Scheduling Policy

AMSA SCHEDULING POLICY

The following principles shall govern the preparation of schedules for each Season:

  1. Insofar as mathematically possible, each Division shall have a number of matches on each field-complex that is equal to the number of matches played by every other Division on each field complex over the course of a Season.  (By way of example, if there are fourteen (14) Divisions in a given Season, and there is a need to utilize four (4) fields at NEMP on each weekend of an eighteen (18)-match Season, each team would play no more than five (5) nor fewer than four (4) matches at NEMP over the course of the entire Season.)
  2. Insofar as mathematically possible, each team shall have an equal number of matches in each time-slot over the course of a Season.  (By way of example, over an eighteen-match Season with five (5) time-slots on each match-day, each team would have no more than four (4), nor fewer than three (3) matches in each time-slot.)
  3. Requests for scheduling which varies from the foregoing principles must be submitted to the AMSA Administrator before the final deadline for team registration.
  4. After publication of the preliminary schedule prior to the beginning of each Round, any team requesting a variance from the foregoing principles must notify all other affected teams. If any other team objects to the Administrator within three (3) days of the notice, the change shall be denied. (By way of example, a team requesting all 2:00 p.m. games must notify all other teams in their Division.)

As Amended August 2012.
Please also refer to AMSA Rules – 6.0 Scheduling Rules.