Play Sask uses public facilities for all of its leagues and tournaments. These facilities are unlicensed, and as such, the consumption of alcohol during Play Sask leagues or events, unless in a licensed area, is not allowed and done so at your own risk.
We take every precaution we can to ensure Play Sask participants and spectators have a fun, enjoyable, and safe experience. Some of the safety measures we take include:
- Supervision; a Play Sask employee will be present at every game.
- Providing a first aid kit.
- Facilities rented by Play Sask will be equipped with accessible fire exits.
- For certain sports, players will be required to wear safety equipment, as outlined in the rules.
Captains are responsible for ensuring their team follows the Play Sask code of conduct, and rules for their league. In the event of an emergency, captains will be responsible for evacuating their teammates.
All players must be 19 years of age or older to participate. Any children in attendance at outdoor Play Sask events must be accompanied by a dedicated adult minder. No children are allowed at indoor facilities.
Code of conduct
Play Sask participants and spectators are expected to behave with civility and appropriate conduct. When you agree to join Play Sask, you indicate, by your registration, that you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct. No refunds will be given for loss of membership privileges due to breach of the Code of Conduct. All members are encouraged to exercise good judgment in caring for the safety of others as well as themselves. In the event you witness or experience threatening or inappropriate behaviour by another individual, please report the situation immediately to Play Sask staff or management. Standards of conduct include, but are not limited to, the examples outlined below.
The following types of conduct are specifically prohibited and may result in loss of membership:
- Aggressive behaviour: You may not promote or engage in physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion and/or other conduct, which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. You may not use “fighting words” to harass any employee or participant. If you engage in behaviour that is considered aggressive, then your actions may result in a suspension (of varying length) or permanent expulsion. All leagues are non-contact thus disregarding this rule is considered aggressive behavior.
- Control: Play Sask Event Coordinators and management are responsible for managing and maintaining the safety of our members and facilities. You agree to comply with the directions of Play Sask staff acting in the performance of their duties. Failure to comply with staff requests, directions, or instructions will result in loss of privileges.
- Disorderly conduct: You may not engage in disorderly or lewd conduct including disorder associated with alcohol or controlled substances.
In registering as a member of Play Sask and within the context of the activities of Play Sask an individual agrees to take part in a spirit of fair play, honesty and with the rules and regulations of Play Sask. As such the member is expected to:
- Have read the rules and agree to compete/participate within the rules of the league and Play Sask.
- Play within the spirit of the leagues, which is to have fun and be social in a sports setting.
- Compete/participate in a spirit of fair play and honesty.
- Control your temper. Verbal and/or physical abuse of officials and other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.
- Refrain from using profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language in the context of the activities. Respect an individual’s dignity; verbal or physical behaviors that constitute harassment or abuse are unacceptable.
- Agree to cooperate with the event coordinator, teammates, and opponents as well as address fellow athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, event organizers, spectators, and others associated with Play Sask in a courteous and respectful manner.
- Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.
- Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants. This includes but is not limited to their gender, ability, cultural background, or religion.
- Put the good of the game and your fellow participants safety and enjoyment above the desire to win at all costs.
- Shake hands with the opposing team at the end of the match.
- Act in a manner that will bring credit to Play Sask and yourself, both within and outside the competition arena and/or competition area.
Play Sask’s Spirit Points may be used as an indicator of how well a team adheres to the code of conduct; if your score is too low and does not improve, your team may be penalized.
Anyone that fails to adhere to the code of conduct is subject to penalties that include but are not limited to suspension of any length, complete expulsion for an indefinite amount of time, exclusion from other Play Sask leagues and/or events.
While it is up to each team to decide whether or not to play each week, it is our expectation that as part of the agreement we make in allowing your team’s registration, we will offer a space for your team in return for your team attending and using that space. Our business and the satisfaction of our entire membership depend on this agreement being honoured.
A default is defined as failing to be able to field the minimum required number of players for the sport being played. A team will also be considered in default if they fail to field the minimum required number of each gender for that sport, if that sport has gender requirements.
If a team defaults twice in a season, it may be removed from the league.
Opposing teams may use the space to practice or scrimmage.
At Play Sask, we value good sportsmanship, which we define as fair and generous behaviour towards or treatment of opposing players and our own teammates.
If you see an individual or team consistently displaying good sportsmanship, you can nominate them for a Spirit Award! Individuals or teams that have received nominations throughout the season will be awarded with a prize at the last regular season game.
If a Play Sask member or team displays poor sportsmanship or breaks our code of conduct:
- We encourage Play Sask members to talk to the individual or team captain in a calm and respectful manner about the behaviour.
- If the behaviour does not improve, Play Sask members should speak to the league coordinator about the issue. The league coordinator will then speak to the individual or team captain, and let the Play Sask leadership know about the incident.
- If the behaviour does not improve, the Play Sask leadership will speak to the individual or team captain about the behaviour. Play Sask will keep a record of the conversation.
- If the behaviour does not improve, Play Sask will issue a final warning to the individual or captain that if there are any further complaints, the individual or team will be suspended from the league either permanently or for a set period of time.
- If the behaviour is reported again, the individual or team will be suspended from the league either permanently or for a set period of time.
Filming & photos
Play Sask staff and contractors will take photos and videos of league games for posting on social media and for use in our marketing materials. If you’re uncomfortable being filmed or photographed, please let the league coordinator or photographer know and we will not take photos or videos of you.
We also encourage Play Sask members to take photos and videos of themselves and their teams at league events to share online or with friends and family. Some teams like to film games so they can watch it later and improve their performance; if you would like to do so, you must receive permission from the other captain first and the video cannot be used for the purpose of playing it back to dispute calls.
Play Sask respects and protects the privacy of our clients and users.
Disclosure: Play Sask will not sell, trade, or disclose to third parties any user details derived from the registration for or use of an Play Sask service — including user names and addresses — without the consent of the user (except as required by law or in the case of imminent physical harm to the user or others). When Play Sask uses agents, contractors or companies to perform services on its behalf, Play Sask will ensure that the company protects your information consistent with this Policy.
Collection and use of user details: Play Sask will collect and use user details for billing purposes, to anticipate and resolve problems with your service, or to create and inform you of products and services that better meet your needs. This means that Play Sask may use your details, in conjunction with information available from other sources, to market services to you that we think will be of interest to you, but we will not disclose your details to third parties who want to market products to you. Play Sask may, in the administration of the services that we provide, post in restricted access areas of our website limited contact information including the phone number and email that are provided in the creation of a member account. This information will only be visible to members of your team roster as created by a team captain and will only contain the information that was provided by the member in creation of their account
User choice: A user may choose not to receive direct marketing communications from Play Sask. Upon such choice, Play Sask will remove the user from their distribution list.
Rain out policy
Outdoor leagues run rain or shine unless there is standing water. Play Sask will inform captains of cancellations due to extreme weather two hours before the start of the game.
Sometimes, in spite of our best intentions, the weather can turn for the worse between the time we make the decision to play. In the case of a sudden turn in the weather, Play Sask Event Coordinators have the ability to cancel play anytime if conditions worsen.
If Play Sask decides that scheduled games are on, and a team chooses not to compete, they will be considered in default and will be subject to the Play Sask default policy.
We will make every effort to reschedule cancelled games, but may not be able to due to space and time restrictions.
If a participant or team wants to withdraw themselves from a league or event, Play Sask will offer a refund up to two weeks before the start of the season. After that time, fees are non-refundable.
If you’re having trouble finding players for your team, contact us and we will try to help you find players.