2017 Captain’s Social

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On MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, from 6-8pm, the Vancouver Squash League (VSL) is hosting a “Captain’s Social” for all VSL captains and co-captains at the JERICHO TENNIS CLUB. This brief information session will include an overview of a captain’s job requirements, league rules overview and a SportyHQ demo. There will also be a question and answer period and FREE BEER AND APPETIZERS.

This is a great event for captains to get up to speed on the league before it starts and it’s our way of saying “THANKS”. First-time captains are strongly recommended to attend.

If you are a league team captain and can’t attend please feel free to send your co-captain.

RSVP

Please RSVP by September 20th to be entered in a prize draw: info@vancouversquashleague.com

Thank you!

2017 / 2018 Season Update

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Quick note to all VSL participants.

The VSL Committee is still attempting to confirm divisional alignments for the upcoming season. We have a couple of issues of concern that we’re trying to sorted but our hope is to have all the club reps and pros on board and in agreement by Friday, September 15th. This will allow us to get the teams sorted on SportyHQ with two weeks to spare before league starts.

League Start Date

As usual league is scheduled to start the first week of October.

  • Open Divisions 1-6 will start on Monday, October 2nd
  • Women’s Divisions and Open Div 7 will start on Tuesday, October 3rd

Captain’s Social

The Captain’s Social will be happening early in the week of September 23 – 27th. We’ll announce that as soon as we can via a league-wide email. All first time captains are STRONGLY encouraged to attend. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions.

Hope you’re all back on court getting ready for another amazing season! Please check back here for more updates as we get closer to the season.

VSL Prize Delivery

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Just a reminder to captains that prizes will be delivered this week.

ARB, JER and VLT captains: Your shirts are waiting at your club for you. Please pick them up and distribute to your team as soon as possible. VRC will be delivered today, BON tomorrow and EVE can expect theirs later this week.

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VSL Prizes for 2016/2017 Season

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Captains will have received an email with an Excel spreadsheet that is due to be returned to the League Coordinator no later than May 31.
If you did not get your spreadsheet click here to download: VSL-Prize-Order-Form.

  • If your team came 1st in your division before the playoffs, you are entitled to 8 shirts. Each additional shirt costs $25.
  • If your team won the playoffs, you are entitled to 8 shirts. Each additional shirt costs $25.
  • If your team came 1st in your division AND won the playoffs you are entitled to 10 shirts. Each additional shirt costs $25.

Unfortunately, this year’s shirts will not have individual team names embroidered on them but there will be a VSL logo and designation of what your team won on the back.

Women’s Teams

Option 1:
Bella Tri-Blend Scoop Neck T

  • Super Soft Jersey – great feminine fit!
  • 50% polyester, 25% combed and ringspun cotton, 25% rayon

 

 

Your choice of 3 colours (ONE COLOUR PER TEAM): Berry, Aqua or Charcoal/Black

Sizing info:

Option 2:
Ladies Sleeveless Performance V-Neck T

  • 100% polyester jersey with wicking technology
  • Mitered v-neck pattern
  • Contoured fit
  • Moisture wicking, Breathable, Tagless

Your choice of 3 colours (ONE COLOUR PER TEAM): Lime Green, Blue or Black

 

 


Option 3:
Ladies OGIO Performance V-Neck T

  • 100% polyester jersey
  • Moisture wicking
  • Breathable
  • Reflective feature
  • Flat lock seams
  • Tagless

Your choice of 3 colours (ONE COLOUR PER TEAM): Blue, Red or Black

Open Teams

Option 1:
Canvas Tri-Blend Crew Neck T

  • Super Soft Jersey. **these all have a “heathered” look which you can see if you enlarge the image
  • 50% polyester, 25% combed and ringspun cotton, 25% rayon

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Option 2:
Men’s OGIO Performance T

  • 100% polyester jersey
  • Moisture wicking ,Breathable
  • Reflective feature
  • Flat lock seams, Tagless

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2016 Captain’s Social

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ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2oth, from 6-8pm, AT THE JERICHO TENNIS CLUB, the Vancouver Squash League (VSL) is hosting a “Captain’s Social” for all VSL captains and co-captains. This brief information session will include an overview of a captain’s job requirements, league rules overview and a SportyHQ demo. There will also be a question and answer period and FREE BEER AND APPETIZERS.

This is a great event for captains to get up to speed on the league before it starts and it’s our way of saying “THANKS”. First-time captains are strongly recommended to attend If you are a league team captain and can’t attend please send your co-captain.

RSVP by September 18th to be entered in a prize draw: info@vancouversquashleague.com

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Playoffs and 3rd Cycle for Open Div 1 & 7

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The playoff dates have been added to SportyHQ’s online schedule. Previously we had posted them on the SCHEDULE page on our website.

Venues and teams participating in the semifinals and the finals have not been determined yet but some divisions will notice that they have a gap between their last league match and the semifinals. Teams are welcome to reschedule if both captains agree and the host club is able to accommodate them. Always check with your club pro first and don’t forget to let the league coordinator know about the date change. Please enter the results!

Div 1 Open and Div 1 Women will play their finals on March 19th at the AGM & Wrap Party event (location TBD).

We have also added the “missing” third cycle for Open Divisions 1 & 7. Club pros or reps with teams in those divisions (ARB, BEN, BON, EVE, JER, RIV, SPC, TCC & VRC) will have to enter the start times for these matches. Players should note that hosting is shared during third cycles. Thanks for your patience while we figured out how to get this online!

If you have any questions please check our FAQ page or email the league coordinator if you don’t find your answer there – info@vancouversquashleague.com

Captain’s Guide

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If you’re a new captain or it’s your first time using SportyHQ to organize your team please download the latest edition of the VSL Captains Guide 2015

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VSL Junior Guidelines

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The Vancouver Squash League (VSL) is an adult squash league that encourages the participation of juniors. Team Captains, parents and juniors should be aware of issues that may need to be addressed when juniors are playing in an adult oriented league. It is the responsibility of the Team Captain to be aware of these issues and to make all expectations known to the junior(s) playing on the team. The VSL has created some guidelines to assist with the incorporation of juniors that we hope will help everyone enjoy their season.

The following are guidelines and do not form part of the VSL Rules.

Guidelines

  1. Regardless of age, all players in the VSL are held to the same standard of conduct both on and off the court.
  2. Regardless of age, all players in the VSL are expected to contribute to, and benefit from, the cost of socializing after their matches.
  3. Team Captains are expected to talk to the junior and parent/guardian and establish whether they have any particular concerns about joining an adult league, including socializing, being in a change room with adults and being transported to and from a match by somebody other than a parent/guardian.  Team Captains are also expected to communicate with the junior(s) and parent/guardian during the season to ensure that everybody’s expectations are being met.
  4. Generally, a Team should not consistently play more than two (2) juniors per week.
  5. Recognizing that a junior’s ability generally develops at a quicker pace than an adult’s ability, a junior should not begin the season as the top ranked player on a team unless there is no other appropriate division in which the junior can play.
  6. All junior players are required to wear appropriate eye guards as per Squash Canada’s eye guard policy.
  7. All players on a Team are expected to assist in refereeing duties.

Questions surrounding the participation of juniors in the VSL and these Guidelines should be directed to the attention of the VSL’s Junior Representative via email to info@vancouversquashleague.com

2015 Captain’s Social

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ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd, from 6-8pm, AT THE JERICHO TENNIS CLUB, the Vancouver Squash League (VSL) is hosting a “Captain’s Social” for all VSL captains and co-captains. This brief information session will include an overview of a captain’s job requirements, league rules overview and a SportyHQ demo. There will also be a question and answer period and FREE BEER AND APPETIZERS.

This is a great event for captains to get up to speed on the league before it starts and it’s our way of saying “THANKS”. First-time captains are strongly recommended to attend If you are a league team captain and can’t attend please send your co-captain.

RSVP by September 18th to be entered in a prize draw: info@vancouversquashleague.com

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A Guide to SportyHQ

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As you may have heard, Squash BC has signed a five year contract with SportyHQ and the VSL, which is a sanctioned event of Squash BC, is following suit and switching to SportyHQ.

The VSL league schedule is already online: Check it out here. At that link you’ll be able to see the schedule, results and team lists.

NOTE: All players in the VSL will need to set up an account in order to access their rankings and team info. Here’s a quick guide to help you get up and running.

DO I ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT?

If you’ve played in a recent tournament there’s a good chance you do. If you’re not sure, go to this page and follow the simple steps: https://www.sportyhq.com/help/im-not-sure-if-i-have-an-account/

HOW DO I LOGIN?

If you have an active account, you can login by going to https://www.sportyhq.com and clicking on login in the top right hand corner. The direct link to the login page is https://www.sportyhq.com/authentication/login.

I’M A CAPTAIN. HOW DO I ADD PLAYERS?

Please note: You’ll need to be the captain of your team in order to add players to it. If you are the captain, but you can’t access the page referenced in this article, then please contact the league administrator.

Bring up your TEAM’s page by going to the league’s main page and clicking on your team’s name in the summary box (you may have to select your division first). In this example Women’s Div 1 is selected and we’re clicking on VRC A1 to bring up the team menu.

SGQ1This will be the page that pops up after clicking on your team name:

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In this example seven players have already been added by clicking the blue “Manage Players” button on the far right. In this example none of the players have updated their accounts to include a photo of themselves. They can do that at any time.

After clicking on the blue “Manage Players” button a new screen will appear and you’ll see a bar that says “Add a New Team Player”. Click it and simple type in the players name. The system will search for them and you can add them. You can also designate whether they are a spare or not. You can also order your players from 1-5 but remember RANKINGS will decide the correct order of play on match day.

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Ok, so now you have all your players signed. Make sure they activate their accounts and add their photos!

HOW DO I RENAME MY TEAM?

If you’d like to rename your team in your league, please send an email at support@sportyhq.com. Be sure to include:

  • Your name (you should be the captain of your team!)
  • The league your team is in
  • The DIVISION you play in
  • The CLUB you play for
  • Your existing team name
  • Your new team name

HOW DO I VIEW THE SCHEDULE?

Go to the league page and select your division from the summary box on the main page. Then, click the green Schedule button.

SHQ5If you want to view only your team’s schedule, then you can visit your team’s page. To do that, go back to the main league page and click on your division, followed by your team’s name.

You can alternatively use the search box in the navigation bar (click on the magnifying glass icon and type in your team’s name). Both of these methods will take you to page where you can see the full schedule.

SETTING UP YOUR TEAM LINEUP FOR MATCHES

Setting your team’s lineup is a really useful feature in SportyHQ. It takes the headache out of having to email and coordinate your team’s availability each round.

In SportyHQ, you can ask your team at the beginning of the season (and throughout) to update their availability for each round. Team members can indicate if they’re available, unavailable, or only available if absolutely necessary. That availability then shows up on your team’s page, where you can then set the line up for the coming round.

As soon as you set your line up, your entire team (including those who aren’t playing) are notified via email. You can also include useful instructions (such as carpooling information) in a free form comments field.

HOW DOES A TEAM MEMBER INDICATE THEIR AVAILABILITY?

It’s very easy. All they have to do is visit the league’s main page. Because SportyHQ knows that they’re a member of your team, they’ll see a box on that page with upcoming rounds where they can indicate their availability. It looks like this:

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Clicking the thumbs up means Available! The yellow “minus” sign means that you might be available if you’re absolutely needed, while the thumbs down indicates that you’re Unavailable. As soon as you click one of these, the availability immediately updates.

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Go back to to your team page, then scroll down to the schedule. Next to an upcoming round, you’ll see a button titled “Choose Lineup“. Click it.

SCHEDULE AND CHOOSE YOUR LINEUP

On the next page, you’ll see a list of your team members, along with with their availability and plenty of statistics about them that might help you set your lineup. All you have to do is pick your positions for each player (please make sure your reference any league rules that may apply to rankings and positions!), like this:

SHQ8Then, enter a custom message if you would like to and then press “Save Lineup!”.

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Your team’s lineup is emailed out to your entire team, and is then also available for your opposition to view, which will hopefully encourage them to set their line up, if they haven’t done so already.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

CLICK ON THESE HANDY LINKS:

Activating account

Logging in

Adding players

Renaming team

Viewing schedule

Setting lineups

Entering results

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