Official Team Manual
APA/CPA Official Team Manual for League Years 2023/2024, 2024/2025 & 2025/2026
WHO PLAYS FIRST & ORDER OF PLAY
Team Captains flip a coin to decide which team will declare the first player. The winner of the toss has the choice of declaring first or having the opposing Team Captain declare first. Whichever team declares first in the first match, declares second in the second match, first again in the third match, and so on.
Once both teams have declared a player, the players cannot be changed unless the team’s choice of player will violate the Team Skill Level Limit rule or the Limited Senior Skill Level rule. While teams are not required to notify their opponent that they are about to break the Team Skill Level Limit rule or the Limited Senior Skill Level rule, it is considered good sportsmanship to notify the opponent, and to give them an opportunity to declare a different player.