The current choices for pitch count eligibility is overly complicated and makes it impossible for some divisions to utilize eligibility because the age group differences do not allow for the selection of an eligibility model that applies. For example - Many Juniors divisions have 13, 14 _and_ 15 year old players. In this case the thresholds are different between 13-14 and 15's.
The simple solution is to change the 'engine' to use a set of thresholds by age (league age) so that any player of any age can have eligibility calculated for them.
Moreover, Little League has from time-to-time made small tweaks to the thresholds for a certain age group. By changing to a direct age basis, changes will be simpler to maintain and apply.
Finally - once the basis has changed to thresholds by age... leagues that are not little league or who have adopted stricter pitch count thresholds may create their own, and have them applied (similar to registrations).
There is a great example of this application in the Big Time Coach Pitch Counter app on iTunes that not only allows for Little League thresholds, but users can create their own as well.
In the long run - I believe this will benefit a wider SportsEngine baseball - or softball - user base.
|Which sport(s) does this apply to:||Baseball/Softball|