Changes to Fall Registration

Starting with the 2019 Fall season, changes in our registration timing will occur, as well with some other logistical processes and registration referral incentives.

We are implementing some of the changes to help with a few issues that have be recurring problems:
  • Late team formation
  • Uniforms which don't fit some players well
The changes that are being implemented are:
  • Registration dates (exact dates to be determined)
    • Early registration will begin in mid-May - remember, there is an early-registration discount
    • Regular registration will begin in mid-June
    • Late registration will begin in mid-July
  • In-person registration events (exact dates to be determined)
    • There will be ONLY THREE in-person registration events where your printed registration forms can be handed in (remember: we need you to print and bring TWO copies of each player's forms)
    • We will have sample jerseys at these events that the players can try on in order to receive the correct size. Players which we do not have sizing information for will not have jerseys ordered for them!
  • Player assessments/tryouts
    • PLAYERS WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED TO BE PLACED ONTO A TEAM UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN ASSESSED
      • Note: Not all divisions require assessments. More information can be found here
    • Player assessments will be held at the end of July/beginning of August
    • There will be more than one opportunity for each age division
    • For players that have not been assessed prior to the teams being formed (and, thus, not yet on a team)
      • The unallocated players will be invited to attend a training session in order to be assessed. The team that a player is assessed with is not necessarily the team the player will be placed on
      • Unallocated players will not necessarily be assigned to a team immediately. A group of unallocated players will be assigned to the teams to help maintain a balance of players across the teams
      • Players assigned to a team subsequent to the initial team formation might not receive their uniforms by the first picture day or the first match - this is why registering early and attending an assessment is VERY important
      • It is possible, for players assigned very late in the process, that switching to a different team may be required in order to achieve balanced teams
  • Changes to the Opening Day Ceremonies (the Saturday before Labor Day weekend)
    • Picture Day will occur on the same day as the Opening Day Ceremonies
    • A Parade of Teams will be part of the Opening Day Ceremonies where each team will be introduced
  • Registration referrals - this will be implemented ONLY if we can work out the logistics
    • We will be offering a $10 credit for the referral of a new player. If a player refers four new players, that player will receive a $40 credit
    • A player can receive credit for up to the amount of their registration fees, but not more than that
    • The referral credit will be received by mid-October (exact cut-off for referral credit eligibility is to be determined)
An integral part of being able to form teams early is coach volunteer registration. Coach volunteers need to register much earlier than in the past. Ideally, all coaches will be registered by the time the players' assessments begin.




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