It is the TCSL philosophy that player development occurs at the club level.
To that end, it is TCSL’s goal to provide a structured league environment for member clubs to participate in, so that clubs can develop their players to their highest potential. All participants are expected to hold themselves to a high standard at all times. Adult participants are expected to be role models AND LEADERS WITHIN THE SOCCER ENVIRONMENT.
5.2. Bound to Member Club
Players will be considered members of a club when they have finalized one of the following:
- Signed the club registration form, electronic or otherwise.
- Paid a commitment fee to register for the upcoming season.
A tryout fee does not register a player to a club, this is merely a fee to tryout.
9U-11U players will be bound to the club from the 1st day of their registration (after July 25) through the first day of tryouts for the following soccer year.
12U+ players will be bound to the club from the 1st day of their registration through the last day of TCSL play such as Final 4 championships.
5.3. Player Transfer Process
Any player bound to a Member Club cannot transfer once registered to the Member Club except in exceptional circumstances.
Such circumstances are:
- A change of living location that makes it difficult to commute to current Club; or
- A team that player registered for does not come to exist; or
- Both Clubs agree to any player transfer after a player is bound to a Member Club.
Any disagreement regarding a player transfer will be resolved by the TCSL League Office.
The Player Transfer Form will be used for player transfers and both Member Clubs must fill out and sign all parts.
5.4.1. Player Contact Initiated by Adult
Coaches and adults (including Club personnel, and parents of players) are not allowed to contact any players from another TCSL Club as long as the player(s) in question are bound to another Club.
5.4.2. Contact Initiated by Player
If a player initiates contact with a coach during regular season play, the coach must ask the player in writing if they are committed to another TCSL Club. If so, then the player will be asked to inform their current Club in writing of their intent to try-out for another Club before any further action may be taken, and the current Club must agree in writing to said tryout or training.