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Don't Make Us Call Your Mom!



By checking the box and signing your name, and in consideration of being permitted to compete, officiate, observe, and/or participate in the Great Lakes Sport & Social Club (SSC) events, you hereby acknowledging that you have read and agree to the following:

This waiver agreement extends to cover the Great Lakes Sports and Social Club, its chapter cities (including, but not limited to Grand Rapids Sport & Social Club & Kalamazoo Sport & Social Club, affiliates, employees, agents, independent contractors, any sponsors, and partners. 

Waiver of Liability

I acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury and damage to personal property as I participate in the Event and I agree to waive any liability that may arise associated with participating in the Event.

Assumption of Risk

I acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury and damage to personal property as I participate in the Event, and hereby assume the full risk of any injuries and expenses, which I, or my property, may sustain while participating in any activities associated with the Event.

Indemnity Agreement

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless SSC from all actions, claims, or demands of every nature and kind whatsoever which I, my heirs, or assigns may now, or at anytime thereafter, have against SSC arising from the Event on account of any loss, damage, or injury, caused by the negligence, default, or misconduct of SSC while participating in any activities associated with the Event.

Registration Disclaimer

SSC's registration is first come first served, so this means that once we hit our max number of players registered (combination of captains, team players, and free agents) the registration will close automatically.  If this happens when your team is still considered partial (not meeting the minimum team requirements) , you will be merged and/or moved to/with another team, at the sole discretion of the SSC.  Partial, "non-secured" teams also are subject to having Free Agents placed on it.  SSC will be as fair as possible, but once the registration is closed, no new players will be added, no paid players can be moved to another team, and refunds will not be issued.  So, the bottom line is:  Be sure to get all your friends signed up and paid before it's too late.  Be sure to consistently check your team roster to ensure everyone you want is on your team (It's your captain's fault if you leave a friend behind!) and that you made it onto the right team.  Also, captains, be sure to secure your team with the right amount of players, otherwise SSC will do the filling!  

Player Safety & Privacy Disclaimer

+ Please note that all the sports and events we play here at Great Lakes Sport & Social Club (SSC) have risks associated with them and you are fully responsible for looking after yourself. Also, please look after each other. By participating in SSC sports or activities you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the SSC Liability Waiver, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement located above. These sports sessions are social and are not led by a qualified instructor. Please consult your doctor if you're unsure whether you're fit enough to be taking part in these sports, as even a sociable beginner sport's game can be demanding.

+ Please be aware that you are responsible for warming up before playing any sport and cooling down & stretching. Those wearing glasses are advised to consider wearing contact lenses, and those wearing watches, earrings, jewelry, and other valuables MUST remove them before playing. Fingernails MUST be trimmed short at all times. In wet weather, please dry your shoes & be careful when running on court to prevent slipping. The only footwear permitted is non-marking sports shoes if at an indoor facility. You are responsible for ensuring that your shoes are appropriate for the sports you play. Please turn all mobile phones off. If you really must take an urgent call then please leave the sports hall so that you don't disturb the other players.

+ All games are to be friendly and not taken seriously, so please don't charge at each other and avoid aggressive behavior. If you're looking for a hard, competitive league to let your aggression out, or to show off then SSC is not for you. There is no player-directed profanity, fighting-words, and/or derogatory name calling, Period!  Furthermore, physical confrontations are strictly prohibited.  Keep your hands and mean words to yourselves.  We take this seriously and if you break this rule, SSC may terminate your season without refund.  We want you to have fun, but also must protect the other players' ability to have fun as well. All of our players must be able to play their sports in safety. If you bring spectators / friends then you are responsible for them & their behavior too. Inconsiderate or dangerous players, spectators, or friends will be banned at SSC's discretion.

+ No smoking is permitted at any of the sports facilities or their grounds. No alcohol or drugs are permitted at any of the sports facilities or theirs grounds. Additionally, no eating is allowed in any of the indoor sports facilities. Make sure that your valuables are well protected in a bag so that they aren't damaged if a stray ball hits it. Don't leave your valuables in the changing rooms. SSC is not responsible for your personal items. Bring them into the sports facility & find a suitable protected place to put them. By participating with SSC, you accept full responsibility for damage and loss to yourself and your property, and further agree to the SSC Liability Waiver, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement located above.

+ By signing up to participate with SSC and its events you acknowledge and represent that you are 18 years of age of older. While SSC is a sport and social club it does not encourage the use of alcohol inappropriately. Furthermore, SSC stresses not to drink and drive. SSC, it's partnered bar, and its sponsors are not responsible for your actions and/or damages resulting thereof. If you are irresponsible and drink and drive you do it at your own risk. SSC does not encourage you to break the law; instead, if you choose to drink, you should call a cab, walk, or designate a sober driver for the night.

+ SSC, its partners, and sponsors will not be held responsible for any incidental and/or consequential damages incurred from participating. You play and socialize at your own risk.

+ It is understood that your participation means that you have read, understood, and will abide by these Rules, and the Liability Waiver, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement located above.

+ SSC Rules, Liability Waiver, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement can be found on our website, on site at SSC events, and by calling us at (616) 200-8144.

+ We are an Adult League for 18 and up, so we strongly, strongly advise NOT to bring minors to any SSC Event, even as spectators.  SSC players do not want to see little kids running around at an "adult-only" event.  Furthermore, SSC is very concerned about minors mixing with adults, especially when alcohol is involved as it could lead to potentially serious problems and situations.  If you decide to go against our discretion, you do so at your own risk and you agree to take total responsibility and liability for that minor, which we will assume is related to you in some way.  If a minor is present without an obvious adult player that brought them, please notify a SSC staff immediately.  If we feel the situation is questionable and/or dangerous for the minor or our players, we may send the minor and the accompanying adult home, discontinuing their game-play for that day.  Any resistance at this point will lead to a terminated season without refund, police enforcement, and/or legal action.  Bottom line; keep your kid at home with a babysitter.

+ SSC takes pictures and videos at all event functions and by participating, you give SSC the authorization and full rights to use these pictures and videos of you in any way we want.  These photos and videos are the sole property of the SSC.  Don't worry; this media is used primarily for marketing purposes.

+ The bottom line: You and only you take responsibility for you, your stuff, your friends, and your actions. So, be on your best behavior, don't break anything (including the law), and we won't be forced to call you mom.


Now dust off your party shoes, it's time to have some fun!


COVID-19 Addendum

+ Participant acknowledges and agrees that the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has caused a global pandemic and that infections have been confirmed in West Michigan.
+ SSC will take reasonable steps to implement safety precautions, including, but not limited to, compliance with
the protocols and regulations issued by United States federal authorities, the State of Michigan, Kent County, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, but cannot guarantee that these precautionary measures will reduce or eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.  Further, SSC may be forced to mandate new laws that may affect your gameplay, i.e. mandate face coverings and/or enforce 6' distances
+ Participant acknowledges and agrees that participation in activities sponsored by SSC may present increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 and that and that the contraction of COVID-19 may result in severe and permanent damage to the health of the Participant and/or others, including, but not limited to, death, fever, weight loss, irreversible pulmonary, respiratory and/or neurological system damage, mental or emotional distress, temporary or permanent disability, loss of income, loss of employment, loss of financial or other opportunities, medical expenses, which may or may not be covered by insurance, cleaning expenses, mandatory self-quarantine, loss of licenses and similar approvals by any regulatory or self-regulatory body to which the Participant is subject, and other harms and lost opportunities, whether economic, reputational or otherwise (collectively the “harms”).
+ Participant agrees that if he/she is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, including, but not limited to, coughing, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell (the “symptoms”), he/she will not
attend any event sponsored by the SSC for a period of fourteen (14) days after such symptoms have subsided.
+ Participant further agrees that if he/she has been exposed to any person who has tested positive for COVID-19, he/she will not attend any event sponsored by the SSC for a period of fourteen (14) after his/her last known contact with that person.
+ SSC reserves the right to deny participation, without refund, to any person which it reasonably suspects of displaying the symptoms of COVID-19 and/or any person that it reasonable believes has an increased exposure to COVID-19, including those persons deemed “essential workers” by the State of Michigan and/or those persons that SSC reasonably suspects of having increased exposure to COVID-19.  Furthermore, refunds will also not be available for any games and/or leagues that are lost and/or canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, i.e. a government-mandated shutdown. 
+ Please refer to the 'Return To Play' document:
+ After reading the foregoing and having the opportunity to consult with an attorney, Participant hereby waives, discharges, and releases any claim of any nature against SSC, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and/or participants for any harms that result from the loss of games, an increased exposure to, and/or contraction of COVID-19 as a result of participation in or observation of a SSC sponsored event.
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