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Eligibility


Eligibility/Locale: No member organization of SEPYLA shall permit a player to participate in any SEPYLA game who does not reside within the member’s school district boundaries or such other boundaries established by SEPYLA’s by-laws unless expressly authorized by the Competition Committee for that season only and such player may not participate in a league game until expressly authorized by the Competition Committee.  All requests for exceptions must be submitted directly to the Competition Committee by the player’s parent or legal guardian.  No request from a member organization is permitted. Recruiting of players from outside a Member’s boundaries is prohibited.

If a player wishes to ask for an exception to this rule, the parent/guardian of the player must email
Joe Manuli, Chairman of the Competition Committee, at qsi.lbnd@gmail.com with specific reasons why an exception should be granted.  There will be two periods where Mr. Manuli will accept exception requests:

Period #1:  October 14 to November 30.  All exceptions received by November 30th will be reviewed and answered by December 15.

Period #2:  January 15 to February 15.  All exceptions received by February 15th will be reviewed and answered by March 1.
 
Since exceptions will be granted in cases of severe hardship, it is difficult to offer any guidance on the specific facts that might lead the Competition Committee to grant an exception. However, the Competition Committee offers these examples of circumstances that the Competition Committee would 
not grant an exception:
 

-player did not play for his home club last year (no grandfathering)
 
-player has or had a relative who coaches or coached in the non-home club
 
-player has school teammates, summer club teammates, or friends on the non-home club
 
-player attends school within the non-home club area
 

One of these reasons, by itself, would not normally be grounds for considering an exception. If other factors were involved, the request for the exception might be considered.
Players who live in an area that currently does not have a youth lacrosse program participating in SEPYLA, Chester County League, Lehigh Valley Youth League, Berks County Youth League, South Jersey Youth League or Delaware Youth League are eligible to play for SEPYLA program that is adjacent to their home area/school district*.  If that player wishes to switch to another SEPYLA program in the future, an exception must be granted.

*The city of Philadelphia is broken into areas based on zip code and the SEPYLA Competition Committee will determine which SEPYLA programs are adjacent to where a player lives.