ERSL Promotion and Relegation Policy – 2014
The following amendments to the existing ERSL
Promotion & Relegation Policies were developed by the EODSA, in
consultation with the SOSA. This policy is applicable to the 2015 season only.
This policy will be amended before the start of
the 2015 season to provide Promotion & Relegation Policy for the 2016 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, L3 performance, and possible L4 promotion.
place L4 teams that are ten points clear of the second place team MUST accept
that are the L4 champions in two consecutive seasons MUST accept promotion.
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 Level 3 may accept promotion to OYSL.
3. The first
and second place EODSA teams from L4 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 L4 (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 eight teams.
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.
7. 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;
The Level 4 Regional
Competition is eliminated in 2015. There will be Regional and District
Competitive male and female divisions for U14-U18 age groups moving forward. L4
teams from 2014 not earning promotion for 2015 and all the 2014 L5 teams will populate
the 2015 District Competitive League.