Play-Ups / Guest Players


Please Note: Players and teams are solely responsible for tracking all play-ups / guest players throughout the season. The player statistics shown on the website are intended to be a resource for teams and players but will always be an incomplete listing.

ONLY those play-ups on game sheets received in the CUSA office will be shown. Remember, there can be a delay between the time the game was played and when the game sheets are received in the CUSA office. 

For complete rules on Restricted Movement and Player Transfer, please refer to the Rules and Regulations under the Documents sections of the CUSA website.

Click here for the Rules and Regulations regarding Restricted Movement and Player Transfer

 
Summary of Guest Player Movement - for additional details on guest player movement, ensure you read the complete Rules and Regulations as attached above.
 

Men’s Open

  • Can only play up for their club if they are registered in a lower division club team of the same name.
  • Examples:
    • Foothills FC Div 5 player plays up for a higher division Foothills team - ALLOWED.
    • Foothills FC Div 5 player plays up for a higher division non-Foothills team - NOT ALLOWED.
  • Can play up a maximum of 6 games per team in total per season.

Master’s Elite

Age Category:  35 as of Jan 1st

  • Eligible for Division 3 and above only
  • Can play up a maximum of 6 games per team in total per season.

Master’s Premier

Age Category:  35 as of Jan 1st

  •  Eligible for Master’s Elite, Open Men’s.
  • Can guest a maximum of 6 games per team in a season.
  • The Master’s players who are over 45 years of age may play down into O45 A.
  • No more than 2 Master’s Premier players per O45A game.

 Master’s 1 & lower

Age Category:  35 as of Jan 1st

  • Eligible for Master’s Elite, Master’s Premier, Open Men’s.
  • Can guest a maximum of 6 games per team in a season.
  • Master’s players who are 45 years of age and older
    • can guest into O45 unlimited number of games
    • no more than 2 Masters’ players may play down per game.
    • Exception: those registered in the lowest Master’s divisions may play unlimited into O45 and up to 4 may play down into any O45 division.

 Over 45

Age Category:  O45 prior to registration 

  • Can play up unlimited per team with any Master’s, Open or higher Over 45 division team.
  • Can play down into O55 unlimited per team if at least 53 years of age.
  • Can also play for same division i.e. O45C-1 player can guest play for a team in O45C-2.

Over 55

Age Category:  O55 prior to registration

  • Can play up unlimited per team with any O45, Master’s or Open division team. 

Coed Program

  • Teams are eligible to have up to 4 guest players in a match
  • Guest players are permitted from other teams in their same competitive grouping.
  • The team and the player are responsible to ensure that he or she is eligible to play as a guest player.
  • Players may be a guest player 6 times per team only in a season.

 

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