FAQ

(See Answers Below)


Questions About Registration


How old do you have to be to participate?
Where can I find what sports are available?
Can I register now for a future season?
I know what I want to play; now how do I register?
Do I need a paypal account to register online?
Do I have to pay the whole registration fee at once?
Are there any other fees?
I registered online and received a confirmation and then cancellation notice?
Can you hold a spot for me?
Can you fit one more team in the league even though it says sold out?
When does the next season start?
What if I don't have my own team?
How are individuals placed to teams?
An individual was placed on my team, do I get a reimbursement?
How do I get on the same individual team as a friend of mine?
Can we register as individuals, but combine to be our own team?
When can I expect to hear from M.S.S.C. about the league I signed up for?
How many players can be on my roster?
What if I don't know everyone that is playing when my roster is due?
What is your refund policy?

Questions About the League:

When will I know my schedule?
How long is the season?
Our team notified the office that we would be forfeiting; do I have to pay a forfeit fee?
My team will have a planned conflict due to a wedding (meeting, vacation, etc.)We cannot play any 6:15pm games and/or Tuesdays, can I include this as my conflict?
How do I change a player on my team or update my roster?

I updated my roster with the office, but the field and Bayou check-ins do not reflect that.
Do we get uniforms or shirts?
Where do the leagues take place?
Can I choose the time and day of the week I want to play from what is listed under upcoming leagues?
Are there different skill levels in the sports leagues?
How are playoff seeds determined?
Does my team get anything for winning a championship?
What happens if it is raining or snowing? When do you make your decision to cancel?
How do I contact Manayunk Sport and Social?


 

QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION.

 

How old do you have to be to participate?
You must be at least 21 years old to join the Manayunk Sport and Social Club. There is no maximum age.

Where can I find what sports are available?
You may view the upcoming leagues tab on our homepage to see what sports we are registering for at this time. This page will also provide you with the number of teams we can take; tentative start date of that sport; sports meeting date; possible schedule days, times, and locations; and prices of registration. All information listed by sports we are offering in that particular season. Please note, this information is subject to change.

Can I register now for a future season?
No. If a season is filled before you complete registration, or you’re not able to play for other reasons and are interested in registering for the following season, make sure to register for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @ManayunkSports. By doing this you will receive updates regarding openings that may become available in current leagues and announcements regarding the start dates for future registration periods.

I know what I want to play; now how do I register?
The quickest and easiest way to register through our shopping cart, by clicking the link on our homepage “Click Here To Register.” This method allows you to pay by Credit Card, Debit Card, Paypal or e-check.


You also, may register in-person at our sponsor bar, Bayou Bar & Grill, at 4245 Main Street, 19127. When registering in-person arrive at the Bayou between 4-8pm weekdays with check, cash or money order. You will fill out (on an envelope given to you by the bartender) your name, email, phone number, team name (if registering a team,) sport and level of competition desired.


Finally, you may mail your registration information (above) with check or money order to P.O. Box 4623, Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127. *Please keep in mind if you are mailing registration and it arrives past the deadline, M.S.S.C. is not responsible to uphold that registration.

Do I need a paypal account to register online?
No. When registering online, M.S.S.C. uses paypal services as a medium for payment, however you do not have to have a paypal account to register. When filling in your information complete all of the fields and follow the “continue shopping” and “pay with Paypal” buttons. On the paypal login page,  you will see on the left or bottom, depending on your browser, a link "Do not have a Paypal," you may select pay using credit or debit card, not paypal.

Do I have to pay the whole registration fee at once?
Yes. There can be a combination of payments, but it must all come together and must be the total amount. We do not hold any spots or guarantee any spots until the full amount has been received.

Are there any other fees?
Select sports will owe a ref/umpire fee at each game. Softball, 5on5 Basketball, Men’s Football, and Roller Hockey teams pay $20 each for a total of $40 per game.
Coed Football and Hockey both teams pay $15 for a total of $30.
Volleyball and Soccer both teams pay $10 for a total of $20.
Kickball, Dodgeball, Frisbee and Bocce do not have ref fee, but forfeit fee for kickball is $26: $13 for forfeiting team and $13 for their opponent. Dodgeball’s forfeit fee is $22. Frisbee is $30 fee and Bocce is $10 fee.

I registered online and received a confirmation and then cancellation notice?
When registering online you will immediately receive a confirmation from the shopping cart, indicating you have successfully taken an item off the shopping cart. Next you will receive a confirmation (that looks like an invoice) from billing. If this invoice indicates that there is a balance, your fee is unpaid and your registration will be cancelled. If it reads: Balance $0.00. Then you have successfully completed the transaction and will receive a welcome letter shortly. *Always check your account to be sure the fee was removed before calling Manayunk Sport and Social about a cancellation.

Can you hold a spot for me?
We do not hold any spots. The only way to get a confirmed spot in our league is to make a FULL payment. We accept no partial payments or deposits.

Can you fit one more team in the league even though it says sold out?
Once a league is full, there is no way to just add another team to the schedule. We only have a certain amount of hours and weeks that we can play at the particular facility, and we base our capacity on that number. We do have a waiting list many times, but the only way to get off that list is if another team drops out.

When does the next season start?
We have four seasons per year. The winter season usually goes from late January-March, the spring season from April to June, the summer season from July-August and the fall season from September-November. The registration deadline for each season is typically 1-2 weeks prior to the leagues starting.

What if I don't have my own team?
You may register as an individual for all of our sports. When registering as an individual you will follow the steps to register and select “single-player” registration, rather than team.

How are individuals placed to teams?
As an individual you will be placed on a team of other individuals at your skill level or placed to an existing team seeking individuals. If you handed in special instructions (see below) they will be honored, above any skill level request (unless stated otherwise).

An individual was placed on my team, do I get a reimbursement?
No. If an individual is placed on your team because you requested one to complete your team, neither the individual, nor your team receives a refund. The individual is registering to be placed to a team, a service Manayunk Sport and Social provides, and was placed to your team as requested. Manayunk Sport and Social will not place individuals on your team unless; your captain requests individuals or your team does not have enough players to play without forfeiting. (That number depends on the sport you are playing.)

How do I get on the same individual team as a friend of mine?
If you are signing up as an individual we can get you and your friend(s) on the same team. If you register through online there is a special instructions box on the final page of registration where you would fill in “place me on a team with: your friend(s) name.”
If you register in-person or mail it in, include a note with these special instructions.

Can we register as individuals, but combine to be our own team?
We do allow individual registrations to be combined to form a team. You would each register and in the special instructions provide us with your team name and captain. Also, it is helpful if you indicate if this is a complete team or not. If you register a team as individuals and DO NOT have a complete team, M.S.S.C. will place individuals on your team to complete it. Teams that register as individuals do not get to use the open roster policy, teams are free to use subs whenever needed. However to be added to the official roster, new additoins must pay the league fee.

When can I expect to hear from M.S.S.C. about the league I signed up for?
Within 2 business days of your registration, you will receive a league welcome letter outlining the next steps to take as a registrant for Manayunk Sport and Social.
For teams: you must complete the roster attached to the welcome letter and return it to info@Manayunksportandsocial.com to complete your registration and be sent to scheduling.
For Indys: you are invited to the sport's meeting for your sport (listed under upcoming leagues) and the day following this meeting you are emailed your completed team roster and schedule.

How many players can be on my roster?
Manayunk Sport and Social has an Open Roster Policy. Once you have purchased a team, you may have as many players on your team as your desire and you may add/remove players at any time throughout the regular season. We recommend a minimum of a full team with at least 2-3 subs to avoid forfeits.

What if I don't know everyone that is playing when my roster is due?
In order to complete your registration, as a team, you need to return a completed roster (blank for sent to you with welcome letter.) This roster does not have to be final. You may update your roster at any point during the regular season.

What is your refund policy?
NO refunds will be issued for any requests made on or after your league schedule is posted (no matter what the circumstances.) This policy also includes anyone injured and unable to play during or prior to the original start date. If we do issue you a refund, we will either mail you a check, which usually takes at least 8-10 business days, make a check available for pick-up, or we will credit the credit card used.

Questions About the League:

When will I know my schedule?
Schedules are typically posted under your designated sport the day following the sport’s meeting and you are nofied via email when they are posted. This is all dependent on registrations and when a league fills.

How long is the season?
We try to guarantee a 6-8 game regular season. We will aim for a seven game regular season, plus playoffs, however due to the number of teams in a league, excessive weather cancellations, or other circumstances beyond our control we cannot guarantee 7 games for every team, every season.

Our team notified the office that we would be forfeiting; do I have to pay a forfeit fee?
Yes. If you forfeit, under any circumstance, you must pay a forfeit fee. If you tell us in advance, that is considerate toward your opponent; however the official still needs to be paid for their scheduled time.

My team will have a planned conflict due to a wedding (meeting, vacation, etc.)
Each team is entitled to a specific conflict date request. If you are a league that plays in the weeknights or on more than one day per week, you get 2 specific conflict dates to be handed in with your roster in order to complete your registration. (If you are a league that plays only once per week, you are entitled to 1 specific conflict date.) Each season there is deadline to get in conflict dates, after that deadline conflicts will not be accepted. (Captain’s are notified of this deadline after registering.)

We cannot play any 6:15pm games and/or Tuesdays, can I include this as my conflict?
No. Your conflict date is a specific date you know you may not be able to field a team, due to a work meeting, wedding, or other circumstance where your entire team is unavailable. Manayunk Sport and Social scheduling will not accommodate requests to only play at a specific time, day or location.

How do I change a player on my team or update my roster?
You may update your roster (add, remove, or change any player’s information) at any time throughout the regular season by emailing the changes to info@Manayunksportandsocial.com. The changes may come in the form of an updated roster attachment or emailed instructions on what to change. When adding a player, please email their full name, phone number, and email address.

I updated my roster with the office, but the field and Bayou check-ins do not reflect that.
Your office roster was updated, but M.S.S.C. will not update your field and bar rosters. You must hand write the added players into the check-ins. Come playoffs check-in sheets from all fields are bunched and compared to the office version of the roster.

Do we get uniforms or shirts?
Manayunk Sport and Social does not provide uniforms for teams or individuals. You may select a color to wear as a team, have shirts made, or come prepared with light and dark shirts to each game. If you need a contact for uniforms, MSSC can provide you with with information. E-mail info@manayunksportandsocial.com  

Where do the leagues take place?
Our leagues are held in convenient locations throughout the Manayunk and Roxborough area. All locations with maps are listed on our website under the Directions tab.

Can I choose the time and day of the week I want to play from what is listed under upcoming leagues?
No. The days, times, and locations listed under each sport on our upcoming leagues page is all the possible days, times, and locations you could play in that league. Generally, this is the information on the permits we hold or are trying to obtain for that upcoming season. For example, if you are looking at a weeknight softball league and it reads Mon-Thurs, you may be playing Monday at 6:15pm in Week 1 and on Wedneday at 7:45pm in Week 2. Each team gets a specific conflict date to hand in with their roster. This date will be accomodated. For more information on conflict dates, see our policies page.

Are there different skill levels in the sports leagues?
Manayunk Sport and Social’s leagues range from recreational to competitive depending on the sport. For example, the kickball and dodgeball leagues are more social/recreational, while in football and softball you can do it for fun or have the option to be more competitive. Skill levels for the more competitive leagues are generally what you would expect from people who have played in high-school and/or have kept up with the sport as an adult.

How are playoff seeds determined?
Playoff seeding procedures are determined by regular season standings. Typically, (depending on league size,) the bottom 2 seeded teams will not make the playoffs. In case of a head-to-head tie, given the teams in question have played each other in regular season, the winner of said game is the higher seed. In case of a head-to-head tie, when teams have not played each other, OR a standings tie between 3 or more teams, the seeds are determined by team’s strength of schedules.

Does my team get anything for winning a championship?
On top of unmatched bragging rights, your team earns a league trophy, team certificate and Championship VIP Gala Banquet, usually held at one of our sponsor bars in Manayunk on a Friday/Saturday night following your season!

What happens if it is raining or snowing? When do you make your decision to cancel?
For rain outs or other weather circumstances please check the weather tab, call the MSSC phoneline at 215-696-7969 or check our twitter account @manayunksports. Decisions will be made by 4:00pm weekdays and weekends at 10:30am. Also, teams will be notified. In the event of a last minute cancellation we will try to notify captains, but cannot gaurantee with the number of teams and dependning on the time of cancellation that we will get teams directly by phone or email.

If a decision is not made by your game time, game is on. In the case of excessive rain, lightening, or safety issues the official has the final say on whether your game is played or not.

How do I contact Manayunk Sport and Social?
You can email us at info@manayunksportandsocial.com or talk to an M.S.S.C. representative on the phone at 215-696-7969. As the main sponsor for our league, the Bayou Bar & Grill, servers and bartenders can answer some of your league questions or refer you to a league representative. Visit our contact us page.