Decoding a Waiver Number

The first character is always “W” which indicates that the number is for a waiver.

The second character indicates the seasons that the waiver applies to. The options are “A” for ALL (both Fall and the next Spring), “F” for FALL only and “S” for Spring only.

The third character indicates the last digit of the year that the waiver expires in. The current options are “9” for 2019 indicating fall-only waivers and “0” for 2020 all-year waivers or spring only 2020.

The fourth character indicates the subject matter of the waiver. Waivers under bylaw 2 will have an “R” for Residency-based; under bylaw 5B the character will be “G” for advance Grade-based waiver (correct birth year but higher grade); under Bylaw 5C the character will be "A" for over-Age based waiver (correct grade but up to one year older than age limit);  Bylaw 6 will be “S” for Size (more than 22 on a full size team); and Bylaw 3 (ADA - rarely used) will be “O” for Other.

The final three numbers ### in the waiver code are a unique computer assigned number (meaning there will only be one waiver with the suffix 123 for each type of waiver).