Here is a list of frequently asked questions.
If you've got a league credit on file with us and want to use it, the first step would be to sign up for an upcoming league you would want to participate in through the website. Then please email us that you'd like to redeem your credit (If you do not recall the amount, feel free to ask, as we do keep them on record). Once we confirm your credit is on file, it'll just depend how you'd like to pay for your upcoming registration. If paying by credit card, simply pay through the website, email us you've done so and we'll refund the credit amount back to your credit card. If paying by any other method (such as etransfer), please determine what the fee total is (this can be found in the league information), add HST and then subtract your credit amount from that total. Then send payment for the balance remaining. If your credit exceeds the amount owing, then we'd subtract the amount from your credit balance on our records and inform you of what remains.
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.
Understandably, this is a common question each season. Team & individual registration numbers are constantly changing during a registration period (especially near, on or even after the registration deadline). This is because captains are gathering players, payments and contact information from their teammates in order to sign up a team, which takes time. The best time to ask us "how many teams are signed up?" is the week prior to the season starting (which is after the registration deadline). But! Keep in mind, registration numbers can (and will) change even after we've provided that information, so numbers can quickly become outdated. It's best to register, complete your payment, then sit back, relax and wait for the season to begin.
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, Etobicoke, 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.