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Team Divisions

For both Junior High and High School there are four possible Divisions teams: Division A, Division B, Division C, Division D.  Divisions are based not on school size, but rather the number of riders participating with that team in a given season.  Teams can change Divisions from year to year, however once the season begins they must compete in that division for the remainder of the season.  At the Regional competitions and the State Championship teams only compete against other teams in their same Division.  At District meets it varies from District to District as to whether teams compete against all teams in their District, regardless of Division, or they compete against just teams in their Division.  Individual Districts are free to chose their meet format.  For High School District meets, regardless of how the teams compete against each other the teams that advance from each District to their Regional are limited to the 2 highest scoring teams in each Division.  Both the maximum amount of Team Slots (classes) as well as the individual rider maximum slots are different by Division.

Division Size Breakdown:

Division A team: 10 or more riders
Division B team: 5 to 10 riders
Division C team: 2 to 5 riders
Division D team: 1 or 2 riders

Division Maximum Team Slots:

Division A team: 63 slots
Division B team: 42 slots
Division C team: 24 slots
Division D team: 16 slots

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Rider Slot Allocation:

Coaches will assign class slots to each rider. Each rider shall not participate in more than EIGHT EVENTS in any one meet unless one of the following occurs:
Division D team – 16 total slots

2 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 11 slots
1 rider team – rider is allotted 16 slots

Division C team – 24 total slots

3 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 11 slots
2 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 15 slots
1 rider team – rider is allotted 16 slots

Division B team – 42 total slots

6 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 11 slots
5 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 12 slots
4 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 14 slots
2 or 3 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 17 slots

Division A team – 63 total slots

8 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 11 slots
7 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 12 slots
6 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 14 slots
5 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 16 slots
3 or 4 rider team – no rider may be assigned more than 17 slots

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Other Team Sizing Rules:

Schools having 15 or more riders may have 2 teams, one being an A Team and the other a Division B or C as members warrant.  The A team must be filled with 11 or more riders before a B or C team may be formed.  No rider may interchange between teams.

Schools having 25 or more riders may have three teams, an A team, a B team, and a C team.  The A team must be filled with 11 or more riders before a B or C team may be formed.  No rider may interchange between teams.

Schools having 31 or more riders may have four teams:

Two A teams, one B team, and one C team.
One A team, two B teams, and on C team.
The A team must be filled with 11 or more riders.  The B team must be filled 6-10 riders and the C team will have 2-5 riders.

For more rules and regulations regarding teams and divisions please reference the MIHA Rulebook.