New for Fall 2018: Leagues Default Protection Deposit

New for Fall 2018, UBC Recreation has introduced a new policy in the Intramural Leagues program to respond to the rising issue of defaults. Over the last 5 years we have seen a substantial rise in the number of teams not finishing their seasons due to defaulting. This negatively impacts the experience of both the team who defaulted, and the other teams in the league. In an effort to offset this issue, we have implemented a Default Prevention Deposit.
Each team (except in the Todd Ice Hockey League) will now pay a $50.00 deposit in addition to their team registration fees. This deposit will be held by UBC Recreation Intramural Leagues until the conclusion of playoffs each semester.
If a team defaults at any point during the season, $25.00 will be removed from their deposit and be used to compensate the team that was defaulted against in some way (Teams defaulted against will not be compensated with money directly). The defaulting team loses the game as well.
If a team defaults a second time in the same season, the remaining $25.00 will be removed from their deposit and again be used to compensate the team that was defaulted against. However, as the defaulting team no longer has any deposit left on their account, they will now be removed from the league without refund.
If a team does not default during the course of the season, the entirety of the $50.00 Default Prevention Deposit will be returned to the person who registered the team after playoffs conclude.
Teams that default once during the course of the season will receive $25.00 of their Default Prevention Deposit back at the end of the season.

In the event that your team doesn’t have enough players for a game, please reference the Intramural League Cancellation and Default Process page.