Association Administrators can restrict team lineup selection for a game based on age and gender criteria set at a grade level.
If a participant has not met the required criteria, they will be disabled from the team selection function in the admin portal (Game Day), My Teams and Electronic Scoring Platforms.
Association Admins will also have the ability to exempt a player from these restrictions should they see fit.
These settings can be used independently or in parallel.
Setting Up Age & Gender Criteria at Grade Level
In order to configure age and gender settings, you will need to navigate to Competition Management in the main menu on the left-hand side and select the relevant Competition and Season tile.
You can then either select + Add a Grade in which case you will need to configure various grade settings before arriving at the Restriction Settings on the final page.
Or you can select an existing grade, then the Settings tab and Grade sub-tab.
Once you arrive at the relevant page, scroll down to Restrictions Settings where you will find Age Restrictions and Gender Restrictions.
If the Age toggle is switched on, 3 mandatory fields will appear:
- Calculate the age of player as at date* - This is the date your players’ ages will be calculated against. On this date, the player should fall in the specified age range
- Two Age range dropdown boxes - A minimum age and a maximum age permitted
Fill in the desired values and create the grade. Any players who do not fall in the specified age range based on the calculation date will NOT be available for line up selection.
If the Gender Restrictions toggle is switched on, 5 gender options will be displayed and all of them will be pre-selected by default.
Unselect any options you want to restrict. Only players that fall under the Selected options will be available for line up selection.
Restrictions Displayed on Team Allocation Page
You can view the active restrictions when you navigate to the allocation page for teams participating in the grade that has restrictions enabled. The age and/or gender restrictions applied to the team are displayed to the right under the Grade Details section.
Team Selection Based of Age and Gender Criteria
If a player has not met the age and or gender criteria for a team, then the following actions will occur on the Game Day page (admin portal), My Teams (public portal) and Electronic Scoring platform (pictured below).
The selection icon to move players from out into the active line up will be disabled for a player who does not meet the age or gender criteria. A message will also be displayed informing the admin that this player is unable to play due to age criteria not being met.
Age and Gender Override (Association Admins Only)
If a club needs a player that does not meet the age and gender requirements to be selected in a game, they can make a request to the association admin to override the age and gender eligibility status in order for the player to be selected.
Association admins can action this request by navigating to the relevant team allocation page and selecting the Edit Player Restriction Status button at the bottom of the Grade Details section. (Note: This button can only be viewed in an association organisation - clubs will not have access.)
The admin will be navigated to the management page. From here, they can choose to override a player’s status to make them eligible or ineligible.