Registration and Frequently Asked Question:s
Q. How do I join?
A. Once registration is open for the season, the captain of the team registers first under a special link on the registration page. Once your captain has registered they will let the players on that team know it’s time to visit the league website and register online. When registering, you will insert the team name in the appropriate box. Once you have registered and paid with your Visa/MasterCard/AMEX your name will appear in the Teams/Roster section under your team name. During registration you will be asked for the nickname and number you would like on your league issued t-shirt. You will receive your shirt the evening of your first game or earlier. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours after you register for your name to appear online under your team name.
Q. Can you help me find a couple players to fill the minimum number of players needed to form a team?
A. We certainly have a good number of people that are looking for teams and we should be able to help you.
Q. What’s up with the individual registration instead of a flat team registration?
A. We decided from the start that asking the team captains to act as debt collectors isn’t fair and takes away most of the fun for them. Any experienced captain would tell you that he/she has been shorted on money from players and we wanted to put an end to that. If the players take the time to register and pay individually they are more likely to show up and play. This also serves our purpose to issue individual team shirts and knocks out the waiver in one punch. If you want to pay a single payment for your team we can work something out and please email us.
Q. I want to play but don’t have a team, can I still register?
A. Each season the league has a wild card team. You would simply click on the registration link and select on the looking for a team option on the registration page. The wild card team is basically formed by individuals wanting to play but don’t have enough people together to start a team. This is a great way to make friends and find a team that is looking for additional players for the following season. This team will be managed by league officials until a captain has been selected and you have been in contact with him. Players on this team are also eligible to be picked up by teams looking for players.
Q. What will show up on my credit card statement for this registration?
A. You should see MIDWEST KICKBALL LLC listed on your statement.
Q. Do you play with a puck or ball?
A. We play with a certified bounce resistant floor hockey ball.
Q. What equipment do you provide?
A. The league provides protective balls, goals, and sideline barriers.
Q. Do you provide any special equipment for the goalie?
A. We do have a goalie mask, however it is strongly recommended that you are able to supply your own equipment before signing up to be a goalie.
Q. Can I bring my own equipment?
A. Yes, You can bring your own equipment but it must comply with the league rules. Please verify by emailing the league commissioner or floor officials before purchasing equipment. All sticks must be taped. Teams are required to use our floor hockey balls to ensure safety.
Q. What kind of staffing is provided at the games?
A. We provided a certified game official and a score/time keeper.
Q. Do you guys use a scoreboard?
A. We have a nifty table top electronic scoreboard that does a marvelous job. Also, we are in work to get a new top of the line LED score board on the wall.
Q. What is the size of the net?
A. Official Size 72" x 48" x 33"
Q. Is this a checking league?
A. No, Most of our players have to go to work the next day and can`t afford to spend the night in the emergency room. We expect everyone to behave on and off the playing area.
Q. How many players do I need to have committed before I start the team registration process?
A. You need to have 10 players minimum. We recommend that you do not have over 15 players so everyone gets a fair chance to play.
Q. How are the periods broken down?
A. You will play three (3) fifteen (15) minute periods with a 2 min break between periods.
Q. What venue are you using?
A. We are playing floor hockey at the Maplewood Salvation Army in the gymnasium. They just finished a complete refurbishment of the gym floor which will provide the best playing in the area. Chairs on the sidelines and floor barriers will be utilized. Plenty of free parking is available. The A/C runs at full blast during the games to ensure everyone is comfortable.
Q. What times are you playing?
A. Your game could start as early as 6:30pm and the last game of the night will begin at 10:30pm.
Q. What about the smoking and drinking policy?
A. You can smoke in designated areas outside the Maplewood Salvation Army and alcohol is prohibited at this venue. The entrance to the building is very close to the gymnasium playing area.
Q. Does your orrganization have a anti-discrimination policy?
A. Yes. St Louis Floor Hockey League and its parent organization Midwest Kickball LLC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Q. I have more questions and you do not have the answers here... what should I do?
A. Shoot us an email and we will reply as soon as possible. stlfloorhockey.com e to take care of your concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org