Registration Procedures

The policies below describe certain aspects of MSSC leagues and how you should sign up for them.


Registration Deadlines and Sellouts


Registration deadlines only apply if leagues do not sell out. Most of our leagues DO sell out, many well in advance of the deadline. Do not wait until the last minute to sign up, or you may miss out on the league. If you're registering as an Individual in hopes of being placed on a team, please keep in mind that Individuals are placed in the order they register, so you shouldn't wait to register as an Individual either.


Team Registration Procedure


If you have an entire team together, you should register a team. This is the most common option. You can also register a team if you have most of a team together and only need a couple extra players. We typically have Individuals (or Free Agents) sign up for most leagues, and you can add them to your team if you need extra players. Females are especially scarce in many leagues and you shouldn't need more than 1-2 of them to complete your team.


All sports have a roster minimum. All teams must have a roster containing at least the specified minimum by the date shirts are ordered or any other date provided to captains via email. Teams in violation of roster minimums will not be allowed to play until their roster is complete and may be replaced by waitlist teams at MSSC's discretion if a complete roster isn't entered. You can include subs to count toward the roster minimum (since they should be on your roster anyway). We generally have free agents available in all sports if you need more players. Roster minimums per sport:

  • Volleyball: 6
  • Dodgeball, flag football, and broomball: 8
  • Kickball and softball: 12


We try to segment all leagues into multiple skill divisions. However, there's no guarantee we will be able to segment any given league. All teams will play in the same division in the event we don't have enough teams to form separate divisions.


Individual Registration Procedure


You should register as an Individual ("Free Agent") only if you aren't part of a team. If you are a part of an established team, the captain will register the team and send you an invite. Individuals have little control over the team to which they will be assigned, so they may be placed on a team that is mostly complete and looking for an extra player or two, or they may be placed on a team composed entirely of Free Agents. Any Individuals placed on teams will generally be contacted after registration has closed and will be charged when placed. It's possible you may be placed on a team after the season has started, as teams have players move, get injured, etc. There's no guarantee that Individual signups will be placed on a team.


You must follow the procedures below when registering as an Individual:

  1. You are responsible for making sure your payment information is accurate and up to date. If the card you used to register expires before you're placed on a team, it's your responsbility to update the card information. You can do this by going to your Player Page, selecting the "Profile" tab, and entering the card info under the "My Wallet" section. You won't be placed on a team without payment, and if your payment method is declined, you'll be moved to the bottom of the list of available free agents. You'll only be contacted and asked to update payment info if there aren't enough other free agents registered to fill available spots
  2. Don't register for multiple nights if you can't play multiple nights. We count on all free agents being available for any and all nights for which they register. If you can play multiple nights but only want to play one night, register for the night you prefer and check the box(es) during registration for any other night(s) you're available
  3. We try to accomodate teammates requests, however there's no guarantee that Individuals who request to play together will placed together, especially if they don't register at the same time. If you want to play on a team with a friend, make sure you sign up as close together as possible and enter each other's name(s) in the teammate request field during registration


Procedure for Teams Registering as Individuals


Some teams choose to have all their players register as Individuals for one reason or another. If your team is going to go this route, you must decide on a captain and have that person contact MSSC in advance and let us know the team name and that you will be registering as Individuals. If you don't do this, there are several things that may happen:

1. The league may sell out with registered teams, in which case there won't be room for your team if we didn't know you were all registering as Individuals. If we know in advance, we'll create a team for you

2. Some players who are supposed to be on your team may not be included if they did not register correctly or at all

3. A Free Agent team may be created, and some of your players may be placed on the team and some may not. Free Agents are assigned to teams in the order they signed up.


As noted above, if you have a team together, you should have a captain register a team. If you choose to have everyone register as an Individual, here is how you do it:


During registration, you will see a box that reads "Were you hoping to be teamed with friends?" Click the "Yes" button and enter your friends' names and e-mail addresses. Entering e-mail addresses is optional, but entering them will send your friends an e-mail so they know they should sign up. Or maybe remind them that they haven't signed up.


Gender Selection


MSSC welcomes all participants of any gender or identification status. Players may select male, female, or non-binary during registration. Our gender policy is as follows: A player must specifically identify as a female in order to count toward the minimum number of females required to be present during play for purposes of co-ed participation. The rest of the team can be any number of males and/or non-binary individuals.