We run a Fall season which is pretty much the same as the Spring season, with reduced numbers, relaxed age groupings and more emphasis put on development. There are formal teams, a formal game schedule, formal practice schedules. Just no post season. Kids are encouraged to play the level they would be next year, but it's not required.
Anyway, in my two years of being PA, we have only had 1 Majors team. This Fall we will have 2. I split up the two teams myself, doing my best to take into account prior teams and requests and things like that.
Now after the teams are released, one parent comes back to me to request a team switch because a parent on the other team is her carpool buddy to practices.
On one hand, it's easy to just pick another kid of a comparable age to switch him with and just notify the parent that they have been moved. On the other hand, this parent has never, not once, requested that her kid be with the carpool buddy. I want to say no and tell her that there will always be lots of people she could arrange a carpool with and that's definitely what I would do in the Spring and have done, but the Fall.....
Not too sure how to handle this now.