Balancing process

Why balance the teams?

While every effort is made to ensure that the teams selected are of relatively equal strength, the League appreciates that this is a difficult process and all games will always have a team that wins and a team that does not win. The goal is to promote close competition, which is proven to encourage great effort and even better fun. Ideally, we would like all games in every division to be close. We would like every team to have a realistic chance of beating the other teams in its division.

What is the team balancing process?

The season will begin with a one-day seeding session where all players are evaluated after running through a series of skills Teams will be made based on the scores. Further player changes may be made in the first two weeks of play if it is evident that teams are unbalanced. No changes will be made after the second game of league play. All decisions by the league seeding committee will be final.

The league appreciates that moving children between teams can be uncomfortable and we will rely on parents, care givers and coaches to help ensure this process highlights the value of creating a competitive league.

By registering for the Halifax Minor Ball Hockey League all players are agreeing 100% to the team balancing process.