For children who are new to MSA and we honor “friend” requests in a limited manner. According to NTSSA, our parent organization, we can allow children to be placed on a specific team with a specific “friend”, and therefore avoid the lottery, IF they have NEVER played for a NTSSA organization. A “friend” request must come to the registrar (email@example.com) – once the verification process has been completed then that child will be placed on the roster.
“Friend of a Friend” can be used to create a new team provided the requirements are met for each friend – ie each friend has NEVER played with a NTSSA organization.
Once a child is on a roster they can choose to return to that roster each season.
We also allow exceptions for siblings. We do not allow exceptions for ride sharing, assistant coaching and most other reasons.