Teams will be formed at the Team Draw approximately one week before the coaches meeting. The players are distributed among the teams by a random blind draw. The rules of the draw are set up to achieve parity between teams - distributing children of each experience/skill level evenly among the teams.
In the Fall, the U4-U10 teams are drawn from scratch - in the Spring, it is attempted to keep the Fall U4-U10 teams together. However, sometimes the number of teams in a division will need to increase or decrease between Fall and Spring, or for other reasons parity cannot be achieved - and in those cases, the teams may be redrawn from scratch.
For the SFL teams (U11 and older), it is attempted to keep the teams together indefinately. Again, sometimes the number of teams in a division change (especially at U13 when the rosters must increase to play 11v11) and requires some players to switch teams.