Game Cancelled Due to Weather (Managed by WCB Scheduler)
WCB will automatically move weather cancellations to reserve rainout slots
Coaches don't need to do anything.
Game Swap Request (Submitted by Coach)
*** PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ SO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY ***
The decision was made this year to delay the start of games to allow more practice time and play games in warmer weather. This has compressed the schedule with a high number of GAMES and PRACTICES IN FEWER WEEKS.
RAINOUT SLOTS must also be kept in reserve due to the unpredictability of the weather.
Due to issues with umpires in previous years, WCB has taken a huge leap this year to HIRE AND SCHEDULE OUR OWN UMPIRES.
We are also in the unique position this year to ALLOW MORE PRACTICE SLOTS on the fields which requires EXTRA WORK on our part to SCHEDULE PRACTICES.
All of this creates a very complicated schedule, and it is VERY DIFFICULT AND TIME CONSUMING to reschedule games.
Finally, WCB has a shortage of volunteers, and everyone is taking on more work than expected this year to allow the Rec League to function effectively and ultimately survive. It takes a village, and our village has been shrinking and it has become harder each year to recruit and retain volunteers. We appreciate your understanding why we are implementing a game swap policy this year.
GAME SWAP REQUEST PROCEDURE
WCB is requiring coaches to SWAP GAME SLOTS instead of moving games to open slots.
We ask that coaches work together within your Age Division, and if needed, reach out to your Age Division VP for assistance.
Make sure the opposing team you are playing on the date that needs swapped is aware that you need to change the date of the game. We are getting requests from coaches that have not contacted the opposing coach to let them know they need to change the date.
ONCE ALL FOUR TEAMS HAVE AGREED TO SWAPPING GAME SLOTS, ONE OF THE COACHES WILL NEED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING FORM:
GAME SWAP REQUEST FORM
If you have exhausted attempts to swap games with the other coaches, submit the following form:
GAME RESCHEDULE REQUEST FORM
The scheduler will attempt to find an open game slot within the same week. Due to the large number of games for some age divisions in the same week this may not be possible