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Probably, but we don’t actually coordinate how things work within your team. Once you meet everyone at the first game, you can work it out amongst yourselves. Indie teams are friendly and welcoming. Please let the BSSC sports manager know if you’d like to help out by being team captain, or can play goalie or pitcher!
BSSC provides game balls and basics to play each sport (bases, hoops, nets, cones, and more). Softball bats, sticks (hockey and lacrosse), appropriate protective gear (shin guards, mouth guards, eye goggles, and goalie gear) and basic first aid supplies (bandaids, sports tape, ice packs) are each player’s responsibility. Check your sport rules for more specifics.
Register as an individual player and put the name of your friend(s) in the “teammate request” field. Choose one main person from your group and have everyone put that name in “teammate request”. As long as everyone registers at the same time, and we have space, we will honor your request. If you have a partial team, please contact the sports manager in case you can combine with another partial team.
If you are part of a full team, the captain who registered the team will receive all the league info to forward to his/her teammates. If you signed up as an individual, you’ll be emailed the time and place of your first game about a week prior to the start date. When you arrive at the game, check in with the BSSC representative and they will give you a team shirt and point the way to your teammates. After that, the schedule & standings will be posted on the specific league page on BSSC.com, and updated periodically.
Yes, all skill levels are welcome! If you are new to a sport (or rusty), we recommend you have some basic knowledge of the sport, unless it’s designated for beginners or includes instruction. When you register, we ask you to rate yourself on a scale from 1 to 5 (1= beginner). This helps us keep the teams fairly equal and competitive. Some leagues have multiple divisions where the highest divisions consist of seasoned BSSC teams. We usually place teams of individuals or “indie teams” into lower divisions to give you a chance to play the game effectively as a team.
BSSC offers all levels of competition. For most sports, multiple levels are available within the same league. Advanced to low intermediate divisions are often specified for popular leagues like Soccer, Softball, Football, and Volleyball. Speak with the BSSC program manager about your sport for help finding the best match for your skills and experience.
All BSSC leagues and clinics are first-come/first-serve. Teams in existing leagues are given until one month prior to commit to returning to play the next session before we accept new teams. Some leagues sell out 5-6 weeks in advance, so we recommend that teams and individuals register as soon as you know you can play. On the other hand, there might be space as late as the league’s start date, so give us a call.
BSSC specializes in putting individuals together for teams. We will place you on a team of players who have all signed up individually or find you an existing team. When you register you may be initially placed in “holding” status while we gather the appropriate number of male/female players to make up a team. Be sure to complete registration with payment. We won’t run your charge thru until you are on a team.
You should always be ready to play! Cancellations depend upon the playability of a field, the risk of lightning, and/or an edict of the permitting authority – not whether it is raining or snowing. We use a lot of turf or synthetic grass fields, so games are rarely cancelled. In general, Softball & Kickball games are not cancelled until fields become “unplayable”. In winter, snow may dictate cancellations due to school closings, un-plowed parking lots, or if overall conditions become problematic.
Because conditions & weather can change quickly in New England, we make updates as necessary (24/7). We suggest you check before heading out to your league. Cancellations are posted in the following manner:
Phone: 617.789.4070, ext. 300
In general, most locations only allow rubber cleats. Check your sport rules for more specifics.
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