ERSL Promotion and Relegation Policy
The following amendments to the existing ERSL
Promotion & Relegation Policies were developed by the EODSA, in
consultation with SOSA. This policy is applicable to the 2016 season only.
This policy will be reviewed before the start of
the 2016 season to provide Promotion & Relegation Policy for the 2017 and
Part A -- General Policies
Promotion and Relegation Policies are applicable to EODSA Teams/Clubs. SOSA
will use Technical Leadership to determine the placement of SOSA Regional Teams
in all regional divisions.
eligible for promotion shall receive the offer from the League not later than
October 15 and will be required to declare their intentions with respect to the
promotion, no later than 14 days after the offer is made. Clubs shall be
provided 7 days to respond to any additional promotion offers that are made
after certain Clubs have declined the initial offer.
3. Each Club
shall be limited to a maximum of two Regional teams, regardless of OYSL
relegation, Regional performance, and possible District Level promotion.
place District Competitive teams that are ten points clear of the second place
team MUST accept promotion.
that are the District Competitive champions in two consecutive seasons MUST
6. Where a
playoff is required to break a tie in the standings where promotion eligibility
is at stake, the game shall be played under the conditions specified in the
tie-breaker procedures of the ERSL’s Rules and Regulations.
7. If either
or both Teams that are required to play a tie breaker-game in accordance with
Article 6 fail to do so within the timelines established by the ERSL, the
Team(s) SHALL forfeit their eligibility for promotion in the subsequent season
to the higher level division.
Part B – U14
The policy used to determine the selection of
teams to populate the U14 Regional divisions is published separately on the
Part C -- U15 to U18
1. For U15
to U17, EODSA teams relegated from the OYSL are entitled to a position in the
appropriate Regional division.
2. The top
team(s) from Regional may accept promotion to OYSL.
3. The first
and second place EODSA teams from District Competitive Divisions are offered
promotion into the Regional League. If promotion is declined, the offer of
promotion shall be extended to the next EODSA Club(s) as long as the EODSA Club(s)
is within six points of the last eligible EODSA Club to qualify for promotion.
the application of Article 1, Article 2 and Article 3, if there are more than
eight EODSA teams in a Regional Division, a sufficient number of EODSA Teams
shall be relegated to the District Competitive League to reduce the number of EODSA
teams to eight teams.
the application of Article 1, Article 2 and Article 3, if there is an EODSA
vacancy in a Regional Division, then any additional EODSA team(s) from District
Competitive (e.g. 3rd place, then 4th place, as long as they are within six points
of the last eligible EODSA Club to qualify for promotion) will be offered
promotion to the Regional Division to increase the number of EODSA teams to
6. A club
that decides not to field a team in a Regional Age Division for which the Club
had an established Team Position Status in the previous season, then that Club
SHALL forfeit its Team Position Status (TPS) in the Regional division.
Once the ERSL is advised that the Club is disbanding or withdrawing its application
for a team for which it had a TPS, the ERSL may, at its sole discretion, assign
the forfeited TPS to any other eligible Club/Team;