Playing Outside of Your Appropriate Age Group

1.  We do not recommend for or against allowing players to play at any level other than the one indicated by their grade level.  

2.  We do not prohibit playing above grade level.  OYLA's intention is to be outside of the decision of whether to play up or not.  It is entirely the decision of the clubs and the members thereof.  

3.  We do prohibit playing below grade level for the safety of players from other clubs.

4.  We recognize that in certain cases there may be an increased possibility of injury when a player plays outside of his cohort.  OYLA does not accept any liability for injuries sustained as a result of such playing up.  To the extent that OYLA would have liability for any tacit or active support of such a practice, OYLA’s policy is to have all players participating within their appropriate age group.