Playing as a Temporary Sub

A "temporary sub” is a player not on a team’s roster, but who plays with that team for one 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.

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

1) The captain requesting a sub must seek permission, as early as possible, from a league executive.

Please note that:
- A league executive may deny a request for a team to use a sub id:
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. playoffs)
e) Other circumstances arise in which the league executive deems a sub joining a team would be unfair for at least one of the parties involved in or affected by a game.
- To ensure the greatest chance that a league executive can know about a team's need for subs, subs really should be requested 24 hours in advance as a minimum, if not more than that.

2) Temporary subs who are not full-time league players may get one free session to try things out, but must henceforth pay $5 exact to a league executive for any games after that. Subs who are full-time players can play for other teams for free, provided they paid their registration fees.
- If you need to pay the sub fee, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of play and have your money on hand; otherwise, you might not be allowed to play.
- Payment of sub fees by arranged by e-mailing halifaxplays.softball@gmail.com & then clicking the "Paypal" button linked at the bottom of this page, or sending an Interac payment.

3) Any team that uses a temporary sub that has fees due, or who has not gotten all the necessary permissions from captains & league executives, will automatically forfeit their game.

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

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