Originally published 1 Dec, 2022 | By Peter-Astrid Kane

San Francisco parents looking to register their kids for youth basketball have found that signing up is like trying to buy Taylor Swift tickets. Last month, registration for the 2023 season of the Junior Warriors, as the Recreation and Park Department’s league is known, closed within two minutes of opening, wait-listing as many as 40 or 50 potential teams.

This is the second year in a row that the program has seen registration hiccups, denying hundreds of young players the opportunity to participate.

This was “a dramatic cut from what there was before,” said Dave Raynor, a parent whose fifth-grader was initially wait-listed for the 2023 season even though Raynor signed up at 10:01 a.m., one minute after the window opened.

Read the full article at The San Francisco Standard