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#1 amutz


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 05:43 PM

Our league has shrunk 50% in the last 5 years (to under 600), but we are still managing two Charters.
We would like to drop (or mothball) one of our Charters.

Has anyone done this and have guidance?

It would be significantly less administrative overhead.
The Charters share a single town/geography.
We don't have any operational 'advantage' to running two Charters.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:03 PM

I have heard of small leagues (less than 200 kids) having trouble combining charters, but I've also heard of bigger leagues (like yours) having no problem going down to 1 charter. Really all depends how you pitch it and how Willy P is feeling that day when they review your information.


The top league in our district (and one of the best in NJ) consolidated a couple of years ago after trying for 2 or 3 years. They used to have 8 majors teams in each charter, but went down to 4 in each. Now they only have 6 or 7 teams total. I think WP made them wait a couple of years to see if their numbers went back up and possibly also to prevent combining just for tournament play for that year. After 2 or 3 years they finally got approval to combine back down to a single charter. Numbers at the younger levels just continued to dwindle.


Good luck. 

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