There are two main ways teams can sign-up and pay for a league, however, the Captain is always responsible for payment of the League Fee and Team Balance. In both cases, the deposit will be lost if you cancel your team less than 10 days before the start of the league. If your team cancels after Week 1 of a season, additional fees will apply.
Register and Deposit
Upon registration, the Captain will be required to submit payment information, which will be charged the league's deposit upon Confirmation in the league. The deposit varies depending on the sport/location. The card used for this deposit will NOT be charged again by Underdog unless there is a remaining balance after your first game.
Register and Confirm
Occasionally, with very popular leagues, captains will need to wait for an Underdog representative to Confirm their place in a league before the Captain is required to submit the deposit. Once the spot is Offered, and the deposit is paid, the team is Confirmed for the league.
Once your team deposit has been secured, you have from that point until the day after your team's first game to pay your Team Balance. The most common ways to pay off your Team Balance are:
If a balance still exists the day after your first game, then the Captain's card on file will be automatically charged for the remainder of the team balance. If this card declines, late fees may apply and a team may be removed from the full season schedule.
SPECIFIC PAYMENT GUIDELINES
Underdog DOES NOT ACCEPT CHECKS OR CASH for league fees at the games. In special circumstances, company checks can be mailed to the office.
Sending a “TeamPayer REQUEST” to a teammate on your roster is never the same as paying your team fee. If your players do not pay off the requests you have sent them, then you are still responsible for that portion of the team fee at the end of the week #1 game.
Underdog will NEVER track down your teammates to pay off your team balance. You choose them as teammates… choose wisely.
Teams canceling after Week 1 of the season will lose the deposit plus the pro-rated fee of Week 1 games. Teams canceling after Week 3 of a season will not receive any refund.
If any league payment has not been finalized by Week 2 (including cards that have expired or failed to process for any reason), a late fee of $25 will be added to the total League Fee amount. League Fees should still be paid ONLINE, even if late, from your Captain or Player Page.
Really Late Payments = NO PLAY Status
If league payment has not been finalized before your Week 3 game, you and your team will be placed in NO PLAY STATUS and will not be allowed on the field to play - plain and simple - no exceptions. Please do not let this happen as it will hurt your team, and possibly other teams if we are not able to find a game for them on short notice. League fees should still be paid ONLINE, even if late, from your Captain or Player Page.
Captains should also be familiar with the following portion of the Underdog Payment Policy regarding League Fee Payments:
If you have been added to a league after it has already started, you have one full week (1 game) to pay the League Fee. So if your team was added to a league in time for the Week 2 game, you will have until the Week 3 game to pay online. In nearly all instances, a team starting the season late will pay a pro-rated League Fee - however, Late Add Fees are handled on a case by case basis. Please contact the Underdog Sports League Office if you have been added late and are unsure of your League Fee.
Before The Season
If a team that has Confirmed their spot in a league then Cancels within 10 calendar days of the start of a season, the Captain will lose the deposit. If a team fails to attend the first game of the season without giving prior notice to an Underdog Representative (see Game Forfeit Policy below), Underdog reserves the right to replace that team and charge the non-refundable cancellation fee. Simply not showing up is not a valid means of notification.
During The Season
We understand that sometimes a team cannot complete a season because of circumstances beyond their control (injuries, accidents, illnesses, or worse). Conversely, sometimes (unfortunately) our league experience just doesn't agree with a team.
Schedule Requests and Game Changes
If your team knows of a Schedule Request (games after 7pm, a specific week bye or game time, etc) prior to the Full Season Schedule posting, captains can put in schedule requests through your "Manage Team" panel, you can purchase a single date request for $10 or a full season for $20. Our Scheduler does their best to accommodate as many requests as possible, however their are instances in which a request cannot be granted.
Once the Full Season Schedule is posted, and your team needs a game changed for any reason, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org . A Game Change affects more than just your team, and will take some time to accommodate, if possible. A Game Change Fee of $30 will be added to your Team Balance for any game changes accommodated.
Forfeit Fee and Policy
If a team does not show up to a scheduled Dodgeball, Flag Football, Kickball, Softball, or Volleyball game, AND the team has not informed the Underdog Office by 1pm on game day (or 1pm on Friday for weekend games), AND a replacement game cannot be found for the opposing team, that team will forfeit the game and be liable for a $50 Forfeit Fee.
We do not enjoy charging this fee, but forfeits are even worse for the team that showed and didn't get a game!
Roster Cap Fee
Roster Cap and required gender ratios information can be found on our Build Your Roster! 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 your team needs to exceed the Roster Cap for your sport, you can purchase additional roster slots for $15 per person above the cap. You can assign these additional players TeamPayer fees once added. Check out more information how to add additional roster slots.
As a team Captain, you are ultimately responsible for two main things:
Other members of your team can call the Underdog Office to notify of a forfeit with the required notice (1pm on game day or 1pm for weekend games), and with TeamPayer, they can pay their own way for their portion of the Team Balance.
However, if at any point a few individuals or the team at large stray from our established policies, the personal and financial burden will fall squarely on YOUR shoulders. It will be YOUR credit card on file that is charged if your team no shows to a game or if the Team Balance for the league is not paid in full in the allowed time period, and it is therefore in your own best interest to keep your team responsible and running smoothly. We have created the RSVP Tool and the TeamPayer tools to help you with these responsibilities. It may not always be your fault if problems arise, but if you are unwilling to accept the consequences when they do, then please consider having someone else as the Captain, or signing up as an Individual.
Underdog no longer accepts checks at the games. However, we appreciate that many teams have Corporate or Sponsor checks that form part of their Team Balance, and that some teams may still prefer this method of payment. Please mail corporate checks to the Underdog Office as soon as possible following your team's Confirmation into the league.
Checks MUST be received by the start of the league (in time for processing), or the stored card on file (from registration) may be charged after Week 1. Send checks to the address below, and note the Team and League to which it is related.
Send any corporate checks to our office address:
Underdog Sports Leagues
1825 NE Broadway Suite D
Portland, OR 97232
Bounced Check Fee
Any check sent to the Underdog Office that bounces will result in an additional $25 fee to the Team Balance.
Underdog does not accept cash for payment of League Fees.
Please feel free to contact the Underdog Office with any questions at (503) 282-1155.
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