Registration, Tryout & Draft Policies

last updated Feb 2020

  • Following the tryout, a draft of all currently registered and eligible players will be conducted by the League.
  • All teams entering the draft process will be assigned an INITIAL POINT VALUE (IPV). The IPV is used to determine a team’s draft order during drafting rounds.
  • IPV value is determined by the pre-assigned, pre-draft roster. Values for the players are set according to the following guide:
  • Player Types Points
    All rostered travel/elite teams 3
    Returning division tournament player 3
    Incoming frozen player new to Lynnhaven 2
    Incoming lower division tournament player 2
    Returning non-tournament player 1
    Incoming frozen player from T-Ball 1
  • A highest potential point value for any player will take priority over a lower point value.
  • Tournament-selected players from any league will have points assigned to him/her in accordance with the guideline above. This includes players who were nominated and then declined to participate in the Tournament.
  • Siblings who are assigned to a team shall not incur any IPV points unless they are a previous tournament or elite team player.
  • Team Draft Order will be established using a lowest to highest system. The team who’s total IPV is the lowest, will have the first draft pick of the round. Teams will continue to pick in order of IPV until the round is complete. In the case of two or more teams having the same IPV before drafting begins, the team with the fewer number of players will draft first. If two or more teams have an equal number of players and points, lots will be drawn to decide which team drafts first, and so on.
  • First Round Draft will have all teams participate. Each team will get a single first round pick according to the draft order.
  • Subsequent Draft Rounds will have teams participate according to their current roster size. Teams with the lowest number of rostered players will participate per round. This will continue until all teams have the same number of rostered players, or the draft has reached the final round.
  • No team will go more than two (2) rounds without a draft pick. Teams that did not participate in the previous round will draft first according to the IPV.
  • Final Round will have all teams participate. Once a team has picked a total of one (1) less player than the roster limit, as established by Division Management, that team will not draft again until the final draft round. The final draft round will reverse in order and go from the highest IPV to lowest.
  • Blind Draft picks may be selected at any time during the draft. A team may choose to select from the Blinds in lieu of the active draft candidate. A list of all the players in the Blind Draft will be provided at the start of the Draft.
  • Following is an example of how a draft may flow. Based on a season roster max of 12 players.
  • Teams # Players
    IPV R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
    Roster # 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    Team A 4 5 1 1 3 3 1 1 2 5
    Team B 5 11 3 2 5 3 3 4 3
    Team C 5 8 2 1 4 2 2 3 4
    Team D 8 15 5 2 1 1
    Team E 6 13 4 1 4 4 5 2