I have an Elementary team that wishes to "play up" for the remainder of the season. They have already participated in several tournaments. In the game definitions section of the rules under team, it states “Elementary School Teams may “play up” and compete as a Middle School Team”. It identifies that this can be done at registration.
It also states that: “Once declared and playing as a Middle School Team, that Team may not change back to a Elementary School Team for the remainder of the season.”
I am asking if my team is allowed to "play up" or do we have to add a middle school participant that has not participated on another team to justify the move.
Thank you for your prompt response.