Waiver TMSL Flag Football

Created by The Masonic Sports League
Jun 24

Flag Football
• Team Fee Covers up to 8 Players
• Sunday Evening Play
• Started on Sunday, September 1 - November 10
Signup Deadline: Sunday, Aug 15
STARTING TIMES:

T-SHIRT DETAILS:

Teams must be registered by Wednesday, July 13th, to receive shirts

Captains will receive an email from our t-shirt supplier after registrations close with a link where captains will order the shirt sizes needed.

Captains can also customize shirts, upgrade to different style shirts, etc if they desire for an additional charge. The t-shirts will then be shipped directly to the address you provide. Note: If your captain does not complete this process by the deadline provided, your team will not receive shirts.

Individuals will enter their shirt size during registration, and we will deliver your shirt to your first game.

SEASON: 11 games guaranteed. Playoff formats may differ between leagues. All dates subject to change

LEAGUE FEES:
Super Early Bird Discounts when available:
($35 for an individual; $360 for a team of up to 12 players + $40 for each additional player beyond 12)

Early Bird Discounts when available:
($40 for an individual; $420 for a team of up to 12 players + $40 for each additional player beyond 12)

Regular Registrations:
($45 for an individual; $480 for a team of up to 12 players + $40 for each additional player beyond 12)

Late Registrations when available:
($50 for an individual; $540 for a team of up to 12 players + $40 for each additional player beyond 12)

PAYMENT:
Use the secure link above. If signing up an entire team, a $100 down payment is required before your team spot will be reserved. Any remaining funds are due 1 week before the league's start date.

FORMAT:
8 players on the field at a time, at least 3 of them must be women. Every third play must be to/from a woman.

TEAMMATE REQUESTS:
If you want to be placed on the same team as a friend or small group of friends but don’t have enough for a full team, make sure to indicate your teammate requests during registration and you will be kept together.

Note: Due to the high proportion of male registrants, priority is given to males with female teammate requests.
General Rules
THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE General Rules

WAIVERS:
In order to participate in the league, each player must sign the team waiver. Players must agree to the waiver electronically when they register, however waivers can be downloaded by clicking here and turned into a THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE staff member if necessary. Captains are responsible to ensure all players that play on their team are registered to play and have signed the waiver prior to the first day of play. Players not present the first week of play will still be required to sign a waiver before participating.

PLAYER RESTRICTIONS:

  1. - All THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE participants must be at least 21 years old before the season starts.
  2. - All players must be registered with THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE and must sign THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE waiver prior to play commencing.
  3. - THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE staff members will have the right to request ID from any player. If Division A and Division B leagues are offered for any sport, any player or team in the Division B league who is determined to be at a significantly higher level of play may be switched to the Division A league or will not be allowed to participate that season and will have their league fee credited towards a future season. If more than one player fits in the category, an entire team may be moved to Division A.
  4. - Players can only be listed on 1 roster for any division. Any player that breaks this rule will result in both of their teams to forfeit games played on that day. Players are allowed to play for different teams on different nights.

ROSTER:
Team Captains have up until the 3rd week of the season to make any adjustments to the roster. After the 3rd week of the season, rosters are fixed and cannot be adjusted. To make sure team captains have their rosters filled out online our representative can perform a roster check AT ANYTIME to make sure all players are listed on the roster.

SUBSTITUTION:
Substitutes are allowed during regular season games if needed in order to meet the minimum number of players required for an official game. Each substitute must sign a liability waiver to be eligible to play. See below for minimum number of players required by sport:

Sand Volleyball (4 on 4) - 2 players (at least 1 female)
Sand Volleyball (6 on 6) - 4 players (at least 2 females)
Cornhole - 1 player
Dodgeball - 6 players (at least 1 female)
Football - 6 players (at least 2 females)
Outdoor Soccer - 5 players (at least 2 females)
Indoor Soccer - 3 players
Kickball - 8 players (at least 2 females)
Softball - 8 players (at least 2 females)
Bowling - 2 players (at least 1 female)

Captains can request a roster check before the game starts. If a captain requests a roster check, their team will have their own roster checked first, followed by the team they requested it for. All players are required to show a valid I.D. during a roster check.

SPORTSMANSHIP:
THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE expects all participants to play with the highest level of sportsmanship and abide by the player code of conduct. Rude or demeaning behavior to umpires, the opposing team, and/or your own team members will not be tolerated under any circumstances. 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 THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE sports. An ejected player is required to leave the premises immediately. Refusal to leave the premises may result in a team forfeit and/or suspension.

Any disputes or complaints regarding the umpire’s handling of a game or ejection can be addressed with the league after the day of play in which the incident took place. On the day of the incident, the umpire’s decision will be considered final and disputes will not be addressed by the league.

INCLUSIVENESS:
TMSL is proud to stand united within the community for respect, inclusion, and equality! We are a welcoming organization that is dedicated to providing a safe and fun environment for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or disabilities. We have a zero-tolerance policy for bigotry and racism. Please see our sportsmanship policy for more details.

If you should have any questions, concerns, or special requests, please email THEMASONICSPORTSLEAGUE@GMAIL.COM in advance of the league start. You may also address any concerns at the captains’ meeting prior to the start of the game.

SHIRTS:
League shirts are not required in order to play in our leagues. It is OPTIONAL if a team decides to order team shirts. We recommend that teams coordinate and bring an extra shirt in a different color to games in case the opposing team has the same shirt color. Names, numbers, cut-off sleeves, corporate logos, etc, are permitted, as long as they do not obstruct any logos originally printed on the shirts.

FORFEITS:
If a team does not have the minimum number of players by game time, a $50 forfeit fine will be assessed and given to the opposing team in the form of a bar tab, unless the team has enough players to play an officiated exhibition game (minimum number of players vary per sport).

A $25 forfeit fine will be assessed to forfeiting teams for leagues designated as doubleheader league.

If a team e-mails info@HoustonSSC.com by 8am the day of the game for weekday leagues or 4pm Friday for weekend leagues, stating that they will not be able to field a team, no fine will be assessed. This will allow notifications to reach the opposing team’s members and will allow the opposing coach to inform his team of the impending forfeit.

FORFEIT FINES:
All fines must be paid before your next scheduled game by credit card. WE will reach out to your team captain (or to free agents) and provide a deadline for payment. After the deadline, the card on file will be charged for the fine. If payment is not received by the deadline, the offending team may be assessed a loss for this game as well and/or removed from the schedule for the season. Teams will not be allowed to play any subsequent games until the fine is paid in full. Teams that have any fines existing from the last regular season game will not be allowed back into THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE for any sport until these fines are paid in full.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:
In the event of inclement weather, THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE will make every reasonable attempt to make-up all scheduled games. In the event of multiple cancellations, THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE reserves the right to shorten the regular season and/or the play-off schedule (and the number of teams that make the play-offs) if inclement weather dictates such action. If necessary, make-up games may be scheduled on days other than the regularly scheduled days of the league, or at a different field. Neither refunds nor pro-rated refunds will be given if the season is shortened due to inclement weather or by actions taken by Houston Parks and Recreation. THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE will address every situation uniquely and will always keep the best interest of our players in mind.

DIVISION PREFERENCE:
If Division A and Division B leagues are offered for a sport, the league has the right to move any team up or down at any time.

Player Code of Conduct
The mission of THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE is to promote competition and athleticism through sportsmanship and fair play. Our leagues/events should be played with good sportsmanship. Although competition may become intense, we expect our participants to be competitive while maintaining good sportsmanship. Sports are filled with competition, interpretations, and judgment calls, and as a result, disputes between players and officials may occur from time to time. However, it is important that participants respect and handle all disputes that may occur in a civilized manner.

As a participant in THE MASONIC SPORTS LEAGUE, tournament or events, I pledge to be responsible for my words and actions and shall abide by the following Code of Conduct:

I will:

• Respect the game, play fairly, and follow all rules and policies.
• Accept the decisions of TMSL officials with good grace.
• Demonstrate good sportsmanship before, during, and after games to both opponents and all TMSL officials, whether my team wins or loses.
• Be responsible for the sportsmanship of my teammates and assist in maintaining a respectful environment for all participants.
• Be courteous to opposing teams, officials, and coordinators, and treat all with respect.
• Help to maintain and keep all equipment and conditions at the game location I play at in good condition.
• Respect the privilege of the use of the game locations, including obeying all rules, caring for and respecting all equipment, common areas, parking areas, and surrounding neighborhoods.
• Refrain from the use of abusive language or profanity.
• Not engage in any behavior that would endanger the health, safety, or well-being of any player, official, or staff member.
• Not engage in verbal, written, or physical threats or abuse aimed at any player, official, or staff member.
• Not initiate a fight with any participant, official, or staff member, including, but not limited to pushing, shoving, punching, etc.
• Not use alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs at any location unless otherwise specified.
• Wear/use all required and issued equipment and/or uniforms.

I understand that any behavior deemed unacceptable by TMSL may result in ejection and/or suspension from a game or the league for an indefinite amount of time. TMSL reserves the right to remove a player from a game or a league if they are considered to be displaying poor sportsmanship contrary to the Code of Conduct. All decisions made by on-site TMSL officials must be respected and obeyed. Any disputes or issues you may have with a rule, player, team, or staff member should be brought immediately to the attention of the TMSL office.

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