|+ ||Summer '13, 22 May update|
Summer season will begin soon, with first games on 5 June. Registration will open this week. Teams will only be formed in divisions 3, 4, 5 and 6. Because of impending construction and field maintenance needs, we are going to cap at 40 teams for the summer. Games will be played at 7, 815 and 930 on Sunday and Wednesdays. No games on 3 July, but will play on 7 July. there will probably be 2 Sundays we miss due to tournaments in town. We'll get in 8 games (pending weather)and fees will be $40 for first team and $20 for the second. Team registration will be first-come-first served until we hit the cap, then we will add teams to the wait list. Look forward to seeing y'all on the pitch.
|+ ||To which division do I belong?|
There has been confusion about division numbering, and we are going to transition to a more descriptive naming scheme, which should clarify this issue.
Premier: Division III (full contact)
Advanced: Division IV (little/no contact)
Intermediate: Division V (no contact)
Novice and Over 30: Division VI (no contact)
Remember! Players should only be in 1 7-a-side and 1 11-a side team due to overlaps of games.
|+ ||Trash issues|
At the 4 June captains meeting, it was determined that action needed to be taken due to the amount of trash left on fields by players and spectators. Referees and officials will note trash remaining after games or game sets, excessive trash will be rewarded with an executive yellow card given to the captains of teams that were involved or played on that field that day. While this is not entirely equitable, it is the only method to curtail the trash residue through involvement of all teams. If this is not curbed, then prices for all have to go up to compensate for the increased cost of trash pickup.
|+ ||Division enforcement|
Teams deemed to be in wrong division due to competitive natures or skills will be transferred to the appropriate division without recourse after officials view their game(s). Teams sandbagging will be made fun of and scheduled against appropriate teams and will be moved between divisions with no recourse. No one wants to play in a blow out game, so we try to group teams with their skill/aggression levels, but that takes a couple of games observation to nail down in some cases.
|+ ||Where do my fees go?|
Every few years people ask where their fees go. Our fees average between $6 and $6.70 per game/per player. The league is run by volunteers (i.e., no pay, only registration fees are covered). While exact amounts vary based on the number of teams and players, the general breakdown is: Ref and association fees take up 44%, Insurance (liability and injury) 27%, city field use fees 13%,jersies 3%, roster/delivery accounting 3%, military veterans and volunteer fees 1.25%, league expenses 1.7%, and a reserve 7% (for the seasons when our cost estimates are missed). This variability in team/player numbers is why fees vary from season to season over the course of a year.
|+ ||Insurance claim information|
Players who are injured in BCSSL games are covered by a secondary insurance. The procedure is 1) Go ahead and get your injury taken care of. 2) In the mean time, in order for a claim to be submitted, the claimant must complete a form which can be found here. 3) Fill out the "Adult Claim Form" found here and email that form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then Bollinger (the insurance company) will walk us through the rest of the procedures.