Excerpts 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 shall be self-select in either Classic 3 or Classic 2. 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 4.5)
18.104.22.168 NUMBER OF TEAMS
a. Premier leagues will be limited to twelve teams at each age level with two levels of six teams (Tier I and Tier II).
b. Premier leagues will not be formed for ages U14 or younger.
22.214.171.124 INITIAL 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 (DOC) will review the leagues’ results and publish a list of the following year’s preliminary qualifying teams by August 1.
c. Promotion-Relegation Standards for Premier Leagues