Team Payment Policy

Season Length


Most seasons are six weeks of regular season games, followed by the playoffs. Playoffs are usually two or three weeks, depending on the size of the league. They are always "one and done," so if you lose the first week you are out of the playoffs. Many of our outdoor leagues experience quite a few rainouts, especially in the Spring season. Do not sign up for a league if you cannot commit to playing possibly a month or so longer than the season was originally scheduled. We generally do not cancel regular season games entirely - instead the season is extended until all games are played. The only exception to this is the Fall season - if we run out of time, we will cancel games, as the city requires us to be done with outdoor field use by certain dates.


How Does Team Payment Work?


MSSC leagues are operated on a "captains pay" policy. This means that when you register your team, you must put down a deposit (to verify that your credit card information is legitimate), and you will also be responsible for the entire team registration fee. You may choose to pay the entire registration fee yourself or divide the fee amongst your teammates. Using TeamPayer, you are free to divide this amount amongst your team however you wish. TeamPayer will send an e-mail to each of your players on your behalf requesting the amount you have specified for them to pay. There is a $2.00 fee per transaction (i.e. per player) to use TeamPayer. After the second game in any given league, if there is still a balance outstanding in any team's account, the captain's credit card may be charged at any time for the outstanding amount and the captain is then responsible for collecting re-payment from any team members who have not paid.


MSSC will not contact your teammates and ask them to pay. Sending a TeamPayer Request to each of your teammates does not necessarily mean they have paid or will pay. They still need to click the link in the e-mail and submit payment. It is the captain's responsibility to ensure all of his or her team members have paid, so please choose dependable teammates.


Payment Deadlines


In most leagues, the team balance must be paid in full by the second week of the season. New policy for men's football effective with the Fall 2022 season: team balances must be paid in full prior to the first game of the season. Unfortunately we have had a far greater number of men's football teams not pay on time or not pay at all.


Rosters and Waivers


Teams must maintain complete and accurate rosters, and this responsibility falls on the captain. All players, including subs, should be listed on a team’s roster, and players who play in any number of games must complete the waiver, which is accomplished through accepting a spot on the team from a captain’s e-mail invite. Teams in violation of waiver policies will be subject to forfeiting games at MSSC’s discretion.




MSSC does not encourage or do much to accomodate outside sponsorships. Most of our leagues have a sponsor bar where teams get free beer and/or food on a weekly basis, which in all reality is what those sponsorship dollars are going for anyway. If you insist on having someone sponsor your team, make arrangements for the sponsor to pay you directly, as we prefer not to handle checks for team registrations. MSSC supplies shirts for all leagues, and there are no alterations or additions to these shirts allowed. If your sponsor is interested in sponsoring the entire league, please contact MSSC, but we are not going to be free advertising for anyone.


Late or Incomplete Payments


As stated above, the captain's credit card may be charged for any outstanding team balance at any time after the second week of play. If the credit card is unable to be charged, the team will not be allowed to play any further games until payment has been completed or an exception has been granted by MSSC.


Cancelation Policy


For leagues that are NOT sold out: If a team needs to cancel their registration for some reason, and the season has not begun, they will be refunded the registration fee, less a 10% administative charge. This charge is taken from the entire team fee, not just the deposit amount. If a team cancels up to the second game of the season, they will receive a pro-rated refund for games not played, again less a 10% administrative charge. There are no refunds after the second game of any given season. The 10% administrative charge will be deducted from the amount refunded to the captain's credit card.


For leagues that ARE sold out: If a team withdraws from the league within one week of the start date of the league (or after it has started) and no team is found to replace them, the team will only be refunded 50% of the team registration fee. The reduced refund is due to the fact that the team held a spot in a league that was sold out when another team could have signed up.




Many MSSC teams play with us season after season and do not need an entire batch of new shirts each season. If this is the case, the team may be credited for the shirts they do not need. The captain should indicate in the Comments section during registration that the team is returning and specify how many (if any) new shirts are needed. It is easiest if you let us know this before paying your team balance in full, as it easier to adjust the remaining team balance than issue a refund for the shirts. Please read the shirt policies carefully when registering your team so you understand why your team may be charged for additional shirts, why you didn't receive shirts, or several other factors. If you have any questions at all about our shirt policies, please contact us.


Cash and Check Policy


As a general rule, MSSC no longer accepts cash or checks for league registration fees. If you do not have a credit or debit card and wish to request an exception, please contact Club President Patrick Fosdick at

Note that any online payments made on this website are also governed by the League Lab Participant Payment Terms.