Your offseason duties and deadlines

  1. When week 16 is released you will have 10 days to have all 16 weekly games uploaded for stats to count. Any game uploaded past due (barring any extenuating circumstances or extensions granted by admins) will not be counted toward performance gain consideration.

  2. At any point past the week 16 deadline your team's aging ceremony can be handled. This requires the commish to perform ceremony via WTFCphile system. All rosters in phile must be correct (preferably with ages) that includes a practice squad. If any player on your squad is not rolled for aging then he will be considered cut from your roster and available for free agency claims that offseason. If you notice afterward that a mistake has been made in the rolling ceremony simply correct it by getting with an admin (i.e. to roll for an omitted player). Look for a post on the message board about the timing of this event as these are most likely to occur simultaneuosly with the playoffs, although if your a contending in the playoffs it is advisable to take part in the ceremony after you have been eliminated from the playoffs or until you have won the Superbowl.

  3. The college rookie draft is likely to begin before the playoffs are over as well. Look for posts on the message board concerning the start of the draft. The draft will start as a rolling untimed draft. 24 hours after the Superbowl game is uploaded the draft will start a time limit. The first round time limit varies depending on how far the rolling draft has proceeded at the conclusion of the playoffs. Times for each round will be posted at forum. * The first 16 picks in the draft are first assigned by ranking teams by their regular season records. Then we use the following lottery draft values to determine first round draft picks: 1.1-250 2.251-429 3.430-607 4.608-727 5.728-804 6.805-880 7.881-924 8.925-953 9.954-971 10.972-980 11.981-987 12.988-990 13.991-993 14.994-996 15.997-998 16.999 * The other playoff teams maintain their position in the draft based on playoff performance and regular season record.

  4. At the conclusion of the draft owners will have 5 days to make trades. (KEEP IN MIND THAT DRAFT PICKS CANNOT BE TRADED MORE THAN 2 YEARS IN ADVANCE. i.e. in the 2000 season, I cannot trade my 2003 draft picks. I have to wait until 2001. This is to protect a franchise's future integrity)

  5. Final roster cuts must be made within 24 hours after the trade dealine (6 days after the draft).

  6. Free agent claims must be made within 24 hours of the roster cuts deadline (7 days after the draft). Normal FA rules apply during this 24 hour period, but no new claims may be made after the 24 hour deadline.

  7. Final roster are due within 24 hours of the free agency deadline (8 days after the draft). Any player not posted in the official roster thread will be considered cut and will be available as a free agent next offseason.

  8. Rom development takes about 2-3 days depending on the schedule of the rom developer. Your duty here is to merely check over your team to make sure it is correct on the rom before it is uploaded to WTFCphile and the season officially begins. There is not a hard deadline for corrections, but it's in your best interest to be observant of your team throughout your career in the WTF:C