View Full Version : How do you count the playing years?

10-29-2010, 11:47 AM
Hi, i was wondering how does the UAAP count the playing years? Lets say for example, a player like Greg Slaughter who has already played 4 years with UV in Cebu. How many years does he have left in the UAAP, is there a 1 year residency for him? When does residency apply in the UAAP and how many years is it? Thanks.

06-22-2011, 09:32 PM
Medyo matagal na ito pero eto ang answer. A UAAP player could play for a maximum of 5 years on any team and he should be less than 25 years old. A good example is Rosopa of UE who is 24 years old when he played last year (as a rookie). He will not play this year because of his age. So Slaughter could played for 3-4 years (20-21 years old na ata siya). Ang gusto ko lang malaman ay paano yung mga palipat-lipat gaya ni Arvie Bringas (1 year with DLSU, leave DLSU to go FEU and serving 2 year residency). Counted ba yung residency?

06-22-2011, 10:20 PM
The other part of the eligibility rule is the 5/7 years. A player can play a maximum of 5 years within 7 years from graduating from high school and has not turned 25 before the start of the UAAP season. In the case of Arvie Bringas, the 2 year residency is counted as part of his 7 years.

06-23-2011, 08:39 AM
A player can play for a maximum of five UAAP seasons (equivalent to five years).

Here are the general restrictions:

1. Must be under 25 years of age by a certain cutoff date every calendar year (every July 31 yata): This simply means the player can still play even if he turns 25 years old during a given season as long as he turns 25 AFTER the cutoff date

2. Can only play up to seven years after he graduated from high school: So if you graduated with the high school class of 2005 for instance, you can play up to the 2011-2012 season only, even if you have not yet reached 25 years of age

3. Playing years of transferees include their previous stints in other varsity tournaments: If a player for instance had already played two seasons for STI in NAASCU, and he transfers to UE, he has to sit out one year of residency, and when he is eligible for UAAP competition, he can play a maximum of three years only; 2 seasons with STI PLUS 3 seasons if ever for UE

That is why there are so-called one-done players, who only play one season in the UAAP, like Rosopa and Jason Escueta last season for Ateneo.

These one-done guys are either nearing 25 years of age or 25 during the season, already played four seasons in another league, or are in their seventh and last year out of high school whether or not they are 25 or nearing 25.