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
Register and Deposit
For most leagues, Underdog requires that Captains pay a deposit of $50 at the time of sign-up. The card used for this deposit will NOT be charged again by the league unless there is a remaining balance after your week #1 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 even able to submit the $50 deposit. Once the spot is offered and the deposit is paid the team is confirmed for the league.
In both cases the $50 deposit will be lost if you cancel your team less than 10 days before the start of a league. If your team cancels after week #1 of a season additional fees will apply.
Confirmed Team Payment Timeline
Once your team deposit has been secured, you have from that point until end of day of your week #1 game to complete your team payment. The most common ways to pay off your team balance are:
If a balance still exists after the end of day of your week #1 game 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 someone 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 $50 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 the Player Page.
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 the Player Page.
Captains should also be familiar with the following portions of Underdog Payment Policy regarding League Fee payments:
If you have been added to a league after it has already started, you still have 1 full week (1 game) from after your start to pay the League Fee. So if your team was added to a league in time for Week 2, you’ll now have until the end of Week 3 (Game 3) 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 office if you have been added late and are unsure of your League Fee.
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 their $50 deposit. If a team fails to attend the first game of the season without giving prior notice to an Underdog representative, 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.
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. Any team that plays week 1 and cancels by the end of the first business day following the week 1 game will be charged the team deposit of $50 plus a pro-rated fee for week #1 games. * Teams canceling after the first business day following their week 1 game will pay a pro-rated League Fee based on the number of games in the season. A team must cancel before week 3 in order to not be charged the full League Fee.
* Teams that play a double-header in their first may have a different prorated fee. Playoff weeks do NOT factor into pro-rated fees since it is never a guarantee that a team makes the playoffs.
If a team does not shows up to a scheduled Volleyball, Softball, Football, Dodgeball or Kickball game AND the team has not informed the office by 1pm on game day (or 3pm 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 $30 forfeit fee.* We do not enjoy charging this fee, but forfeits are even worse for the team that showed up and didn't get a game!
* If a team has less than the required number of players but teams still want to play a "for fun" game, it will still go down as a forfeit, but the team will not be charged a forfeit fee.
As a team Captain, you are ultimately responsible for two main things: your team’s attendance to games and the prompt and timely payment of your team’s League Fee. Other members of your team can call the office to notify us of a forfeit with the required notice, and with Teampayer, they can pay their own way for their portion of the League Fee. 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’s League Fee 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 league fee, and that some teams may still prefer this method of payment. Please mail corporate checks to our 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 card you submitted during sign up 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, Attn: Accounting.
If you bounce any check sent to the office, Underdog will add a $25 bounced check fee to the previous amount.
Underdog does not accept cash for payment of league fees.