Play All Session Policy
Players are requested to play both indoor seasons in order to secure a spot on the spring roster. In the event player interest exceeds roster limits players may be asked to try out for team placement. Consideration will be afforded spring and fall players when possible. They will be guaranteed a position with the club but it could be with another team. We encourage play throughout the year for player development and the stability of our club.
Player Transfer Request Policy
Players on classic, competitive and premier level teams wishing to transfer from one club team to another must submit their request in writing to the DP FIRE UNITED FC. This form must be completed for all transfer requests involving classic, competitive and premier level players when wishing to transfer from one club team to another.
NISL Player Release Policy
Players signing a player registration form are bound to that team for the entire seasonal year unless he/she requests a release. A request for a release must be submitted to the league office on the form provided by the N.I.S.L. stating the reason for the release.
Players may be denied a release by the league office if the player is suspended by the team/club for team/club infractions, owes club fees and equipment. All players must have secured the necessary clearance from the player’s former club before a release is processed.
In the case of a dispute between player and club or between clubs, the N.I.S.L. office, upon receiving written evidence from the club or player, shall evaluate the evidence submitted and allow seven days for response (If the player or club so chooses). The N.I.S.L. administrative office shall render a decision on the status of the player’s registration within seven days from the last receipt of evidence from either party. The N.I.S.L. office decision on these matters may be appealed to IYSA
When a player is released, his/her player pass shall be surrendered to the league office complete with the completed original Add/Release forms.
Players found playing without being properly registered with the league will be suspended.
Players providing false information to the league will be suspended.
Players found producing or using falsified documentation or ID’s will be suspended from playing in the NISL
Players are only permitted to register for one N.I.S.L. team at a time. Players signing and registering for a team while being a registered member of another team will be suspended from playing in the N.I.S.L.
Teams are limited to a total of three inter-club transfers of previously registered players per seasonal year.
NISL Player Release Policy
Teams are not limited to intra-club transfers per seasonal year.
Players are limited to a maximum of one inter-club transfer per seasonal year.
Players are only permitted to register on one. IYSA sanctioned competitive league during a playing season.
Players are permitted to register with their club organization on other passes provided they are U.S. sanctioned and does not violate other N.I.S.L. registration rules.
All player registration expires at the end of the seasonal year.
It is the right of every player to be free to choose which team that he/she wants to play for without fear of intimidation or repercussion from any source. It is in this spirit that the N.I.S.L. permits Free Agency, which is July 1st through July 31st each seasonal year.
Player registration prior to the next seasonal year is not valid until the seasonal year begins August 1st. Players that sign registration forms and passes prior to August 1st may change teams without penalty to the team they are joining. (Ex. Inter-club transfers providing this is done prior to August 1st)
IWSL Player Release Policy
A youth player is committed to a team for the entire soccer-playing year (August 1 through July 31) from the time the IWSL receives the IYSA team roster bearing her name and signature until the end of the soccer-playing year for which the team is being rostered (current year). Not withstanding the previous sentence, it is every player’s right to be released from a team at any time she wishes except where the player owes debts and/or dues to the team and/or has equipment belonging to the team. However, she will not be allowed to join another IWSL team until January 1 of the current soccer playing year. To be eligible to join another IWSL team during the current soccer playing year, a player must be released from her team before or during January of the current year or produce competent evidence that she tried to secure such release and was unable to do so.
The only exceptions to this rule are: (a) where a player’s home address has changed and is newly at least fifteen (15) miles further from the team’s primary practice location and home game field, or (b) where a player’s sister plays on another team and transportation to practice and games is a hardship for the family, or (c) where her team has disbanded or will not play the Spring season, or (d) where, after the end of the Spring season, the team will not play in State Cup or other post-season tournaments.
No team, club, coach, player or any other person may approach a rostered player of another team to entice her to leave her team or invite her to participate in a competitive game situation without written consent of the player’s team representative. Except as stated in the immediately following paragraph, no player may try out with another team while she is committed to a team without written consent of her team’s representative. During the period between May 1 and July 31, a player may try out for any team she wishes. During the period beginning May 1, a player may join (sign the roster of) her current team or any other team for the FOLLOWING soccer playing year. However, once she signs a team’s roster for the following soccer playing year and it is filed with the IWSL, she is committed to that team and is no longer free to try out for or join another team for the following soccer playing year.
Nothing in SECTION 9 shall prevent Intra-club transfers. Intra-club transfers shall be reported to IWSL via the IYSA ADD/RELEASE/TRANSFER form and shall be reported to IYSA by the IWSL and will count as one of the three (3) previously registered players on the roster of the team to which the player transfers. A transfer back to the original team will likewise count as one of the three (3) previously registered players on that team’s roster. All rosters expire at the end of the current soccer playing year (July 31).
Due Process: IWSL decisions regarding transfers may be appealed to the IYSA within ten (10) days of their issuance. Consult IYSA Rules and Regulations (WWW.IYSA.ORG) for the process to be followed. No release is required to play on a recreational (non-competitive) soccer team as being rostered on both simultaneously is permitted.
D. All requests for players releases and adds (transfers) shall be submitted to the registrar in writing, on IYSA ADD/RELEASE/TRANSFER forms (separate forms) and must be accompanied by the player’s pass from the team she is leaving. Players being released must return all equipment and uniforms belonging to the team and shall pay all incurred debts and/or dues to her team before being released.
E. New players (players joining a team after the original roster is received by IWSL) must be added using an IYSA Add/Release/Transfer form. There is no waiting period for new players to begin playing with the team.
F. Players properly rostered with IWSL may play for another affiliated team other than the team of which she is a member in a friendly exhibition game, park district game, or a sanctioned tournament, if she asks for and receives prior permission from her team’s representative. (THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO IWSL LEAGUE GAMES.)
G. A team representative is the Head Coach, Assistant Coach or the club’s representative to the IWSL.
Player Activity Participation Policy
DP Fire United FC participation in any non club activity must be approved by the President of the club. Including but not confined to small sided and full sided tournaments, fundraising, and training.