Division I and Division II competition shall take place exclusively in State Leagues operated by ASA in accordance with the requirements established by US Youth Soccer and the rules expressed herein. Division III competition shall take place in local leagues affiliated with ASA for the purpose of providing Division III League play within the state of Alabama.
Operation of the State League(s) is managed by the State League Committee (SLC). The President of ASA shall appoint the Chairman of the State League Committee (SLC). Jointly the Chairman and the State Director of Coaching shall appoint the members of the SLC from a pool of Directors of Coaching, Club Coaches, State Select Staff and local and State Administrators. The VP of Youth is the board representative.
Prior to the start of each state-league season, the State League Committee (SLC) shall meet and using the registration forms on line submitted by the teams assign each team to a division within its appropriate age-level. The SLC shall assign teams based on information supplied by the coach or manager on the on-line registration form. If the coach or manager does not provide the data, it is not the SLC’s obligation to seek out information. If no data is provided, a team could be placed in a lower rather than higher division. A team, which disagrees with its state-league placement, may request, at no charge, that the State League Committee review its decision. The decision of the State League Committee is then final and non-appealable.
The State League Committee shall recommend teams for Region III Premier League slots for approval and certification by the ASA Board. The State League Committee shall meet at such other times as appropriate for efficient and just league operations.