Priority points are a method for you to prioritise your sports entries for grades that are in high demand. This is your way of saying “Our kids are desperate to play in this grade (Priority 5), but aren’t really fussed about playing in this other one (Priority 1)”.
Within your Sport Entries, Priorities are relative to each of your group’s other entries. For example, there is no difference whatsoever to your Sport Entries, if they all have the same priority – be that the minimum (1) or the maximum (5). So setting all of your group’s sport entries to 5 is exactly the same as leaving them all at 3.
Where Priority Points come into play is in distributing your group’s preferences in restricted grades. By assigning ‘1’ to one entry and ‘5’ to another, you are basically saying that if your group had 6 chances for restricted sports, you are assigning 1 of them to the first entry and 5 to the second.
Note that increasing the priority on one of your sports entries does not give your group any distinct advantage over other groups. All it is doing is shifting the balance of your group’s allocation factor resources across your restricted grade sports entries.
When assigning a priority to your sport entries, here are a few tips: