- CSL is not responsible for
proposals or protocol of other groups.
- Every effort is made
to accommodate the interests of the player and protect
1. SEASON PREPARATIONS (refer to Season Preparations
- May involve communication of updates, information and
- Input/communications gathered, from past season, are
reviewed with a non-partisan approach, to get a sense of the
successes and issues of the past season and determine areas
for attention, in the best interest of the community of
associations, in going forth.
- Prioritized for attention to consideration and action.
- Previous considerations and attentions are part of the
Teamwork applies to the efforts in
preparing for the season.
Through cooperation between our
affiliating associations we can see that every interested
has an opportunity to participate in
- Use of ineligible players is a very serious matter that
CSL will not tolerate.
- Efforts are directed towards a goal of having a team in
each division representing every member association.
- Dedicated to finding a place for players where there are
not enough registered to an association to form a team by
working with the other CSL associations to combine
- Location, as well as openings, are considered.
- Attention to maintaining association connections to
accommodate players, within the league
- A combination should be considered, where possible, in
accommodating 4 or more players, rather than players being
sent to another association.
- Consider providing players to teams with lesser numbers
rather than having teams at maximum as a positive for all of
- It is expected that all available players be at games and
be played as equal members of the team.
- Teams collaborating on a team, by mutual agreement share:
- game nights over the season
- diamond time
3. AFFILIATION (by Registration)
- Team declaration is done at, or prior to, the Convenor
Meeting preceding April 15th.
- Combination agreement discussion, if not in place, may be
necessary at that time.
- Final date for add/drop teams for the season is April
- Association Registration of teams requires:
- completed "Application to Participate"
- cheque to "CSL" for fees in full (including Mid-season
- Registered player lists (DRAFT team rosters) including
first and last names with dates of birth
- coach contact information
- diamond/game night details per team
- playoff supervisions agreement
- up-to-date "Convenor Preparation" (on-line or hard copy)
- Applications will be reviewed for compliance.
- It is the responsibility of the convenor to assure
- Associations are asked to consider requiring "Police
Checks" of their coaches
- Insurance, of its participants, is the responsibility of
the member associations.
- Start time at 6:30 or 8:30 with time allowed for the
completion (as for CSL game limits per division)
- Distribution to coaches planned for beginning of May
- 14 games (7 home, 7 away) per team
- Games including reschedules are to be completed before the
end of regular season schedule
- Game/diamond availability for reschedules may require
consideration of alternatives
- other teams in local association may have single game
- the opposing team may have diamond availability
- arrangements with another association may be considered
5. MID-SEASON: (full CSL participation)
- Commitment is part of registration to the league
- Provided as commitment to team-building and skill
development for the players
- As an opportunity to fundraise, hosting is offered to all
- Fees to be collected by CSL, as part of season
registration to participate
- Participation restricted to CSL HOUSELEAGUE teams/players
- Each Association is responsible for the actions of their
- All participants need to understand and respect the role
of the umpire in exercising judgment and applying the rules
set by the league.
- A "Judicial" committee, consisting of the CSL president
(or appointed by the president) and 3 or more neutral
individuals, in good standing will address situations of
concern that require attention. The decision rendered
will be final.
- appointed to address issues of the season and determine
any disciplinary actions
- will request and review any pertinent details to assist
with clarifications in addressing situations reported and
not rely on hearsay, bad feelings, attitudes, or
- input gathered and the decision to address lies with the
- confidentiality will be respected
- considerations in addressing:
- 1. Is there a rule in place that
applies/addresses the circumstance?
- 2. Is there a precedent set?
- 3. How does it impact the full population (past,
- consider information to determine whether a decision is
viable, NOT to change the decision.
- The decision rendered in dealing with an issue will be
- Any effort to influence an outcome will be dismissed.
- Cost to teams is included in registration fees and
assisted with additional fund-raising efforts
- Season playoffs are the responsibility of the league and
as such the associations are under agreement to provide
personnel for on-site assignment.
- On-site responsibilities will include (but not limited
- supervising and reporting on games
- assuring diamond are ready
- rule clarification where required
- medal presentations
- problem/conflict resolutions (with consultation)
- Playoff for all divisions are of double knockout format
- Divisions with 10 or more teams, will be divided into "A"
and "B" (determined by season standings) for finals.
- Teams need to be prepared for adjustments to schedules and
locations as deemed necessary
- Games not able to be completed over the playoff weekend
will be assigned to be played during the following week
- Our participants have the right to privacy in all
- CSL contact information is provided by CSL, to coaches and
convenors, IN CONFIDENCE, to facilitate communications
during the season.
- Information and comments are accepted in confidence and
reviewed in an anonymous manner
- Assigning umpires is the responsibility of the member
- Encourage the use of those familiar with the game of
- Umpires need to make themselves familiar with the rules as
they apply to CSL at different divisions.
PRE-MITE (if offered outside an association)
- Centralized endeavour promoted through Associations for
- Registration is to be through the local Association to
assure insurance coverage and development
- Operation and liability is the sole responsibility of the
organizer providing the opportunity