League System

A league system is a hierarchy of leagues in a sport, usually with a system of promotion and relegation between consecutive levels of the hierarchy. They are often called pyramids due to their tendency to split into an increasing number of regional divisions the further down the pyramid one descends. League systems are used in a number of sports, especially association football, rugby league and rugby union.

In North America, a similar league system exists, but without promotion or relegation. Most professional sports are divided into major and minor leagues. While baseball and association football (known as soccer in North America) have well-defined pyramid shapes to their minor league hierarchies, ice hockey's professional minor league system is linear, with one league at each level. The systems for American football and basketball are far less organized.

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Landesliga Bayern-Nord
... The Landesliga Bayern-Nord (English State league Bavaria-North) was the sixth tier of the German football league system in northern Bavaria ... in 2008 it was the fifth tier of the league system, until the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 the fourth tier ... The league was be disbanded in 2012, when the Fußball-Regionalliga Bayern was introduced as the new fourth tier of the German league system in Bavaria ...
Slovak Football League System - See Also
... Football league system in Czechoslovakia ´ Football in Slovakia Slovak Football Association (SFZ) National teams Slovakia U-21 U-19 U-18 U-17 U-15 League system men Corgoň Liga 2 ... Liga Majstrovstvá regiónu Fourth League Fifth League women I ... Domestic cups Slovak Cup Slovak Super Cup Slovak Women's Cup List of clubs List of leagues List of venues List of foreign players Football in Europe Sovereign states Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan ...
Landesliga Hamburg-Hammonia - Overview - 1953 To 1963
... In 1953, the league was once more reestablished and the Elbe-Staffel and Alster-Staffel disbanded ... Three of the four leagues in existence until 1950 were reformed, the Olympia-Staffel however, was not ... The leagues were now named Verbandsligas Verbandsliga Hamburg-Hammonia Verbandsliga Hamburg-Hansa Verbandsliga Hamburg-Germania Each of the three divisions had now fourteen clubs and the league champion was again ...
Sp Vgg Landshut - History
... appearance in the Bezirksliga Bayern (I) in 1932–33, just before this league was dissolved in favour of the new Gauliga Bayern in 1933 ... Bezirksliga Niederbayern, a local amateur league in Lower Bavaria ... The SpVgg archived promotion to the Landesliga Bayern in 1948, then the second tier of the league system, below the Oberliga Süd ...

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