Additional Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I register as an individual or do I need an entire team?
A: You can register as an individual, with a friend (or a few) or as an entire team.  The registration flexibility is one of the differentiating factors that makes the Ottawa Sport & Social Club a great way to stay active, have fun, and meet new people.

Q: Do I have to be good at sports to play?
No prior experience is required to play with OSSC.  We have players of all abilities and encourage people to sign up for sports they have never played before! 

Q: Are the leagues competitive or just for fun?
Some leagues offer a competitive level, which will be comprised of competitive, more experienced players, but many of our leagues are just for fun as we are “Recess for Adults”.

Q: If I am competitive, will I feel out of place playing in these “fun” leagues?
You will probably be surprised at how much fun you will have, even if you feel your ability is above the competition.  If we offer a “competitive” level of play for your sport, we encourage you to play at that level if you are a competitive player.

Q: I am a member of the LGBTQI2S+ community.  Do you have guidelines on Inclusion?
A: When playing in a sport league(s) or tournament, members have the option to participate in the gender category in which they identify.  All identifications of gender identity or expression by our members are believed to be made in good faith and do not require further disclosure or documentation.  For more information regarding OSSC’s commitment to diversity and LGBTQI2S+ inclusion, please click here.

  • Individuals who identify as a woman are eligible to play on women’s and/or co-ed teams.
  • Individuals who identify as a man are eligible to play on men’s and/or co-ed teams.
  • Non-Binary individuals can identify under a Non-Binary gender option when creating a Player Profile.  For sport team rostering purposes, non-binary individuals are not included in male or female gender counts, however, are included towards total player count.

Q: Where are the games played?  Do you have your own facility?
We rent different facility space throughout the city, mostly at local schools, to conduct our sport leagues and tournaments. 

Q: How old do I have to be to play in the leagues?
You must be 19 years of age to play in our leagues as we create partnerships with and promote local pubs for the “Social” part of Ottawa Sport & Social Club.

Q: What is the “social” part of Sport & Social Club?
We create partnerships with local pubs to give our members FREE FOOD and a place to have beverages and socialize with other members to continue their fun post-game and on non-game nights. (Free food is provided as long as a minimum spend amount is reached per member).

Q: Is this just a “singles/dating” thing to meet people?
A: No.  We encourage couples to play as well as singles, as our events are a great way for everyone to meet new people and expand their social networks while staying active and having fun. 

Q: How much does it cost and what nights do you play on?
This information varies by season and event.  The most current information can be found by clicking on the “Leagues” and “Classes” tabs on the left side of the home page.

Q: What do I do if I need to recruit more players for my team?
Visit our Forum under the Community tab on the homepage or check out the Discussion Boards on our Facebook Fan Page to communicate with other OSSC members!

Q: Why can’t I report my scores after my game?
You only have a 48 hour window to report your scores after the completion of your game.  After this time our system will lock you out and display a message telling you that you have no scores to report.  Please be timely with your score reporting to avoid this conflict.

Q: How do I sign my waiver?
A: Your waiver should automatically show up when you login to your account.  If it does not, please print out a hardcopy from our webpage and send it in to the OSSC office.

Q: I want to play on the same team as my friends, can I do that?
A: Absolutely.  After you fill in your registration form and are logged in, you may access your task bar at the top of your page. Under "My Account", there is an "Ask Friends to Join Team" option. Just select your league and be sure to complete the information in that section including the first name, last name, and email address for the person or people on the with whom you would like to play.  Your friend(s) will receive an email inviting them to join you on the same team.  Sending that email also creates a note in our system which will ensure you and your friend are rostered on the same team.  If your friend(s) are already registered to play in the league they can simply disregard the email.  OSSC will take care of it from there.

Q: There are Double Headers in my Schedule.  Why doesn't my game count for standings?
A: Does your league have an odd number of teams in it this season (you know - 1,3,5,7,9, etc.)? If so, your league has a doubleheader game built in to the schedule each week, where one team in your league is scheduled to play two games, back-to-back. Be sure to pay special attention to your schedule on the week that your team has a doubleheader.

Because not every team will get the same number of doubleheader games, the outcome of the game for the team playing its second game will not be included in the league standings. In you schedule, you will see a small star beside the team & game that is not included in the standings.

An extremely important piece to know, however, is that that doubleheader game DOES count for the team playing just the one game. Because of that, we ask all teams scheduled for doubleheaders to respect the fact that the other team is playing just the one game that week and stick around to play your doubleheader game, and display all the sportsmanship we expect from all OSSC teams.

If for some reason you cannot stay for a second game, please contact your opponents using the "Captain Contact List" found under "My Team" on our website.