Eligibility rules allow you to define an arbitrary rule set for participation in a competition as a coach, a referee, or a player. Coaches that do not qualify will not be able to access their teams. Ineligible referees will not be able to see the competition (or division within a competition). and players who do not qualify will not be available to be assigned to teams.
Only webmasters, registrars, and competition managers in the player administrator role can create and assign eligibility rules. Referee competition administrators and referee schedulers may create and assign referee eligibility rules only.
Rules are created in the report builder. Any report can be saved as an eligibility rule:
Once you have created a report with the desired rules, select Save as Eligibility Rule and give the rule a name - that name is how you will later assign the rule to one or more competitions.
Reports saved as eligibility rules are automatically refreshed every four hours. For instance, if you create a report of all Safe Haven certified volunteers for 2015 and save it as an eligibility rule, someone who was not certified at the time you saved it but later becomes certified will automatically become eligible after the next four hour interval.
Under Competition Setup on the Competitions menu, select the eligibility rules tab and you will see all eligibility rules created by all authorized users. Save the desired rule to the selected competition.
A competition may only have one eligibility rule for players and one for coaches; because the rule can be as complicated as the report builder can make it, any 'AND' and 'OR' rules should be handled there.
Under Referee Setup on the Competitions menu, select Access Restrictions and you will be able to assign an eligibility rule either to the whole competition, or to specific divisions within the competition. Referee rules differ from player and coach rules in that they have the additional level of a divisional rule that will override the competition rule.
For referee rules only (at the moment), you may input text on a saved eligibility rule that will be displayed on the referee scheduler to notify a referee why they are ineligible and/or indicate the necessary steps for eligibility.