FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

When, how and why did FCSSC start in London?
FCSSC Founder & Director, Kyla Woodcock, started FCSSC in August of 2009.  She lived in Ottawa for a few years and played with the Ottawa Sport & Social Club while she was living there. She experienced the fun, friends, fitness and connection that FCSSC now offers to our members.  When she moved here she missed the sport & social club experience, felt the need and saw the opportunity to bring improved quality of life to adults in our community.

 

How do I become a member?
Anyone who participates in FCSSC leagues or events is considered to be a member. Becoming a member is as easy as signing up for the league or event that interests you. If you’re not ready to get involved, just 'Like' us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter @fcssc or Instagram @fcssc to stay up to date on everything that's happening with the club.

 

Is there a Membership Fee?
No. We have a pay-for-what-you-play model.  The only cost to you to join is the registration fee for the league or event of your choice.

 

What sports do you play?
FCSSC plays four seasons per year and offers 30-35 different sports/programs each season.  We offer everything from Curling in the winter to Softball in the Summer. There are always old fvourites and something new to try!

 

Are your leagues co-ed?
Yes. Most of FCSSC’s leagues and events are co-ed. This makes our leagues totally accessible to everyone. There are tons of people to meet and new friends to make with FCSSC.

 

Do you have referees?
No. All of FCSSC’s leagues are self-officiated and recreational. We prioritize fun and player safety.  FCSSC employs Game Coordinators who attend most games to help players and captains understand and play by the rules and also to help resolve any dispute that may arise, however rare.
 

What skill level is required to play in FCSSC leagues?
FCSSC’s leagues are all about the fun! We welcome players at all skill levels.  We offer recreational and intermediate level leagues to accommodate players of all skill and experience levels. We do not offer competitive leagues. Though our leagues are divided by skill level, we expect all of our members to play with a recreational, sportsmanlike and for-fun attitude.

 

How old are FCSSC members?
Most FCSSC members are between 25-50 years of age. The minimum age to play is 19. All adults between 19 and young-at-heart are encouraged to join us!

 

How do I sign up?
To sign up for a league, class or (social) activity that you are interested in simply click on that item in the menus across the top of our website. If the registration deadline has passed and to inquire if there are any spots available in league that have already started to play contact the FCSSC office at info@fcssc.ca or 519.439.GAME [4263].
 

Can I sign up on my own or do I need to register a whole team?
FCSSC welcomes registrations from individuals, small groups and full teams. If you register as an individual or a small group we will roster you with other individual or small group registrants so that together you make a full team. It sometimes happens that we do not have enough individual players to form a full team. In that case FCSSC will offer you a spot in another one of our leagues or a full refund of your registration fees.

 

I want to play on the same team as my friends, can I do that?
Absolutely. After you complete your registration you will be asked if there are any friends with whom you would like to play. If yes, click the button and follow the instructions to send an invitation to play (via our online system) and to link their registration (if they accept and sign up) to your registration so that you get rostered together. 

 

Can I sign up more than one person at a time, using the same registration form?
Each member must have a unique profile, with a unique email address, in our system so, each member must sign up individually. It is possible for one person to pay for multiple registrations at once. To do this you must contact FCSSC at 519.439.4263 or info@fcssc.ca. It is easiest to pay online for each individual's registration. 

 

If I sign up am I guaranteed a spot in the league?
FCSSC accepts registrations on a first-to-pay-first-to-play basis until a league sells out or until the registration deadline, whichever comes first. There are no guarantees but we work hard every season to find a way for everyone who wants to play to get in the game with us!

 

How do I sign the waiver?
All players must sign a waiver before stepping on the field/court, including subs. The best way is to complete the waiver online. You can also print, sign and bring the waiver to the game. Or you can get a waiver from the Game Coordinator and sign it courtside before playing. 

 

Where are my games going to be?
The majority of games are played in gymnasiums or on courts/fields/diamonds that are within a 20 minute drive from downtown London. Most facilities are on the bus route and almost all have parking. You will likely play at a few different locations during the course of the season. FCSSC does not announce our final locations until AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES because our game locations are determined by the size of the league. More teams = more gyms/courts/fields/diamonds.

 

How do I see the schedule of my games?
Once your registration is complete (paid) and the schedules are posted on-line you will be able to log-in and view your schedule for the entire season. The schedule includes date, game time, team match ups and game location, with a link to a map, driving directions and parking or other facility details. Schedules are posted only AFTER THE SEASON REGISTRATION DEADLINE to minimize the need for schedule changes and to also minimize the chance that members go to the wrong place/wrong time because they missed a schedule change. Schedules may change at any time due to facility closures, permit cancellations and team defaults, so we always recommend logging in on game day to confirm time and location. FCSSC will only send email notifications about changes if there was a change on game day. All teams and players are responsible for weekly confirmaion of their own schedule.
 

I might be interested in being a Team Captain.  What do Captains have to do?
FCSSC does everything we can to make the Captain's job super easy. Team Captains are asked to:

  • Complete the team roster on-line so all teammates can see the schedule by simply logging in
  • Ensure all team mates have signed the FCSSC Waiver
  • Bring equipment (softball only) and a first-aid kit to each game
  • Ensure all team members know and play by the rules
  • Report game scores after each game
     

Do you track scores and post standings?
Yes! After each game team captains receive an email requesting that they log in to the FCSSC website to report the score(s). All score-reporting is tracked and standings generated and posted on the website.

 

Are there any prizes?
At the end of each season, and for each league, the winning teams are awarded an FCSSC Championship Prize. FCSSC also presents the Steam Whistle Spirit Award to the one team in all of FCSSC leagues that season with the greatest fun factor and best sportsmanship as voted by opponents and FCSSC Game Corodinators. The prizes are presented at the end of the season.

 

What’s the “social” part of the Forest City Sport & Social Club?
FCSSC encourages all of our members to continue the fun that they’ve had on the court, off the court, after the game. To make that easy FCSSC has partnered with fantastic pubs across the city who welcome us like regulars and offer our members exclusive deals. We also offer activities and events that have nothing to do with sports, like Pub Games, Book Clubs, Hiking groups or an Evening of Beer Tasting. 

 

I heard that FCSSC members get exclusive deals from businesses around London. What are the member benefits?
FCSSC has a fantastic network of partners, each of which offers FCSSC members exclusive deals. Check out our Partners webpage for a complete list of these exclusive member benefits. If you are interested in partnering with FCSSC and wish to discuss the possibilities, please contact Max Voykin at max@fcssc.ca or call him at 519-439-4263 ext 102.

 

What is the REFUND POLICY?
Please check the FCSSC Refund Policy for complete details. In short, FCSSC will offer a partial refund (less administrative fee) to anyone who requests a refund, in writing, BEFORE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE, unless the league or event is sold out. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline.

 

I would like to work for FCSSC. Is FCSSC hiring?
As FCSSC’s membership grows so does our team of Game Coordinators. Please check the FCSSC Job Postings to see what opportunities are currently available with the club.

 

What is the foul weather policy?
FCSSC Plays Rain (Snow) or Shine! All FCSSC games go ahead in the rain/snow (see foul weather policy for thunder & lightning instructions), so please plan to attend all games, as scheduled. In the very rare instance that a field or diamond is closed before game time due to flooding conditions FCSSC will update the on-line schedule, email affected league players (so be sure to subscribe to our emails), and post on our socials (@fcssc). Please make it a habit to check the schedule before heading out to your game every week. 

 

What if my team can't make a scheduled game?
Team captains are responsible for informing FCSSC, with as much notice as possible, of any defaults prior to the scheduled game so that we can inform the other team and our staff. 


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