MYSA Classic 1, Premier II and Premier I Leagues at 15U through 17U are qualified from the previous year league standings, beginning with 14U Classic 2 and Classic 1.
Excerpts taken from the MYSA Policies and Rules Manual.
d. Classic 1 at 15U-17U: Promotion/Relegation
1. Placement is based on previous summer’s League and State Championship results.
a. The first-place team in each Classic 2 League is automatically promoted. If two or more teams tie in points for first place, they will all be promoted.
b. Classic 2 teams that score 75 percent or higher of the total number of points possible for their league are automatically promoted to Classic 1.
c. Classic 2 teams that win the Summer State Tournament are automatically promoted.
a. The last place team in each Classic 1 league is automatically relegated. If two or more teams tie in points for last place they will all be relegated. The only exception will be if the last place team(s) earn 40 percent or more of the total points for their league; in this case, no team from this league will be relegated.
b. Classic 1 teams that score 25 percent or lower of the total number of points possible for their league are automatically relegated.
e. Premier I and II: Promotion/Relegation
1. Premier leagues will be limited to twelve teams at each age with two levels of six teams (Tier I and Tier II).
2. Placement is based on previous year’s State Cup, League, and State Championship results.
a. 15U: To form the initial 12 teams (Tier I and Tier II) of 15U Premier, the following qualifiers would apply in priority from Tier I for first six teams to then cascading into Tier II for remaining positions:
i. All 14U C1 League Champion
ii. 14U State Cup Winner
iii. 14U Summer State Championship Winner
iv. 14U State Cup Runner Up
v. Summer State Championship Runner Up
vi. Remaining positions, and others created by duplicate qualifiers above will be filled with the highest finishing C1 League teams (by pool play points and tiebreakers) from the Summer State Championships.
b. 16U–19U: Any Vacancy(ies) in the 16U through 19U Premier Leagues Tier I and Tier II will be filled by the same criteria, as in (a) above until 12 teams are identified. The two vacancy(ies) in the 16U through 19U Premier League Tier I will be filled by the two highest finishing teams from Tier II.
a. The last two teams in the Premier League Tier I are automatically relegated into Premier League Tier II. The bottom two teams in Premier League Tier II are automatically relegated into Classic 1.