While some kids come in knowing they want to play on Team X. Actually, while we acknowledge the preference, they really sign for the league in Recreational and then get assigned. In practice most people get their preference. The rule in Seattle is that you don’t get assigned unless you submit your proof of age first, we didn’t do that this year at Capitol Hill, but something to think about because it forces folks to see the proof of age as part of the registration process rather than having registrars chase and seem like bureaucrats. We could also do for medical forms now that I think about it.
In any case, for kids who are signing up without teams in mind, here is the rules:
# I know the BU14 team, the Tornadoes, really needs players so they’d take him
# But some teams I’d ask the coach first, it depends on personalities. It is a good idea to ask first in general as you are getting to know people. This is for recreation, so the letter of the law, is that coaches can’t pick people and kids can’t pick teams, but in practice most people get their choices.
# If there is only one team, then I would usually just add them
# If the team is full, then you need to contact a registrar in another Seattle club or ask if the kid wants to “play up” with bigger kids.
# There is also a chance a space may open up on the BU13 team so I’m working on that too. We’ll see what happens.