Frequently Asked Questions
What is SFAC and how does it work?
SFAC is a club based solely for adults that are at least 21 and are Super Fun! If you’re not 21 & fun, you’re out of luck! We run sports leagues, social events and some 1 day events. Most of our sports leagues are team based for a full season. If you’d like to play with us, register for a sport and get involved!
SFAC is so much more than just sports. It’s equally as important to come to the sponsor bar afterwards to socialize and get to know teammates and opponents alike. If you want SFAC to be just a sports league, that’s fine. But you will get way more out of your experience if you put in the effort to socialize and meet more people. The SFAC community is by far the most welcoming and friendly social sports community in Rhode Island. By A LOT!
I registered for a sport. Now what?
What NOT to do? Email or call us asking about what to do next! Please just read the paragraph above and be reassured that you’ll be notified via email about your roster and schedule. Make sure you’re checking your Spam folder!
The season is already going. Can I still join?
It depends! Some of our sports sell out. Some sports have more room on rosters. If the sport is sold out, no you may not still register. If there are still spots available, yes you may register.
What Is The Substitute Policy?
Inevitably, substitute players are needed from time to time. Not having enough players leads to forfeits and nothing kills leagues like forfeits. In order to avoid having teams forfeit, we allow subs. Who is eligible to sub? Anyone that has never played the sport with SFAC before! You CANNOT take a player from another team in the league and have your game “count.” You can take players from other teams in order to play, but you cannot win using other teams players. Invite new people into SFAC! If you’ve never played an SFAC sport before and a team needs a sub, you can play for the night. If that sport is still looking for a sub later in the season, you are no longer eligible to sub. But you can sign up and play!
If you have never participated in SFAC before, you must sign the online waiver before playing. Pretty simple!
If you have already played in SFAC, you can sub for $10 once in aseason. If you don’t want to pay $10 to sub for a night, just sign up!
*Substitutes are never allowed for playoff games, under any circumstance.
I tried social sports with another organization and was extremely disappointed. How can I be assured that SFAC is any better?
We hear this at least once a week and it makes us sad 🙁 There are some terrible social sports companies out there. They are strictly all about money and they are amazingly unorganized. Some of the companies that operate in Rhode Island are based out of state, and it shows. We wouldn’t mind so much except they ruin expectations for social sports here in Rhode Island. We can assure you, we don’t just say we’re fun, we actually ARE fun! We encourage people to ask any current SFACer what they think of SFAC. Let them tell you! We are all about having the right kind of people and getting silly. If you try too hard, care too much, or like to argue, you probably won’t like it. If you’re silly and fun and want to meet cool people, SFAC is the place to be!
What is the average age of your group?
And if you still really need an answer, here’s some broad strokes defining our members. The average member is somewhere in their early 30s and works a 9-5 job. Our members are slightly older than players in most traditional sports leagues. Our members are also more intelligent than the average social sports players. Wanna play in leagues with a bunch of dummies? Go play somewhere else! Our players are smart enough to realize that we’re playing children’s games and none of this stuff matters 🙂 And they’re also way more fun than most sports leagues. In conclusion, if you’re that worried about age, don’t be!
How competitive are your leagues?
Well, we’re called the “Super Fun Activities Club!” That should answer the question already. But somehow, we still get this question quite a bit. SFAC is built around getting good, fun quality people together. Do we care about winning games? Of course! Are we ever jerks about it? No! We see the bigger picture in life. Do we have extremely talented athletes? Yes! Do we have people that have never played a sport before in their lives? Sure do! Do we have washed up former athletes that still try way too hard, argue, swear and demonstrate poor sportsmanship? Hell No! Those idiots can go play in another league. And they do! Works great for us 🙂 Register for sports here!
How can social sports sell out?
I don't know anybody. Can I sign up alone?
We also have friend groups that sign up and play together. So if you want to play with a group of friends, you simply list their names in the appropriate field during the registration process.
What Team Am I On?
If you signed up as a Free Agent, we will be waiting for league registration to close before placing you on a team. After registration closes, we will distribute Free Agents to teams that need players. This may take right up until the day before the league starts. We thank you in advance for your patience!
The league rosters are distributed via email about a day before the league starts. Please be sure to check your email and your Spam folder! Please DO NOT contact us asking what team you’re on! You’ll find out. Be patient 🙂
What Happens If It Rains / Snows?
Please DO NOT email, call, text, FB message us asking what is going on with the weather! We are also aware of what’s going on and we’re working with gyms, parks & rec departments etc to make the calls. When we make the call, we update the online schedule first. That is the first place you should look! We also notify captains when possible (sometimes we’re at a field in the rain). If a game is cancelled, we update the schedule and then try to alert captains and post on social media.
We are not in the business of making you stand outside in bone-chilling cold or freezing rain. With that said, we will do our absolute best to track the weather and make appropriate decisions regarding cancellations.
All games are subject to changes due to weather, and we will reschedule when possible. There are circumstances when rescheduling is simply impossible due to date/field/gym restrictions. We always do our best to give our members the best possible experience. However, some things (like weather), are out of our hands.
Can I Sign Up With Friends?
Do I need a full team to register?
Absolutely not! While we have some teams register as an entire team, most of our players register as individuals or small groups. If you have a full team already, fantastic! We’ll keep you together. If you don’t have a full team, we’ll pair you up with others in the same position as you. Many people make their new best friends from being randomly paired together. Which isn’t surprising considering SFAC is all about having the right kind of people as members. #NoToolbags!!! Tool bags go play somewhere else!
What are Bar Olympics?
Why is it so cheap?
Why is it so expensive?
Everything is relative in life. To play in one SFAC league costs about $8 to $9 a week, depending on the league. Some people think that’s a bargain to have a blast with new friends every week. Other people think it’s too expensive. Sign up if you want to play. Don’t sign up if you don’t want to 🙂
I registered late. Do I still get a shirt?
SFAC provides team shirts for all outdoor sports leagues. While we understand that collecting SFAC shirts is totally a thing, we cannot guarantee that you’ll get a shirt if you register past the registration deadline. Definitely want to get a shirt? Register early! Once registration deadlines pass, we finalize rosters, make schedules and order shirts. Every single shirt we order is accounted for. So if you register after we order shirts, you’re not guaranteed to get one. We do our best, but please just register on time!
What is a full rainbow duck?
Every once in awhile, on rare occasions, we encounter Double Rainbow Ducks! It’s a rare sight, but when you meet a DRD, you should become friends with them immediately because they are extremely fun and definitely love to party and get silly!