Forfeit Fees

Policies if your team cheats another team out of a game

Starting with the Fall 2018 indoor season, MSSC will be charging fees to teams who no-show any given game/match. The reasons for this are as follows:

 

  1. Teams pay money to play games, not take forfeit wins
  2. We make it extremely easy to find and use subs
  3. Most forfeits occur because teams put no effort into utilizing the resources available to find subs
  4. It costs money to run games, and we could have cancelled the unused field/court/rink time with enough notice

 

Fees will be charged to teams who fail to put a minimum number of players on the field/court/rink to play their opponent. The composition of the team does not matter - you can use your own subs or players from another team, and gender rules are disregarded for purposes of the forfeit fee. The minimum number of players needed to avoid a forfeit fee is as follows:

 

  • Volleyball, Broomball, Flag Football, and Dodgeball: 4
  • Softball and Kickball: 7

 

At this time, forfeit fees only apply to teams registered by a captain and will not be charged against Individual/Free Agent teams. Fees will be charged to the captain's card used to register the team. If a card is unable to be charged, the team will not be allowed to play any further games until the fee is paid. Games in different sports cost varying amounts of money to run. Forfeit fees will be charged per sport as follows:

 

Broomball: $60

Dodgeball: $48

Indoor flag football: $85

Indoor volleyball: $40

 

A portion of the fee listed above will be returned to the team who did not get to play the game. Fees will be updated from season to season, as costs tend to change from year to year.

 

As mentioned above, we make it very easy to find and use subs. Please visit our Seasons & Scheduling page for more details on how our seasons run and how you can find subs if you need them.