Players: Rules and Policies
Please read the below to ensure you are well prepared for the Corporate Challenge Canada Summer Games
CODE OF CONDUCT
Participants of Corporate Challenge Canada (CCC) are expected to behave with civility and appropriate conduct. Upon signing the waiver, you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct. All members are encouraged to exercise good judgment in caring for the safety of others as well as themselves. In the event, you witness or experience threatening or inappropriate behavior by another individual, please report the situation immediately to the CCC Staff. Standards of Conduct include, but are not limited to, the examples outlined below. The following types of conduct are specifically prohibited and may result in being asked to leave.
- Aggressive Behavior: You may not promote or engage in physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion and/or other conduct, which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. You may not use “fighting words” to harass any employee or participant. If you engage in behavior that is considered aggressive, then your actions may result in a suspension (of varying length) or permanent expulsion. All leagues are “NON-CONTACT” thus disregarding this rule is considered aggressive behavior.
- Control: The CCC staff are responsible for managing and maintaining the safety of our members and facilities. You agree to comply with the directions of CCC staff and coordinators acting in the performance of their duties. Failure to comply with staff requests, directions, or instructions will result in loss of privileges.
- Disorderly Conduct: You may not engage in disorderly or lewd conduct including disorder associated with alcohol or controlled substances.
- Any players who have committed any offence which results in them being asked to leave the game, will not be eligible to receive a medal.
We will accommodate to the best of our ability with enough advance notice (minimum 1 month). However please be advised that once the schedule has been posted we will no longer accept requests for change, no exceptions. If for whatever reason an amendment is inevitable, we will do our best to ensure that the impact is minimal.
FLOW OF COMMUNICATION
Everyone is excited when the CCC Summer Games is just around the corner. To ensure that we have the most efficient and effective way of communication, please talk to your Company Coordinator at your company (or team captains) to assist you with any information with your respective company. We frequently get multiple emails from the staff of the same company, we do our best to reply to every single email however we’d like to ask everyone to speak with their point of contact first as you may be able to get an immediate response from them. This allows the Company Coordinator to address your entire staff team once he/she have connected with us.
Substitute players (aka subs) are defined as players that are not on the original roster. Subs from the same company are permitted with some restrictions (see Substitution Rule below). In the case where players are trying to juggle between different sports at the Richmond Olympic Oval, please max out the roster to ensure there are enough players to continue in the tournament. Teams that cannot field a team with 10 minutes of their start time will automatically forfeit the game. At the time it is encouraged that the teams mix the teams and play a fun game. Players who arrive late are allowed to play; however, the forfeit will not be reversed.
**Please note that if a company has more than one team participating in the same activity, players that have already been eliminated from the tournament can only join the roster of a new team in the same activity only if:
1) There are injuries on the roster which impacts the teams’ minimum requirement to participate (i.e. the minimum number of players or opposite gender rule). The substituting player must be at a similar skill level and not be a “ringer”. If the substituting player has an obvious advantage in skill level, then #2 comes into effect;
2) The team captain of the opposing team has agreed to allow the requested substitution.
All substitutions must be communicated to the Corporate Challenge Canada Staff on site.
NON-STAFF SUBSTITUTE PLAYERS
CCC allows non-staff substitutes to accommodate for any emergencies and sickness, so teams can avoid having to forfeit due to a shortage of players. Team forfeits not only impacts one team but the entire schedule and game experience for all the other teams. Corporate Challenge Canada bases everything we do around sportsmanship, fair play, equal opportunity, honesty, and fun. In the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship, we ask teams not to invite “ringers” that do not work for the company with the purpose of increasing the skill level of their team. Any teams found abusing this policy will be immediately forfeited from the games and be asked to leave.
Teams cannot recruit eliminated players from other companies.
Substitutes are only allowed to sub for ONE company per activity at the event. Staff members (actual employees of the company) can only play for their own company, and not sub for another company. Moreover, teams that have a roster made up of 33% or more of non-staff substitutes can only go as far as the quarter-finals in the playoffs. CCC will perform random checks on the winners by checking in with their HR department to ensure that all teams comply with this rule. CCC reserves the right to revoke a championship, and the right to deny participation of any individuals who are not an employee of the representing company if found in breach of our policy. CCC has always operated under the culture of the honor system which has worked very well in the past. We sincerely ask all teams to continue to support fair play and to participate in a respectful manner.
MINIMUM REQUIRED AND MAXIMUM ALLOWED PER TEAM
Please note that all teams must abide by the minimum/maximum number of people per team as indicated for each respective activity (plus the gender requirement below) Teams are allowed replacements but are not to exceed the maximum number of people at any given time. Also note that medals are awarded to the winners on-site, and the number of medals will not exceed the max number of people allowed per team. For example, if a basketball team starts with 10 players on June 6th, and has 4 replacements on June 7th for the playoffs, the maximum number of medals awarded for the team will still be 10 and not 14.
Please note that all teams must meet the minimum gender requirement in order to be eligible to participate. Transgender individuals playing under their identified gender would be acceptable.
Each participant is required to sign the CCC Summer Games waiver for the current year. There will be a check at the door at every event.
We are slowly enforcing a mandatory team jersey policy that all teams must have the same color uniform that displays their company logo. Due to the number of companies we have participating at the CCC Summer Games, wearing the same color without the team logo have impacted the flow and experience of our games (e.g. two companies with similar colours but no logo playing each other in Outdoor Soccer, Basketball, etc.), and also makes it difficult for CCC to identify the teams. In the case where creating team jerseys isn’t possible, at the bare minimum we encourage teams to bring along some sort of signage (a banner or a sign) with their company logo to represent their teams, this also helps us to identify all the teams in our team photos.
GAME DAY PREPARATION
BEFORE GAME DAY:
Double-check your game time the night before in case any changes have been made to the schedule due to last minute drop out teams.
Please review the game rules prior to the events. We strongly encourage each team to play by the rules as points will be deducted from the team if rules are broken.
- Make sure your team arrives 30 – 45 minutes earlier than the scheduled game time. This extra time will be allocated to registration, outfit change, warm up and team photos. Note: Your team will not be given additional time to warm up after the scheduled start time. Therefore please consult with your team members on the amount of time you require for warm up and arrive early accordingly. **We cannot stress the importance of a proper warm-up as our First Aid Responder team was kept very busy at the Richmond Olympic Oval!**
- Captains Meeting**: We will be implementing a captains meeting at the start of each event. Captains are responsible for getting final updates and reminders before the games begin, and it is their responsibility to ensure that the information is passed on to the rest of the team. Captains will be assigned by each company’s point of contact ahead of time.
- Postgame, please wait and your team will be notified of your next game time and opponent. During the main weekend at the Richmond Olympic Oval, we will have schedules posted in real time on screens around the facility. Consult your specific sport station first if your team has any questions regarding the event.
- If your team chooses to leave between scheduled games, please ensure your team arrives back early enough to gear up and warm up again. If for whatever reason your team needs to forfeit, please speak to a CCC staff ASAP so we can amend the scheduling immediately – No show teams will have points deducted from the overall points.
*If you are participating in 2-day event (e.g Outdoor Soccer, most events at the Richmond Olympic Oval), please make sure your team knows the start time for the next scheduled day.
Bring your workmates, family, and friends! We welcome fans and spectators, there is no cost associated with this.