Here's a situation I find myself in a lot:
I'm in a practice group/indie team, and we're supposed to meet for practice, but at the last minute, there are so many cancellations that I'm forced to cancel our coach, which means paying double the next week. Every time that happens, I think it would be better to play with strangers than no one at all.
So here's my proposal: creating a roster of substitute players that you can go through so you can at least try to salvage that practice time temporarily. There's no long term commitment for either party, and it would give people a chance to play with all kinds of groups.
I don't know if anyone else is interested in volunteering themselves for this kind of thing, but here's a list of people who have volunteered that I'll continue to update as I get volunteers if anyone needs a sub. player:
Obviously, availability of these people will vary, but if you're an interested practice group, send me an email with the name of your coach (so I can verify that you're not just a creepy dude trolling for emails), and I can send you the roster with their emails.
If you want to volunteer for this, send me an email with the highest level class you've completed, and I'll put you on the list.
Hope this works out for everyone,