ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING, 2014 SEASON
The application for the spring, 2014 season is available on the link, below. It should be submitted no later than December 20, 2013, though we suggest you submit it as soon as possible.
• GIRLS TEAMS: Depending upon the number of teams in each age, we will divide the age into two groups, but not based, solely, on competitiveness. We expect each team to play the other teams within its group, and play some crossover matches with the other group.
• BOYS TEAMS: Our history for boys teams has been spotty. In some seasons, we have had great representation in all ages; in others, we have offered only one or two ages … we will offer competition in an age, if we have a sufficient number of teams to make a worthwhile age group. In order for boys teams to adequately prepare in case we cannot organize an age, we ask boys teams, in particular, to apply as soon as they can.
• U-13 AND OLDER TEAMS: Now that Ohio South and MRL have a league for U-13s, there is no way to gauge, in advance, its effect on TPL, but we will offer play at U-13 and older for those teams seeking more matches than they can get from participation in another league(s). A team can play as many matches as it wants; our purpose is, simply, to accommodate teams seeking to play. So, for now, we will leave open the structure for U-13s and older ages until we know who is interested.
• STANDINGS: Because each team can play the number of matches it chooses, though we expect it play a minimum of eight matches, standings can be distorted when a team plays more matches than others, so first and second place will be based not only on points, but, on winning percentage, as well … for example, based on points, a team playing, say, eight matches might lose a place in the standings to a team playing twelve or thirteen, but its winning percentage might be greater; that is not, necessarily, fair.
If you would like to talk further, call Michael Kosky … 513-469-2318 … evening is best