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Frequently Asked Questions

When, how and why did RCSSC start in Windsor?
RCSSC Founder & Director, Kyla Woodcock, started RCSSC in March 2013.  She has experienced the fun, friends, fitness and connection that sport & social clubs can offer their members and wanted to offer that for adults in Windsor to enjoy.  

How do I become a member?
Anyone who participates in RCSSC 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 currently active with the club but want to stay up-to-date with what we’re up to just click here to join our email list. You can also 'Like' us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter @RoseCitySSC & Instagram @RoseCitySSC

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. There is no additional membership fee.

What sports do you play?
RCSSC plays three seasons per year and will eventually offer 10-15 different sports each season. To start, RCSSC will offer 3-4 sports per season, both indoor and outdoor. We will offer everything from Curling in the winter to Soccer in the Spring/Summer (Sprummer).  Check out our Sports Listings or Class Listings page to see what have played, are playing and will play!

Are your leagues co-ed?
Yes. All of RCSSC’s leagues and events are co-ed.  This makes our leagues totally accessible to everyone, male, female, couples and singles. There are tons of people to meet and new friends to make in RCSSC.

Do you have referees?
No. All of RCSSC’s leagues are self-officiated and recreational. We prioritize fun and player safety.  We use a Spirit Point System to encourage honesty and sportsmanship on the field.  RCSSC also employs Game Coordinators (GC) who oversee each game.  ECs are there 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 RCSSC leagues?
RCSSC’s leagues are first-and-foremost-for-fun. We welcome players at all skill levels.  We offer recreational (and as the club grows, will eventually offer 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 RCSSC members?
Most RCSSC members are between 22-45 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 leagues go to the registration page for leagues or the Calendar of Events for tournament and social events.  You are also welcome to contact the RCSSC office at info@rcssc.ca or 519.989.GAME anytime. 

Can I sign up on my own or do I need to register a whole team?
RCSSC 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 is sometimes the case that we do not have enough individual players to form a full team – in that case RCSSC will offer you a spot in another one of our leagues (of your choice) or a full refund of your registration fees.

I want to play on the same team as my friends, can I do that?
Yes!  Once you are registered, paid and have logged in to the secure, member-only area of the RCSSC website, you will be able to "Ask Friends to Join My Team" (accessible from the the "My Account menu). Once you've clicked on the "Ask Friends" link just select your league, and complete the information in that section including the first name, last name and email address for the person or people on the same team with whom you would like to play.  Your friend(s) will receive an email inviting him/her/them to join you on the same team.  Sending that email also creates a note in our system that will ensure that you and your friend are rostered on the same team.  If your friend(s) are already registered to play in the league they can DO NOTHING, simply disregard the email.  RCSSC will take care of it from there. For more details, click here.

Can I sign up more than one person at a time, using the same registration form?
That depends on for what you are registering.
1) If you are registering for a sport league or class, NO, each individual must have a separate registration form to ensure proper waier signing and correct rostering in the league.
2) If you wish to purchase tickets to an event such as an RCSSC Goes Pro Road Trip, you can take advantage of our shopping cart feature and purchase multiple tickets. Alternatively, you may contact RCSSC (info@rcssc.ca or 51.989.GAME) and we will process one payment for all the tickets that you wish to buy.

If I sign up am I guaranteed a spot in the league?
All members who sign up BEFORE the registration deadline are guaranteed a spot in the league of their choice. We do everything we can to find enough facilities to accommodate everyone who wants to play.  One exception: it is sometimes the case that we do not have enough individual players to form a full team.  In that case RCSSC will offer the individual registrants a spot in another one of our leagues (your choice) or a full refund for that season’s registration fees.

How do I sign the waiver?
All players must sign a waiver before stepping on the field/court, including substitute players. The best way is to complete the waiver online when registering or accepting an invitation to join a team roster.  You can also print and sign the waiver. Click here for a printable version of the waiver. If you print and sign the waiver be sure to give it to the RCSSC staff member at your game 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 15 minute drive from downtown Windsor.  All have parking (we encourage and facilitate car-pooling). We do our best to play at facilties on the bus route. You will likely play at a few different locations during the course of the season. RCSSC does not usually announce our 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 to a secure, member-only section of the RCSSC website 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 KICK-OFF MEETING 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.

Some teams may not be able to see their schedule because not enough members of the team have signed the waiver.  RCSSC's Minimum Waiver Compliance policy requires that at least the number of players required on the court at one time are present on the roster in our system and have signed the waiver, either electronically or on paper.  If your team does not meet the minimum waiver requirements (for example, 4 people on a basketball team, or 6 people on a court volleyball team), the schedules will not be visible to you.  If you cannot see your schedule, talk to your team captain about getting more members signed up on the roster or call the RCSSC office for help to do this.

I might be interested in being a Team Captain.  What do Captains have to do?
RCSSC 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 RCSSC Waiver
  • Attend the Kick-Off meeting to get league information and equipment
  • Bring equipment and a first-aid kit to each game
  • Ensure all team members know and play by the rules
  • Report spirit point and 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 RCSSC website to report both spirit points and the game scores.  All score-reporting is tracked and standings generated and posted on the website.  

If my team wins, what do we get?
At the end of each season, and for each league, the winning teams are awarded an RCSSC prize. RCSSC also presents the Steam Whistle Spirit Award to the one team in all of RCSSC's leagues that season with the greatest fun factor, best sportsmanship and highest spirit points. The t-shirts and trophies are presented at the end-of-season wrap-up party.

What’s the “social” part of the Rose City Sport & Social Club?
RCSSC 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 RCSSC has partnered with fantastic pubs across the city who welcome us like Norm at Cheers and offer our members exclusive deals. We also offer social events every season (send us your ideas to info@rcssc.ca and we'll happily consider them!)

I heard that RCSSC members get exclusive deals from businesses around Windsor. What are the member benefits?
RCSSC has a fantastic network of partners, each of which offers RCSSC members exclusive deals. Check out our Partners webpage for a complete list of these exclusive member benefits. If you'd like to suggest a business for RCSSC to partner with, or if you own a business that you'd like to partner with RCSSC please contact RCSSC Director, Kyla Woodcock, at kyla@rcssc.ca.

I’m not in to sports.  Is there another way that I can get involved?
Absolutely! RCSSC will try to offer a variety of non-sport programs as well as a few social events every season. As the club grows we will be able to offer an ever greater number of special events.  Check out RCSSC’s Calendar of Events for details of all the events that we have planned! If you have an event idea that you would like RCSSC to present please email it to info@rcssc.ca

What is the REFUND POLICY?
Please check the RCSSC Refund Policy for complete details. In short, RCSSC will offer a full refund 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 RCSSC. Is RCSSC hiring?
As RCSSC’s membership grows so does our team. Please check the RCSSC Job Postings to see what opportunities are currently available with the club.

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