Welcome to the Captain's Corner, your first stop for all things related to being an Underdog Captain!
Whether a new or returning Captain, this page is designed to be a resource for Captains answering your questions, clarifying any rules, and providing you the tools you need to empower yourself as a Captain.
What sports can I pick from?
We offer eight different sports that vary in availability throughout the year, found on our
How much does each league cost?
League costs vary from sport to sport and estimated prices can be found on our Sign-Up Calendar.
When do I need to sign up by?
Leagues fill on a first come, first serve basis so the sooner you sign up the better chances of getting a spot! There is no deadline, and we'll even offer Week 2 starts when available! Don't let choosing a unique team name or finalizing your roster postpone your registration... you can edit both after you've Confirmed your team spot in the league.
How many players do I need for a Team?
Roster Cap and required gender ratios information can be found on our Sports Facts Page. Roster sizes vary from sport to sport, and Underdog suggests that teams have at least one sub of each gender. An extra couple members means more players, more fun, and more security if something unexpected comes up. Build a full team roster for all players to be eligible for playoffs and to eliminate the chance of any forfeits due to too few players. If you exceed the Roster Cap for your sport, an additional $15 fee will be applied for each player above that sport’s limit.
How do I build my roster?
As the Captain, you can build your roster during and/or after registration (whether your team has a Confirmed spot in the league or your team is Not Offered), however make sure you have your potential teammates’ names and emails! From your Captain’s Panel, you can assign dues via TeamPayer to each player that, once paid, will reduce the Team Balance.
Each player will receive an Invite to officially join your team, verify a uniform size, and pay their assigned portion of the Team Balance via TeamPayer. Rosters lock the day after the Week 2 games, and only players that have accepted your team invitation will get uniforms, so make sure your team is complete by then!
Can I create a Company Team?
Sure! Several companies offer to pay for all or part of their employee's league fees. Please review the Company Kick-In in our Captain’s Toolbox below, or Email us about any questions regarding the set-up of your company sponsor!
Where and when do we play?
When you register for an Underdog League, you choose the location and day of the week you will be playing. Teams usually play 5-7 regular season games plus 1-2 weeks of playoffs at the end of the season, depending on the sport.
What do I need to bring to the league?
It varies by sport. Underdog provides most equipment, however you can visit our Sports Facts Page to check for your specific sport. Please do wear athletic shoes and clothing!
When will I receive my team's schedule? When will I receive the FULL season schedule?
The first week schedule is emailed out to captains 5-7 days before the league start date. We only do the first week schedule so that we can take into account team skill level and schedule requests before making the full season schedule, which will be posted 1-2 days after your first game.
Is it possible to make schedule requests? What if my team can’t make our game?
Yes! Making a schedule request consists of asking for a change in time, date, or location of your game. For each game that we are able to accommodate for your schedule request, $5 will added on to your Team Balance. If we are unable to accommodate the request, there will be no charge.
Any requests sent in after the full season schedule has been posted will be considered a game change and will be $30 for each change that we are able to accommodate; however, we cannot guarantee anything once the season has started. You can send schedule requests to email@example.com
What is TeamPayer?
TeamPayer is an easy way for your teammates to pay their portion of the Team Balance, so you don’t have to! Send emails to your teammates from your player page with the amount due. When a player Accepts their roster spot, they pay their portion of the Team Balance directly to Underdog, in accordance with Underdog’s Team Payment Policy. No need for players to dig out their checkbooks or pay the ATM free before your game!
How much does each league cost?
League costs vary from sport to sport and estimated prices can be found on the Sport Facts Page!
Do I need to pay the entire Team Balance when I register?
Nope! Captains only pay the deposit at the time of registration, which varies depending on the sport and location. The remaining Team Balance is due the day after your first game. Once your team has a Confirmed spot in the league, the Captain can assign dues via TeamPayer to their teammates. As your teammates Accept their roster spot, they will pay their portion and the Team Balance will reduce!
Will my employer help pay for my Team Balance?
Possibly! Check out the Company Kick-In tool in the toolbox below and see if your employer is on our list of participating companies. If your employer is not currently partnered with Underdog, ask your HR Director to pitch in, and we’d be happy to add your company!
A good Captain should always be familiar with their tools. The following is a collection of the resources available for an Underdog Captain to use:
Company Kick-In: A list of employers that participate in the Company Kick-In, a program that allows certain employers to pay for some or all of your Team Balance!
1) From the Underdog Home page, go to “my Player Page” in the top right corner to access your Player Page.
2) From the “my Schedule” tab, find the game(s) you want to RSVP for and indicate whether or not you will be able to attend (thumbs up), be unable to make it (thumbs down), or unsure of your presence (question mark) using the buttons on the right.
3) To check the RSVP’s from the rest of your team, click the “View Team RSVPs” under the RSVP buttons.
Portland Craigslist Activity Partners Page: Still looking for teammates? Interested in playing another Underdog sport? Check out the Portland area Craigslist Activity Partners page to identify willing and able participants.
Facebook: Browse Underdog Portland's Facebook page and connect with fellow Underdog players and teams. Don’t forget to “Like” Underdog Portland and post using the hashtag #Underdog_PDX for deals, prizes, and updates!
Twitter: Follow @Underdog_PDX on Twitter to say up to date on all Underdog news and happenings, and to Tweet about your Underdog experience using the hashtag #Underdog_PDX!
Never heard of Bocce before? Need a refresher on what a flag guard is in Flag Football? Wondering exactly how kickball is played outside of grade school? You've come to the right place.
Click on any of the following links for overviews for each Underdog sport:
Confused about new policies? Looking to sign up for another league or sport? Worried about the weather?
Follow the links below for information regarding your organizational concerns:
Do you or your team have a question you didn't find the answer to above? Feel free to consult the Underdog FAQ for helpful informtion concerning Underdog and our policies!