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?
We allow brand new people to come test out a night for free (if there is room on a roster). You need to give us advanced notice. Please don’t just show up and expect to play. Once you have played a night for free, you are eligible to register for the remainder of the season.
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! For example, if you’ve never played SFAC Dodgeball before and a team needs a sub, you can play for the night. If dodgeball is still looking for a sub later in the season, you are no longer eligible to sub. But you can sign up and play! Anyone playing more than one sport in the same season plays all their additional sports at discounted rates!
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 or already subbed once, you can sub again for $10. We do not allow frequent or permanent free subs. 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've subbed once for free, now what?
At SFAC, we are one of the only organizations that allows you to sub on your first night FOR FREE! This allows you to test out what our leagues are like before committing for a season. This also allows us to make sure you’re the right fit for SFAC 😉 SFAC isn’t for everyone. We’re #ForFunPeopleOnly!
Once you have already subbed on your first night, you can register for a season. If you won’t/can’t commit to a season and only want to continue to sub, you can pay $10 per game. We highly discourage players from only wanting to sub because they miss out on the true SFAC experience. SFAC is SO much more than just silly sports. And by subbing, you miss that experience. But if that’s your choice, you can pay a $10 per game fee to sub. If you already play in SFAC and want to come “sub” for a night, you can do so for $10. Or you can just register for that sport.
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! Read our reviews on Facebook. We are all about having the right kind of people and getting silly. If you try too hard or care too much 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?
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?
Here are the real finances behind whether or not you can afford to play in SFAC. Do you have an extra $8 a week at the end of each week? If you can afford to save $8 a week, then you can afford an SFAC sport. Save $8 a week for 8 weeks and then register for a sport. Make a “Super Fun Jar” like a piggy bank and fund your future Super Fun life. Once you get involved, we guarantee you’ll find the money to play again in the future. It’s all about priorities. It’s that simple.
I registered late. Do I still get a shirt?
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!