Playing as a Temporary Sub

A "temporary sub” is a player not on a team’s official roster, but who plays with that team for a day. Officially, Halifax PLAYS discourages the use of "temporary subs." However, it also recognizes that in some circumstances, subs are one of few options available to teams in order to avoid forfeits.

That said, unlike past leagues, our rec league will have a more lenient policy on the temporary sub issue, allowing a player to try the scrimmage portion of our program one time for free, although involvement in subsequent scrimmages or official games would have to be paid for.

To ensure subs are used fairly, here is the "Temporary Sub Policy" for Halifax PLAYS Soccer:

1) For a sub to play in a game, permission from a league organizer and captains of both teams involved in the game are required. This permission should be requested as early as possible.
- A league executive may deny a request for a team to use a sub in the following circumstances:
a) The team that would get the sub already has enough players.
b) Other teams playing at the same time have lower attendance & need the sub more.
c) The sub is highly skilled and wants to join a team that is already very good.
d) A particular game is very important in the context of the season (e.g. the playoffs)
e) Other circumstances arise in which the organizer deems a sub joining a team would be unfair for at least one of the parties involved in or affected by the sub playing a game.

2) Temporary subs who are not full-time league players must pay $7 exact to an organizer. Subs who are full-time players can play for other teams for free, provided they paid their registration fees.
- If paying a fee to play as a temporary sub, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of play and have your sub fee on hand; otherwise, you might not be allowed to play.
- Pre-payment (preferred) can also be arranged by e-mailin & then clicking the "Paypal" button that is linked at the bottom if this page

4) Any team that uses a temporary sub that has either not paid his/ her fees, or gotten all the necessary permissions from captains & league executives, will automatically forfeit their game. 

NOTE: The temporary sub policy outlined above may be revised throughout the course of a season.

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