We have received a large number of requests already this year for a child to be placed on a specific team or with other specific players. Â In continuing the policy enacted last year, these requests are noted but not guaranteed in any way. Â The Board (specifically the respective directors) handles each request individually and they all start with “no”. Â From there, specific reasons are factored in to determine if the request will be granted.
- Siblings in the same age/gender group are always placed together to ensure transportation and game attendance are not an issue (unless a parent requests otherwise.
- “Sally and Susie are best friends and do everything together” is almost always denied. Â Recreational soccer is about making friends, meeting new people and learning the sport of soccer.
- “I work nights and my neighbor needs to take my child to practice” is almost always approved. Â If it can’t be, the Board will work with a parent to make alternate arrangements to ensure a child can participate.