San Francisco: FAQ

What do you like to do?

Party.

How much does it cost and what does my money go towards?

Generally the early bird rate ranges from $60-$65/person before it goes up to the regular rate of $70-$75/person. The money goes towards many things - T-shirts, gym rentals, insurance, equipment, referees, occasionally some booze at the bar, taxes, prizes for the Playoff and Flip Cup Champions, etc. The list goes on.  Make sure after you’ve registered that you submit your payment or else your registration will be deleted by the system after 2 hours.

How do I register?

Just click the blue “Register” button on the league page and follow the steps.

How do I sign up a team?

After you click the “Register” button select the option to sign up as a team captain.  Once you’re all signed up invite your friends to join your team. There is actually an invite tool you can use when logged into the website that captains are strongly encouraged to take advantage of.

How many people do I need for a team?

Usually teams have around 13-16 people, with the occasional very large team thrown in.  You put 8 people on the court at the start of each game (at least 3 girls). Games go until everyone on a team gets out or 4 minutes is up and you play as many games as possible in the hour allotted. At the start of each game you can make substitutions.  You need extra people on your roster because not everyone can make it every week and players often need to take breathers. Dodgeball is a taxing sport, particularly on the throwing arm. Until you have at least 8 guys and 5 girls on your roster your team will not be considered complete and we’ll have the right to add players to your team.

 

What if I don't think I can fill a whole team?

Sign a team up anyway. I don't care if you end up with a team of 2 people. I'll just combine your team with another one and you'll instantly have a bunch of new friends.

How do I join my friend's team?

After you click the blue “Register” button select the option to join as a team player, then just find your friend’s team and follow the steps.

Can I sign up as an individual?

Yes, just select the free agent option after clicking the blue “Register” button. Once registration is closed down I'll put you onto a team that could use an extra person or create a team entirely of free agents.

Where are the games?

This varies from league to league, just check the league page of the one you’re interested in.

When are the games played?

Times vary from league to league, be sure to check the league homepage to see its schedule.  The weeknight leagues generally have games from 7:30 - 10:30 PM. Leagues run year round, 4 seasons total (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall)

Are their playoffs?

Yes, it’s a single elimination tournament that every team qualifies for (provided they don’t have more than one forfeit during the regular season).  It takes place in one night the week after the conclusion of the regular season.

What happens after the games?

Everyone heads to the bar. Teams match up with each other and play flip cup, or just hang out and eat and drink. Whatever you feel like.  There will be a Flip Cup Tournament towards the end of the season that people usually get pumped for.

Do we referee ourselves?

No, refs will be provided for every game.

Is alcohol allowed in the gym?

All facilities rented through San Francisco Parks and Rec department do not allow alcohol.  Do not bring alcohol into the gym.

What are the rules?