How many players do we need?
We suggest having a team of 12-15 players. Our league is played 4-on-4 (plus a goalie) and is played for two 25-minute run time halves. Lots of running.
Can we use subs?
Of course! The only requirement is that subs have 1) an Urban Rec member profile, and 2) they have indicated that they have read the online waiver for the current calendar year. It is recommended that team
Captains add any subs that might be used during the season to the team roster. Note that to be eligible for playoffs, a player should have played at least 3 regular season games for the team in a 12 week season and 4 games in a 14 week season. ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE AN URBAN REC PROFILE AND INDICATE THAT THEY HAVE READ THE ONLINE WAIVER FOR THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR.
How do I indicate that I have read the online waiver?
The waiver is updated for each calendar year, and if you are already an Urban Rec member (which is required for all UR participants), the first time you go to log-in to https://okanagan.urbanrec.ca/ in a calendar year, you will be prompted to indicate that you have read the waiver. If you are not an Urban Rec member, you will be required to create a profile in order to participate (you can do this by clicking on CREATE ACCOUNT in the upper right corner of the webpage at https://okanagan.urbanrec.ca/ , and during this process, you will be prompted to indicate that you have read the online waiver.
Can I use my own stick?
Yes, we do not supply any equipment for this league other than the balls. All players are required to wear a helmet and gloves. We also strongly recommend wearing shin pads and face protection.
Do you provide goalie equipment?
Teams are responsible for providing their own goalie equipment.
Do you offer a coed or women’s leagues in addition to the men’s league?
Women are always welcomed into our ball hockey league but the league is not considered a coed league. At the present time, Urban Rec Okanagan also offers a coed floor hockey league on Thursday nights. The floor hockey league focuses on providing a recreational atmosphere with an emphasis on sportsmanship and fun!
My team is winning (or losing) all our games. Will we be reseeded?
We do try our best to place teams into divisions initially with other similarly-skilled teams, but differences in skill level can become apparent over the course of the season. With this in mind, we do look at reseeding teams once or twice during the season, with the first time being after about the 4th or 5th week of play to ensure that we have an accurate size of results to determine a team’s skill level relative to the other teams in the league (reseeding after only 1 or 2 games is generally hugely inaccurate as it does not give a true measure of a team’s relative skill level). That being said, we will not reseed just for the sake of reseeding; moving a team up means moving a team down (and vice versa), and we try to ensure as best we can that the team we are moving up (or down) is a better fit in that new division than the team we are replacing them with.
How do I see my schedule?
There are two requirements in order to see the schedule for your league:
1) you must have an Urban Rec profile (you can do this by clicking CREATE ACCOUNT in the upper right-hand corner of the screen at https://okanagan.urbanrec.ca/ ) and
2) you must be added to a team roster by your team captain. NOTE - the team captain must add you to the team roster using the same email address that you use for your Urban Rec profile. If both of the above requirements have been met, then please follow these steps to see your schedule:
1. Sign-in to https://okanagan.urbanrec.ca/
2. Click on GO TO DASHBOARD in the upper right-hand corner
3. Scroll down and find your team
4. Click on SCHEDULE.
NOTE - if you are not on a team roster for the current season, you will NOT be able to access the schedule.