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Old 12-30-2017, 11:09 AM   #1
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Association Rating System Changes

I'm having drinks and thinking how many of the Ontario slow pitch provincials seem to have less teams every year.

I'm thinking a way to ensure more teams can play and enjoy post season ball with their friends or even the odd local tournament if they adopt a rating system like some European pro hockey league's rate their players instead of letter rankings players are ranked by #.

For example

A Players 5 points
B players 4 points
C players 3 points
D players 2 points
E players 1 point

A division doesn't matter how many points you put on the field.

Here is an example of what a C division should look like

Max points allowed on the field at the C division is 38 points

So if you have a team in C
2 A Players = 10 points
1 B player = 5 points
6 C players = 18 Points
2 D player = 4 points

Total points = 37 points

I think this could draw more teams as more league teams could play with their buddies and enjoy the sport with buddies.
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:35 PM   #2
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It makes sense to me. It is clear enough for people to understand easily, and the division point thresholds can be adjusted very easily if they think one division is too strict/lenient.
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:42 PM   #3
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How would people be assigned the rating?
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:53 PM   #4
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And what happens when an A player goes middle on a D pitcher? It happens and as tension and games have more meaning there is nothing to stop it.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:57 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by stratty5 View Post
And what happens when an A player goes middle on a D pitcher? It happens and as tension and games have more meaning there is nothing to stop it.
Majority of A players go glove hand or barehand side when they go middle they donít actually try and hit it at the pitcher
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The majority? That doesn't sound assuring. I pitched one double header in Hamilton against a team of A players well known on here and was hit in the legs on the first pitch of the game. Was there a history yes, was i involved no. My point is it happens even in meaningless games so the safety of players will be a constant concern in this format.
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