I registered early on. The regular registration period is ending soon. Then there will be but two weeks of late registrations. I'm worried my child will not get to play or that I will have to pay a late fee. Why is my child still on a wait-list?
Our practice is to leave everyone wait-listed for each age division until two things happen: (1) a head coach is registered and (2) there are enough children to fill the team. Once a coach is registered, we will release and notify sufficient players (in the order they registered) to fill the team. This procedure continues as coaches register and sufficient players are signed up. It is rare that players are not released at some point before the end of late registrations. Unfortunately, it is quite common for wait-listed players to remain wait-listed throughout the early days of registrations and often near the tail end of the regular registration period.
Coaches and players register at various times—some early and others late—but mostly late. A majority of coaches and players tend to register close to the end of regular registrations, and, still quite a number of them during the last week of late registrations. But, as mentioned before, it is actually quite rare that parents do not eventually step up and volunteer to coach. We sometimes have to do a bit of poking and prodding, but the roles are eventually filled and players released and notified.
If you are wait-listed, you are guaranteed your place in line in the order you registered once a coach becomes available. Wait-listed players are not charged a late fee when it comes time to check out so long as they were added to the wait-list during the regular registration period and register within a couple days after being accepted / released from the wait-list. Registrants may need to ask for their late fee to be adjusted, however, before checking out under conditions where the late registration period began before being able to complete the registration check-out. If you do not log back in and check-out within a two or three days after being accepted from being wait-listed, your shopping cart may be deleted and someone else allowed to register in your place. You would then have to go through the steps or re-registering, and, possibly getting wait-listed again.
If you want to increase your child's chances of being released from the wait-list early, register early. If you want to nearly guarantee it, register early and volunteer to coach. We will help you get the training you need to fulfill the role including the option of setting you up with a mentor coach. Dates for group training will be forth coming. We are also willing to work with you one on one. We are confident that if you are available and willing, we can help you fulfill the role as coach. Plus we offer this coaching incentive.
If you have any additional questions regarding this subject, please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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