- Teams/Groups/Individuals are expected to read the division descriptions and place themselves in the most appropriate division. If players are unsure of which division to register for, they are welcome to contact the office for further clarification or advice.
- The ESSC Division offerings are based on the experience and skill level of a team - not on a team's competitive behaviour. All ESSC players and teams are expected to play with a ‘fun-first, winning-second’ attitude regardless of their division.
- The ESSC reserves the right to move any team up or down a division (regardless of where they registered) based on a team's past results. The ESSC gathers statistics on all registered teams each season, and strives to align the divisions as fairly as possible.
- The ESSC reserves the right to move any team up or down a division (regardless of where they registered) based on total registration numbers. The ESSC rarely runs odd numbered divisions, or divisions with a low number of teams, so in these cases division realignment is necessary.
- If the ESSC feels that a division has a clear skill discrepancy during the regular season, teams may be moved up or down a division mid-season, or in some cases a division will be split come playoff time to allow for multiple Championships.
- For certain sports, when possible, the ESSC incorporates a seeding round as part of the regular season schedule. In these cases, divisions will be re-aligned and standings reset after the completion of the seeding round. For 16 Week Leagues that incorporate a seeding round, standings will not always be reset after the completion of the seeding round, but division realignment will still occur.
This division will feature teams that may have 1 skilled player, but also 1-2 inexperienced players. If both of the main players are quite skilled in Badminton and competitive in nature, then the team should move up to a higher level. Teams in this division must have a “fun first” approach to every game.
This division is for teams that have some experience playing badminton. Players can serve and return with accuracy, and the team is looking for more of a challenge than the Recreational level. Not all players need to be highly skilled; it is more about the average skill and competitiveness of the team as a whole.
This division is for more experienced players and players that have had success in the Recreational Plus division. Players can smash and return the birdie with speed and accuracy. Intermediate teams are looking for a good challenge each night and most players on the team have experience playing Badminton and are solid in the fundamentals of the game.