2017 ERSL Promotion and Relegation Policy
This policy will be reviewed before the start of
the 2017 season to provide Promotion & Relegation Policy for the 2018 and
Part A -- General Policies
Promotion and Relegation Policies are applicable to EODSA Teams/Clubs. SOSA
will use Technical Leadership to determine their Regional Teams.
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 within 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 Competitive 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 Level will be announced prior to the start
of each season.
Part C -- U15 to U18
Selection of Teams for Regional
1. For U16
to U17, teams relegated from the OYSL are entitled to a position in the
appropriate Regional division in the subsequent year.
2. The top
team(s) from Regional U16 and U17 may accept promotion to OYSL.
3. The first
and second place District Competitive teams from EODSA are offered promotion
into the Regional Division. If promotion is declined, the offer of promotion
shall be extended to the next Club(s) as long as the Club(s) is within six
points of the last eligible Club to qualify for promotion.
the application of Article 1, Article 2 and Article 3, if there are more than
eight EODSA teams in the Regional Division, a sufficient number of EODSA Teams
shall be relegated to reduce the number of EODSA teams to eight teams.
the application of Article 1, Article 2 and Article 3, if there is a vacancy in
the Regional Division, then any additional team(s) from EODSA District
Competitive (e.g. 3rd place, then 4th place, as long as they are within six
points of the last eligible Club to qualify for promotion) will be offered
promotion to the Regional Division to increase the number of EODSA teams to
the application of Article 4 and Article 5, if there is still an insufficient
number of EODSA District Competitive Teams eligible for, or willing to accept,
promotion to Regional, the ERSL may, at its sole discretion, decide to relegate
fewer teams from the previous season’s Regional Level.
7. Unless a
Team has been relegated to District Competitive in accordance with Article 4,
Part C of this Policy, 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.
8. 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;