Multiple Sports Policy and Primary Seasons
CBAA's purpose is to provide opportunities for the youth athletes of Central Bucks to participate and develop at a competitive level in one or more sports in both travel and intramural programs. As the level of competition has increased in the travel programs for basketball, lacrosse and soccer, each sport has extended their competitive year throughout the calendar year.
Cooperation and respect on the part of all sports programs and their intramural programs, their officers and coaches is a goal of CBAA. While teams can now participate in several activities throughout the year, each sport maintains a primary playing season during which primary league play occurs. For lacrosse this takes place in the spring, for travel soccer it's the fall for league play and the spring for state cups and for basketball it's the winter. While there is overlap with the beginning and end of each season, each sport's primary playing season should take precedent over the beginning practice season of another travel program. In a similar manner, each sport's primary playing season should take precedence over additional "off season" competitive opportunities such as tournaments, winter indoor leagues (for soccer and lacrosse) and outdoor summer leagues (for basketball), training sessions and practices. Athletes and their parents should not be pressured or penalized for fulfilling their commitment and participation in a sport during its primary season by a sports team that is participating in "off season" activities. Similarly, travel teams and their coaches participating in activities during their "off seasons" are expected to support and respect the participation of their athletes in an intramural sport during its primary playing season.
All coaches, managers, trainers, parents and club officers in all sports programs are expected to honor CBAA and specific club rules regarding playing time for athletes who participate in multiple travel and/or intramural........[ continue reading and view Calendar]