RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR PAASL EVENING REGISTRATION
The City of Palo Alto does not have enough field space for all user demand. In order to maintain our priority status as a non-profit adult organization and our current Sunday and Evening field permits, we must ensure that our PAASL teams are comprised of a minimum of 35% Palo Alto residents. PAASL may adjust our registration capacity and number of teams per session in order to conform to these guidelines.
- Sunday and Evening registration eligibility may be adjusted in order to make sure we exceed our 35% minimum local resident bar. This means that some non-resident registrants may not get placed on a team roster in order for PAASL to meet the Palo Alto residency guidelines.
- Non-resident priority will be based on date of registration, with other potential adjustments across divisions (A/B/W). Non-residents who register "late" have an increased likelihood of not getting on a team roster. Recommendation: REGISTER EARLY.
- From this point forward, Palo Alto residents are defined as registrants with a valid Palo Alto residential address and residential utility number. Palo Alto residents will continue to receive priority and reduced rate registration. In order to conform to City guidelines, Stanford and Los Altos Hills residents will register the same as other non-Palo Alto residents. Residential tenants may register as Palo Alto residents with their landlord's utility number.
- PAASL must ensure that only true Palo Alto residents register as such. Currently, a Palo Alto utility number is required to confirm local residency. In the future, a picture ID with a Palo Alto address may be required. Please do not consider cheating on this! PAASL will have zero tolerance for abuses, with penalties including, but not limited to, season long suspensions. PAASL urges you to help ensure your place by registering early! Also, please help PAASL by encouraging more Palo Alto residents to register to play PAASL.
PAASL understands that these changes may adversely affect some of our valued organization members. PAASL is concerned about these potential implications and has worked extensively with the City and local soccer community to maintain our field permit priority which is critical for our organization's success and sustainability.