The basic rule of our group is that if you cancel within 24 hours of the game or not show up at the game you cannot play the next game. If you do this twice, you are out of the group.
The rule applies primarily to the indoor football/soccer games because it is important that we have exactly 12 players for these games. With outdoor games and basketball games we have more flexibility in terms of the number of players and so less of a need for strict enforcement of the rules, but it is still helpful and polite to cancel when you signed up but then can't make it
This rule applies both to people on the list of players and to people on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list it is your responsibility to check to see if you got a message saying you were 'promoted' from the waiting list to the group of players. Only if such a 'promotion' happens within 24 hours of the game (so if somebody cancelled too late) the rule doesn't apply to you.
The rule is there to ensure as much as possible that people who sign up for a game also show up so that we always have enough people.
Anyway, of course exceptions will be made in case of emergencies. If you disagree with a decision, just send me (Koen) an email.