|+ ||Division changes beginning in summer 14|
Due to the decreased demand for 11 a side we haven't had more than 10 teams total in over 3 years, we are discontinuing Division 2 as 11 a side and all 11 a side teams will be in Division 1. There will be no Division 1 games in Summer 2014.
New Divisions 2, 3, and 4:
It has become increasingly difficult to slot teams based on skills and intensity, especially as teams have learned how and when we evaluate them. Therefore, Division 2 will become 7 a side as part of a results-based European style (promotion/relegation) ladder of 3 approximately equal sizes divisions comprised of D 2, 3, and 4. Teams will be slotted into divisions based upon standings at the end of spring season, which will roughly correspond to current D3 and top D4 teams will become new Div. 2; current Low D4N, D4S and top D5N teams will be new Div. 3; and current D5N and D5S champs will become new Div. 4. New teams in future will begin in D3, to prevent “renaming” and attempting to sandbag. 1-4 teams will be promoted and relegated between seasons to keep divisions roughly equal in size (reducing the downward slide of teams). Intensity and contact in D2/3/4 should be graded based on division, with higher intensity in division 2. No slide tackling in any division of 7 a side remains in place.
Division 5 remains a recreational division that will follow the current rules of D5S, which in order to balance competitive attitudes requires that teams have 2 men over 40 and/or women in the field at all times. ie., Current D5N teams will now be a part of the new D4.
Division 6 remains as a recreational novice-oriented division. To reduce the sandbagging that's been slowly increasing, Men playing in division 6 under age 30 may not be on the roster of any team in any other division. This is to maintain the novice-based and friendly play of the division.
|+ ||Trash issues|
Action needed to be taken due to the amount of trash left on fields by players and spectators. Referees and officials will note trash remaining after games or game sets, excessive trash will be rewarded with an executive yellow card given to the captains of teams that were involved or played on that field that day. While this is not entirely equitable, it is the only method to curtail the trash residue through involvement of all teams. If this is not curbed, then prices for all have to go up to compensate for the increased cost of trash pickup.
|+ ||Insurance claim information|
Players who are injured in BCSSL games are covered by a secondary insurance. The procedure is 1) Go ahead and get your injury taken care of. 2) In the mean time, in order for a claim to be submitted, the claimant must complete a form which can be found here. 3) Fill out the "Adult Claim Form" found here and email that form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then Bollinger (the insurance company) will walk us through the rest of the procedures.