WDDOA is committed to provide a league structure through a promotion / relegation system that will place teams in the appropriate level of play, in order to promote the highest level of player development.
As teams embarked into the Calendar year age group mandate from US Soccer, WDDOA developed a tiered approach to bring group sizes and competition level back in balance. Looking ahead, the focus will be on standardizing bracket numbers for the 2018-2019 seasonal year and beyond. We aim to form flights with more uniform numbers by the 2019-2020 seasonal year, which will enable us to work towards providing an equal number of competitive games to all teams.
What does this look like for your team? Promotion/relegation will be achieved in a more upward motion: no more than 2 teams relegated to a lower flight but more than 2 teams will possibly promote in order to even out the brackets and create parity in the number of games among the teams in the same group.
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 7:00pm
Core Requirement: The requirement of >50% will be calculated from the qualifying roster; Fall 2017 for Frontier / SCL teams that qualified during the Fall season and Final Spring 2018 Roster for all other teams participating in a WDDOA flight. However, it will be a "club" core requirement rather than a "team" core requirement. This means that core will be met by filling the teams with >50% of players who were registered with the club (rostered to a USYS team for the 2017-2018 seasonal year.