VDL Tiering Information

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 5:50 pm |

The Tiering System

(updated January 22nd, 2018)

What is it?

  • It is a system by which teams are placed into separate tiers based on skill level
  • For the regular season, all nights have four tiers
  • Teams play in their respective tiers until a re-tier takes place
  • Re-tiering occurs twice during the season

How is re-tiering done?

  • The first re-tier moves roughly 5-6 teams up and down, the second re-tier moves roughly 2-4 teams up and down; there is no set number
  • The amount of teams moved depend on a team’s performance, player’s skill level, and the competitiveness of the tier
  • Ultimately, it is based on the discretion of the Division Director and the League Scheduler

Why do we have tiers and re-tiering periods?

  • Tiers provide teams with an opportunity to play within their own skill level.  Dodgeball is more exciting and fun when teams are evenly matched.
  • Re-tiering gives teams an opportunity to play a wider range of teams, rather than seeing the same teams for the entire season. This allows players to meet and befriend other players, thus strengthening the VDL community.

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