Seeding & Re-seeding

The NCRRL meets twice a year to seed league teams in every division. The goal is to have every team playing meaningful, competitive games against teams of equivalent skill. Obviously, it is very difficult to do this with very limited information. At the fall seeding meeting, decisions are made largely based on team grids, which are submitted by each association. These grids tell the league the number of players on the team, their relative experience in the sport, if they have an experienced goaltender, and a rough idea of their projected skill level. All associations are represented at these meetings and additional information may be submitted which might factor into where a particular team is seeded.

The re-seeding meeting is done near the end of the first half of the season - this year it will be done at the end of November. At that time the league re-assesses their decisions from the fall based on the game results available. Often divisions are split into smaller groups, as the stronger teams emerge, with the goal of having teams compete in the second half against teams of similar skill levels. Hence, you often see B-1 and B-2, or Blue and Red divisions for the second half of the season.

Occasionally there are teams that request they play at a higher or lower level than statistics would indicate they should. Usually this is because teams wish to have greater or lesser competition. Such requests must be sent to the league level convenor via your association president. Be prepared to give supporting reasons why you would like the league to grant this request.

Also at these semi-annual seeding meetings, the league considers any special requests, such as using goalies from another team, using overage skaters, etc. Any such requests must be submitted to the respective league level convenor, via your association president. The league executive makes decisions on requests of this nature. It”s important to note the following:

  • Any special request granted is only approved until the next seeding meeting. (i.e. a request for an extension into the second half of the season must be re-submitted after the first half)
  • No special requests from the regular season carry over into the league play-offs. (i.e. special requests for the play-offs must be submitted directly to the level convenor at least 48 hours in advance of the game).

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