When creating teams for the recreational season, we largely focus on placing players by their neighborhood elementary school. Over many years, we have found this to be the best way of grouping players to be with others they may know (or will meet soon for our youngest players).
In the past, we have allowed families to request a particular coach and a buddy during the online process. Due to the complexity of that process, we are making a few changes this year, including allowing a request for EITHER a coach OR a buddy. Though requests cannot be guaranteed, meeting the below guidelines will ensure the best chance for your player.
- Requests MUST be made online during the registration process. Requests or changes to requests made via email after registration will not be considered.
- Requests for buddies must be MUTUAL. Both players must make the request for one another in order for a match to be made.
- Requests for coaches or buddies must take into account the AGE GROUP. Players are placed by BIRTH YEAR, not by year in school. If one child was born in 2009 and another in 2010, they cannot be placed on the same team because they are not in the same age group. Similarly, if you are requesting a coach, be sure that individual is indeed coaching the age group of your child. For more information on this, see AGE GROUP DETERMINATION.
- For requests to be considered, players must be fully registered and paid no later than June 30, 2019