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REGION 678 SPECIAL REQUEST POLICY

Last modified: June 7, 2017

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 In keeping with AYSO National Guidelines and the philosophy of “Balanced Teams” our region does not grant special requests for player and/or coach placement.  In recent years however, the enforcement of this policy has become lax and team balance has suffered greatly.  As a result we have revised this policy effective as of April 1, 2016.

A request for up to two players can be made in the 5U or 6U division by the head coach of a team.  The Regional Commissioner reserves the right to deny such requests if they appear to have no benefit other than to provide one team an advantage. All other special requests regarding coach and/or player placement for divisions 7U and above will be denied except in the most extreme cases.  Requests for players to “play up” in ANY age group will also be denied except when it provides extreme benefit to the player or the region as a whole.

If you feel that you have a special situation which deserves additional consideration, you may email a written request for review to commissioner@ayso678.org.  If the Regions feels there is a need to approve such a request, it will only be granted if possible without effect to other players or overall team balance.  All requests will require Regional Commissioner approval.