Mandatory parent meetings are held just before the season begins. During the meeting, the required paperwork is collected to include medical release forms / birth certificates, parent contracts and report cards.
It is extremely important to attend one of the mandatory parent meeting dates as failure to appear will void your registration. Families that are on the waiting list should also attend the mandatory meeting.
In cases where a team has a waiting list, seats usually open up on the team due to families failing to appear for the mandatory meeting.