Vancouver Squash League

VSL 2022-23 - Starts October 3rd

Fall 2022 VSL Season

We are excited to bring you a return to a full VSL season this year. More information and registration instructions for VSL 2022-23 are below. A players and captains meeting will take place closer to the start of the season.

Important Dates to keep in your calendar:

  • Team Registration Deadline: September 23rd, 2022
  • Captains & Players Information Session: September 29th, 2022 – 7 PM
  • Individual Registration Deadline: October 16th, 2022
  • League Start Date: October 3rd, 2022 (11 Week Season)
  • Last Date of the Season: December 12th, 2022
  • Winter 2023 VSL season will begin January 9th and run until early April.

Fall 2022 League Information & Updates

VSL Captains & Players Information Session: September 29 @ 7 PM via Zoom

The VSL and Squash BC will be hosting a captains and players meeting that will discuss the League Overview, Player Registration Process, Club Locker overview and the captains roles. The session will be hosted on Zoom, for the meeting link please register here.

Team Registration Deadline: September 23rd, 2022

All club representatives must submit how many teams their facility will put forth to participate in the Fall 2022 season, as well as the teams’ preferred division(s) and team captain name/contact information. This information should be sent by email to info@vancouversquashleague.com and sportdevelopment@squashbc.com.

The league will follow-up with each of the clubs once the information has been collected. The team registration deadline has been set for September 23rd to allow us to start scheduling matches for the season and ensure court availability is secured.

Note: Not all team members need to register individually by this date, please see “Individual Registration Deadline” below for more information.

Fall 2022 League Participant Fees:

VSL Player Memberships: 

VSL Player Memberships are $20+GST/year and run on the calendar year (January 1st to December 31st). This means that anyone that played in VSL last season has already purchased a VSL membership for this upcoming fall season. These players will need to renew their memberships if they join the upcoming January – April, 2023 session.

Squash BC Memberships:

All players will need to be active Squash BC members at the Adult, Young Adult, or Junior level to participate in the season. Please note that the Squash BC recreational membership does not allow for participation in and insurance coverage for VSL. Squash BC Memberships turn over on November 1, 2022. We encourage all VSL participants to set their membership to auto-renew in Club Locker to avoid any interruption to their standing and coverage.

Special VSL Offer: If a prospective VSL player currently does not have a 2021-22 Season Squash BC Membership, but wishes to register for the Fall 2022 season, Squash BC will extend any memberships purchased before the turnover date to include the full 2022-23 season (i.e. 13 months for the price of 12)!

Individual Registration Deadline: October 16th, 2022

This season, there will be two options for clubs to give to their players to register for the Fall 2022 VSL season. If a club wishes to use option 1 below, a club representative needs to let VSL and Squash BC know as soon as possible so that their individual members don’t get prompted to register through Club Locker.

Option 1 – Club Paid: Clubs submits all VSL players and pays the league memberships and fees for all players. If this is your preferred method, please email info@vancouversquashleague.com and sportdevelopment@squashbc.com indicating the club administrator will manually register all players and the facility will cover the resulting invoice. Clubs that indicate this method will be given further instructions on how to complete this process.

Option 2 – Individual Registration: All of a club’s VSL players register for the league individually through Club Locker. This season, we have created separate Club Locker registration pages for different player situations:

  1. Participants who already have VSL Memberships (i.e. played in Winter or Summer 2022) and want to register as a regular VSL team player. These players will be prompted to pay $20+GST in league fees. Register Here: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14164
  2. Participants who already have a VSL Membership (i.e. played in Winter or Summer 2022) and just want to spare for the Fall 2022 season. These players will not be prompted to pay (i.e. $0 registration) but it is important that they register for our records and coverage. https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14206/info
  3. Participants who did not play in a previous VSL session in 2022 and want to register as a regular VSL team player. These players will be prompted to pay their $20+GST VSL membership and $20+GST in league fees (totalling $40+GST). https://clublocker.com/tournaments/14205/info
  4. Participants who did not play in a previous VSL session in 2022 and want to register as a spare. These players will be prompted to pay their $20+GST VSL membership. https://clublocker.com/tournaments/13897

In all registrations above, players will need to first have an active Squash BC Membership at the Adult, Young Adult, or Junior level. Players can purchase a Squash BC Membership here: https://clublocker.com/organizations/10349/members. If you have questions regarding your membership, please contact office@squashbc.com.

Fall 2022 League Structure & Team Format:

Fall 2022 league format will remain the same as the Winter 2022 season, with divisions being a similar size and team sizes remaining at 4 players. We intend on increasing the team size to 5 players for playoffs.

League Start Date: October 3rd, 2022 (11 Week Season)

Last Date of the Season: December 12th, 2022

Winter 2023 VSL season will begin January 9th and run until early April.

HOLIDAYS

To maintain this schedule, Monday league matches that fall on statutory holidays including Thanksgiving, Family Day, Easter, will be scheduled/played on Wednesdays of those weeks.  On these weeks, team captains & club administrators will have the jurisdiction to reschedule matches for alternative dates, if agreed to by both teams and there is suitable court availability.

VSL LEAGUE PLAY

Team matches are now 4 players (trial basis this season).  Team matches tied 2-2 in matches will use games and then points as tie-breaker (calculated by Club Locker).

DIVISION ALIGNMENTS

Early matches will be monitored to ensure teams are in the appropriate divisions.  VSL reserves the right to make corrections or adjust teams if required.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

All host teams are REQUIRED to provide beverages for the visiting teams following league matches.  Post match meals are discretionary, but encouraged, for all players.

REFEREEING

Both teams are responsible to referee.  Please ensure every match has a referee.  Home clubs are encouraged to ensure starting referees are on hand to start play.  Please limit warm-up time to 5 min. and time between games to 90 sec.

CAPTAIN’S ROLE

Captains have the ability to input roster / scores into Club Locker. They are responsible to ensure the roster is set 24 hrs prior to match time.  They should report any league issues directly to the league administrator: info@vancouversquashleague.com

If live scoring is used there is no requirement to input scores following the matches.

LIVE SCORING

Please utilize live scoring on your club tablet or personal handheld. Live scoring can be viewed on Club Locker as matches are in progress.

This will also ensure correct calculation of nightly league results, as the actual points are required in the 4 person team format in the event of tie-break.

There were a number of exciting/close finishes in the Winter 2022 matches with many decided by points!

TEAM ORDER

Players should be placed in order of rating UNLESS there is a recent head-to-head result between two players on team (I.E. player A, with lower Club Locker rating, has recent head-to-head win over player B, with higher club locker rating, and the score inputted into club locker match history,  Player A can play above player B in order) OR a captain has line-up change confirmation via email from the opposing captain one day prior to the match where possible.

UNDERSTANDING CLUB LOCKER RATINGS

Learn more about Club Locker Ratings and Rankings

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