In recent years the roster sizes of the teams in EUSA’s Foundation and Development ICYSL Program have grown far beyond what is stated in nation‑wide recommended guidelines. The reason is simple: too many parents are not volunteering to become head coaches. There are no valid reasons why more parents cannot volunteer to become head coaches. Despite various attempts to help parents become certified as coaches, the number of head coaches continues to lessen with each passing season. The result of this lack of volunteerism is that EUSA must now start to strictly enforce rules and guidelines that have been in effect since the Club was formed decades ago.
For many years, EUSA has offered the opportunity for parents to make special requests when it comes to the placement of their children onto teams. At no time has EUSA ever stated that A) the creation of teams would be governed by these special requests, and B) that EUSA was ever obligated to honor any request made for any reason. If circumstances permit, a limited number of reasonable special requests can be considered only if the person asking is the head coach of the team.