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The Brighton Soccer league uses a franchise system for player placement for all players in divisions A through D.
 
Division
Ages
School Grade(s)
(as of 5/2010)
Eligible Birthdates
A
17 & Under
9th, 10th and 11th
 
B
14 & Under
7th and 8th
 
C
12 & Under
5th and 6th
 
D
10 & Under
3rd and 4th
 
E
8 & Under
1st and 2nd
 
F
6 year olds
Kindergarten
 
Peewee
5 year olds
PreSchool
 
 
 
The typical franchises in the league are:
 
Brighton
Britannica
Dynamo
Pinnacle
Red Star
Rochester
Roma
Tottenham
 
A 12-year-old player in the Boys C division might play on the Dynamo Express (the team would be the Express, the franchise would be Dynamo). The next year, the player turns 13 and moves up to the Boys B division, if the player elects to stay in the same franchise, he would be placed on the Dynamo Barons (the Barons team within the Dynamo franchise).
 
The league typically fields six or more franchises in the youngest division (the D division). We often have fewer players, and therefore, fewer teams, in the older divisions. This means that some franchises are disbanded at older age groups. 
 
This is the 2009 composition of franchises for Boys and Girls:
 
Boys
Division D
Division C
Division B
Division A
Brighton
Brighton
Brighton
Brighton
Britannica
Britannica
Britannica
Britannica
Tottenham
Tottenham
Tottenham
Tottenham
Dynamo
Dynamo
Dynamo
 
Roma
 
 
 
Rochester
 
 
 
 
Girls
Division D
Division C
Division B
Division A
Brighton
Brighton
Brighton
Brighton
Dynamo
Dynamo
Dynamo
Dynamo
Pinnacle
Pinnacle
Pinnacle
Pinnacle
Red Star
Red Star
 
 
Rochester
 
 
 
Tottenham
 
 
 
 
 
 
As illustrated above, some franchises do not field teams in the A, B and C divisions. There might not be enough players to field a Dynamo franchise in the Boys A division every year. In that case, the Dynamo franchise in Boys A is disbanded.
 
How does this impact player’s placement on a team?
During registration each player must make a choice:
 
A)      Stay in the same franchise.  If the player elects to stay in the same franchise (the vast majority of our players) he/she will be placed in the same franchise that they played in last year, assuming that franchise is not disbanded. If the player’s last year’s franchise is disbanded, he/she will be assigned to another franchise. The league will try to keep the core of the disbanded franchise team together whenever possible.
 
B)      Be placed on a different franchise. If the player elects placement on a different franchise he/she will NOT be placed in the same franchise as they played in last year. The player may request to be placed with a friend or a specific coach, but the league’s first priority will be to place the player on a different franchise, if possible we will place the player will those listed on the placement request.