We Do Not Have Age Groups.
WInter competitions have large numbers of teams and can have opponents of similar ability of the same age play each other.
Summer competitions do not have the same depth. As a consequence, if a competion limits by age, they get great disparity of ability and results like 20-nil. We choose an alternative where we choose opponents based on ability provided the average age of each team is within 18 months of each other. What this means is that an U10 team with an average birthdate in December can be placed against an U12 team with an average birthdate in January ( teams are 13 months apart). Equally, an U12 team with an average birthday in December would not be placed against an U11 team with birthdays in April (20 months).
Initial Ranking and Trials
We have two weeks of trials in order to establish team ability.
After the trails, teams will be placed into divisions based on the trail results
After the competition has run for several weeks, we have a fairly clear picture of ability so re-grade teams and place them against new opponents.