Well, we concluded our local league play this weekend. In our area, we had 5 teams at my 4.5 level. We had a conversation on the sidelines afterwards about what next year will look like under the new guidelines http://www.florida.usta.com/usta_adult_senior_leagues/2013_league_restructure/ I am a hair under 40 years old, so I will only be eligible for 18+. From the rosters that were exchanged in our last match (16 players total), here is the breakdown of how many players will be eligible for each league: 65+ = 0 55+ = 3 40+ = 8 18+ = 16 So, three players will have 3 age groups to choose. Half will have two options and half only have 18+ as an option. Of the three players 55+ currently, all three currently play seniors and thus are playing two leagues. Two out of the three indicated that they will likely just play two leagues again and one ironman said he would probably play all three. Of the 8 in the 40 plus arena, 5 said they would play in one or the other and three said probably both. I asked the younger guys if they had ever captained and only one had previously. Therefore, for someone like me who is mid thirties, I see a couple dilemmas in next year's new formats 1) inexperienced captains 2) smaller leagues 3) weaker play I predict that our current 5 team league will be reduced to three teams for the 18+ group. I know that one of the 5 teams for sure has only 3 current players under 40 years old. It will be interesting to see if those in the 40+ group form teams at their age level or play in the younger division. I would assume the current captains will hedge themselves to be stronger at one level or the other. If their best couple of players are under 40, they likely would play there. If not, they'll play only 40+. Anyone else foresee something similar in their area?