Policies


Payment Requirements

Full payment is due upon registration.
Registrations are not considered final until full payment has been received. CMSS will not allow teams or individuals to participate in any event if payment has not been received.
The cost for all CMSS leagues varies depending on the season and activity.


 

Mandatory Liability Waiver

For a team or individual registration to be valid, all players on the roster MUST agree to the terms of the online waiver.

Once the form has been read, agreed to, and submitted, the individual will be permitted to play.

The waiver is valid for all activities with CMSS.


 

Registration Changes or Cancellations

 

Any change or modification to your registration is subject to a $25 administration fee.
Cancellations MORE than two (2) weeks before the start of the league receive a 50% refund. The administration fee of $25 applies.
Cancellations LESS than two (2) weeks before the start of the season will not be refunded. In this case the $25 administration fee will be waived.
Cancellations ONCE the league has started will not be refunded.

Missed games do not qualify for refund.

CMSS is not obligated to refund due to injury or change in physical condition.

Teams or individuals suspended or expelled from CMSS activities due to any breach of CMSS Policy will forfeit their right to any refund. Team captains and team members not cooperating with CMSS decisions regarding a membership status of a teammate could see their membership being forfeited without refund.

Should an entire CMSS activity be cancelled, a full refund will be issued. If you have reserved a place in this activity with a credit card with the intention to pay by cheque, CMSS will debit your credit card (assuming your cheque has not arrived one week prior to the start of the activity).
If a CMSS league is pushed back one (1) to two (2) weeks and the duration of league stays the same, no refunds will be issued.

Cancellations must be requested by email at info@clubmontreal.ca (no phone requests).

Once a CMSS activity is sold out, there will be no refund.


 

ZERO Alcohol

ALL alcoholic beverages are strictly forbidden on the playing field and at CMSS facilities. Glass bottles of any kind are also forbidden. Sanctions will vary on a case by case basis. Breach of this policy could mean expulsion from CMSS.


 

ZERO Drugs

NO drugs of any kind are permitted on the field or on the premises of CMSS facilities. CMSS reserves the right to immediately expel a team from the league without refund. Team captains and team members not cooperating with CMSS decisions regarding a membership status of a teammate could see their membership being forfeited without refund.


 

NO Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on the field or on the premises (both inside and outside) at any CMSS facility.

CMSS reserves the right to immediately expel a team or player from the league without refund. Team captains and team members not cooperating with CMSS decisions regarding membership status could see their membership being forfeited without refund.


 

Equipment

Equipment rental is required for select CMSS activities.

There is a $75 refundable deposit for equipment rental.

The deposit is refunded upon return of all loaned equipment in good condition.

CMSS reserves the right to refuse deposit refund due to equipment negligence.


 

Weather

For all CMSS activities that are subject to favorable weather conditions, the decision to play or cancel will be made by 5:00pm on the day of the activity.

For outdoor beach volleyball leagues that can be moved inside, weather decisions and subsequent scheduling changes will be made at 2:00pm.

The decision will be published both on the website and on the answering machine at 5:00pm.

No phone calls for weather decisions prior to 5:00pm will be taken.

 


 

Dress

 

Sport specific attire is encouraged whenever possible.

All watches and jewellery must be removed before play begins.

Home teams wear black, away teams wear white. Please refer to the schedule for home and away team colour assignments.

If you are unsure of which colour you should wear, please bring both a black AND white coloured shirt to your game.

If your team chooses to purchase uniforms, white and black are forbidden. Bright, distinguishable colours are encouraged.

If your team does purchase uniforms, you will still be expected to bring either white or black shirts depending on your home or away team assignment.


 

CMSS Facility Respect

Please respect all CMSS facilities.

Replace all facility equipment at the end of your activity.

Take all of your items with you when you leave.

Place all garbage and recyclables in the appropriate receptacles.
Game times will be enforced.

Failure to respect schedule timing could result in missed games or expulsion.

Enter and exit only by the specified areas.

Loitering in CMSS rental facilities is prohibited.


 

Fair Play

Fair Play ratings will be assigned both by monitors and the opposing team after each game.
Any rating below a five (5) must be accompanied by a valid explanation.

Fair Play ratings are based on the overall attitude of the team.

If you believe that your team deserved a higher Fair Play rating than you were awarded, you may choose the Fair Play monitor's rating sight unseen.

Once you decide to contest the rating, you cannot revert to the previous grade.
Teams have one (1) week to contest their Fair Play grade in writing.


 

Aggressive Play & Behaviour

All CMSS activities are non-contact.

All mixed CMSS activities are self-officiated.

All officiated CMSS activities forbid aggression.

Teams can and will be held responsible for their players' conduct.

If someone on your team is behaving inappropriately, it is both the team and the captain’s responsibility to stop him or her from doing so.

CMSS reserves the right to immediately suspend or expel a team or player from the organization without refund for aggressive play or behaviour. Team captains and team members not cooperating with CMSS decisions regarding a membership status of a teammate could see their membership being forfeited without refund.


 

Standings

Wins are worth two (2) points, ties are worth one (1) point and losses are worth zero (0) points.

If a team no-shows, they receive a Fair Play rating of zero (0) and lose the game.

If a team defaults (i.e. not enough players), they lose the game but will still receive a Fair Play rating should a friendly game be played.

Standings are posted on the web site.

Fair Play points count toward the standings.

More information regarding Fair Play points can be found on the standings page.

CMSS reserves the right to move teams to a different division in order to improve the competitive balance of the league or activity.


 

Playoffs

The playoff structure for all CMSS leagues includes as many teams as possible.

It is possible that some teams will not qualify for the playoffs and will not play on the final week of the season (i.e. uneven number of teams in league).
During the regular season, team captains can use anyone as a player for their team as long as they have filled out and submitted a CMSS liability waiver. Playoff participants must have attended a minimum of 3 regular season games for that team.

In order to discourage “ringers” come playoff time, this rule will be enforced.

If a team is in danger of defaulting a playoff game (i.e. lack of regular players), they may add players to reach the minimum number allowed for that sport.


 

Default Fee

$50 default fee

All registered teams have paid to play. When a team insufficient numbers to play the game*, their opponents who have shown up ready to play, also miss that game. These teams should be compensated for the loss of that game. Our club does not profit from the collection of default fees but we feel like the opponents should get something.

The default policy is in place to deter teams from not showing up to their games – it is unfair and unsportsmanlike to the other team. 

Only the head office can cancel games. Teams contacting the office before their game regarding not showing up are still considered to have defaulted their game. If you are having difficulty fielding a team, please contact the club for a list of subs; we will do our best to help you out!  It is still your responsibility to field a full team before the start of the league.

Each game a team defaults, they are subject to the $50 default fee.


Following a first time default :
The default team will need to pay 50$ default fee
The team will be permitted to play in their next scheduled league game.

If the default fee has not been paid within 7 days of the default occurring, Club Montreal will alter the score of that game to reflect a default loss for that team; including “zero” for fairplay. The opponents that were defaulted against will receive a score of 1 and full fair play points.

This process will apply each week until the default fee is paid.


Following two consecutive weeks of having an unpaid default :
The Club reserves the right to remove the team from the schedule.

If a team defaults for a second time in the same season :
Their status in the league will be under review. 

*Please note that the score WILL NOT be reverted to the original score once the fee has been paid. 

Individual Teams and Defaults :
Individual teams are responsible for avoiding defaults by informing their teammate’s when/if they can't attend a game so that a replacement player can be found. However, Individuals teams are not charged default fees by the CMSS.
When Individuals teams are defaulted against, the team is eligible for a pub gift card which is redeemable at the Season End Party. Individual teams are required to confirm attendance at the party in advance, so that the CMSS may purchase the gift card from the pub.

Compensation :
Teams that are defaulted against will be given a $50 voucher to our sponsor bar. The exception being sports where a team plays more than 1 match per night. In the case a team plays 2 matches, each team defaulted against will receive a $25 voucher. In the case a team plays 3 matches, each team defaulted against will receive a $16 voucher. The team captains will be notified by email.

Exception :
If both captains agree to waive the minimum player requirements, they may do so but it must be decided before the game starts. If it is agreed that the games will count, then the results will count! In this case, the default fee would also be waived.  Please let the staff member know what you have decided BEFORE the start of the game.

Default Fee - Last Update : 2016-11-23
 

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