

      2. Provincial Declaration Fee of $600

      3. Agreement on AMSL Minimum standards

        1. Including fine schedule for breach of minimum standards

      4. Commitment to attend Provincials and Nationals if qualified annually

        1. No AMSL Championship can decline a spot at Provincials or Nationals once the declaration is made and is subject to a minimum $2,500 fine if a spot is declined.

    2. AMSL - University Development Team

      1. $3,500 Development Fee

      2. $1,000 performance Bond

        1. Previously a $1,000 bond

      3. Agreement on AMSL Minimum standards

        1. Including fine schedule for breach of minimum standards

      4. Commitment to participate in the AMSL from the opening of the season until August 15th annually.

        1. Alberta Soccer will determine re-schedule dates in consultation with the affected teams but will have full authority if the affected teams cannot agree to a game date. 

          1. If a game is forfeited prior to August 15th normal penalties will apply as per the AMSL Rules.

          2. If a University Development Team cannot complete their schedule (because of weather re-schedules) they will have the choice to participate after August 15th or forfeit the remaining games with no penalty.

  2. AMSL Minimum Standards;

    1. Compliance with Alberta Soccer Governance Policies including but not limited to;

      1. By-laws

      2. Rules & Regulations

      3. Governance Policy on Discipline & Appeals

      4. Governance Policy on Harassment

    2. Compliance with the AMSL Vision, Mission and Standards

    3. Compliance with AMSL Operating Rules

  3. Other Notes

    1. There must be a minimum of 4 AMSL Championship teams per division to continue operations of the league. If less than 4 teams declare as AMSL Championship teams in February, the status of the league will be reviewed by Alberta Soccer with the League Affiliated Districts.

    2. Challenges

      1. League Challenges

        1. League challenges will remain the same as current rules where the last place team, north and/or south, can be challenged.

      2. Provincials Challenges

        1. The lowest placed AMSL Championship team can be challenged as per ASA Provincial Rules.

    3. AMSL Championship Prize Money will be increased in 2017 to the following;

      1. 1st Place - $1500 

      2. 2nd Place - $1000 

      3. 3rd Place - $750 

      4. 4th Place - $500

    4. All teams regardless of being an AMSL Championship Team or a University Development Team are eligible for AMSL Championship Prize Money

    5. University Players

      1. Any team with committed CIS or NCAA committed athletes on the AMSL roster must declare their status 15 days prior to the first AMSL league game.

      2. Any team with more than 25% of their roster with CIS or NCAA commitments must declare as a University Development Team unless they show releases (described below) to bring the available player total below the 25% (a maximum of 6 players with a 25 player roster) threshold.

      3. All AMSL Championship teams must maintain a roster with a minimum of 16 players who do not have CIS or NCAA commitments or have letters of release from their commitments to participate in Provincials and Nationals.

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