Spring is in the air, which means that all baseball, softball, soccer and track athletes are preparing for their first contests of the season.
All DoDDS-E schools offering soccer and the five international schools participating full time in our league will participate in the European Championships held at the end of May. This will be the culminating event, following the regular season. The tournament will offer many games using a pool play format where teams will play a round robin within their pool and then the top 2 teams in each pool will advance to the semi-finals.
Teams will have the opportunity to participate in a regular season schedule consisting of up to 14 games. On most Saturdays’ during the spring, teams will play double headers against their opponents in preparation for the European Championships that will be held in late May. During the championships, teams will divided into two pools by Division where a round robin format will be used. The top 2 teams in each pool will advance to the semi-final games. Due to the low number of participating Division III teams, Divisions II and III will be combined during the championships.
Following a 14 game (7 weekend) regular season schedule, all schools offering a softball program will participate in the European Championships to be held in late May. Teams will be divided into 2 pools by Division with the top 2 teams in each pool advancing to the semi-final games. Winners of the semi-final games will then vie for the championships.
All athletes participating in track are required to meet a pre-established qualifying time/distance standard to be eligible to participate in the European championships to be held in late May. Upon reviewing the number of qualifiers for each event, wild card offers may be issued to athletes who were close to qualifying. In most events, at the championships, athletes will be required to participate in heats with the top times, distances moving into the finals. Both individuals and teams will be recognized.