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(The following excerpted from MAYSA's Consolidated Policies & Procedures:)

MAYSA Recreational and Classic League Alignments

MAYSA organizes the inter-club leagues for the clubs in its district. Teams are placed into the leagues through the ĎAlignmentí process.


Recreational League Alignment Policy

  • Age and gender Boys (co-ed) and Girls leagues will be formed according to age group (e.g., Under 9, U10, etc.). On occasion, age groups may be merged (e.g., U14/15).
  • Geography All reasonable attempts will be made to form leagues according to age and gender that limit travel distance and time.
  • Level of play Ideally, all matches within league play will be competitive. Therefore, geography may have to be dismissed as league-formation criteria if two teams are fairly close to one another but are unlikely to be competitive with one another.
  • Criteria for Promotion/Relegation Prior to the scheduling process and the start of the fall and spring seasons, team win-loss records and goal differential are reviewed and compared so that teams may be placed in appropriate divisions for competition.
  • Size of divisions within league The size of the divisions will vary based on the above criteria and may range from five (5) teams to ten (10) teams. Nevertheless, all teams participating in MAYSA leagues will be assured eight (8) games in the fall and spring seasons, respectively.
  • Coach/manager feedback During the alignment period, team coaches and managers will be given the opportunity to provide information or feedback about their teamís placement. MAYSA recognizes feedback and typically makes changes accordingly but cannot guarantee that there will be changes to league alignments.

Classic League Alignment Policy

  • Age and gender Boys (co-ed) and Girls leagues will be formed according to age group (e.g., Under 11, U12, etc.). On occasion, age groups may be merged (e.g., U14/15).
  • Geography Geography is not taken into consideration in the formation of Classic-level leagues.
  • Level of play Ideally, all matches within league play will be competitive.
  • Criteria for Promotion/Relegation Prior to the scheduling process and the start of the fall and spring seasons, team win-loss records and goal differential are reviewed and compared so that teams may be placed in appropriate divisions for competition.
  • Size of divisions within league The size of the divisions will vary based on the above criteria and may range from five (5) teams to ten (10) teams. Nevertheless, all teams participating in MAYSA leagues will be assured eight (8) games in the fall and spring seasons, respectively.
  • Coach/manager feedback During the alignment period, team coaches and managers will be given the opportunity to provide information or feedback about their teamís placement. MAYSA recognizes feedback and typically makes changes accordingly but cannot guarantee that there will be changes to league alignments.


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