U17 has 14 teams, 4 of which are from Surrey clubs. Only u18 has 8. I don't pay add much to the girls side so don't know if that's different or not.8 each in u17 and u18 - pretty good (I think MSL should be 10-12). No u17 girls. u15 and 16 girls are at 12 (perfect) - is that less, same, or more than last year?
As I said "at a glance" ... but for example u13 has no LUYSA squad. It's my understanding FVYSA determined they will only approve 1 MSL club in the district (I think that's the right choice for a few reasons). LUYSA still has some squads and if they were in MSL last year letting them keep those spots is also the right choice.
Adding u17 makes sense to me as well. Mixing age groups can lead to kids competing against each other that are almost 2 years apart in age, which can sometimes lead to coaches picking "Strong" players and not necessarily the "right" players.
Yeah sorry, not trying to ride you. It just seems to me that there are way more teams rather than less (with the exception of U18, which has been scaled down as a result of adding a U17 group).I should stop doing things at a glance....multi-tasking doesn't always work well at the end of a long work day!
No, I don't think you're wrong. They do that in some age groups. But I asked the person that originally told me about relegation. It would be for the following season. Bottom teams will have to play for the right to stay in MSL the next season. They won't simply be grandfathered in, as they have been in the past.Doesn't MSL tier within MSL , by Novemeber there is usually a div 1 and and div 2 within each age group, perhaps I am wrong?
Clubs are trusted in their evaluation of the teams level of play, some clubs do a poorer job then others.... I am not sure there is a perfect system , there will always bottom feeders and top teams. One solution as discussed in other forums would require changing the current system to two defined streams with multiple tiers. Competitive stream with 3-4 tiers and teams move up and down freely as needed, and a recreational stream with 1-4 or m ore streams with the same movement. Say after Remembrance day or something before cup play ...Teams are rebuilt over the off season. I think a team shouldn't really be based on the prior year but up to a point in the current season. If they are not doing well after 4 games drop them to div 1 and give a div 1 team a chance to move up. The problem is the mls fees are much higher so it may be a problem.
There are four u17 boys metro teams in Surrey, and lots of player movement going on, player poaching is going on with parents and players approaching players from other teams. Can a player who was selected back in march be dropped now just 10 days before the metro season starts? If a coach is planning to drop a player, who can it be reported too? What's the maximum roster size for a u17 or 18 metro team?
The club would be authorizing any roster changes. If the club exec allows and supports the dropping of players, there's not much to be done.There are four u17 boys metro teams in Surrey, and lots of player movement going on, player poaching is going on with parents and players approaching players from other teams. Can a player who was selected back in march be dropped now just 10 days before the metro season starts? If a coach is planning to drop a player, who can it be reported too? What's the maximum roster size for a u17 or 18 metro team?
My point was, that 4 is a lot and I haven't seen that before. Why is one called Vancouver United?Traditionally surrey has had more than one MSL team and they have done well against other clubs so I dont get your point.
My point was, that 4 is a lot and I haven't seen that before. Why is one called Vancouver United?
The Surrey teams are always very good, and I'm sure they will be again.