If you can't find the answer to your question below, please email us at Admin@FredFieldHouse.com.
Why do you require 8 paid players for adult soccer and flag football?
We require 8 paid players because over the years we have found that teams with 8 or more players forfeit less than teams with 7 and fewer. It also helps to create more competitive games. Eight players only gives a team 2 subs and if a team only had 7 or 6 on their roster then they risk forfeiting or playing short if multiple teammates can not show up for a game.
Why do we need 5 paid players before the schedule is released?
Having a minimum of 5 paid players shows a commitment to the league and reduces the number of teams who drop out after we release the schedule.
Why can my schedule requests not be guaranteed?
We do our best to honor all requests from teams. However, when multiple teams have request there are times when it is impossible to honor a request. If, for example, one team requests all early games and another team request all late games then when those two teams play we have a conflict. For this reason we usually can only promise 5 out of the 7 regular season games at a requested time. As for playoffs, we cannot make any guarantees.
Why and when do you merge divisions of leagues together?
Sometimes we won't get enough teams in one division and have to merge it with another. When that happens we do our best to create divisions with teams of equal talent level. Typically, we can run a division with 4 or 5 teams, but, if we have multiple divisions of 4 or 5 then we will combine them.
I have a complaint about a game. What steps do I need to take?
We ask that all complaints be emailed to the league manager (their email can be found under the “about us” section of our website) or to firstname.lastname@example.org . We will research the matter and speak to all necessary parties to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
I want to play but I don't have a team. How can I find a team to play with?
The very first thing you will need to do to find a team is create an account. You can find the registration page here. Once created, if you are looking for a team before the season begins you can sign up as a free agent for the league you want to play in (each league has one). We will then do our best to locate a team for you or if there are enough players on the list we will create a house team. For adult leagues there is no fee for signing up as free agent and you won't have to make a payment until we find you a team. For youth leagues, the players will have to pay their league fee. Most of the teams in youth leagues are house teams and we can all but guarantee a spot on a team.
If you are looking to play in a league that is already in session you'll need to email us and we'll see what we can do to locate a team with spots available.
When does the next season for a league begin and how many season per year are there?
Here at the Field House we run 5 adult seasons per year and 2 for most youth leagues. For our adult leagues the seasons are winter, spring, summer, fall and holiday. Adult leagues run back to back and rarely take breaks between seasons. Each season consists of 7 regular season games (14 games for volleyball played over 7 weeks) followed by 1 to 2 weeks of playoffs. The next season typically begins the week following the championship game for a league. The dates for all of our leagues can be found on our website. At the top of the page click on the sport you are interested in and follow the links to the league you are curious about.
What are the rules for having a drop-in player?
The rules for drop in players are pretty simple.
Are women players allowed to play in men’s leagues?
Yes, women players are allowed to play in all leagues that are designated as “men’s”
Are children allowed to play in adult leagues?
Children are allowed to play in most adult leagues. However, the rules for each league are different.
I was ejected from a league game. What happens now?
In soccer if you receive two yellow cards you have to miss that team’s next game. However, you are allowed to play for other teams you are signed up on.
In soccer (straight red card), flag football, lax, etc, if you are ejected from a game you are suspended from play and the facility for a MINIMUM of one week. Due to the nature of the ejection, that suspension can be longer. If you are on other teams you will be required to miss those games that fall during the suspension.
Please note: any player ejected from a game, whether it is a double yellow or straight ejection, is required to leave the facility immediately and for rest of the evening (even if it means missing another game). If a youth players parents are not in the building and that player is ejected, the child will be allowed to wait in the lobby until his parents/guardian arrives.
I was injured during a game and will miss the remainder of the season. What are my options?
There are two options for injuries
A player on my team was caught lying about who he was. What happens to him and why was my team punished for his actions?
If a player is caught lying about who he is then that player will be suspended from the facility for a minimum of one game. If that player is caught lying a second time he can be suspended up to a year from our facility.
If a player who is caught lying played in a game then that game is recorded as a forfeit on the score logs. Teams know who their own players are and are just as responsible for their player’s actions.
Why is my team fined $100 for forfeiting a game due to a no-show?
We fine teams $100 for forfeits due to a no-show for two main reasons
1.When a team “no-shows” we still have to pay for the referee.
2.Teams are less likely to “no-show” if they know they will be fined. It is frustrating for players to come in for a game and not play. Between having 8 paid players and allowed to have drop-in players, there is rarely a reason to have an entire team not show up for their game.
If a team is fined, none of the players are eligible to play in any leagues until the team fine is paid in full.
My team cannot play in an upcoming game. What do I need to do?
We ask that teams give us a week’s notice. When we are given a week’s notice we can get games changed and notify the referee assigner with limited disruption to the league. We understand that issues come up and if something happens less than a week before a game we will try our best to reschedule your game but cannot promise it. Less than 24 hours notice is considered a no-show and a fine will be issued.
I feel that a referee is calling an unsafe game. What options do I have?
If a team feels that a referee is calling an unsafe game we ask that the team send a player to the front desk and notify us of the situation. If possible, we will send a staff member to watch some or all of the game and keep an eye out for any issues. Afterwards, we ask that you please send an email to your league manager or email@example.com explaining the issue you had.
Why did you allow something that is against the rules/policy to happen?
The Field House has the right to change, modify, remove or add a rule at any time and without notice. If a league wide rule is changed we try to notify all players within 24hours. We try very hard to follow all our rules and policies straight down the line; however, there are times when exceptions have to be made. The League Manager, Director of Leagues, and General Manager all have the authority to make a change in a rule or allow an exception the day of a game. If none of those staff members are available then all rules will be followed as written.