A number of teams are asking for guidance and information about league and cup schedules for 2010/11.
With a lengthened league season and as clubs build up for it, the Cup was losing interest and commitment and relevance to many. As you will have seen in the note from Ken Simmons the cup will be contested over one weekend October 16/17 at All Florida weekend in Tavares. Detailed structure will come when Ken receives commitments from clubs so get the in.
This will leave all teams free to arrange fixtures as they wish leading up to the league season. Big request is that clubs check with Florida Referees Society on availablitiy before making commitments.
With the withdrawal of Nashville to D 2 and Life abandoning a D 1 side in favor of running only a collegiate and Super League team this leaves the South D 1 structure in limbo.
Add to this the wish of Naples, Fort Lauderdale and Tridents to drop to D 2, leaving Miami and Boca as sole Florida D 1 representatives, the South in consultation with Florida and Georgia will rethink the D 1 format. Likely outcome will be a 4 team D 1 conference with Atlanta Old White and Renegades taking on Boca and Miami home and away.
With the extra teams dropping to D 2 this will have to be restructured and thinking will be shared shortly on how this will work out.
D 3 will alter slightly based on Tampa Myrmidon situation and any relegation that might come from D 2.
Thanks for your patience on scheduling. Any feedback welcome.