Individuals' Team Policy

Individuals’ Team Policy

Are you new to the Okanagan, or maybe you are just looking to meet some new people in a fun active social setting?

Urban Rec Okanagan offers individual registration in every one of our leagues (provided there is space) during all seasons. When you are just starting out, it can be tough to get the hang of things, so Urban Rec Okanagan will act as your conduit to a great experience. All you have to do is sign up on-line as an individual to one of the available teams. Most of our Individual teams end up developing their own identities and become part of the Urban Rec Okanagan family. It is a great way to meet some people, have some fun and get active in Kelowna.

Urban Rec Okanagan will do the following to facilitate the formation of independent teams. Think of it as our promise to you!

We will provide the space in selected leagues for individual participants to register- if enough individuals of each gender register to make the team viable, then the team will be entered into the league. For example, teams will be formed with the following maximum numbers:

Volleyball (indoor & beach 6’s) – 8 people (5 males/3 females)

Soccer - 13 people (8 males/5 females)

Multi-Sport/\Flag Football - 10 people (6 males/4 females)

Dodgeball - 10 people (6 males/4 females)

Once you are registered, you will be able to access a contact list for your new teammates when you sign-in to the Urban Rec Okanagan website. Provided that your team has a minimum of each gender registered to make the team viable, your team will be entered into the league (if not, then you will receive a full refund).

At the first night of play, your team should select a team captain. It will be this person’s responsibility to assist in the organization of the team – now don’t panic – all you will be required to do is send an e-mail out ensuring that everyone knows when you are playing, what your team name is, what time to show up.

After that your team will operate as a regular team in our leagues and of course you can contact us with any questions or concerns that you have and we would be please to help!

Frequently asked Questions:

Q: How come you have extra people on the team?

- Our experience tells us that not everyone can make it everyday and this allows for people to take a day off if they want. Also, for most sports, such as soccer, subs are required due to the high tempo of play.

Q. What if the skill level is too high or low?

- We will do everything that we can to make your experience an enjoyable one – you are placed on a team based on the skill level that you provided to us at registration. If your skill level is too high or too low for the team that you have been placed on, we will try and switch you to another team, provided that there is another space available for someone going the other way.

Q. How late can I join a team?

- We want to ensure that all of our participants have a great time when playing in our leagues. In order to help facilitate this we only add additional players to individual teams on a case-by-case basis. This is to ensure that our individuals’ teams are not disrupted with new players coming in late. In situations where we cannot add any more players to an individuals’ team, we can send out e-mails to our existing teams to see if they are looking to add a player. However, we cannot guarantee a spot.

Q. What if I don’t like my teammates or the level of play?

- We form teams based on the information provided by you, the participant. That being said, individual registrants sign up with the knowledge that signing up as an individual means that there is a higher chance to have a personality conflict or skill discrepancy with another member of your team and that you are signing up at your own risk. We will make every effort to assist in solving any issues that come up; however, we would call on your team captain to solve the problem internally first.