ATTENTION ALL MUSTANG, BRONCO AND PONY COACHES, PARENTS AND PLAYERS IN SFYBL
Please be aware of the following rules regarding:
1) player transfers and additions
2) summer All-Star player qualifications and
3) SFYBL Commissioner Restructuring
1) There has been some player movement across teams this year in SFYBL and we wanted to remind and/or inform everyone of the rules in place for adding or transferring players to an already established team in the Mustang, Bronco or Pony Divisions. Please make sure your team is in compliance.
Disbanded Team – A team is considered disbanded when less than 7 players from the previous years roster are returning.
NOT-Disbanded Team - A team is NOT considered disbanded when a team changes their name and/or there is a coaching change when at least 7 players from the previous years roster are on the current roster.
Transfer Player - A player who played for a “NOT-disbanded” SFYBL team last year who wants to move to a different team this year. A “transfer player” is required to be “released” by letter/email to the SFYBL Board from his former coach. RPD “transfer players” are required to be “released” by Jimmy Chin of the SF Rec and Park Dept.
NOTE: NOT-Disbanded teams are allowed to take in ONE “Transfer Player” per year.
New Player - A player who was not on a roster of an SFYBL team in the previous season OR a player who was on a team that is now “disbanded” OR a player whose former team advanced to a higher division and said player did not want to “play up” with former team OR a player who aged out of the division where his former team is still playing.
NOTE: NOT-Disbanded teams are allowed as many “new player” additions as their roster will accommodate.
2) PONY League recently informed SFYBL of a PONY rule that SFYBL was not in compliance with last year and will need to adhere to this year and beyond.
The PONY rule states that once a player “plays up” in a higher division and plays in at least 50% of the season’s games in that higher division, said player is not allowed to move back down in divisions to play for a Summer All-Star team of the younger age.
This rule affects two age groups in SFYBL: 10U’s and 12U’s:
- If a 10U player “plays up” on a Bronco (11U-12U) team during the regular season, that player is ineligible to try-out for a 10U Summer All-Star team.
- If a 12U player “plays up” on a Pony (13U-14U) team during the regular season, that player is ineligible to try-out for a 12U Summer All-Star team.
Some players may decide not to “play up” this season in light of this rule clarification. Please abide by the definitions in the previous section if this applies.
3) There was a need to restructure the Commissioner assignments for the SFYBL. The following is the new structure: