Special Event Permission to Participate Procedure
1) Who is responsible for obtaining a Special Event Participation Permission Form?
You as the player are responsible to make sure that you have a signed permission form completed by your local home association.
2) Can I go to an upcoming practice or tryout without the form since I do not have the time to get one filled out before the practice date?
Yes. There is a 24 hour grace period to get a form completed. Remember, going to one practice or tryout is acceptable, additional practices or tryouts do require the permission form.
3) What can happen if I do practice or tryout without a permission form from my local home center?
You as a player can be suspended by OBA and or SPBA.
4) If I get a Special Event Permission form to tryout and do make that team, does that mean that I am able to continue into regular practices or tryouts for that team?
NO. A Special event permission form is just that. It is only valid for that event and the time frame indicated on the form.
SPBA and OBA have created rules for releases to ensure that fair practice is in place for all centers to protect their associations and the players that live within their boundaries.
If you have any other questions or concerns about releases, please contact one of your local Affiliate Reps.