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