Decoding a Waiver Number

Effective Time Period

Waivers may be granted for a single season, either fall “F" or spring "S", or be granted for an entire soccer year "A". In the spring season, waivers with the “A” status granted in the prior fall season will display, since they remain active for the entire soccer year. All waivers expire at the end of the soccer year (spring season) and MUST be reapplied for in the next soccer year (fall season), even if the conditions underlying the waiver request have not changed.

Decoding a Waiver Number

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

The second character indicates the effective time period/seasons that the waiver applies to: “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 calendar year in which the waiver expires. Spring only or All waivers will display a higher digit there than Fall only waivers.

The fourth character indicates the subtype of the waiver listed below in basic order of frequency:

  • Under BAYS Player Waiver Eligibility: Match Rule 4 
    • R” is for Residency-based waivers including Interleague
    • G” for higher Grade waivers (correct birth year but higher grade)
    • A” for over-Age based waivers (correct grade but up to one year older than age limit)
    • S” for roster Size waivers
    • O” for Other waivers

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 season).