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Divisional Registrar Guidelines (dates, definitions etc.)

Registration Manual

          Here is a reference sheet for the year to help you have a smooth registration process.

First you will need to contact the NACB registrar to get your club affiliated, registrar.usa@gaa.ie with the following information:

THIS INFORMATION IS ONLY NEEDED FOR ANY BRAND NEW CLUB!

 

Club Name -
Address -
City -
State –

 

Administrator Information
Name -
DOB -
Address -
City -
State -
email address -

 


Registration Reference Guide

Registration System website: www.manageyourleague.com/NAGAA/admin

* You will need a user name and password to log into this system, if you do not have one or need to reset it, please contact registrar.usa@gaa.ie



Important Dates:

March 31st:

*MEN’S CLUBS ONLY*

Intercounty transfers must be completed and sent to NACB secretary, secretary.usa@gaa.ie. The NACB secretary will send the forms to Croke Park for approval. Please refer to Bylaw #13 (Men’s). SUBMIT THE WHOLE FORM TO NACB SECRETARY, BUT DO NOT WORRY ABOUT COMPLETING ANY PAGES BUT ONLY PAGE 1.

  

*LADIES FOOTBALL ONLY*

Intercounty transfers must be completed and signed by all signatures (even the Irish signatures). You will send the Intercounty transfer to Ladies Gaelic Football Association for approval, info@ladiesgaelic.ie. Please refer to Bylaw #24(Ladies Football).

Any girl that has never played Ladies Gaelic Football or has not played in 3 years will need to complete an Intercounty Transfer form and send it to the NACB registrar, registrar.usa@gaa.ie for approval.

*CAMOGIE ONLY*

Intercounty transfer must be completed and signed by all signatures (even the Irish signatures). You will send the Intercounty transfer to the Camogie Association for approval, info@camogie.ie. Please refer to Bylaw #25 (Camogie).

Any girl that has never played Camogie or has not played in a 5 years will still complete this process but do not need any signatures; you can send it straight to the Camogie Association.

April 30th:

Club to Club transfer form applies for both men’s and ladies.

Club to Club transfer within a division, form must be completed and submitted to divisional secretary. Please forward a copy to NACB registrar and secretary. Divisional secretary will let you know about approval. *Keep in mind, the club the player is transferring from has only 10 days to object, otherwise it is effective.

Club to Club transfer to another division, form must be completed and submitted to NACB secretary. Please forward a copy to NACB registrar and Divisional registrar keep a copy for registration book. NACB secretary will let you know about your approval.

Club Registration Dates:

Club registration is due to the Divisional Registrar by midnight, please read below for specific registration dates. Each club is required to registrar at least 13 players, board officials, and team colors. The registration fee is $400.00 unless it is a new club then fee $100.00 for 1st three years (new club’s registration fee must be approved by NACB). *Plus insurance fee ($250.00) and Croke Park fee ($3.00 per member). Please check with your division for any divisional fees.

- Ladies Gaelic Football resident registration date is April 30th.

- Minimum Age for a player to register with a Ladies Adult club is age 15 by January 1st of the current year.

- Men’s Gaelic Football/Hurling resident registration date is April 30th.

      - Minimum Age for a player to register with a Men’s Adult club is age 16 by January 1st of the current year.

- Camogie resident registration final date is June 10th. They will still need to register their club, at least 13 players, club colors, and board officers by April 30th.

Registrar information:

Club Registrar will need to review registration online system, print a copy of their player’s registration report (list of club members/players), sign the bottom of the copy and turn it into their divisional registrar on or before April 30th. Please contact your divisional registrar with requirements.

Divisional Registrars must review registration online system and make sure that members are properly registered under one of the following categories: Intercounty transfer, club to club transfer, Sanction, Resident player from previous year, or American Born player. Names submitted without proper documentation or where the residence of the player is not known to the Divisional Committee, shall be struck off the registration sheets prior to forwarding to the NACB registrar.

Divisional Registrar must sign paper copy for approval registration and send it to the NACB registrar via email or by mail no later than May 15th: 3553 W. 116th Street, Chicago, IL 60655. 

Divisional Registrars must maintain a divisional registration book. They will need to enter any new player’s information in a timely fashion. The divisional registration book can be found in your gaa email system under one drive.

Men’s Sanctions

*If you have a player from Ireland that would like to play for the summer, they must fill out a sanction form. As well as this, you also need to obtain insurance cover. This insurance can be obtained at http://www.gaa.ie/sanctioninsurance.

After completion the player will receive a receipt by email. This receipt must be attached to the sanction form, whether it’s submitted by fax or email.

Both sanction and insurance receipt must go through the following steps:

  1. Signed by your club secretary and sent to your county secretary
  2. Signed by your county secretary and sent on to Croke Park
  3. Signed by Croke Park and submitted to the North American County Board secretary

Until the sanction is approved they cannot register or play in any GAA games.

Ladies Football Sanctions

Players seeking permits to the USA must have an appropriate insurance policy or be included in a club insurance scheme covering injuries sustained while playing Ladies Gaelic Football in U.S.A.  and which indemnifies the Ladies Gaelic Football Association against all claims arising from injury sustained while playing abroad and must produce a copy of this policy when applying for the permit. For more information, visit www.ladiesgaelic.ie.

Both sanction and insurance receipt must go through the following steps:

1.   Signed by your club secretary and sent to your county secretary

2.  Signed by your county secretary and sent on to Ladies Gaelic Football Association

3.  Signed by Ladies Gaelic Football Association and submitted to the North American County Board secretary

Until the sanction is approved they cannot register or play in any GAA games.

Camogie Sanctions

Players seeking a sanction (CC6 Form) to the USA must have an appropriate insurance policy or be included in a club insurance scheme covering injuries sustained while playing Camogie in U.S.A. and must produce a copy of this policy when applying for the sanction. For more information, visit www.camogie.ie.

Both sanction and insurance receipt must go through the following steps:

1.        Signed by your club secretary and sent to your county secretary

2.       Signed by your county secretary and sent on to Camogie Association

3.       Signed by Camogie Association and submitted to the North American County Board secretary

Until the sanction is approved they cannot register or play in any GAA games.

  

July 1st: Ladies Gaelic Football sanction final registration date. After this date no sanction players can be registered.

          - 10 sanctions for 1st team

          - 8 sanctions for 2nd team

          - unlimited J1 sanctions

·       NOTE: Sanction players have to play at their grade listed on the sanction form. For example, a Senior sanction player cannot play with a lower grade club (Intermediate & Junior).

July 20th:

Final sanction final registration date for Men’s teams.

Men’s Football/Hurling:

·       A Club with one team – a maximum of ten; In Senior Hurling only a Club with one team – a maximum of twelve.

·       A Club with a second team – a further eight, restricted to the grade of the second team.

·       Unlimited J1 sanctions

·       NOTE: Sanction players have to play at their grade listed on the sanction form. For example, a Senior sanction player cannot play with a lower grade club (Intermediate & Junior).

Camogie

·       Unlimited Sanctions

·       NOTE: Sanction players have to play at their grade listed on the sanction form. For example, a Senior sanction player cannot play with a lower grade club (Intermediate & Junior).

August 15th:

Final registration for any first time, American born (Non – Irish) player. The Divisional registrar will need to submit the list of any players that registrar this date to the NACB registrar. (This list will need to include their name and club).

NACB playoffs:

The Divisional Committee must forward to the NACB Registrar a panel of 25 players for each Divisional Championship winner for each grade of competition at least 5 days prior to the NACB Playoffs, or earlier if Divisional finals have been played. Only those players listed on the panel will be eligible to play at the Playoffs.

After each game is played during the season and at least 5 days prior to the NACB Playoffs, the Divisional Committee Registrar or Secretary must forward to the NACB Registrar the substitution and team sheets for all teams whose club also has a lower grade affiliated team. If the required team lists and other team documentation are not provided to the NACB, the team will be eliminated from the Playoffs.

References:

Inter county Transfer player: A player residing in the United States before March 31st and looking to play with a club in the NACB area must complete this form. This player is not allowed to play at home until he has submitted another transfer. Please note that only one transfer can be completed in a calendar year. All transfer forms can be found the website. Player will need to complete it and submit it to the NACB secretary as well as CC it to the NACB registrar and divisional registrar. You can check approved transfers on the gaa.ie website under clubzone in transfer/sanction section.

Sanction player: A player wishing to play with a club in NACB area during the summer season may apply for a sanction. It must be completed by the player. The player will need to send it to their club secretary in Ireland for approval. Once approved, the club secretary will send it on to the county secretary for approval and then it will make its way to Croke Park for the final approval. You can check approved transfers on the gaa.ie website under clubzone in transfer/sanction section.

J1 Visa sanction player: A player with an official J1 Visa (3 month student work visa) wishing to play with a club in NACB area during the summer season may apply for a J1 visa sanction. It must be completed by the player. The player will need to send it to their club secretary in Ireland for approval. Once approved, the club secretary will send it on to the county secretary for approval and then it will make its way to Croke Park for the final approval. You can check approved transfers on the gaa.ie website under clubzone in transfer/sanction section.

Non Irish Born: A first time player that has never been played Gaelic Football or Hurling and has no affiliation with a GAA club.

American Born: A first time player that was born and living in the United States.

 * Make sure to check the NACB regulations about the different grades (Sr., Jr. A, B, C, D) for the team/players’ requirements.

 

 

 


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