NEW SMHA BYLAW (#12)
1. Upon request, the executive will explore the issue of player movement from one division to the next (higher) division. However, in order for a player to move up to a higher division, a specific criterion must be met:
2. No player moving up can displace a player, in that division, from the “A” (All-Star) team unless he or she has "exceptional" status. For a player to be awarded "exceptional" status, he or she must be deemed the top player in the division in which they are moving up to. Deciding that a player is ‘exceptional’ will require collaboration between SMHA executive as well as the coaches/directors of those divisions involved.
3. If the player requesting movement is not considered the ‘top’ player in the higher division, player movement may still be granted following a thorough review by a third party (selected by SMHA executive). If movement to the higher division is recommended, the player will be permitted to play house league and join the “B” (Developmental) Team.
4. Reviews pertaining to player movement may take up to 3 weeks to complete.