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DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION

 

Division I - Elite:  This is the highest level of play, consisting of the top teams from across the state and beyond. The teams competing in this division are generally referred to as “all-star” teams, although many of the top community-based “A” teams will also compete in this division. Teams registering for tournaments in this division of play should be looking for the best possible competition for their team.

 

Division II – A Teams:  This is the next highest level of competition, which includes the majority of community-based “A” teams and those “all-star” teams that are unable to compete with Division I teams. We will attempt to match Division II teams of equal ability with each other as much as possible, as Division II has historically had the largest number of teams.

 

Division III – B Teams:  This division is for the majority of community-based “B” teams from the winter season. We are attempting to help level the playing field from years past and have added a fourth division of play (Division IV – below) to accomplish this.

 

Division IV – C/Rec Teams:  This new division is for teams that are simply looking for more tournament experience. Teams in this division may include in-house teams, recreational teams, school traveling “C” teams and newly formed teams looking to “get their feet wet.”

 

Note:  The MYAS reserves the right to move teams up or down to provide the best level of competition for all teams. A minimum of four teams, in a specific division, are required in order to offer a tournament in that division of play. If any division has fewer than four teams entered, those teams will be moved up or down to the next appropriate division of competition.

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