TIERING POLICY

Introduction

Peel Region Football is dedicated to fostering high-performance football and developing boys into responsible, positive young men. Our aim is to compete at the highest possible level of football at every tier. We reserve the right to evaluate and tier teams as deemed appropriate by the board. The Peel Panthers participate in two tackle season leagues: the Ontario Summer Football League (OSFL) and the Ontario Fall Football League (OFFL), which define the following levels of play:

Tier Levels
1. Tier AAA:
Purpose: To compete and win.
Player Evaluation: Players will not be guaranteed playing time. Evaluations will be based on experience, and only top players in their positions will participate.

2. Tier AA:
Purpose: To compete and win.
Player Evaluation: Players are guaranteed playing time as determined by the coaches. Starting positions will be based on experience, and player development is emphasized.

3. Tier A:
Purpose: To develop players.
Player Evaluation: Players will learn how to play the game and may play both offense and defense positions. Equal playing time is guaranteed, and evaluations focus on player development and learning.

Minimum Player Requirements and Team Splitting Criteria
Each age group requires a minimum number of players to form a team. If player registration exceeds specified thresholds, teams will be split into different tiers:

Atom U10: Minimum 12 players
– If 25+ players, teams will be split into Tier AAA or AA and Tier AA or A.

Peewee U12: Minimum 16 players
– If 40+ players, teams will be split into Tier AAA or AA and Tier AA or A.

Bantam U14: Minimum 25 players
– If 70+ players, teams will be split into Tier AAA or AA and Tier AA or A.

U16: Minimum 25 players
– If 70+ players, teams will be split into Tier AAA or AA and Tier AA or A.

U18: Minimum 25 players
– If 80+ players, teams will be split into Tier AAA or AA and Tier AA or A.

U16 Women’s: Minimum 12 players
– If 25+ players, teams will be split into Tier AAA or AA and Tier AA or A.

U19 Women’s: Minimum 12 players
– If 25+ players, teams will be split into Tier AAA or AA and Tier AA or A.

Coach’s Discretion and Refund Policy
The head coach reserves the right to make cuts, particularly at Tier AAA and AA, if a player is not deemed suitable for that level. Our refund policy remains in effect if a player is removed from the team at any time.

Policy Amendments

Peel Region Football retains the right to modify this policy. Any changes will be communicated to the community promptly.