Intramurals Flag Football League | UBC Recreation

Welcome to the Point Grey Cup Flag Football League

Registration extended until Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 5:00pm

It’s Sunday Night Football! Test your speed and agility in this uniquely fun league. Flag football runs year round on the illuminated turf field of UBC’s Thunderbird Park.

League Overview

The Point Grey Flag Football League is currently offers 2 tiers of play in the Open and Women's (W2STGN) categories, and one category in the CoRec league. Each team plays with 5 people on the field at a time. For this league's CoRec category, teams can have a maximum of 3 self-identified men in the water playing at any time.  Games are two roughly 25-minute periods. Teams must register 8-20 participants, and dress a minimum of 4 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.

Days of Play

Games are approximately once a week on Sunday Evenings.

Tier Competition Levels

Term 1 and 2 - Fall and Winter
Category Tier Description
CoRec Tier 1 Beginner to expert level of player skill.  No previous experience required
Open Tier 1 Intermediate to higher level of player skill.  Some experience in the Point Grey Flag Football League, or similar league recommended
Open Tier 2 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 Point Grey Flag Football League, or similar league recommended
Womens (W2STGN) Tier 2 Beginner to intermediate level of player skill. No previous experience required

Location

Games are played at Thunderbird Park.

Have more Questions?

The Point Grey Cup Flag Football League can be reached at im.flagfootball@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
Sat Sep 21, 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.
Sun Sep 22, 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
Sun Nov 17, 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!
Mon Jan 13, 2020 Team Registration Deadline Register your team online or in-person at the SRC by 5:00pm
Fri Jan 17, 2020 Uniform Order Deadline Captains submit your uniform order forms by 5:00pm.  Order forms can be found here.
Sat Jan 18, 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.
Sun Jan 19, 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
Sun Mar 16, 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 extended until Thursday, Sep 19, 2019.

Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
CoRec Tier 1 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
Open Tier 1 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
Open Tier 2 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
CoRec Tier 1 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Open Tier 1 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Open Tier 2 Fall Sep 21 - Nov 24 Thunderbird Park Oct 12-14, Nov 9-11 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00

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 Fall Intramural Leagues & Events – Tuesday, Sep 10 2019 – 5:00pm – NOTE: There are three separate meetings. One is at the Totem Park Residence Commonsblock, one at the Place Vanier Residence Commonsblock, and one at the Orchard Commons Commonsblock
  • Free Agent Meeting for Fall Leagues – Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre
  • 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 Point Grey Cup Football News

Weather Update – Sept 22nd, 2019

Due to heavy and consistent rain over the last 8+ hours, the fields at Lord, Buck, and Wolfson are not safe to play.   Therefore, all games in the Ultimate League are cancelled for today.  All games in the Handley Cup Soccer League and Point Grey Flag Football League are to be played as scheduled as the artificial turf is still safe in the rain.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

QUIZ: Which Intramurals League Should You Join?

Sports don’t build character – they reveal it!

If you still haven’t signed up for a league this term or if you have and want to see if it’s the one for you – take this quiz and find out which league is the one for you! League registration closes TODAY (Sept. 19th) at 5 PM SO SIGN UP NOW!!! 

We have 10 amazing leagues: Volleyball, Soccer (7v7), Soccer (4v4), Inner Tube Water Polo, Dodgeball, Basketball, Flag Football, Futsal, Ultimate and Ice Hockey!

Flag Football – What is it all about?!

 

Yeah, you’ve probably heard about the typical intramural sports: basketball, volleyball – you name it. However, have you ever wanted to try something new?

When I was in high school, I was introduced to a game called “flag football”. It was the first time I have ever heard of combining both a sport I would always see on American television with a symbol on a cloth to distinguish countries from each other. However, I tried out the sport and it was an absolutely AMAZING experience!

I was disappointed when left high school because I thought I had to leave the experience of an extraordinary sport behind. The best part of university is that the fun doesn’t stop there – UBC Recreation Intramurals has a flag football team!

What’s the difference between flag football and tackle football?!

 Your direct thoughts with flag football would probably align with tackle football. However, one of the main rules that contrast with tackle football is that you are not allowed to tackle other players! Instead of tackling other players, you must grab one of the two “flags” that are attached to the opposing player. This flag is a long strip that is attached to your waistband. You will not be geared with heavy equipment since tackling is not allowed.

Great! How do I sign up?

 UBC Recreation Intramurals hold a league for flag football called the “Point Grey Cup Flag Football League”! The league runs all year, so you are able to sign up for term 1 OR term 2. There are currently 2 tiers of play in both the Open category and Women’s Category. If you would like a Co-Rec team, there is one available with a maximum of three self-identifying men per playtime. You must register a minimum of eight players and maximum of 20 players. Each game, you need four players to start. Think you got the requirements? Sign up here: https://reg.rec.ubc.ca/

How do games work?

There are two periods for flag football. Each period is roughly 25 minutes each. Games happen once a week on Sunday evenings!

Why should I join?

If you’ve never heard of the sport before, it’s a great time to try out a new sport! You could even meet new people, and maybe get that university workout on a roll! Who knows, maybe this could be your kick start to become a professional flag football player.

The deadline for flag football registrations is Thursday, September 19th. For more information, email the flag football team at im.flagfootball@ubc.ca or check out this link. Hope to see you on the field!

Become an Intramurals Champion in 6 Easy Steps

So you want to be an intramural champion? Good.

Intramural Leagues are a great way to meet new people, keep in touch with your friends each week, and connect with your different campus communities! There are many leagues, and different categories and tiers within leagues so you can pick what environment suits you best!

Let’s get started!

STEP 1: PICK YOUR ADVENTURE

First things first: you have to pick which sport(s) you want to play! UBC REC offers 9 different intramural leagues to participate in throughout the school year:

Volleyball, 7V7 Soccer, 4V4 Soccer Basketball, Flag Football, Futsal, Ultimate, Ice Hockey, Dodgeball and Inner Tube Water Polo.

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STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR PATH

Will you walk this path alone or will you be joined by some trustworthy companions?

The second question you have to ask yourself is whether you want to enter an intramural league by yourself or with a few other friends.

Here’s what to do based on different scenarios:

  • “It’s just me right now but I want to build a championship contending team”  
    • Great! Just keep going down our step-by-step list.
  • “I want to join an existing team full of superstars”
    • Awesome! Advance to step 4 and find your dream team!
  • “I got a few friends but not enough to make a full team” 
    • Not a problem we got some great tips for you to find teammates. Go to the next step.
  • “Our group chat is already going off”
    • Sounds like you’re ready to register! Advance to step 6.

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STEP 3: ASSEMBLE YOUR SQUAD

Playing team sports means you’ll need teammates! (duh)

Generally, people have a better experience if there are a few people on their team they already know. Nothing beats asking around to your current friends and classmates! Each league lists the minimum number of players you need on the league webpage.

Pro Tip: You can add players to your roster until November! Meaning you can register your team now and add friends to your team later.

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STEP 4: SEEK THE HIDDEN GEMS

Still need a few extra players?

Ask around within your communities for anyone who is looking for a team, or if they know of any existing teams that you and your friends can join! (This is where you get to be the GM of your own franchise!)

  • Living in residence? Talk to your Residence Advisor or knock on your neighbour’s door!
  • Affiliated with Collegia? Ask an Advisor or that guy reading on the couch!
  • Reach out to your Faculty’s Undergrad Society or your favourite club!

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STEP 5: FIND YOUR PERFECT MATCH

If you’re looking to add a few extra players or looking to join a team, free agency is where it’s at!

Use one of the resources available below:

  • Free Agent Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/im.free.agents/
  • Free Agent Meetings: These meetings are formatted to bring together people who are looking for teams
    • Tuesday Sep 10 at 5PM in Totem Park Commonsblock, Place Vanier Commonsblock, and Orchard Commons Commonsblock
    • Thursday Sep 12 at 5PM in the Student Recreation Centre Gyms
  • Go to drop-in and find people who share your love for the sports!

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STEP 6: FULFILL YOUR DESTINY

By now you should have either assembled or joined your dream team, which means you are ready to visit our website online to register!

May luck be on your side in your quest of becoming an intramural champion!

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