Junior Registration and Grading Policy
Players who register and pay at a sign-on day get preference for team placement.
The club reserves the right to reject registrations.
Players cannot play or train until fees are paid in full.
Players register to play for the club – not a particular team. Any requests for players to be in a particular team must be made in writing at the time of registration.
Note: Unless there are extraordinary reasons players must play in the team that the club places them in.
Competitive age players must attend all grading sessions in order to be eligible for graded team placement. Players who cannot attend one or more grading session/s must notify the club in advance however any such players risk being not graded.
Note: Players should not assume they will be graded the same as the previous year. All players have equal opportunity each year.
TEAMS IN SAME DIV:
Where there must be more than one Villa team in one division the teams should be relatively even in ability (with the exception of the top team or div1 team).
OUT OF GRADE:
Players must play in their own grade. Where there are exceptional circumstances players may apply in writing, at the time of registration, to play out of grade.
Note: Acceptance of such an application is at the discretion of the club and dependant on team numbers. A player in their own grade cannot be displaced by a player playing out of grade.
The full policy may be downloaded here.