Football Policies


Waivers & Memberships

Players must have completed waivers on file and valid memberships in order to play. Teams found playing someone without a signed waivers or unpaid membership will forfeit the game and receive a $100 team fine.


Registration

Flag Football registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid prior to the first game.

Touch Football players added to the roster of any team are responsible for their;

  • individual membership fees,
  • team fees,
  • outstanding fines, and
  • completed liability waiver.

Touch Football Rosters

  1. All players must be listed on team roster before start of the game.
  2. Rosters may be updated at anytime, except after game 6. After game 6 managers will close team roster for the season. Players may not be added after roster has been closed.
  3. Teams playing someone not on the roster will forfeit the game and receive a $100 team fine.
  4. Protests of ineligible players must be made by the manager and recorded by the game official before the start of the second half. The game may continue while the protest is reviewed by league staff. If upheld, the team with the illegal player will be fined $100 and the game will be recorded as a forfeit.
  5. Players on the final roster are jointly responsible for team fees and fines.
  6. All players must sign the game sheet prior to start of each play-off game.

Payments

  1. Player memberships and completed waivers are required to play.
  2. Teams may be added to leagues without payment, however no teams will be scheduled without the required deposit.
  3. Team payment is due by game 3. Teams not paid in full will forfeit end of season and not be scheduled for playoffs. The outstanding team balance will be divided equally between all players listed on the roster and invoiced.

Uniforms

  • Players are required to play in a matching team jersey with a unique number or same colour jersey with unique number. Numbers must be recorded on game sheet or noted on the Official's game sheet.
  • Jersey numbers must be recorded by game 3.
  • Away team (on game sheet) must wear pinnies or an alternate colour if required. In play-offs the lower seeded team will wear pinnies.   

Discipline & Fines

OC's are at the discretion of the game officials. Discipline is levied by the Hamilton Touch Football Officials Association (HTFOA) discipline committee and any player receiving a game suspension must serve the penalty and pay a $100 fine. Payment of the fine must be settled prior to returning to play.


No-Shows & Defaults

  • No-show teams will be fined $100.
  • No-show and defaults are recorded as 31-0 loss.

Schedule Requests

  1. Week one games are scheduled in order of payments received.
  2. Schedule requests must be submitted by email prior before the Wednesday following the first league game.
  3. Teams may request a re-scheduled game upon payment of a $50 admin fee. Game change requests, if possible, are conditional of acceptance by the opposing team. If opposing team refuses or the change is not possible the fee will be refunded and game played as originally scheduled. If team requesting game change is unable to field enough players, the game will be recorded as a forfeit.
  4. Semi-final and championship games times are not negotiable. Game times may not be requested, and no changes will be made.
  5. Playing on multiple teams is not a valid reason for a re-schedule.

Game Scores

Managers are responsible for validating game scores within 72hours of each game. League is not responsible for incorrect seeding if game scores were not corrected within the set time frame.


Refunds

  • No refunds on any deposits or payments made towards teams that fold mid-season.
  • Membership is non-refundable.

Division Assignments

Soccer World reserves the right to place teams in divisions and may move teams mid-season to balance skill levels and maintain the competitiveness of divisions.


Quarterbacks & Multiple Teams

  • Any QB (player who throws a forward pass) during the season cannot QB (throw a forward pass) for a lower division team during that same season.
  • Players may play on teams in different divisions, however players may only QB in one division.
  • Playing on multiple teams is not a valid reason for a re-schedule.

Behaviour Expectations

Repeated inappropriate behaviour may result in expulsion, and loss of deposits and payments, from the facility, leagues and programs. Soccer World reserves the right to refuse future registration to these persons and/or teams.