CDYSL 2022 Spring League Appeals

Appeals are now CLOSED

(updated 2/22/22)

 

 

U8 COED

Niskayuna U8 Coed Red- Move to Division 2 

I am writing to officially appeal the Nisky U8 Co-ed Red placement.  They are currently placed in Division 1 and should be in Division 2.  We originally put then in Division 1 but do not want to play our other Nisky team and would like to move to Division 2.   My apologies.

 

 

U10 GIRLS

Greenbush SC 2012/2013 Green - Move to Division 2

After discussing with our coaches and other personnel, we would like to move our U10 girls down to Division II and Division III. They are currently individuals I and II. Both teams, with smaller rosters and newer players, will struggle significantly in one and two.

Greenbush SC 2012/2013 White - Move to Division 3

After discussing with our coaches and other personnel, we would like to move our U10 girls down to Division II and Division III. They are currently individuals I and II. Both teams, with smaller rosters and newer players, will struggle significantly in one and two.

 

Rotterdam United 2012G Blue Lightning - Move to Division 2

Since Rotterdam has three U10 girls teams this year, we believe that this team is the strongest out of the three so for that reason we would like to move to level 2.

U10 BOYS

 Blackwatch Rush 2013/12 Gray Boys - Move to U10 Division 2

We have 3 teams in this age group and we'd like to distribute all 3 in different divisions. This Gray team is essentially our B team and to avoid having them play in the same division as our A team (Blue), we'd like to move them to D2. Our Black team (C team) is in D3, which is great.
 
Ballston Spa Soccer U-10 Boys - Tornados - Move to Division 3
We would like to move our Tornados U10 BSSC Boys team to division 3 for CDYSL.  This was a mistake registering them in division 2 as we were in division 2 for Afrim’s indoor session and lost every game. Unfortunately the person who registered our team is no longer coaching with us.

 Rotterdam Pulcini - Move to Division 4

After looking at the other teams in Division 3, I would like to move down to Division 4. My team is a U9 team with 4 U8 players on the team so U10 will be very difficult anyways. I also noticed teams in Division 4 that have already beaten us indoors, one of which (Clifton Park Evolution U9) beat us 7-0. I think some games will be very tough even in Division 4 but at least there are teams like BSSC Thunder and Latham Saints United who are similar to my team and those games should be competitive.

Niskayuna U10 Boys Red- Move to Division 3

I am writing to officially appeal the Nisky U10 Boys Red placement.  They are currently placed in Division 2 and should be in Division 3.  I must have made a mistake when registering them. I meant to click the Division 3 dropdown box.  My apologies. 

Greenbush 2012/2013 Boys Green - Move to Division 2

After reviewing the teams in D1, we are more closely aligned with the D2 teams.  We have a newer group of U10s, and they are still developing the skills to fit in the D1 bracket.

 U10 B Bethlehem Ajax - Move to Division 2

  • The U10 B team, Ajax was placed in the first division, even though we requested the second division.
  • We are appealing this placement and request the team placed in division 2. 
  • We have a very young team, with only four of the players rostered are in fourth grade. In addition, the entire team is undersized and we have no superior athletes.  The experience would be disastrous.  The original selection of second division was designed to achieve a 500 result.

 

 

U12 GIRLS

 U12G Bethlehem Eagles Black - Move to Division 3

We are currently placed at level 2 and would like to be placed at level 3.  Given some of the inconsistent commitment of some of the girls and the relative newness of others, level 3 will allow us to be competitive should we be down players. 

315 Rebels (Guest Team)- Move to Division 1

As the team's acting manager I am requesting that our placement be changed to the Top division (Division 1) instead of our initial request of division 2. After seeing the teams in our division after the initial placement, and on further discussion with the head coach (who is copied on this email), assistant coaches and parents, we feel that division 1 would be a more competitive experience for our team to grow and develop. We thank you for your time and consideration of this matter and look forward to your decision. 

 

U12 BOYS

Albany Soccer Club's U12 Boys Grey - Move to Division 4

I had thought, earlier in the season, that a Division 3 placement would be appropriate.  Unfortunately, between that time and now, we have lost players and we lost our practice space, so instead of practicing 75 minutes twice a week, during the winter, we have been reduced to practicing only once a week for an hour in a small gym.  At Afrim's this session, we are unable to compete against clubs that we were formerly competitive against.  It has been demoralizing to the kids to be beaten as badly as they are beaten every week.  I do believe that they would be competitive within Division 4.  We are likely a good fit for Division 4 because the team is young and inexperienced.  The players are physically quite small and we only have a single player born in 2010, the rest are all U11.  That single player has a December birthday so he is also quite young.  We will not have a single 6th grader on our outdoor team.  We also have one player who took a break the entire winter because of COVID concerns.  I want to make sure that the boys have a good experience and that they are in a position where they can learn and grow as players and right now, the teams in Division 3 just outclass them.  I am pretty familiar with the Division 3 teams.  Not only are we playing in that division (very unsuccessfully) at Afrim's this session, but two of my children actually play on one of the other Division 3 teams.  I have seen a lot of those teams play this year and we are just not on their level.  

 SWSC Young Stars - Move to Division 2

We played division 3 for indoor soccer and our team has won every game.  Our coach feels like we should move up a division for a higher level of competition for our team.

 

U14 GIRLS

FC Columbia U14 G - Move to Division 4

This team is over 50% new and would not do well in a division 3 league.  We lost our two best players to Albany travel teams from this age group.  We will be a lot less competitive due to this fact and this is the first ever U14 girls team that we have had in addition. We are closer in match to APYSL and RCS in division 4.

 

CPSC Evolution U14 Girls - Move to Division 4

We are in Division 3, but would like to drop to Division 4.  The teams in 4 are somewhat competitive with us. 

Alleycats CDYSL 2008G Blue - Move to Division 2

The coaching staff and manager for our 2008G Blue team would like to request a move down a level and to be placed in level 2. Level 1 is well above where this team is competitively, and level 2 would allow us to afford more girls game play at the right level.

U14G Bethlehem Eagles - Move to Division 3

  • The team was placed in division 2, even though we requested division 3 for this team.
  • We are appealing this placement and request the team placed in division 3. 
  • The team is composed largely of not very experienced U13 players, including 2 that are first time players.  In addition, our older players are average at best.
  • We would probably not win a game in division 2 against the others in the group.

 

U14 BOYS

 Niskayuna Boys U14 - Move to Division 3

After much thought I think what the best thing to do is put our U14 Boys team in level 3. This level would be more our speed since we will be combining our two indoor teams for outdoor, which has younger players amd I will have kids doing modified track and lacrosse and that uncertainty with schedules and availability just make it difficult to plan.

U14 B Bethlehem Eagles

  • The placement of this team is as requested, division 3.
  • However, the coach has asked to be moved to division 4 as several of the players that the coach was counting on to augment his team in the spring have decided not to play at all.
  • The current team is young with very little playing experience. 

 

U16 GIRLS

 Blackwatch Rush 2008/07 Girls - Move to U16 Division 3

Played in D3 U14 last season and struggled a bit. The team is a mix of U14s and U15s this season and would not have a positive experience playing against U16 teams that are not only older, bigger and stronger, but also more experienced. 
 
Rotterdam United U16 Girls - Move to Division 2
After reviewing the teams in Div 1 which our U16 Rotterdam United girls applied for we feel Div 2 is our fit. First it is great to see new clubs in the divisions especially higher caliber teams. Although I feel we would compete with them they are true U16 elite / select or premier teams and we are a basically a competitive U14/U15 mix so more fitting for D2. We have played some of the D2 teams and have had some really Good competitive games with them and feel we would prob be 500 at that level. We are requesting a move to D2 instead of D1. 
 
Alleycats 2006G CDYSL Blue - Move to Division 2
The coaching staff and manager for our 2006G Blue team would like to request a move down a level and to be placed in level 2. This team has consistently played against competition indoors that makes up level 3 for CDYSL and have done well competitively there and while level 2 may be a little above where the girls are at, that is okay.  Level 1 is well above where this team is competitively.  

 

U16 BOYS

 

  U17-U19 GIRLS

  

U17-U19 BOYS

 Albany Falcons U18 - Not to be placed in U19 Division

We are hereby submitting this request to appeal the placement for the Albany Soccer Club U18 Boys for the Spring League 2022. We have discovered that this is a very young team primarily with 2005 birth year. We would not want to be in a U19 bracket.