Preaching to the choir Lou on the setup, especially since 12 YOs form 2/3 of the two teams in juniors. have no idea about waivers, probably not, never even had a formal BOd vote on the splits.
Softball admin just keeps everything vague and pretty much does what he wants.
I am learning, next year, I will insist on a clear, formal vote on # of teams at each level, based on #of girls registered.
We are interleaguing in softball in all divisions, and will use pool players for these obviously. and in minors, at least we have three teams, so when we play in house, always pool players available. of course how they get assigned in that situation I can see being a big brouhaha (ie say the next two on the pool list are a 5* and a 1*, who gets who).
We are actively pursuing more players at all levels, especially juniors and minors, might even get a couple more juniors (and heck maybe enough for a senior squad) once HS tryouts are over.
All Stars selection going to be a complete mess. You have all those 12s in juniors, many of whom the majors coaches don't know (both new to division, moving up from minors). same scenario as two years ago, only now 10 or so 12s playing up, two years ago was 5 10s playing up in majors, none made all stars (and who played up was determined by majors tryouts and draft).
I might honestly suggest we not field all stars. our softball teams in recent past have continually gotten thumped, in part because selection process is so screwed up, and the smaller talent base. and the coach selection process is basically finding someone willing to do it.