Most youth athletic leagues have placement tryouts to establish new teams, to fill in spots vacated by players who do not return to the program, or to balance / establish new leagues and programs.
Not all players are required to attend tryouts and participants should verify their status when they sign up. Players attending tryouts are assigned a number and typically go through a variety of drills and skills tests in front of the coaches. If a participant meets the required registration requirements with regards to time, age, fees, etc. then the participant will be placed on a team.
If a participant meets all the registration requirements and is unable to attend Team Placement Tryouts, they will still be placed on a team via a blind draw. However, there is no guarantee which team the participant will be placed on and staff are unable to accommodate most requests.