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League Policies:

Team Rosters:

There is no maximum number of players allowed on a team’s roster provided all players have signed the Team Roster
and Waiver Form. It is the responsibility of all team captains to ensure players are in compliance with this policy. Teams have up until the third week of the season to make changes to their roster. After the third week, rosters will be frozen. Roster changes that require additional T-Shirts will be subject to availability. All roster changes must be communicated to and approved by the league office.

Waivers:

To be eligible to participate in the league, each player must sign the team waiver form. Waivers can be downloaded by clicking here. Captains are required to turn in completed waiver forms to an SSC Coordinator prior to their first game. Players not present for their team’s first game must still submit a signed waiver form prior to participating. Players that register individually agree to the waiver policy electronically, so there is no need to submit a separate waiver form.

Player Restrictions:

All SSC participants must be 21 years of age or older prior to their first scheduled game.

Players that have participated in Division 1 Collegiate or Professional sports must be a minimum of two years
removed from participation to be eligible to play in a similar SSC sport.

Players may only be on one roster for any given sport on a given night, regardless of if multiple divisions are offered. Violation of this rule may result in game forfeiture by both teams.

The SSC reserves the right to request a photo ID from any player at any time for any reason.

Roster checks will be performed by an SSC Gameday Coordinator at the request of the challenging team. Only
individual players may be challenged. Entire teams may not be challenged. The challenging team must provide
legitimate reasons for submitting a roster check request. Challenging teams must report their intention to initiate a roster check to an SSC Official as soon as possible to ensure the preservation of playing time. Teams lose the ability to challenge a player’s eligibility at halftime during Touch Football and after the third inning in Chicago Style Softball or Kickball, except in the case of a late-arriving player.

Dynasty Rule:

Everyone loves a little competition, but one team dominating a league season after season can spoil the fun for
everybody.

If a team retaining more than six players has won three championships in consecutive seasons for which they have
been registered, the SSC will have the option to, in its discretion, request that team to form two or more separate teams to promote parity in the league or withdraw their registration. That team will then have the opportunity to form two separate teams with each subsequent roster approved by the SSC.

Sportsmanship:

We are all adults, and the SSC expects all participants to act like it. Unsportsmanlike behavior may result in that player being ejected from the game. An ejection may result in further suspension from participation in current and/or future SSC sports and events. Ejected players are required to leave the playing area immediately. Refusal to leave the playing area may result in a team forfeit and/or further suspension.

Overly Competitive Players:

All SSC sports are intended to be recreational. Any player who is deemed to be excessively competitive and/or overly aggressive may be removed from competition at the discretion of an SSC staff member.

Uniforms:

SSC T-Shirts are your team’s uniforms. All players must wear the appropriate color uniform with the current SSC
front logo to participate. Past season’s uniforms are not permitted, even if they are the correct color. Any player not wearing the appropriate uniform will be sidelined for that game.

The SSC T-Shirt must be worn on the outside of any jacket or sweatshirt worn during play.

Uniform Alterations:

Players are permitted to modify their uniforms in any way provided they do not cover up or obscure any of the logos printed on the shirts.

Forfeits:

If a team is short the minimum number of players to play a regulation game, the game will be ruled a forfeit.

Forfeit Fines:

If the forfeiting team is short the minimum number of players to play an exhibition game, a $50 forfeit fine will be assessed. This fine is transferred in full in the form of a gift card or voucher to the offended team who showed up with no game to play. Provided the fine is paid on time, the offended team can collect the forfeit fine from an SSC Coordinator the following week.

Forfeit fines must be paid prior to the end of the offending team’s next scheduled game. Payment can be made to an SSC Coordinator by either cash or check made payable to “Austin SSC”. Unpaid forfeit fines may result in additional forfeits and/or suspension from the league. Teams with outstanding fines from past seasons will be barred from future registration in any SSC sport or event until they are paid in full.

If game forfeiture notice is submitted to the SSC via email (info@austinssc.com) by 5:00 PM on the preceding day
(Friday for weekend games), no forfeit fine will be assessed. The minimum number of players to play an officiated exhibition game, and avoid the forfeit fine, is four for Touch Football and five for Chicago Style Softball and Kickball.

Division Preference:

Whenever possible, the SSC will separate divisions based on playing experience and/or ability. In the event multiple divisions are not possible, all players will be placed into a single division.

Division placement for all teams will be at the sole discretion of the SSC.

Any team that wins a super social championship will automatically be placed in the social division for the next season in which they participate. Top finishers from the previous season may also be moved up at the discretion of the SSC.

Any player, or team based on the majority of their players, that is determined to be in the incorrect division may, at any point during the season, be asked to switch divisions at the discretion of the SSC.

Playoffs:

Whenever possible, the SSC will hold a single-elimination playoff tournament after the regular season has concluded. The number of teams to advance to this playoff tournament will vary from season to season based on team records and available venue space. The playoff tournament may be held on a day and time other than the normal day and time of regular season games.

Game Rescheduling Policy:

In the event of inclement weather or any other event that causes games to be postponed, the SSC will make every
effort to reschedule all games. In the event of multiple cancellations, the SSC reserves the option to shorten the regular season and/or the play-off schedule. Make-up games may be scheduled on days other than the regularly
scheduled days of the week. Neither refunds nor pro-rated refunds will be given if the season is shortened due to
inclement weather or due to actions taken by the venue.

Venue Policies

Beverages at the Field:

Visible alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not permitted at South Austin Recreation Center. Any alcohol
must be in an opaque plastic cup. This also includes carrying a 12-pack or case of beer uncovered to the field.
Everything must be in a cooler or backpack at all times. All players are responsible for removing all trash from team areas and the parking lot before leaving the park.

All Austin SSC participants, officials, and staff share the responsibility to leave all venues in a clean, trash-free condition.

Gameplay Rules

Equipment:

The SSC will provide all field equipment.

Officials:

The SSC will provide officials for all games. Excessive arguing with officials will not be tolerated.

Touch Football:

Except where noted below, all rules for Touch Football are identical to those set forth on the Flag Football Rules Page.

End of Run:
A runner is down when he or she has been touched by an opposing player with at least on ehand between the
shoulders and the knees. The new line of scrimmage shall be determined by the position of the ball at the time the runner was legally touched by an opposing player.

Kickball:

Except where noted below, all rules for Kickball are identical to those set forth on the Kickball Rules Page.
All Sunday Funday Kickball games will be played using Super Social Division rules.

Chicago Style Softball:

Except where noted below, all rules for Chicago Style Softball are identical to those set forth on the Softball Rules Page.

Equipment:
No Gloves! Chicago Style Softball is played with a soft and squishy 16-inch ball that can be fielded with only your hands. Batters must use SSC-provided bats.

Playoff Tiebreakers:

1. Head to Head
2. Strength of Schedule
3. Record vs. Common Opponents
4. Points against
5. Point differential