In the rare occurrence where a player in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade feel they are skilled to play at a higher level they can request to play-up one (1) grade level.

The following requirements will need to be met AND approved by the RCYBA board each year to be allowed tryout to play-up one grade:

  • Request must be made by, August 16, 2023 by 3pm, with the following information provided:
    • Written documentation, by parent, documenting the players desire and why they feel they should be allowed to play-up a grade
    • Letter from a prior coach (NOT a parent coach) recommending the players ability to play-up a grade.
  • Player can only play-up 1 grade level
  • During the scheduled tryout the player MUST be evaluated as one of the top 5 players for the A travel team.  Players are not allowed to play up on the B or lower travel teams.

If a player does not rank in the top 5 at travel tryouts, they will be placed on a team at the appropriate level for their current grade.


PLEASE NOTE: NO requests for kindergarten - 4th grade will be approved for playing up in the Travel Program.


Violation to this policy may result in dismissal from the program without refund.

Link to request the opportunity to play-up

ALL play-up requests MUST be submitted by 3pm on August 16, 2023.

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