12. Submitting Team Rosters
All NCJLA teams must submit team rosters prior to participating in games or events. If a team’s roster is not complete or accurate in the NCJLA system within 72 hours of the team’s first NCJLA game, the game will be cancelled, due to the significant liability to the club and the league. All rosters must include valid and current US Lacrosse numbers for every player.
Boys and Girls 10UA, 12UA&B, 14UA&B and HS Teams
Boys and girls team rosters listing players, coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers can be submitted anytime up to the second Saturday in February. Rosters may be resubmitted with updates or additions after the mid-February deadline. The NCJLA recommends no more than 30 players on a roster. Rosters must be complete, and accurate, with jersey numbers, US Lacrosse membership numbers and zip codes before games start.
Boys and Girls 10UB and 8U Teams
Boys and girls team rosters listing players, coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers can be submitted anytime up to the first Saturday in March. Rosters may be resubmitted with updates or additions after the mid-February deadline. There is no maximum number of players for a roster at this level. Rosters must be complete, and accurate, with USL membership numbers and zip codes before games start.
Clubs are strongly encouraged to provide coaches and parents with a copy of the NCJLA Eligibility section of the Operations Guide. This section outlines the age divisions, policies for playing up or down an age division, switching teams, being a guest player for another team etc. The NCJLA Operations Guide Eligibility section can be found HERE.
Roster Submission Instructions
The NCJLA provides a roster spreadsheet template with the required fields. Here is the link to instructions on loading rosters: How do I prepare our team rosters to be loaded on the NCJLA website? And the link for the roster template.
If your club has a League Athletics website you can send your rosters via your club website. Here is the link: http://ncjla.org/Page.asp?n=75277&org=ncjla.org. Email addresses are required for every player. If a parent or player does not have an email address, use the coach’s or team manager’s email address in that field.
US Lacrosse Membership
For insurance purposes, the NCJLA requires that all players, coaches and assistant coaches be members of US Lacrosse through the end of the season. These membership numbers must be included for every player and coach on the roster. Clubs tend to collect US Lacrosse membership information in one of three ways:
1. They require players to register directly with US Lacrosse then submit their membership number to their club registrar.
2. Clubs who use League Athletics for registration can build in automatic US Lacrosse membership at the time players register, so they are registering for the club and with US Lacrosse at the same time. (The NCJLA highly recommends this approach.)
3. Clubs format a group membership registration form with all player and coach information and submit that to US Lacrosse for group processing. (Be advised this process can take between two to four weeks, so plan accordingly.)
Click here for more on US Lacrosse membership.
Bollinger Insurance provides coverage via US Lacrosse membership.
Roster Changes, Late Additions, Jersey Number Updates
New players, jersey numbers, additional coaches, and assistant coaches can be added by completing and submitting the Team Member import template to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for instructions. Submit roster changes to NCJLA no less than 72 hours before a game.
Rosters will be "locked" as of April 1. After that date any changes to a roster must be approved by the NCJLA Board of Directors via a petition. The NCJLA recognizes that clubs may continue to recruit new players during the season. Send roster petition detail to the NCJLA executive director, email email@example.com.