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Playing Up Policy

 Playing Up Policy (link to PDF)



To establish how and when FCP will allow players to play up or down. 


This policy will apply to all FCP travel players. 


Playing up is when a player for a younger team or reserve team has the opportunity to play for the older or higher level team. 

Playing down is when a player has the opportunity to play for a lower level team within their true age group. 


It will be the responsibility of the Director of Soccer Operations and the Boys and Girls Director to monitor all players in order to identify players who would benefit developmentally from playing up or playing down on an occasion. 

It will be the responsibility of the Director of Soccer Operations and the respective Boys or Girls Directors to agree that playing up would be to the benefit for a given players’ development. 


A coach establishes a need for players to supplement his/her current roster. 

The coach contacts the Director of Soccer Operations or respective Director of Boys and Girls in regards to the need for supplemental players. 

The Director of Soccer Operations and respective Boys and Girls Director makes the final determination of what player or players would benefit most from this opportunity.  The DSO will only select players who would contribute positively to the team that is in need of supplemental players. 


Upon registering for tryouts, players must indicate they wish to try out up an age.  However, they must tryout for their own age group as well as the older aged team.  Failure to tryout at the appropriate age will result in the tryout being void. 

Players to be accepted by the older age teams must be in the TOP THREE (if 6v6) or TOP FIVE players of the older teams. 

The DSO and Technical Directors will make the final determination on team placement. 

Email Director of Soccer Operations with any questions at [email protected]

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