- Who decides where my daughter/son will play?
This decision is made by the local commission where you have registered (Island, Interior, North or Lower Mainland).
- How is this decision made?
There are a number of criteria that are taken into consideration when a player has requested a release. The main ones
are: which association needs players (not going to send players to a team that is already full or near full); where
the released player lives in relation to which association needs players (try not to send a player from Mission to play in
Richmond); past releases (when possible, will try to get a player back to the same team they were released to the previous
year; not always possible)
- When will I be notified?
Regardless of when your association sent in your release request to the appropriate commission, it is unlikely you will get
any information on where your daughter/son has been released to until a week after the March declaration meeting (this is where
all association presidents commit to the number of teams they will have in every division). This takes place the 2nd
Tuesday in March, so unlikely to hear until the 3rd week of March.
- If my association registration page says they have a wait list, what should I do?
You should register with your home association as early as you can. When you see this, it doesn’t necessarily mean
they won’t have a spot for your daughter/son. They are usually waiting for enough additional registrations to make another
team. If they don’t end up having a team, you can request a release from your home association to play elsewhere.
- Can I request a specific association to be released to?
This option is not on the release form. The commissions will follow their general guidelines (see 2. above) and strive to
have your daughter/son playing as close to your home association as there is space available.