by Elite Division, 2018-09-14T09:43:32.000-07:00September 14 2018, at 09:43 AM PDT
As all returning players should be aware, we are planning some changes this coming season to bolster the Masters Division and to create more competitive younger divisions within our league. For further explanation of these changes, please refer to notice posted on the Markham Men’s Basketball League website.
These upcoming changes may affect some returning players in the Elite and Champions Divisions, specifically those who are 48 years of age and older. The MMBL Executive has given this matter serious and significant consideration and have unanimously agreed that these changes are essential for the long-term health, and sustainability of our league.
We want to reassure all returning players that there will be a guaranteed spot for each of them in the Markham Men’s Basketball League, as has always been our tradition. However, we cannot guarantee in which division you will be playing until after the draft has been concluded. If you are placed in the Masters Division during the draft proceedings, that will be the spot that is offered to you for the 2018/2019 season. It will be your choice to accept that spot or not but, should you decide to refuse the spot, there will be no other opening available to you. It is our expectation that the majority of the players who are 48 years of age and older will remain in the divisions of their choice.
It is our sincere hope that the affected players will choose to stay with us in the MMBL and continue to enjoy playing basketball.
Thank you for your continued support of the Markham Men’s Basketball League.