Here is a list of frequently asked questions.
Yes. All players must show proof of full vaccination (2 weeks after 2nd dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Astrazeneca vaccines, or 2 weeks after dose of Johnson & Johnson) along with a government-issued photo ID (with the names on each document matching each other).
If a player is not able to show these 2 items, they will not be allowed to play that game.
Please note that this is a government mandate. We have to follow the rules that the government has laid out. If the rules of the mandate change, we will change accordingly.
The exact details of how this process will work may change as we learn what works best and as we get more guidance from the venues. Also, it may be different at different venues depending on venue-specific factors. Either a representative of the venue or of Average Joe will check EACH player EACH week to make sure every player shows proof of full vaccination with a photo ID. Please make sure to bring your ID and proof of vaccination EVERY week.
As this is a new requirement and new process for everyone, we ask for your patience as we figure out the best way to do this.
All players will have to show their proof of vaccination EACH time they arrive at an indoor venue. If a player forgets their proof of vaccination or their photo ID, they will not be allowed to enter the facility (and will not be allowed to play that night). Please make sure to bring both items to every game.
Any players that are not fully vaccinated will not be able to play at any indoor venue until they are able to show proof of being fully vaccinated (2 weeks after their 2nd vaccine dose).
If a player has a medical exemption, the player will need to present a doctor's note with their name and the fact that they have a condition that exempts them from the mandate (the details of the condition are not needed). They will also have to provide government-issued photo ID with the name matching the doctor's note. They will have to present these two items each week.
No. As of Fall 2021, this mandate is only for indoor leagues.
Average Joe Sports Club is an adults only league. The minimum age requirement to participate in any of our leagues is 18 years of age. If you are looking for sports programs for children between the ages of 2-12 please check out our sister organization, Dash Sports, for more information: https://www.dashsports.ca/
If your team cannot make your scheduled game for one reason or another, please call/text/email the opposing captain, first. That way the message gets directly to the opposing team (If you only email the league and we're not available to pass the message along, the other team won't get the memo.) You can find the opposing captain's contact info by clicking on their team name in your league standings page on the Average Joe Sports Club website. After doing that, you can also leave a game comment in your game schedule. A forfeit score is 1-0.
Log-in to your Average Joe profile, click Dashboard, then game schedule for the league you're in. Scroll down to the bottom of your team's schedule and click the "League Game Schedule" button. Here you will find a week by week breakdown of all the games in your league (past and upcoming).
Individual registrations are accepted for all of our leagues. When you want to play, but do not have enough players to form your own team, you can register as an individual. Then we, the league, will either place you on a team with other individuals (we call them "Indies" teams) or on an existing team that's short players.
Our rule of thumb is that schedules get released the Friday prior to the league's start date. This may seem last minute, but it's due to late registrations and payments which must be confirmed before a schedule can be sent out. Otherwise, every time a new team joins, the schedule must be revised to include them. We'd prefer not to send multiple revised schedules so we wait until the Friday prior to make sure all teams are in (and paid for) before releasing the schedules and rosters.
Sorry, we do not allow payments at the first game of the season. We do not ask part-time staff to collect money on game days. If you'd like to pay by cash/cheque please drop it off at our office in Oakville (contact us for address or look under Contact Us on the website). Or simply pay online with credit card through your Average Joe profile. We also accept e-transfers through online banking.
General league rules and sport specific rules can be found in two places. 1) Log in to your Average Joe profile: then in your dashboard, click on the league you've signed up for, finally click the whistle icon. 2) From the main page of the website, click "Sports Leagues" tab along top of page. Then click "League Rules" link along right side of page to be taken to our rules list.
Great question! If you and your friends would like to register, but do not have enough players for a full team, please register as "INDIVIDUALS". Then in the registration comment box section, please write each other's names. This way the league will know you and your friends are a package deal and we'll have you play together on the same team.
Average Joe Sports Club currently offers leagues in Brampton, Mississauga, Hamilton, Milton, Burlington and Oakville. We hope to expand to neighbouring communities as we continue to grow. The venues themselves will be a mix of school facilities (fields and gyms), community centres, public fields and private facilities.
Games are played once a week on a given day, Monday through Sunday. For example, if you sign up for Monday soccer, you know you have a game each week on Monday. Games are scheduled during the evening. If you have a special request for games times or locations, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
No. You can add players at anytime. The only stipulation is that they have to be added to your roster before they play in a game. In order to be eligible for the playoffs, members must have played the minimum number of games (please check the rules for the minimum games for each season) with the team.
Once you have registered your team, add players to your roster by signing into your profile and clicking onto your team. From there, you can invite players to your team by entering in their name and email. They will receive an email from Average Joe Sports Club telling them that they have been invited to your team. They then click on the link in the email and create a profile for themselves. Once they do this, they will automatically be added to your team.
The skill level varies depending on the teams that sign up. However, generally these leagues are very recreational in nature. People new to a sport are welcome to join. Also, there will be many players that are skilled. Essentially, it is a mix of all skill levels. The goal is to have fun. When there are enough teams signed up, Average Joe Sports Club will divide the leagues into 2 divisions along skill levels.
Yes. We will have 4 seasons of fun, recreational sports leagues (spring, summer, fall and winter). The sports offered will change slightly depending on the season.
Yes. We have deals set up at local bars in the most areas we have leagues running (Click here to visit our Partners page for a complete list). We encourage you to take advantage of these deals after your game (or any other time). The more often Average Joe Sports Club members visit our sponsor bars, the better our deals will become. When you go to a sponsor bar, make sure you tell them that you are with Average Joe Sports Club.
Yes. There are prizes for the winning teams in each league. Each team member will get a "champion" t-shirt.
Spirit Points are awarded by each team to their opponents after each game. They can range from 0 to 5 points in increments of .25. Essentially, they are a subjective grade of the amount of spirit that a team displayed when they played. If a team was on-time, enthusiastic, showed sportsmanship and generally fun to play against, their opponents would give them a score of 5 spirit points. Spirit points given are not visible by anyone in the league except league administrators. This way, there will be no strategic gaming with the awarding of spirit points. Note: As of 2019, spirit points will no longer be calculated.