[Updated: 8.15.2014]

[excerpts below taken from the MYSA Policies and Rules Manual]

4.2.1.2 Under-14 through Under-17 Competitive Divisions

a. MYSA provides multiple levels of competitive play, with Premier being the most competitive division and Classic 3 the least competitive. Within each competitive division, there may be one or more leagues. The availability of competitive divisions, number of leagues and assignment of teams to those leagues is determined by the Competitive Committee at its discretion.

b. A team that does not have a competitive rating from the preceding summer season is considered a new team.

c. New teams will be placed at the lowest competitive division available. New teams can be placed at a higher competitive division at the discretion of the Competitive Committee.

d. Promotion-Relegation Standards for Classic Leagues
(for promotion–relegation of Premier teams see section 11.0)

  1. Promotion
    1. Classic 2 and 3 teams that place first in their leagues are automatically promoted.
    2. Classic 2 and 3 teams that score 75 percent or higher of the total number of points possible for their league are automatically promoted.
    3. Classic 2 and 3 teams that win the Summer State Tournament are automatically promoted.
  2. Relegation
    1. The last place team in each classic 1 or 2 league is automatically relegated. If two teams tie in points for last place they will both be relegated.
    2. Classic 1 and 2 teams that score 25 percent or lower of the total number of points possible for their league are automatically relegated.

e. The Competitive Committee has the absolute right to change a team’s declared competitive division to properly and fairly place teams. At the discretion of the Competitive Committee, a team may be allowed to play at an older playing age than that of the team’s players.

10.2 Placement in a Premier League

a. Qualifying teams will be placed in a Premier league the following summer season at the next highest age group.

b. The Competitive Committee will review the leagues’ results and publish a list of the following year’s preliminary qualifying teams by mid September.

c. Promotion-Relegation Standards for Premier Leagues

  1. Promotion
    1. U14: The U13 Classic 1 league winners will automatically be promoted into the U14 Premier league for the following summer season. The final two positions in the U14 Premier league will be filled by the U13 Classic 1 league runners-up with the best record in the MYSA State Tournament. If no runner-up teams from league play advance to the MYSA State Tournament, the team(s) with the best league record will advance to Premier. In the event teams play an unequal number of games, the procedure set forth in 4.2.2.3.c will be used.
    2. U15-19: Vacancy(ies) in the U15 through U19 leagues will be filled by the C1 league winner(s) that advance the farthest in the MYSA Summer State Tournament.
  2. Relegation
    1. The last place team in each Premier league is automatically relegated. If two teams tie in points for last place they will both be relegated.
    2. Premier teams that score 25 percent or lower of the total number of points possible for their league are automatically relegated.