Re: TCAL, TCAF, and Tapps entollment
TCAL made a few adjustments for "boys only" enrollment this year because of growth and the plan to add a third division in next years realignment.
DII - 40 boys and under, 18 on the Roster
DI - 41 and above
Next season we (TCAL) hope to add the third division to accommodate the schools who may have 11 man numbers but have a hard time filling an 11 man team or a team that just cant compete in 11 man because of the structure of their school (special needs, etc.). We have a Charter School that didn't win a game for three years because they could not compete with the public school district they were in, they just didn't have enough kids who played sports. When a school gets to the point of having solid 11 man numbers, pressure from above will likely move them up. This also will benefit the very small school, which we (TCAL) also have. Below is my vision and what should be very close to doable enrollment numbers in 2011.
DIII - 6 - 30
DII - 31 - 60
DI - 61 and up
There has been much criticism and pessimism concerning three divisions, but I believe for TCAL, this will work. Some Metroplex home school groups should automatically be put in DI as well as the large charter schools we have. Each home school group or anyone acquiring home school students is aligned on a yearly case by case basis by their regional committee. I also have proposed that DI should always use power ranking for post season. This will give us the ability to move home school teams up in August when their enrollment doubled over night. Typically, schools do not grow at this rate unless you start picking up home school students. This rule will apply for everyone. The good news is TCAL has doubled in size over the past year and I believe they will continue to grow. We (TCAL) aren't trying to be the biggest kid's on the block! However, we are determined to give all six man (and 11 man) programs a chance for league and post season play.
Feel free to call or shoot me an email for any questions you may have concerning TCAL Football!