Intramurals Handley Cup Soccer League | UBC Recreation

Welcome to the Handley Cup Soccer League

Register Your Team by Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 5:00pm!

Handley Cup Soccer is 6 on 6 (including a goalie) play in the fall semester, and 11v11 play in the winter semester. This outdoor league is played primarily on turf. From those looking to experience the game for the first time to those who live and breathe it, throw on your cleats and come on out!

League Overview

In the fall, the Handley Cup Soccer League offers three tiers of play for Open category teams, two tiers of play for Women's W2STGN and CoRec competitive categories, and a Just For Fun category. If you have any questions about the Participation Structure please consult the "League Participation Struction" button below.

Term 1 (6v6) - Games are approximately once a week. Games are two 20-minute periods with the exception of the Open Tier 1, which will play two 30-minute periods. Teams must register 8-20 participants, and dress a minimum of 5 to start the game. Each team can dress a maximum of 20 participants and Divisional Teams are able to have a max of 3 designated imports.

Term 2 (11v11) - Games are approximately once a week. Games will be 1 hour and 20 minutes in length with two 40-minute halves. Teams must register 13-20 participants and dress a minimum of 9 to start the game. Divisional teams can have a maximum of 4 designated imports.

Days of Play

The Handley Cup Soccer League plays approximately once per week on Saturdays and Sundays in each term.

While UBC Recreation Intramurals will endeavor to keep games on a similar day each week, teams must be able to play on any of the days listed previously.

Tier Competition Levels

This league has different offerings in the fall and winter terms that affect the competition levels.

Term 1 - Fall (6v6)
Category Tier Description
CoRec Tier 1 Intermediate to higher level of player skill.  Some experience in the Handley Cup Soccer League, or similar league recommended
CoRec Tier 2 Beginner to intermediate level of player skill. No previous experience required
Open Tier 1 High level of player skill. Previous experience in Handley Cup Soccer League highly recommended
Open Tier 2 Intermediate level of player skill.  Some experience in the Handley Cup Soccer League, or similar league recommended
Open Tier 3 Beginner to intermediate level of player skill. No previous experience required
Womens (W2STGN) Tier 1 Intermediate to higher level of player skill.  Some experience in the Handley Cup Soccer League, or similar league recommended
Womens (W2STGN) Tier 2 Beginner to intermediate level of player skill. No previous experience required
Open Just For Fun Non-Competitive.  No Officials, no Playoffs.  All skill levels welcome
Term 2 - Winter (11v11)
Category Tier Description
Womens (W2STGN) Tier 1 Intermediate to higher level of player skill.  Some experience in the Handley Cup Soccer League, or similar league recommended
Open Tier 1 Intermediate to higher level of player skill.  Some experience in the Handley Cup Soccer League, or similar league recommended

Equipment Needed

Shin guards are recommended. Metal cleats are not allowed.

Location

The Handley Cup Soccer League plays at Thunderbird Stadium

and at the Thunderbird Park South Fields

 

Have more Questions?

The Handley Cup Soccer League can be reached at im.soccer@ubc.ca

Term 1 (Fall) Important Dates
Date Description Details
Tue Sep 10, 2019 Free Agent's Meeting in 1st Year Residences We will be in the Totem Park Ballroom, Place Vanier Ballroom, and in the Orchard Commons Commonsblock at 5:00PM. Drop by to find others looking for a team!
Wed Sep 11, 2019 Learn to Play Night Find out more on our Free Week page
Thu Sep 12, 2019 General Free Agent's Meeting Come by the SRC Gyms at 5:00PM to find others looking for a team!
Thu Sep 19, 2019 Extended Team Registration Deadline Register your team online or in-person at the SRC by 5:00pm
Fri Sep 20, 2019 Initial Roster Submission Deadline Captains submit your initial rosters so your team is eligible for the first week of play. You can continue to add players to your roster until the final roster deadline.
Sat Sep 21, 2019 First Possible Day of Play First games are scheduled this day! If your league plays multiple days per week you may not have a game, schedules will be released as quick as possible
Fri Sep 27, 2019 Uniform Order Deadline Captains submit your uniform order forms by 5:00pm.  Order forms can be found here.
Oct 12-14, 2019 Thanksgiving Weekend NO GAMES for all leagues
Fri Oct 18, 2019 Uniform Deadline All players on all competitive teams must wear uniforms with numbers on the back to be eligible to play
Fri Nov 1, 2019 Final Roster Deadline You can no longer add any players to your roster beyond this date at 5:00pm
Nov 9-11, 2019 Remembrance Day Weekend NO GAMES for all leagues
Sat Nov 16, 2019 Playoffs Begin Playoffs begin for term 1 leagues! Specific Days and Times will vary per tier/pool
Term 2 (Winter) Important Dates
Date Description Details
Fri Nov 1, 2019 Term 2 Registration Opens First chance to register for Term 2.
Thu Jan 9, 2020 General Free Agent's Meeting Come by the SRC Gyms at 5:00PM to find others looking for a team!
Fri, Jan 10, 2020 Team Registration Deadline Register your team online or in-person at the SRC by 5:00pm
Fri Jan 17, 2020 Initial Roster Submission Deadline Captains submit your initial rosters so your team is eligible for the first week of play. You can continue to add players to your roster until the final roster deadline.
Fri Jan 1, 2020 Uniform Order Deadline Captains submit your uniform order forms by 5:00pm.  Order forms can be found here.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 First Possible Day of Play First games are scheduled this day! If your league plays multiple days per week you may not have a game, schedules will be released as quick as possible
Fri Feb 14, 2020 Uniform Deadline All players on all competitive teams must wear uniforms with numbers on the back to be eligible to play
Feb 15-23, 2020 Reading Week No Games - All Leagues
Fri Feb 28, 2020 Final Roster Deadline You can no longer add any players to your roster beyond this date at 5:00pm
Sat Mar 15, 2020 Playoffs Begin Playoffs begin for term 2 leagues! Specific Days and Times will vary per tier/pool

 

Save the Date for Hall of Fame!

Come celebrate with your team! Whether you participated in term 1 or term 2, whether you placed first or last in your league, we invite you to come celebrate with your team and your league! Hall of Fame is an annual event where teams come celebrate the champions in their leagues as well Earl Award winners with some snacks and beverages!

The 2020 Hall of Fame will be held on Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020. Time and location are currently TBD but will be announced closer to the date.

When you are registering a team for UBC Recreation Intramurals Leagues or Events, there are a number of different participation options for your team based on the composition of your team in terms of skill level, gender identity and expression, and your campus community affiliations. If you are unsure of what to register for, follow these four steps prior to registering your team.


Competitive vs. Just For Fun

The first decision that you’ll have to make is whether your team wants to be a competitive team, recreational team or a just for fun team.

Competitive Teams

Competitive teams are eligible for advancements, finals, and ultimately the winning of a championship shirt! In Intramural Leagues, there are also multiple tiers within each team structure which are outlined below in the Leagues Tier Explanation step.

If your team wants to compete as a competitive team, continue down this page to decide on the different team structure options for you to compete in.

Recreational Teams

Recreational teams are similar in all aspects to Competitive teams, just at a lower intensity and skill level.  Teams in this category still compete for championships in playoffs, and all games are officiated.

Just For Fun Teams

If you’re here to try something new, or you just want to have fun outside of a competitive atmosphere, the Just For Fun category could be right for you! Please note that these teams do not qualify for advancements or championships, and in leagues they are not officiated.

If your team wants to participate as a Just For Fun Team then you can skip over the Team Structure and Tier Explanations, and jump to UBC Community Affiliations. In the Just For Fun category, team gender requirements are not applicable.


Competitive/Recreational Team Categories

UBC strives to build a respectful and welcoming environment for all participants to enhance well-being, participation and a sense of community on campus through opportunities in Athletics and Recreation. We, acknowledge gender identity and gender expression as a spectrum. If you have further questions about our competitive team categories, please visit our Building a Respectful and Welcoming Environment in Recreation page.

If your team wants to compete on a competitive team you have three different team categories to choose from: Open; Women’s, Two-Spirit, Trans, & Gender Non-Conforming; and CoRec. We encourage individuals to self-select where they feel they belong within the participation structure. UBC Recreation welcomes all our participants and we want to encourage participation for all.

Open Category

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender.

Women’s (W2STGN) Category

Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes participation by those who self-identify as women, two-spirit, trans and gender non-conforming.

CoRec Category (Not available for Summer Soccer)

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender; however, teams must adhere to a maximum number of self-identified men. Please refer to specific programs under the “Event Overview” or “League Overview” tab for additional information.

Once you have selected your team category

If you are registering for an Intramural League, move on to Leagues Tier Explanations to choose the Tier that best suits your team’s skill level in the respective sport.
If you are registering for an Intramural Event, please skip Leagues Tier Explanations and jump to UBC Community Affiliations to decide if your team will compete for a specific UBC Community or in the Campus Wide Division.


Intramural Leagues Tier Explanation

UBC Recreation provides a variety of competitive tiers for our leagues. These tiers are within each of the three competitive Team Structures. Please note that not all tier options are offered for all leagues and the competition level in a tier in one league, may not be comparable to a tier in another.. Please check the “League Overview” tab for an outline of what tiers are offered and the competition level within them.

Once you have selected your tier

Your last step is to move onto UBC Community Affiliations to decide if you want to represent your residence, faculty, etc. as an Intramural Participant.


UBC Community Affiliations

Regardless of whether you’re competing in a competitive or just for fun team you have the ability to compete as a Campus Wide team or a Divisional team and represent your affiliated UBC Community Unit.

Divisional Teams

What is a Divisional Team?

If your team is made up of individuals from a single UBC Community Unit – faculty or residence – you qualify to compete as a Divisional team. For a list of all Divisions and Units, visit the Unit Rankings by Division page.

For Divisional Teams, each team is allowed one “import”, an individual on your roster who is not from your declared unit.

Why compete as a Divisional Team?

Throughout the year we keep track of the participation and performance of teams that qualify in Divisional Units. Typically, teams are comprised of members entirely from a single faculty, department, or residence. At the end of the year at the Hall of Fame event, awards are handed out for each Division based on their unit’s participation.

In addition, Divisional competitive teams compete separately from Campus Wide teams in Day of the LongBoat and Storm The Wall, and in all Intramural Leagues. There are entirely separate championship awards for Divisional teams. For more information, visit the Earl Awards and Unit Points page.

Campus Wide Teams

The Campus Wide division does not have any restrictions on units.

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Wondering what the Default Prevention Deposit is? UBC Recreation introduced a this policy in the Intramural Leagues program in 2018 to respond to the rising issue of defaults. Over the previous 5 years we have saw a substantial rise in the number of teams not finishing their seasons due to defaulting. This negatively impacted the experience of both the team who defaulted, and the other teams in the league. In an effort to offset this issue, we implemented a Default Prevention Deposit. In the event that a team doesn’t have enough players for a game, please reference the Intramural Leagues Cancellation and Default Process page.


Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until Friday, January 10, 2020.
*Please note that Open Tier 1 plays longer games than the other Tiers in term 1

Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
Open Tier 1 Winter Jan 18 - Mar 22 Thunderbird Stadium Feb 15-23 $165.00 $50.00 $215.00
Open Tier 2 N/A
Open Tier 3 N/A
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Winter Jan 18 - Mar 22 Thunderbird Stadium Feb 15-23 $165.00 $50.00 $215.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 N/A
CoRec Tier 1 N/A
CoRec Tier 2 N/A
Just For Fun N/A
Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
Open Tier 1 Winter Jan 18 - Mar 22 Thunderbird Stadium Feb 15-23 $300.00 $50.00 $350.00
Open Tier 2 N/A
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Winter Jan 18 - Mar 22 Thunderbird Stadium Feb 15-23 $300.00 $50.00 $350.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 N/A
CoRec Tier 1 N/A
CoRec Tier 2 N/A
Just For Fun N/A

How do I find or create a team?

The most traditional way to find a team for all Intramural Leagues, Tournaments, Races, and Events is to talk to people in your classes, faculties, clubs, residences, and among your friends to find people who are also interested in participating in one of our dozens of programs.

Once you’ve got at least the minimum # of players of players to sign up, you can register online at the Intramurals Online Registration Page , or in person at the Operations Desk of the Student Recreation Centre

Please be aware of the registration deadlines for the individual programs, and note that many of our programs do fill up, so it is better to register before the registration deadline.

What if I still can’t find a team?

1. Free Agent Facebook Group

UBC Recreation Intramurals hosts a Facebook Group where players who are looking for a team, and teams that are looking for more players can be connected.  Please use the program specific threads for the League or Event(s) you are interested in participating in. For a more detailed listing of possible play times for all League Sports, please check out the Intramural Leagues Days of Play Schedule

2. Free Agent Meetings

Your second option is to attend the Free Agent Meeting. At this meeting, we will try and match you up with other like-minded people and hopefully get you into position to register a team. Here are the currently scheduled Free Agent Meetings:

  • Free Agent Meeting for Winter Leagues – Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre

I’ve never played before, or I haven’t played in a long time. What can I do?

This year, we’ve added a Learn to Play night for each league.  During this free, hour-long session, you will be taught the basic skills and rules of the sport or activity you are interested in so that you are confident going into the Intramural Season.  Learn to Play night is Wednesday, September 11th for all League sports.  Specific time and location can be found on each League Page under Important Dates.

I’m looking for something a little more casual

UBC Intramurals offers a lot of casual or informal programs for those who are looking to play their favourite sports, but without a long commitment or a competition structure to follow.

Drop-In Programs

Most facilities under UBC Recreation have drop-in opportunities to play various sports associated with that venue including ice hockey, swimming, basketball, volleyball, and futsal. There are also opportunities to try less traditional sports such as Wheelchair Basketball and Cricket. Check out the Drop-In Schedule

Staff and Faculty Volleyball League

Each Wednesday at 12:00pm at the Student Recreation Centre UBC Staff and Faculty come come drop in and play volleyball for free.  To sign up, please check out the Staff and Faculty Volleyball League sign up. All skill levels are present and welcome!

Latest Handley Cup Soccer News

League Feature of the Week: UBC Squirrels

We spoke to UBC Squirrels about their Intramural Soccer experience this past term!

1. Tell us about your IM experience, how has it been so far?

It’s been fun! We’ve been playing for the past few years, and keep coming back. We made a team about three years ago with a bunch of our friends from Marine Drive and have been adding more people through the years. Aside from soccer some of our players also play in different leagues like volleyball and dodgeball.

2. What would you tell people who’ve never taken part in an Intramural sport/league before?

(Kyle) Definitely go for it! It’s been so great, I wish I could’ve joined earlier and played in some more leagues. If you feel like you’re not the best at a sport then you should try making a JFF team with some friends. Singing up as a free agent is also a good way to make a team if you can’t find one and wanna play. It’s only one term long so give it a go & you’ll definitely come back for more.

3. And finally, what is your favourite part of IM soccer?

Just getting out and playing soccer with friends each weekend is great. It’s nice to have consistent games too, that way we have a schedule and can stay active. The officials are supportive and it’s a nice community to be a part of!

 

Thank you so much to the UBC Squirrels for participating in the Handley Cup Soccer League this past term!

League Registration for Term 2 is now open – remember to sign up before January 10th, 2020. 

Handley Cup Soccer League Term 1 Wrap Up

On behalf of UBC Recreation Intramurals, we’d like to thank all the players, officials and staff for their hard work and efforts in making this terms Handley Cup Soccer League a success. 

We’d like to congratulate the Champions of each pool,

Co-rec Tier 1:

The Pears (Campus Wide)

Real MEDrid (Divisional)

Co-rec Tier 2:

Timbits (Campus Wide)

Arthur and Friends FC (Divisional)

Open Tier 1:

Cheeky Mugs (Campus Wide)

Open Tier 2:

European Eagles (Campus Wide)

Cavity Search (Divisional)

Open Tier 3:

Psi U Owls (Campus Wide)

Open Tier 3 Mixed:

Vegetable Chicken Fly on The Grass

W2STGN Tier 1:

Legends. (Campus Wide)

Reminder that Term 2 registration is open.  Register your team before January 10th, 2020 at 5:00pm  but note that some options may fill up before then.  Register at https://reg.rec.ubc.ca/econnectlg/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

Test Your SOFU Knowledge!

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SOFU – some of you may have heard it, some of you probably haven’t. In UBC Recreation Intramurals we got Soccer & Futsal (SOFU, geddit) and Futsal & Soccer (FUSO) they switch leagues have way throughout the term. Basically, the Handley Cup Soccer is 6 on 6 (including a goalie) in the fall semester, and 11v11 in the winter semester. If you prefer a smaller team we also got 4v4 Soccer 🙂

Remember the Term 2 Registration Deadline is January 10th, 2020!

Handley Cup Soccer League Playoffs – Term 1

Hello everyone,

Please see your playoff brackets below.  Please note that you may have multiple games in one day if you advance, so please check all your potential games.

Open Tier 1 Campus Wide

Women’s (W2STGN) Tier 1 Campus Wide

CoRec Tier 1 Campus Wide

CoRec Tier 1 Divisional

Open Tier 2 Campus Wide

Open Tier 2 Divisional

CoRec Tier 2 Campus Wide

CoRec Tier 2 Divisional

Open Tier 3 Campus Wide

Open Tier 3 Divisional