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 are 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 should not 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 may 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 that you can add to your team if you need extra players. You should not need more than 1-2 free agents to complete your team, as they're scare in many leagues (especially females)


Most of our leagues offer multiple divisions. While these divisions may be offered, there is no guarantee we will be able to segment any given league. Sports like dodgeball, kickball, and softball have traditionally had very few upper-level teams in most leagues. In the event that we do not have enough "Upper" teams to form a separate division, all teams will play in the same division.


Individual Registration Procedure


You should register as an Individual (aka "Free Agent") only if you are not 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 be contacted after registration has closed and will be charged when placed. It is possible you may be placed on a team after the season has started, as teams have players move, get injured, etc. There is no guarantee that Individual signups will be placed on a team. We will only contact you (via e-mail) if we have a spot for you 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 are placed on a team it is 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 will not be placed on a team without payment, and if your payment method is declined you will be moved to the bottom of the list of available free agents. You will only be contacted and asked to update payment info if there are not enough other free agents registered to fill available spots
  2. Do not register for multiple nights if you are not able to play on multiple nights. We count on all free agents being available for any and all nights for which they register. If you are able to play on multiple nights but only want to play one night, register for the night you prefer and check the box for any other night(s) you're available
  3. Do not register for more than one division. Example: If you can play in a Competitive division, you should not be registering for anything below that
  4. There is no guarantee that Individuals who request to play together will placed together, especially if they do not register at the same time, since Individuals are placed in the order they sign up. If you want to play on a team with a friend, make sure you sign up on the same day, or as close together as possible


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 do not do this, there are several things that may happen:

1. The league may sell out with registered teams, in which case there will not be room for your team if we didn't know you were all registering as Individuals. If we know in advance, we will create a team slot 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 ideally 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. We are accepting of however you identify in everyday life, but we run co-ed sports leagues and need rules that allow leagues to run efficiently and not place pressure on our officials to enforce ambiguous co-ed participation rules. Our gender policy is as follows: For league purposes only, any player is considered a "male" unless specifically identifying as a female. For this reason you will only see the option to register as a "male" or a "female."