• Team Captains
    • Team Rosters
    • Team Names
  • Free Agents
    • How We Create Teams
    • Mixer & Draft Divisions
  • How to Register
    • Registering Individually
    • Registering with Friends
    • Creating a Team
    • Joining a Friend's Team
    • Waitlists
    • Corporate Teams
    • Secure Payment (https)
  • Missing Games
    • Missing Kickoff Parties
  • Playoffs
  • Consolation Games
  • Hall of Champs
  • Who Plays?
    • Minimum/Maximum Age
  • Substitutions & Reinforcements
    • Playoffs
  • Team Shirts
    • Playoffs
    • Sizes
    • Deadline
    • Customization
  • Refunds & Guarantee
  • If you don't find what you're looking for, Contact Us!


    Team Captains

    Team Captains are leaders in the NYC Social community, and we love them!  At registration, Captains create and name their team, then get the word out to potential players. Captains are the main point of contact between their team and our Membership Managers, and therefore need to keep an open line of communication leading up to, during, and shortly after the season. Captains are expected to be able to manage their teammates if they are doing something that negatively affects our fun atmosphere.

    A Great Team Captain:

    • Sends a registration link to potential players, the same URL where they created the team.
    • Encourages a positive team spirit, even when losing.
    • Sends weekly emails rallying their players and building excitement for the next games.
    • Backs up the calls of NYC Social Gamestaff.
    • Disputes calls politely and sensibly.
    • Is pro-active in settling disputes involving their team.
    • Contacts Us no later than noon on the day of a game if their team doesn't have enough players that week.

    Team Rosters:
    Team rosters are not posted publicly. They are sent out to the entire team shortly before the season begins. Team Captains may Contact Us for information about their roster leading up to the season if they have questions.

    Changing a Team's Name:
    Team names may be changed at any point during the season. Contact Us and we'll change it right away!

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    Free Agents

    Free Agents are players looking to be placed on a team...and they're as important to us as Captains. Free Agents represent a major percentage of all of our leagues. Many Free Agents register individually, jumping into the community on their own. Other Free Agents sign up with a friend or a small group, looking to play on the same team.

    How We Create Teams:
    When we're creating teams for a league, we sometimes create teams entirely composed of Free Agents. This team might have a group of three, a couple pairs, and a number of individuals. It might be three groups of five.

    And sometimes we place Free Agents on teams that don't have enough players. So a Captain may only have found 8 players, and needs more in order to play in the season. We'll fill out the roster with Free Agents.

    Mixer & Draft Divisions:
    Players are not permitted to form full teams in either of these specialty divisions, which we only offer occasionally. Registration pages for both of these types of divisions always prominently display the division type and detailed information as to how teams will be formed.

    In a Mixer Division, all players are Free Agents and may request one friend to play with. Otherwise we create the teams.

    In a Draft Division, all players are Free Agents and may request one friend to play with. We then send out Skill Surveys in order to create well-balanced teams.

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    How to Register

    Once you register, you're a member of our community! You'll get a confirmation email right away. Shortly before your season, we'll email you with season information, your roster (along with the emails of your new teammates!), and updated information about the Kickoff Party, where you can meet players in the league before the season begins.

    After you register, please add This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to your email's address book. We send many emails with important season information, and sometimes get pushed to spam folders.

    All payments are made via our online registration pages. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We do not accept Amex, nor do we accept payment over the phone. Checks are only accepted for full-team payments issued by a company.

    Registration pages include all pertinent season information: Registration deadline, game dates, location, price, sponsor bar, links to rules, and any other information you need to know about the division.

    Registration includes, for almost every league we offer: seven weeks of games (every team plays on the seventh week, regardless of whether or not they make Playoffs), access to drink specials at our Post-Game Socials, Team-Color T-Shirt, all necessary game equipment, paid Gamestaff, online schedules and standings, coverage on our blog, Action Weekly, and a place in our community :) NOTE: This may vary slightly by division, but this is our standard and holds true for almost all of our seasons. Be sure to read all the season details on the registration form before signing up.

     

    Registering Individually:

    1. Go to the registration page for the league & division of your choice and read thoroughly.
    2. At the bottom of the page, select 'I am an individual registering.'
    3. Enter your information.
    4. Read through the liability waiver and acknowledge your acceptance.
    5. Click 'Submit Registration.' Your payment has been processed, and the invoice has been emailed to you.

    Registering with Friends:

    1. Go to the registration page for the league & division of your choice and read thoroughly.
    2. At the bottom of the page, select 'I am an individual registering.'
    3. Enter your information.
    4. Enter the names of your friend(s) in the field marked: 'Place me on a team with these friends.'
    5. Read through the liability waiver and acknowledge your acceptance.
    6. Click 'Submit Registration.' Your payment has been processed, and the invoice has been emailed to you.

    Creating a Team:

    1. Go to the registration page for the league & division of your choice and read thoroughly.
    2. At the bottom of the page, select 'I am registering my entire team.'
      • If you would like to pay for the entire team, change the drop-down menu from 'Team Captain ($100.00)' to 'Team Captain ($FULL TEAM PAYMENT AMOUNT)'
      • If you would like to pay for a full team with a corporate check, Contact Us.
    3. Enter your team's name in the field marked: 'Team Name' (you may change it later)
    4. Enter the rest of your information.
    5. Read through the liability waiver and acknowledge your acceptance.
    6. Click 'Submit Registration.' Your payment has been processed, and the invoice has been emailed to you.
    7. Your team is now entered into our system. Pass on the team name and and registration link to your friends (let them know if you paid for them!), and tell them to register using the following instructions:

    Joining a Friend's Team:

    1. Go to the registration page for the league & division of your choice and read thoroughly.
    2. At the bottom of the page, select 'I am registering for a team.'
      • If your Captain has paid for your team in full, change the drop-down menu from 'Joining a friend's team ($100.00)' to 'x - Captain paid in full ($0.00).
    3. Choose your team from the drop-down menu marked: 'Team Name'
    4. Enter the rest of your information.
    5. Read through the liability waiver and acknowledge your acceptance.
    6. Click 'Submit Registration.' Your payment has been processed, and the invoice has been emailed to you.

    Waitlists:

    Every division we offer has room for a set amount of teams. Once we meet that number, we waitlist teams. This means no new teams may be formed, but players are still able to register. If a team slot opens up (which does happen occasionally), we offer the spot to the first team on the waitlist.

    When a division sells out, we waitlist player registrations. If room for more players becomes available, we offer the spots to the first players on the waitlist.

    NOTE: You must enter payment information to join a waitlist, but you will not be charged unless you are confirmed to play in the division.

    Corporate Teams:

    We welcome corporate teams in our leagues. Read about the workplace benefits of starting a company team, then pass it on to your boss!

    Starting a corporate team is as easy as creating a regular team. If you must pay with a company check or have other specific questions, Contact Us!

    Secure Payment (https):

    Our site has secure payment. The registration page uses https. We then wrap that page within this site, which is http. You are only entering personal & credit card information into an https site. Your payment is secure; we have never experienced a security issue with our payment system.

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      Missing Games

      If you are unable to attend a game, be sure to let your Team Captain know so they can keep track of who is showing up. No one will be penalized for this.

      Captains, please try to be sure that you will have enough people to make each game to be fair to the other teams that want to play a complete season. If you know ahead of time that your team will be unable to attend your game, please call us and let us know: (212) 929-5353. We will contact your opponent and try to find them another team to scrimmage.

      Missing a game results in a forfeit, and it will count as a loss in the standings of your team. If your team forfeits, it negatively affects your Sportsmanship Score. If you notify us by noon on the day of the game, your Sportsmanship Score will be less affected. 

      Missing Kickoff Parties:
      Kickoff Parties are fun, but it's fine if you miss them. We issue the season's Team-Color T-Shirts at Kickoff Parties, so if you can't make it, we'll give your shirt to your Team Captain. You may designate someone else from your team to pick up your shirt as well. If your entire team misses the Kickoff Party, we'll bring all of your shirts to the first games; just show up a little early to pick them up and put them on!

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      Playoffs & Awards

      Every league we offer includes Playoffs and awards. Generally, Playoffs are single-elimination tournaments taking place on the 7th week of the season involving the top teams in the standings. This does vary, so be sure to thoroughly read the Info & Registration Page of your division.

      Consolation Games:
      Every team plays on the 7th week, including any not in the Playoffs.

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      Who Plays?

      Our players live in all five boroughs of New York, as well as New Jersey, Long Island, and even some spirited players from Connecticut. It's a diverse group...you'll find players who work in every one of the city's employment industries. What they have in common are the primary focus on having fun and socializing over well-organized games.

      All of our leagues have a mix of players ranging from veterans to first-timers of the sport. Experienced players are expected to help us encourage a social environment in which new players can learn.

      Minimum/Maximum Age:
      You must be 21 or older to play in our leagues because of our focus on post-game bar fun.

      There is no maximum age. The average age is mid to late 20's, and we have hundreds upon hundreds of players in their 30s and 40s. We also welcome players in their 50s and beyond! Some leagues have slightly different age averages... Contact Us if you have questions!

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      Substitutions & Reinforcements

      New Yorkers are a busy bunch! We understand that, despite your best efforts, registered members may not be able to attend every game. We allow teams to bring substitute players for any of our leagues. View the Substitute Info & Registration page. If your team is low on players one week, you may invite players from another team within your division to join you for the week; nobody likes a forfeit.

      Teams occasionally need additional players by the third week of play. When this happens, we post registration links for Mid-Season Reinforcements on that sport's page and in our main menu. Reinforcements join the team mid-season, paying a pro-rated fee. To be alerted of availability, subscribe to our newsletter.

      Playoffs:
      No substitutions are allowed in the Playoffs.

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      Team Shirts

      Only registered players may play in our games. Think of your Team-Color T-Shirts as your ID, helping staff to identify you as a paid player. If you don't wear your shirt at the games, a Game Coordinator will ID you to ensure you're on a team, issue you a pinney (so that the Refs know you've already been ID'd), and your team will be docked Sportsmanship Points, which may affect your team's rank in the standings. For more detailed information about Sportsmanship Points, see the rules for the sport in question.

      Playoffs:
      Every player must wear their league shirt to participate in the Playoffs. No shirt, no play.

      Sizes:
      T-Shirts are poly/cotton Gildan brand men's sizes, ranging from Small to XXX-Large. Be sure to choose a t-shirt size when registering... Otherwise, women are issued Medium, men Large.

      Deadline:
      Due to operational constraints, we are able to deliver custom sized tshirts only for teams with complete rosters for the winter 2014 season as of your divisions registration deadline. All tshirts will be distributed at the divisional Kickoff party. All individual players or teams registering after the deadline for their division of choice will receive a white NYC Social t-shirt to wear during the season.

      Customization:
      Shirt customization is allowed. Feel free to add words and images (names, nicknames, numbers, team logos, images). You may also bedazzle, attach patches, tie-dye, and redesign by cutting the fabric.

      Whatever customization you're planning, make sure you abide by the following rules:

      • No company names or logos.
      • No offensive language.
      • No design that obscures or alters the NYC Social logo.

      If a player's shirt no longer fits into the guidelines above, the player will be charged $10 and issued a replacement shirt.

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      Refunds & Guarantee

      All payments are final. When you register, we custom order a shirt in your size, take you into consideration as we create evenly distributed teams, and even turn other potential players away if we sell out the division. Your registration matters!

      If you don't have a good time in one of our leagues, we’ll let you try another sport for free!  Read more about our Guarantee.

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