24.0 CLASSIFICATION OF TEAMS
.1 If a centre cannot field both a major and a minor team within a particular division (i.e., U15), a major/minor team will be allowed. Should this occur, the entry must play in the major category. The Executive Committee of the ALLIANCE in consultation with the affected teams can review the entry and determine the competitiveness of that team and determine if it should be allowed to play in the minor category, (applicable if major/minor team is being defeated badly by the other teams it plays on a regular basis).
.2 In cases of centres within the ALLIANCE not able to field a team in a particular age category the matter can be referred to the ALLIANCE who in consultation with its member centres will resolve the issue. Example - a small centre has twelve (12) U11 players and cannot field a team and doesn’t want to move up to U12. (suggest centres amalgamate with next closest centre with same category either one category up or down)
.3 If a centre does not have a U21 representative team in any given year, then players eligible to play may do so in the nearest centre.
.4 TEAM CLASSIFIED CC OR ABOVE
If a centre which is classified "CC" or above, in any given year is unable to ice a representative or additional representative team in a division or subdivision, for which a player is eligible by age and residency the player may, after first registering with and receiving permission from his/her home centre, try out for the next nearest centre for which he/she is eligible.