NSWTA Player Points System
NSWTA Points System
As previously advised the NSWTA called for and received submissions into the current points system as part of its annual review. A number of submissions were received and it would be fair to say with a range of diverse ideas and comments. It was clear however to the committee that a common theme was around the issue of clarity.
Whilst some called for the ‘free range system”, that is anyone can play anywhere, most agreed that the system whilst still having some areas of concern, had accomplished what it had set out to do, that is bring a more level playing field to the open divisions.
With this in mind the committee reviewed some of the suggestions and believed that they had merit with a view to both maintaining the integrity of what the system has built in its short history and being flexible enough to grow with the sport looking at an innovative and cleaner approach.
The attached document is the new system with changes to the old system highlighted in red. Again as stated in the previous release they in the main the changes deal with some clearer definitions around home status and incumbency. It has also built in safeguards that once a player has been able to transfer to an affiliate, they will not be forced out due to a drop in teams, this is fundamentally against the ideals of what the points system is attempting to accomplish. Also the application of a draft to ensure persons have the opportunity to participate at the top level has been included into the system. For the 2011 season, the date for affiliates lodging to take place in the draft will be June 21st. All future years the June 1 deadline as per the document will be adhered to. All players who wish to participate in the draft will need to lodge as per the document, July 1st.
Some of the major changes are;
The introduction of a web based transfer list for affiliates and clubs to view to know exactly a players transfer/import value for the full calendar year. This allows both the organisation and the affiliates to be able to track a player’s transfer value. This will be their value and remain unchanged from the 1st of January until the 31st of December of each year, regardless of what representative honours take place during this period. It will then be updated yearly as of the 1st of January based on the players previous years highest level of representation. For 2011, the application of this transfer or import player value will be as at the 31 December 2010. The full player list is being complied and will be listed on the NSWTA website shortly.
The way in which the import player points are applied to youth players once too old to represent that youth division has changed. This was a contentious issue and one in which the committee was unanimous on in its treatment. No longer will a player who plays representative youth events carry a level of points equal to the level of participation once they are too old to represent that youth division to which they were incumbent.
A relaxation of the ‘no import’ rule for top four teams has been applied. As of 2011 top four teams will be able to import players. Previously they were not allowed to have any import players. For weighting purposes the top four teams have been split into top 2 and teams 3 and 4 (based on the NSWTA ranking system). Clubs ranked 1st and 2nd are able to ‘spend’ 20 points as long as it remains under the allowable 100 points levy. That is equivalent to: Opens Affiliate representative player or Senior/Youth Regional or Developing International/Developing State player or two (2) Senior/Youth Affiliate representative players. Clubs ranked 3rd and 4th are able to ‘spend’ 30 points as long as it remains under the allowable 100 points levy. That is equivalent to: Opens Regional or Developing International/Developing State player or Senior/Youth State Player or One (1) Opens Affiliate representative player plus one (1) Senior/Youth Affiliate representative player or Three (3) Senior/Youth Affiliate representative players.
The application of the points system over a calendar year rather than being tournament based.In keeping with the yearly ranking system and recognising that the old points system caused confusion in both the area of what is a player worth once they were selected at a higher level during the year and when did they or at which tournament does a player return to zero points we have moved to simplify the system on the basis of a calendar year. The three year period still remains however it is on the basis of a calendar year and not the date or the tournament in which a player commenced. That is The 3 year period will commence from the first tournament entered and is a calendar year from January 1 to December 31. i.e. if John Smith transferred to or commenced playing with affiliate XYZ at any event in 2011, he would be valued at zero points as of the 1st January 2014.
Also of note is the removal of the marquee player system. All players will need to be participating at the affiliate in which they represent (other than country origin players returning to home country affiliate). However in lieu of the removal of the marquee player clubs outside the top four will have a points equivalent as to that of actually having the marquee player bonus, i.e 170 points. In effect the only change here is that all players must participate at the park level as the points allowance remains unchanged.
It is imperative that affiliates and all their coaches familiarise themselves with eth attached Points System document. As stated all changes have been highlighted in red.
Should you have any questions please forward them to the Sport Manager at our office.