Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions

Before emailing or calling, please read over our frequently asked questions and responses to see if they will provide the answer to your inquiry. 

How Do I Register as a Free Agent, Team Player, or Team Captain?

        You can register as a Free Agent, Team Player, or Team Captain using this link:

            For Free Agents: If you are looking for a team, it is free to register as a free agent. Once you are registered, you and the captains of other teams may contact each other to possibly get recruited onto their team through the LeagueApps system. To contact team captains, log into the system and click on the league that you have registered for (i.e. "IPLAY4SF: Thursday Coed Fall 2015") to view the league dashboard from within the system. Next, click on the "Teams" tab on the right-hand side to see a list of the registered teams and then click "Message Captain" to email the captain of the team you have selected. Once you are recruited onto a team, you will be responsible for your share of the team dues if the team has not already paid their team dues. If you are still having trouble finding a team, we recommend going to the fields on game nights to speak with players on other teams to see if they are looking for players. You may also try emailing the League General Manager for help.

            For Team Players: If you are registering as a team player, you will be able to sign up onto the team of your captain. Once the captain has approved your spot on the team's roster, you will be responsible for your share of the team dues if the captain has not already paid the team dues.

            For Team Captains: If you are registering as a team captain, you will be the principal contact person/liaison/spokesperson for your team. It is your responsibility to make sure the rest of your teammates register to fulfill the team's roster requirements (see below). You will be responsible for making sure that your team has paid its dues before the start of the season and communicating necessary information from the League General Manager to your teammates, such as game cancellations, schedule changes, etc.

How many players do I need to have on my Team's Roster to play?

For 4v4, each team must have at least 4 players (all registered), but no more than 8 players.

For 8v8, each team must have at least 10 players (all registered), but no more than 25 players.

For 11v11, each team must have at least 14 players (all registered), but no more than 25 players.

How do I Add A Player or Free Agent to my Team's Roster?

Team Captains can add Team Players and Free Agents to the Team's Roster by logging in to their I PLAY For SF account. The tabs on the right side of the dashboard will allow the Team Captain to message/invite Team Players and Free Agents to join their team.

How Competitive is the I PLAY FOR SF League?

Many players in the league would describe the Primer (top) and Majors (intermediate) Divisions to lean more on the competitive side. If you are looking for a more recreational level of play, we would recommend the First Division .

How Do I Select a Division for my Team?

During registration, the team captain may select the division in which the team will play. For questions on the different divisions, view the previous question.

How Do I Complete the Liability Waiver?

All participants are required to sign the I PLAY FOR SF Liability Waiver before participating in any I PLAY FOR SF match. The Liability Waiver is included as part of the online registration process.

How Do Payments work for the League?

During the registration process, Team Captains may decide to pay the dues with a single payment through their own account or they may decide to split the payment among a set number of players. Note: If you, as the Team Captain, select to split payments among more members than are registered on your roster, you will be responsible for paying the remaining funds on your team's invoice.

How Do I Pay my League Dues?

Payments may be made by signing-in/registering on the website, over the phone, or by check.

            For payments online, please sign in to your I PLAY FOR SF account using this link: Once you are logged in, then select the "Invoices" tab on the right side of your dashboard to view and pay your account balance.

            For payments over the phone, please call (805) 406-4024. If you reach the voicemail, please leave a brief message with your contact phone number, and the League General Manager will call you back as soon as possible.

            For payments by check, please write a check to for the invoiced amount to Street Soccer USA. The check may be mailed to:

Street Soccer USA

5 Hanover Square, 17th Floor

            New York City, New York 10005

Where do Payments for the League go?

Payments from the I PLAY FOR SF soccer league go towards funding Street Soccer USA's development programs for at-risk youth and homeless adults. Street Soccer USA is a national non-profit organization that uses soccer as a medium to teach interpersonal and professional skills to under-privileged youth and adults through their proven sport-for-social-change curriculum and support by coaches/mentors.

For more information about Street Soccer USA or to get involved, please click the link provided here:

How do I Log In to my I Play For SF Account?

You may find the login page for your I PLAY FOR SF account by clicking this link:

If you forgot your password, click on the "Forgot Your Password" link and follow the instructions to reset your password.

If you forgot your username or email handle, please send an email to the League General Manager for assistance:

Where can I Find my Team's/League Schedule?

Schedules for all the leagues can be found on the I PLAY FOR SF website. Visit the website by clicking here:

How many Games are in a Season?

All teams are scheduled for nine (9) games before playoffs in each season. If a team is forfeited on twice in one season, they will have one of their games made up and will be contacted by the League General Manager of when this game will take place.

How do I know if my Team Made the Playoffs?

The top four (4) teams in each division will make the playoffs. The League General Manager will contact the captains of the teams that make the playoffs once the regular season has ended. The playoffs will begin the week following the last regular season game. The playoff schedule will be posted on the website below the regular season schedule.

How do Playoffs work?

The playoffs are structured as a one-day, seeded, single-elimination tournament for each division. The winners of the (1) vs. (4) and (2) vs. (3) seeded game will play each other in a final game that will determine the League Champion!

What happens if you win the League/Playoffs/Division?

If you win the Playoff Tournament in your League's Division, you will be presented with the corresponding tournament's trophy, have your team's name engraved on the trophy, and receive a special gift for all your teammates! Once the trophy has been engraved, the champions get to hold onto the trophy until the next tournament.

Who do I contact if my team has to Forfeit or how do I know if the Other Team has Forfeited?

If your team has to forfeit a game, please contact the League General Manager immediately so that this information can be communicated to the other team and referees as early as possible.

The League General Manager can be reached by email or phone at or (805) 406-4024.

When reporting a forfeit by phone or email, please include the details of your Team Name, your Scheduled Field, and Scheduled Start Time.

If your team is being forfeited on, the League General Manger will contact your Team Captain as early as possible with this information.

What are the Rules of Play for the I PLAY FOR SF League?

The rules of play/competition can be found using the following link:

What else do I need to know before my first I PLAY FOR SF game?

Please note the following:

            Shin guards are required to be worn during play for all players.

            Each team needs to arrive at the game with its own soccer ball in case a ball goes out of play.

            Each team must provide its own uniform/shirts and have both a light and dark color to avoid color confusion.

What is the benefit of Early Registration?

By paying in full and registering early, your team qualifies for receiving a special gift for opening day of the new season!

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