Eligibility

Divisions

EYUC 2017 will include Under Twenty Men (U20 Men) or Junior Men, Under Twenty Women (U20 Women) or Junior Women, Under Seventeen Men (U17 Men) and Under Seventeen Women (U17 Women)

Age range

Both U20 divisions are open to players that do NOT reach their 20th or subsequent birthday during the calendar year in which the tournament concludes, so U20 at EYUC 2017 is open for players born in 1998 or later.

Both U17 divisions are open to players who do NOT reach their 17th or subsequent birthday during the calendar year in which the tournament concludes, so U17 at EYUC 2017 is open for players born in 2001 or later.

Player classes

The following players are allowed to play for a particular country at EYUC 2017.

Legal Citizen. Players are deemed to be "Legal Citizens" if they own a passport or equivalent legal document issued by the country's government.

EUF Citizen. Players are deemed to be "EUF Citizens" if they have moved to the country at least 4 years prior to the start date of the event and spent more than 75% of those four years in the country.

Resident Non-Citizen. Players are deemed to be "Resident Non-Citizens" if they a) own a legal certificate of permanent residency issued by the country's government, or b) have moved to the country at least 20 months prior to the start date of the event and spent more than 75% of those 20 months in the country.

Ultimate Community Member. Players are deemed to be "Ultimate Community Members" at the discretion of the National Federation if they are considered to be a significant part of that country’s ultimate community, but don’t fall under the above categories. The reasoning should be provided along with registration information.

The following may be taken into account by the National Federation in making this decision :

  • Residency history in that country
  • Participation in that country’s ultimate events, especially national championships
  • Past representation on National Youth Teams
  • Participation in the development of ultimate in the country

National Youth Team Rosters

A National Youth Team must have a minimum of 14 players and a maximum of 28 players registered on their roster for the event. Should a team lose players during the tournament due to injuries, the team will be allowed to continue to participate as long as they can field 10 fit players.

A National Youth Team may have on its roster :

  • Any number of Legal Citizens or EUF Citizens
  • A maximum of 4 Resident Non-Citizens
  • A maximum of 1 Ultimate Community Member replacing 1 Resident Non-Citizen.

Tyro teams

When ultimate in a country is still in a developing stage and that country is not able to field a full representative National Youth Team in a division, they may enter a Tyro team. This enables them to recruit players who would normally not be eligible for that team, for example from other countries, or from a maximum of one year outside the defined age range. The final roster of a Tyro team may contain up to 4 such players and needs approval of the EUF Youth Committee.

A Tyro team may not compete in the championship bracket of an event. If 8 or more eligible teams participate in a division, a Tyro team may not compete in the quarterfinal stages of a championship event, but this does not exclude them from finishing 5th if the format of the schedule allows this. The Tyro team keeps its final placement in the championship, but the next time that country participates in a championship in the same division the ranking position will be last place.

Second teams

Second teams are permitted to play in the U17 divisions while these divisions are still small and needing to increase in size. For Second teams the same rules apply as for Tyro teams, see above.

Dual eligibility

If a player is eligible to play in two different divisions at an event, they may do so subject to these rules. They first should specify and register with their main team. Before the start of the tournament the contact person for the National Youth Teams should then also inform the EUF Youth Committee as well as the TD if they plan to let this player play for any other National Youth Team in another division. But this player may never play in more than two games on a single day.

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