I'm having problems with creating reserve leagues, which should mirror a specific first team league. For example: Level 4 contains 9 leagues, let's call them 4A, 4B,..., 4H, 4I The reserve leagues should each get a parallel reserve league, which contains the reserve team of the first teams. The reserve league shouldn't have promotion or relegation rules. So if the first team winner of 4A is promoted to league 3A, their reserve team isn't selected for the next year. In contrast, the reserve team of the relegated team from 3A is part of the reserve league 4A in the following season. In short, the reserve league 4A should always contain the reserve teams of the first team league 4A.
My first attempt was to create a generic reserve league with the “reserve rules” (advanced rules > “nation” > reserve rules > reserve leagues). I selected “mirror main division” as league type, because I think, that this should be exactly the option I’m looking for. I chose the specific competition (4A) and added some minor settings (start date, end date, match day, etc.). But the problem is, that this league was never created during the game, no matter which settings I used. I tried to test the same settings with type “use teams from division” or “regional divisions”, where some reserve leagues were created. But with this settings, it gets all reserve teams of the division level 4 (A to I), so this isn’t a solution.
The second try was to create a reserve league from scratch (“list” > add new league). Which ment to create a new competition in the database, but my goal would be not to touch the database (in terms of compatibility and workload). However, using this method I need to define the teams which should be contained in the reserve league. But I couldn't find a fitting adjustment, which "gets all teams form division" and then only takes the reserve teams of the selected teams and uses them to create the reserve league 4A. Every time I tried to run this, the reserve league wasn't created, because it couldn't find the suitable teams.
Has anyone created mirrored reserve league before or has an idea how to create functioning mirrored reserve leagues, please help me.
Thank you for your help!