league policies

PlayMore Sport & Social Club | League Policies
 

1. ROSTERS
 

A.  SOCIAL/RECREATIONAL LEAGUES

I.  AGE REQUIREMENT:  18+: All players must be 18 years or older in order to be able to compete in our leagues. Captains are responsible for knowing if their players are old enough to play in our leagues. Any team found with an underage player(s) on the field will have the player in question removed from their roster immediately as well as a one game suspension issued to the team captain for the following game.

II. WAIVERS: All players MUST complete a waiver prior to participation in any PlayMore sporting event. The waiver can be completed online or a hard-copy of the waiver can be downloaded and turned into a PlayMore representative prior to the first scheduled game.

III. ONLINE ROSTERS: Captains and teams are responsible for submitting the name and email address of each player on their roster. Please log onto your account and add or invite all players to your roster so they can be eligible for the playoffs. It is the responsibility of the captain to check, update, and edit their roster to make sure it is up to date.

IV. ROSTER SIZE: The social league will have no limit on their roster size. Once the team fee is paid for, the team may use any player that they like as long as they are listed on a roster within that league.

V. ROSTER CHECKS: Rosters checks will not be preformed/honored in Social and Recreational Leagues.  

 

B.  COMPETITVE LEAGUES (ANY LEAGUE NOT LISTED AS SOCIAL OR RECREATIONAL)

I. ONLINE ROSTERS: Captains and teams are responsible for submitting the name and email address of each player on their roster. Please log onto your account and add or invite all players to your roster so they can be eligible for the playoffs. It is the responsibility of the captain to check, update, and edit their roster to make sure it is up to date.

II. WAIVERS: All players MUST complete a waiver prior to participation in any PlayMore sporting event. The waiver can be completed online or a hard-copy of the waiver can be downloaded and turned into a PlayMore representative prior to the first scheduled game.

III. AGE REQUIREMENT: 18+: All players must be 18 years or older in order to be able to compete in our leagues. Captains are responsible for knowing if their players are old enough to play in our leagues. Any team found with an underage player(s) on the field will have the player in question removed from their roster immediately as well as a one game suspension issued to the team captain for the following game.

IV. ADD/DROPS: Players may be added or dropped from the roster up until the roster deadline, which will be noted on the league schedule for your specific spot. All roster additions or drops must be submitted to the PlayMore office in writing. Roster changes will not be accepted at league games or over the phone. Any player who plans to participate in the second half of the season and playoffs must appear on the roster. Teams must also have the minimum number of players required to field a team, your team will NOT BE ELGIBLE FOR THE PLAYOFFS.

V. ROSTER CHECKS: Starting with the first game after the roster deadline, all players will be required to bring photo ID’s to each game. If you feel a team has an illegal player, you must notify us via text message on the emergency line (609-878-0234) prior to the start of the game. Once a game has been started, roster checks can no longer be honored unless a player arrives to a game late. Please note, both teams will automatically be roster checked should a request be made.

VI. MULTIPLE LEAGUES: Players may not be listed on two rosters within the same division. Players are allowed to play in different divisions, but they may not be a part or play for two or more teams within the same division. Players are also not allowed to pick up and play for other teams within the same division on the same day. Prior to the roster deadline, you can play for the team of your choice providing you only play for one team in that division for that calendar week of games. After the roster deadline, you may only play for team for the rest of the season in each division you are signed up for. PlayMore reserves the right to sanction teams and players accordingly for violations of this rule.
 


2. SCHEDULES

I. SEASON SCHEDULING: The schedule for the season will be posted no later than one week prior to the start of the season. PlayMore will make every effort to accommodate a scheduling request and accepts them in order of team’s that are paid in full first.

II. PLAYOFF SCHEDULES: The playoff schedule for the league will be posted one week prior to the beginning of the season. Please take note of all scheduled playoff games. PlayMore has limited availability to make changes to the posted playoff schedule and any such requests will be fielded on a first “paid in full” basis.

III. SCHEDULING REQUESTS: Scheduling requests can be made at the time of registration and up to the release of the schedules for that particular season.  PlayMore will try to honor all requests as much as possible, although we do give priority to teams that pay in full first.  Starting in Fall 2014, once the schedules have been released PlayMore will not be able to accomodate any in-season schedule changes

IV. LEAGUE SCHEDULES: Please note that you can view both your team schedule and the league schedule. Due to the way our software works, the playoff schedule will only show up on the league schedule page. Please make sure you reference both schedules during the season. PlayMore provides game day reminder texts and email reminders of the games as a courtesy. It is the responsibility of each team to know their schedule for the season.


3. UMPIRES/OFFICALS

I. PAYMENT: Umpires must be paid prior to the start of the game. Umpires reserve the right to cancel/forfeit game play due to non-payment. See league specific rule book for actual umpire costs.

II. DISPUTES

SOCIAL LEAGUES:  Players in Social Leagues are expected to not contest or argue any calls.  Umpires are provided to assist the players in game play and rules.
COMPETITVE:  Any calls made by the umpire that are contested on the field may only be done so by the captain (it is expected that captains carry themselves respectably when doing so). No other player may enter into a dispute with the umpire.

III. RULES: If there are questions that arise regarding a league rule, captains must refer to their “League Rules” for clarification. If the issue is not a league rule, then the umpire has the final say.


4. CAPTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

I. REPORTING GAMES SCORES: It is the responsibility of the captain of the winning team to report the score from their game/match. If scores are not reported in a reasonable time, PlayMore will score the game/match as a tie until it is reported correctly.

II. MANAGING ROSTERS: The captain is solely responsible for making sure their roster is up to date. PlayMore will help teams update and change their roster, but it is up to the captain to make sure that all player are listed, spelled correctly, and that no one is missing from their roster.

III. RULES: If there are questions that arise regarding a league rule, captains must refer to their “League Rules” for clarification. If the issue is not a league rule, then the umpire has the final say.  Captains are responsible for ensuring that all players know and abide by league rules.


5. PLAYER CONDUCT

I. CONTUCT:  Captains will be held responsible for the actions of their players.

II. LANGUAGE:  Foul language is discouraged, however, the umpire/referee/league official(s) have the authority to make judgment calls regarding profanity and player conduct

III. BEHAVIOR:  Players are expected to act civilly towards other players and spectators

IV. ZERO TOLERANCE RULE: Fighting, defamation of character, aggressive behavior, and unsportsmanlike conduct is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Violators will be under review by the PlayMore team and may be subject to suspensions or permanent expulsion.

V. EJECTION RULE: If a player is ejected from any game, that player’s team will be forced to play the remainder of the game shorthanded. In coed sports, if a female is ejected that team will be forced to play with one less female, if a male is ejected they will be forced to play with one less male. All ejections will be subject to review.

VI. SUSPENSIONS, PROBATION, or EJECTION:  PlayMore reserves the right to impose disciplinary actions against any individual or group who intentionally circumvents the rules of player conduct and/or the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship. Disciplinary actions could include, but are not limited to the following: Individual game suspensions, multiple game suspensions, season long suspensions, probation, or permanent expulsion from all PlayMore activities.

VII. See specific league rules books for more details rules and information.


6. WEATHER POLICY

I. In the event that the facility is closed due to inclement weather, PlayMore will notify the captains of each team. It is the responsibility of captains to pass along cancellation information to teammates.

II. Decisions on cancellations occur approximately 60-90 minutes prior to the first scheduled game of the day/evening. Please check Facebook and Twitter, as both will be updated in the event of any cancellations.

III. Please always assume that all games are on unless otherwise contacted. PlayMore leagues do play in inclement weather, so as long as there is no lighting present please do assume that your game will be taking place.
 

7. FORFEIT POLICY

I. FEES: PlayMore takes numerous steps to prevent forfeits. In the unlikely event of a forfeit, the forfeiting team will be responsible for the ENTIRE (both teams) referee/umpire fees. This fee must be submitted prior to the forfeiting team’s next scheduled game.

II. MULTIPLE FORFEIT PENALTY: If a team forfeits twice in a season, the team will be immediately removed from the league and will NOT be issued a refund.

III. GRACE PERIOD: Teams will have until 10 minutes after the scheduled start time to come up with the minimum number of players required to start the game. Teams that excessively abuse this rule will receive an official warning from the league.


8. PLAYOFFS

I. PLAYOFF ELGIBLE: In order to be eligible for the playoffs, your team must be 100% paid in full and have submitted a roster according to the roster deadlines stated as stated above.  Any team that has an outstanding balance or has not submitted a final roster that fails to meet the minimum amount of required players will not be able to participate in the playoffs.

II. TIEBREAKERS: In the result of a tie, we will use the following tie breaker system to determine a winner. In the case of a multiple team tie (3 or more teams), the tie breaker will be used to determine one winner. Once a winner has been determined, we will start the tiebreaking process all over again with the remaining teams that are tied. Tiebreakers will be sorted in the following order via the criteria listed below:*

1.  Forfeits – In the case of a tie, any teams that have a forfeit on record for the season will move to the back of the tie breaker senario.  If three or more teams are tied for the least amount of forfeits, the next step will be used (only teams tied with the least amount of forfeits will move onto the next step).

2.  Head to head match-up:  If two or more teams are tied, PlayMore will attempt to break the tie using Head to Head matchups to determine a clear winner of the group.  

3.  Points/Runs/Goals Against

4.  Point/Runs/Goals Differential

5.  Points/Runs/Goals Scored

*PlayMore reserves the right to adjust the tiebreakers if circumstances dictate. PlayMore representatives have the final say in playoff standings

9. ALCOHOL POLICY

I. Alcohol is PROHIBITED on the playing field/court and during play of all PlayMore events.

10.  T-SHIRT SUBMISSION

I.  In order to receive your T-Shirts for the start of the season, your team must submit all shirt sizes needed prior to the end of Registration.
II.  In order for your shirts to be picked up at the PlayMore Seasonal Open House your team will need to be 100% paid in full


11.  REGISTRATIONS FEES

I.  In order to be placed on the schedule, your team will need 100% paid in full.
 

12. CONTACT US

Address: 419 Commerce Lane – Unit 5. Berlin, NJ - Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5:30pm
Office Phone: 856-809-2688 / Office Fax: 856-809-2698
After Hours/Text Line/Roster Check: 609-878-0234
Email Address: playmoresj@gmail.com
Website: www.PlayMoreSJ.com


*PlayMore reserves the right to make adjustments to the official rules as necessary.