The clubs dont really manage that. They can request where the team goes at the beginning of the season, but I think George Riddell does the tiering during the season if I'm correct. I know if you are getting hammered you can request your district rep to drop you a division. Whats the worst that could happen if you went to Gold? a .500 season? Thats perfect if you ask me. That means you are with your peers. Undefeated in 2 years leave no challenge for the players.