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 Hamburg-Hammonia - Overview - 1953 To 1963
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Landesliga Bayern-Nord
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Guadeloupe Division D'Honneur - Notes and References
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Sp Vgg Landshut - History
... The club made a brief appearance in the Bezirksliga Bayern (I) in 1932–33, just before this league was dissolved in favour of the new Gauliga Bayern in 1933 ... Niederbayern, a local amateur league in Lower Bavaria ... in 1948, then the second tier of the league system, below the Oberliga Süd ...

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