FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions? Great! We have answers! Browse through these FAQ’s and if you are unable to find what you’re looking for feel free to email or call us at 1-855-752-9877.
Question: How does this “social sports” thing work?
United Social Sports operates a lot like the sports leagues of your youth. We bring friends and groups together to compete in sports and activities. Our leagues are 6-8 weeks long with a final championship tournament and end of season party though we also host one-time events as well. From softball to league parties, to scavenger hunts, U.S.S. organizes the events so all you have to do is show up and have fun!
Question: Why should I join United Social Sports?
United Social Sports understands that for most people joining a sports team is about hanging out with your friends, having a good time and meeting some new people. We strive to keep the games fair and stress-free so you can do just that… socialize and have a good time!
Question: What’s a United Social Sports game night like?
You simply show up at the courts/fields/bar for your scheduled games, you and your teammates play your opponents for about 30-60 minutes and then everyone heads on over to the nearby sponsor bar for food, drinks, and partying! It’s a ridiculously easy formula that’s seriously fun!
Depending on the location and day, weekday games are played between 6:00 and 9:30 pm. Weekend games can be anytime during the day or evening. Please check your specific league page for more details.
Question: How old do you have to be to join?
All players must be at least 21. Why? Because playing your game is only a small part of it. A large part of the fun happens at the bars after the games are done! Most players are between 23 and 31 years old and 60% are female.
Question: Is this a competitive league?
No! Since the beginning, United Social Sports has always been more about meeting people, playing a fun game and socializing afterward at the bar. A few players are just naturally competitive but don’t worry, 95% of USS is NOT competitive.
Question: How much does it cost to join U.S.S.?
Registration dues vary by location and night. U.S.S. strives to keep dues low while still providing a quality experience for our members. Most leagues range in cost from $25 – $70. This fee covers insurance, field permits, equipment, player t-shirts, parties, prizes, recruiting, staffing at every league and the tons of other United Social Sports events that we will be hosting throughout the year. You definitely get your money’s worth!
Each league typically gets at least 6 organized nights of games and tomfoolery, and league-wide parties where you’ll get to meet literally hundreds and hundreds of other players. You’ll also have access to all our other league-related events, shindigs and parties throughout the year.
*Please note, United Social Sports does not issue refunds.
Question: I have a group of friends who want to play. How can we make sure we’re on the same team?
Your ringleader simply forms a new group during the registration process. Once they’re registered, everyone then registers under that group / team. Easy Peasy! Doesn’t matter how small your group is, we’ll keep your buddies together when we merge and finalize teams after registration is closed. Start telling your buddies to sign up now!
*United Social Sports reserves the right to put independent players on your group / team. Please check out our Roster Table to see average team size for leagues
Question: What if I don’t know anyone in United Social Sports? Can I still play?
Absolutely! A large majority of United Social Sports players sign up as independents or in smaller groups. Once registration for a division is closed, we merge all free agents and small groups into bigger teams. Right off the bat, you’ll get to meet new people from your team alone, not to mention all the other players from the other teams as the season plays out! United Social Sports is the EASIEST way to meet people and make new friends!
If you have a corporate company team or want to bring a large group of players, please email email@example.com to talk about corporate and group rates. If you manage a division, conference or chapter in a competing kickball league and are unhappy, email us about moving to United Social Sports.
*United Social Sports reserves the right to put independent players on your group / team.
Question: What if I don’t like my team?
Lots of people join U.S.S. for different reasons and sometimes you may find yourself on a team that you just don’t mesh with. No worries, shoot your league commissioner an email and we will find you a new home!
Question: How do rainouts and game cancellations work?
We make the final call a few hours before the games the day of, but for the most part, we usually play through a light drizzle. Any lightening in the area and games are cancelled. At permitted locations that call to cancel is made by the operating DPR. We usually build one or more weeks of makeup days in case of weather. If a league has multiple cancellations game MAY NOT be able to be made up. Call the Weather Hotline to check the status of your games: 202-290-1969 option 1.
Question: What is your refund policy?
Our general policy is that refunds are not available. Often our rosters have limited space and last minute cancellations hinder our ability to properly plan and organize the season and our leagues as well as the costs that have already been incurred by the league.
If you are unable to participate after completing the registration process, we are able to transfer your registration to a future season!
Question: How do I join?
To register select your desired day and location. Open seasons will have a large red “register” button that will take you to our player registration process. Click through the links and you will be guided through the process. If you have any questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Question: Are there team requirements?
For some leagues there are requirements for teams. For example, X females on a roster to play or must have at least X players to become a team.
- Merging – our merging and team creation process is complicated and more of an art than a science. We are proud to be able to offer players the chance to play without requiring them to have a team OR a captain having to front a team fee that he or she may not be reimbursed for.
- Team Size – Team size is always a topic for debate and we here at USS stand by this policy. We are SOCIAL SPORTS, our leagues tend to have larger team sizes because we encourage everyone to play and we always want to avoid the dreaded FORFEIT!
- Free Agent and Group placement/merger – Groups that are not promoted to a team will be merged together to create teams if possible. Free agents are added to teams/groups that have not yet hit the “Official Roster Size” from our Roster Table. There are also cases where teams can be larger or smaller than the amount listed on this table.
**United Social Sports reserves the right to add players to teams that are under their league’s Official Roster Size**
Question: Are there team rates? Does everyone need to register for the league?
Yes, we do offer the option to pay as a team. Since our registration is individually based the team rate is based on our Roster Table for an official roster size X the registration cost. For steps on how to pay for a team during the registration process please check the FAQ below.
Every player must be a registered member on the roster. We do not allow subs/walk-ups/whomever to play with us without being a registered USS player. Certain leagues CAN use subs as long as that person is registered in the same division.
*Corporate, Veteran or other groups please email email@example.com to find out about possible groups rates.*
Question: How Do I Pre-pay for Others?
If you would like to prepay for other players or for an entire team you have the option to do so when registering! Once you are on commish and at the option to “Choose Your Destiny” there will be an option to Prepay for Others. Simply enter the number of additional people you are paying for, create a prepaid code and your total cost should update next to the box. Provide your created prepaid code to your players to use when they go to register for the season.
Question: Is your payment processor secure?
Absolutely! We use commish and Stripe as our processor. Simply follow the prompts at the end of your registration to pay with your debit or credit card.
Question: More questions?
Drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help!
http://www.United Social Sports.org/contact-us/
Sport Specific Information
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