1.1 The League Executive shall determine the number of teams that the League will accommodate prior to the commencement of each season. The League Executive will determine the size of the league based on the best interests of the League, considering such factors as:
1.2 If there are any team spots to fill (through existing teams folding or league expansion) any team on the Waiting List will be provided the opportunity in order of their placing on the Waiting List.
1.3 If at any time the League Executive decides to reduce the number of teams in the league from the year prior and the number of returning teams exceeds the number of teams that the League will accommodate, the League Executive will make a determination as to which returning teams to exclude. The League Executive will have absolute discretion regarding the teams to be excluded but shall consider the following factors:
2.1 “Returning Teams” are teams that played in the League in the prior season and are made up of at least one (1) Team Rep/Contact (as listed on the STFL website for the prior season) and at least six (6) players who were registered with the team and played a minimum of six (6) games in the prior season (“Returning Players”). In all cases, the League Executive will have absolute discretion on which team would be deemed to be the Returning Team.
2.2 Subject to the contraction policy set out in 1.00 above, Returning Teams shall have an automatic right to pre-register for an upcoming season in accordance with the pre-registration requirements set by the League Executive for the upcoming season.
2.3 If a group of Returning Players are too few to form a Returning Team in accordance with 2.01 above, they may make an application to the League Executive for Returning Team status but such application must be made at least thirty (30) days prior to the League’s Spring Annual General Meeting (“Spring AGM”).
2.4 The League Executive shall have absolute discretion in considering an application under 2.03 and may consider any factor that the League Executive deems relevant to the determination. In addition, the League Executive may grant Returning Team status subject to any requirements or conditions they deem appropriate in the circumstances.
For a team to NOT be in good standing with the League, a team must have had:
Any team NOT in Good Standing will be notified prior to December 31st of that year.
3.1 Teams not in good standing will be placed on probation for two years. If the team has no infractions in the two year period, they would be considered in good standing.
4.1 The league schedule for the first half of the season will be available to teams via the website at a date no later than two weeks prior to the start of the regular season.
4.2 The league schedule for the second half of the season will be available to teams via the website at a date no later than two weeks prior to the end of the first half of the regular season.
4.3 The post season playoff schedule will be available to teams via the website at a date no later than two weeks prior to the end of the regular season.
4.4 The league has the right to reschedule a regular season game if a minimum 48 hours notice is given to teams. Any rescheduled game times will not be rescheduled by more than 2 hours on any given night.return to top of page
5.1 Any team that wishes to reschedule a league game must arrange for the following:
5.2 Teams are permitted to reschedule a maximum of one (1) league game in one season.
6.1 Teams may apply to the Fields/Re-scheduling member of the League Executive to consider re-scheduling a 1st round playoff game.
6.2 A team needing to re-schedule a playoff game after the 1st round must make written application to the Fields/Re-scheduling member of the League Executive a minimum of (5) days prior to the game in question or within 24 hours after winning your last playoff game.
7.1 The Performance Bond is set at $200.
iv. Playing a game with an unregistered player or a player registered on another STFL team: $25 per player per game; and
Every team in the STFL must have two sets of numbered jerseys, of different colors. In the case of two teams wearing the same colored jersey, the home team must change their jersey color. Failure to do so will result in forfeit of game.return to top of page
9.1 The STFL recommends that pregnant females do not participate in touch football, based on research which can be provided to any individual that requests it.
9.2 If the pregnant player chooses to play up to 12 weeks, the STFL will be requiring that the individual:
9.3 Any player participating in the STFL while pregnant assumes all risks of injury for herself and unborn child.
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